17 Vertical Tile Backsplash Ideas to Accent Your Space


Published: March 27, 2024
Updated: February 21, 2024

Backsplash is one of the easiest ways to infuse character into the kitchen. There are various features to consider — from material to color, finish, and of course, pattern. Horizontal backsplash is perhaps the most common tile pattern, often seen with classic subway tiles or shiplap. Vertical backsplash, on the other hand, doesn’t tend to get as much love.

The style, however, has lots of benefits. The slimmer profile looks particularly striking and can create a unique statement, whether it’s glossy emerald tiles coating an entire wall or a satisfying neutral ombre effect above the stove. Not to mention, vertical tiles draw the eye upward for the illusion of a higher ceiling. This can make a space feel more open and spacious. You can even customize the color of your grout to make the tiles pop — or feel more subtle. Curious how it looks? Check out these vertical backsplash ideas for inspiration.

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