Timeless Kitchen Backsplash Inspiration

Timeless Kitchen Backsplash Inspiration

Posted by Kirsten Sharp on Jun 21st 2024

If you're looking for a timeless kitchen backsplash that will never go out of style, you've come to the right place!

What is the most timeless backsplash?

Some may say that subway tile is the best choice for a timeless backsplash, and while I agree that subway tiles will always be in style, it doesn't have to be your only choice.

I would argue that patterned backsplashes, especially when they're inspired by a vintage aesthetic, will stand the test of time and look great for years to come.

Shown Above | CABINET: Ultracraft Kitty Hawk Melamine Cabinet in Wired Silver; TILE: Damask Handmade Tile in Glossy White; COUNTERTOP: Caesarstone Quartz in Organic White (middle right); PAINT COLOR: Benjamin Moore Wall Color in Classic Gray OC-23 (bottom right)

Vintage Backsplash Tile

Damask patterns are a great example of this. According to Schumacher (who, by the way, make some Damask wallpaper and fabric to DIE FOR), the first damask patterns originated about 2,000 years ago. That's pretty timeless!

I created our Damask handmade tile when we first started Julep Tile in 2010. It was one of our bestselling patterns then, and remains a bestseller to this day. I credit its lasting popularity with the fact that it's inspired by the original damask patterns -  although our version is perhaps slightly simplified and not quite as elaborate.

Shown Above: Damask Handmade Tile in Glossy White

So if you're looking for a classic backsplash that's not subway tile, our Damask handmade tile might be one to consider.

Timeless Backsplash Ideas

To give you an idea of how Damask might look in your own kitchen, I wanted to share some photos from a client who recently remodeled their kitchen. This couple was a joy to work with, and I'm in love with how their kitchen turned out!

Shown Above: Damask Handmade Tile in Pearl

They chose our Damask pattern in Pearl. While we aren't currently producing this color, we do still have a small batch of it available here.

Need a larger quantity? Our Damask in Glossy White is very similar and you can have it made to order here.

What Color Backsplash Is Timeless?

Shown Above: Damask Handmade Tile in Pearl

White will always be a timeless choice for your backsplash. But it doesn't have to be white to be timeless! Choosing the correct color to coordinate with your cabinets and countertops is perhaps an even more important consideration in creating a beautiful kitchen that you'll love for years to come.

Side note: If you need help with coordinating the colors of your kitchen finishes, this video will help!

Want to replicate this backsplash in your own kitchen? You can get samples of our Damask tile here:


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