Make your backsplash the star of the show. 

By Katie Holdefehr
Updated: June 19, 2019
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It's official: patterned kitchen tiles are having a major moment in 2019. And our Instagram feeds have the proof. From Moroccan-inspired cement tiles, to shiny glazed ceramic tiles, designers and daring home decorators are playing with patterns, finishes, and shapes to create distinctive styles. If you're considering adding a standout backsplash to your kitchen (and even if you haven't thought about it, the eye candy below should be enough to convince you), here are some of the best places to start your search. Below we've rounded up some sources for gorgeous kitchen backsplash tiles that have gained Instagram followers in their own right and are popular with top interior designers. Here are five drop-dead gorgeous tiles the internet can't stop ogling. 

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Octagonal Tiles

In this eye-catching kitchen backsplash, the pattern isn't on the tiles themselves, but the arrangement of octagonal and square tiles builds into a stunning pattern. A collaboration between Clé Tile and the design studio Zio and Sons, perhaps the best thing about this backsplash is that it can be customized: choose from four different dot colors to create your own personalized look. 

To buy: $27 per square foot, cletile.com

Trendy Triangles 

In a funky kitchen, complete with retro-style orange appliances, an arrangement of blue and white triangular tiles makes a statement. Because these three-inch tiles come in over 100 different color options, you can mix and match them to create a one-of-a-kind pattern. 

To buy: 3-inch triangle tiles, in Huckleberry and Daisy, fireclaytile.com

Make a Mosaic 

When interior designer Britney Fedricks of Decorlift revamped this kitchen, she poured over every design decision, including the range hood, the pot filler faucet, and of course, the gorgeous mosaic backsplash. By installing the gray and white marble mosaic just behind the stove, the pattern really helps this area stand out as the focal point of the room. Plus, covering just the few square feet of space behind the stovetop is much more affordable than tiling every wall in your kitchen. Don't miss this closeup shot of the beautiful mosaic above. 

To buy: Victoria Gray Archer Reverse Tile Mosaic, thetileshop.com

Pick a Pattern 

A modern farmhouse kitchen with a coastal bent? We can't stop admiring this cookspace from Old Seagrove Homes. The blue star-patterned backsplash elevates the look of the room without stealing all of the attention. How can we ever accept plain white subway tile now that we know this pretty pattern exists? 

To buy: $119 per square foot, tilebar.com

Pretty Pink Cement Tiles

When we heard that Mandy Moore's go-to interior designer, Sarah Sherman Samuel, was launching a new tile line with Concrete Collaborative, we knew it had to be good. In a sophisticated shade of pink embellished with geometric designs, the encaustic tiles are an eye-catching, modern, and fun addition to any kitchen. Adorn one accent wall with this tile—then just wait for the compliments to roll in. 

To buy: Stripe + Circle Tile, $115 for box of 12, concretelove.com

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