Green kitchen splashback tiles are getting a lot of attention in design circles for being brave and fresh additions to the heart of the house.
Without any doubt, the splashback is an important decision to get right – because removing tiles definitely isn’t as fun as laying them! And while many people still gravitate to a neutral tile or stone splashback, colour is having a big moment in modern kitchen renovations, particularly green.
Perhaps it’s the feeling of connectedness with nature that mossy tones evoke or the proven calming effect of green that makes the colour so popular in homes today. Or maybe it’s just the fact that thanks to incredible manufacturing and design, contemporary green splashback tiles have never looked so beautiful.
Green Kitchen Tiles To Inspire Your Next Reno
Ready to gush? Take a look at these 12 examples of green splashbacks at the absolute top of their game.
Fancy a stroll through the pines? You can almost smell the freshness just by looking at these sensational splashback tiles in a forest hue. Lush and captivating, tiles like these are just as perfect for tropical homes surrounded by palms as they are for Aussie bush dwellings. (source: Fireclay Tile)
Pale Sage In Herringbone
We love the boost of freshness that these sage tiles give a traditional 1900s cottage. Paired with neutral cabinetry, they’re a timeless choice – and one that instantly makes you feel relaxed and welcome. (source: Kurio Designs)
Emerald Green In Classic Subway
To the emerald city at last! This brave use of green tiles completely transforms this exquisite kitchen into a place of sheer magic. We can’t get over how perfectly the gold tapware, copper pots and apron sink sit against this backdrop. Major envy over this one. (source: deVOL Kitchens)
Price Design absolutely nailed this kitchen design by incorporating hexagonal green tiles into the space. Reminiscent of native trees standing tall, they evoke lovely feelings of togetherness and resilience. (source: Prince Designs)
Stacked Tile In Mint
We’re swooning over Beaumont Tiles’ Ignite & Ignition mosaic range, especially in this utterly perfect shade of Mint. Perfectly aligned, they bring symmetry and balance to the most important room of the home. (source: Beaumont Tiles)
Classic Herringbone In Aqua-Green
This Byron Bay bungalow absolutely screams tropical holiday – and we can’t think of a better room to start the day in, sipping coffee and nibbling fresh fruit. In various tones of aqua-green, the splashback is like a lagoon you just want to dive right into. (source Maholo Bungalow)
Classic Subway In Moss
Made in Spain for National Tiles, the Arabic-inspired Paloma in Moss Green makes a striking backdrop to this kitchen. Each tile is unique and boasts vibrant tones of deep green, all shimmering and shining like precious jewels. (source: National Tiles)
Stick-On Green Splashback
After a quick solution to your splashback? From Stick On Tiles, this product eliminates the need for individual tiles or messy grout, and you can totally do it yourself. We’re loving these feather tiles in dusty green for bringing new life to the kitchen. (source Stick On Tiles)
High-Gloss Emerald Tile In Herringbone
If the goal of Mercury Mosaics was to create the most envy-inducing splashback ever – they did it! These high-gloss tiles bring vibrance to an otherwise neutral kitchen, and the herringbone style adds texture and personality. (source: Mercury Mosaics)
Vintage Green Tile In Classic Subway
Ok, we’ll admit it, we’re completely obsessed with Justina Blakeney’s kitchen renovation, especially because of her choice of tiles. Her boho kitchen positively pops thanks to the addition of moss-green splashback tiles – the perfect partner to the solid wood shelving. (source Justina Blakaney)
The reason these incredible matte ‘Verde’ tiles are just so captivating in this butler’s kitchen is that they incorporate a combination of shades for an alternating tone effect. The result is softness for days and colour you’ll never tire of. (source: Marazzi Group)
Stacked Verticle With Classic Subway
It’s impossible not to fall in love with any Jean Stoffer kitchen, but this mossy number holds a special place in our hearts for its brave use of green vertical and subway-laid tiles in one splashback. And paired with green cabinetry? When can we move in?! (source: Jean Stoffer Design)
It’s a fair question, and our answer to that is twofold. Firstly, from the prettiest sage to the deepest moss, tones of green are considered optimistic colours that — according to Very Well Mind — inspire creativity and even reduce stress. And what home doesn’t want harmony at its centre?
But green is also a timeless choice in home renovations. When chosen carefully to balance the rest of the room, it never goes out of style. In fact, various shades of green have been labelled Pantone Colours Of The Year three times since 2010. Can’t argue with that.
What colour goes with green kitchen tiles?
The good news is that green is actually a very versatile colour, and you’re definitely not limited by what other colours you can bring to the room.
- Neutral shades of white, grey and black will always work beautifully with green, and it’s a great way to really make your green splashback pop. Think brushed nickel tapware or a white stone bench.
- You could also invite other shades of green or ‘analogous’ colours for a layered look (like the Jean Stoffer design above)
- Opposite colours also work. If we visit the colour wheel, the opposite of green is red or pink. Now, you definitely don’t want the Christmas look, but perhaps a dusty-pink vase against a sage wall? Or if feeling extra brave, pair your green kitchen with a pink feature wall.
- Yellow sits right next to green on the colour wheel and works brilliantly with green. Yellow tones could feature in the gold hue of tapware or copper of accessories (like the deVOL Kitchen example above). Or it could be a vibrant sunny piece of wall art. The choice is yours.
- Wood is always going to work well with the colour green. In the examples above, you’ll notice a lot of wooden shelving which complements the green splashback tiles.
Is a green kitchen a good idea?
It’s a resounding yes from us! When carefully planned and beautifully implemented, a green kitchen is energizing and inviting. As mentioned, green is a colour that instils positive feelings in people and brings harmony to a space. It pairs beautifully with indoor plants and wooden elements and works with both vintage-style and contemporary appliances. It also makes your kitchen the star of the house – which it should be!
And if you need further proof, check out what the experts have to say about the trending tiles of 2022.
How else can I use green in my kitchen?
If you’re going big and bold, you could bring even more green to your kitchen in your cabinets and drawers, wall paint or even your floor tiles. But, if you want your splashback to do all the talking, accent pieces like indoor plants and tableware might be all you need.
Want more goodness? Check out our collection of window splashbacks for bright and beautiful kitchens!