Mosaic backsplashes are popular decorations in kitchens and bathrooms. They add a design element that is both beautiful and subdued. They are also a nice place to incorporate more color into your kitchen or bath design. In this post, we’ll review some of the basic patterns so you can come up with mosaic tile backsplash ideas for your kitchen or bathroom.
Traditional Backsplash – 1X1 and 2X2 Grid Layouts
The traditional pattern for a mosaic backsplash is a layout of 1 X 1 or 2 X 2 tiles in a repeating grid pattern. Using non-square tiles can add a twist to the standard square grid. Consider diamond, rectangle, hexagon, circle, or oval tiles for a different look. Also consider alternating 2, 3, or even 4 or more different colors.
Brick Pattern Backsplash
Use rectangular tile pieces laid lengthwise to get a brick-like layout. Tiles can be lined up in neat columns, or offset.
Chevron Backsplash Pattern
A chevron pattern uses rhombus tiles joined together. If similar colors are used, this can look like a herringbone design.
The herringbone uses 2 X 1 tiles in an alternating pattern to achieve a weaved-together look. This design requires a larger backsplash to accommodate the complete design.
A mosaic can be any arrangement of tiles. Tiles can be any shape, size, and color. The only limitations are the dimensions of the backsplash and your creativity!
Mosaic Tile Backsplash Ideas – Final Thoughts
Are there any mosaic tile backsplash ideas we didn’t cover? What is your favorite mosaic tile backsplash design? Let us know in the comments or come visit our showroom. We’d love to help you design your next project. Or browse some of our mosaic tile projects for inspiration.