September 21st, 2018 at 11:00 am


Kitchens are often considered to be the heart of the home. It’s where people gather to talk, laugh, cook, and make memories.

That’s why, when decorating your kitchen, it’s important to put a lot of thought into what it will look and feel like. You want it to be functional but still beautiful, and comfortable but still elegant. 

We’ve found 13 kitchens that achieve just that, plus have an added splash of character thanks to their gorgeous backsplashes.

Ventura | $4,250,000

Presented by Kotlyar Team


This gorgeous grey stone backsplash creates for a tasteful monochromatic look. When you have the ocean right outside, you don’t want your kitchen decor to overpower the view.

Solvang | $2,799,000

Presented by Laura Drammer


Colorful, whimsical, and Spanish-inspired, this kitchen instantly makes you feel right at home.

Santa Barbara | $2,795,000

Presented by Bartron Real Estate Group


Marble is all the rage right now, and this kitchen’s backsplash totally nailed the trend.

Santa Barbara | $2,699,000

Presented by Bartron Real Estate Group & Marie Sue Parsons


Where an entire statement backsplash might seem like too much, this backsplash adds a touch of character without overdoing it.

Santa Barbara | $2,695,000

Presented by Ricardo Munoz


Sometimes, all you need is an all-white subway tile to pull your kitchen together. With the marble island and wood beam ceilings, this backsplash complements an already beautiful space without taking away any of the attention for itself.

Newport Beach | $2,395,000

Presented by Nicolai Glazer


When we look at this backsplash we can only think of one word: Yes! Though it is a bold design, the muted colors mixed with white cabinets and counters pull it all together. Plus, the dark blue island complements the backsplash perfectly.

Coronado | $2,299,000

Presented by The Clements Group


We love the use of orange tile in this kitchen to add some color and bring out the burnt orange tones in the kitchen tile. This kitchen gets an 11/10 from us!

Solana Beach | $2,275,000

Presented by Elizabeth Reed


Another great use of a bold-colored island and a backsplash that complements it. You can see the dark blue reflecting off the grey subway tile, and the dark grout ties it all together perfectly.

Dana Point | $1,895,000

Presented by Scott Kidd & Associates


If you love neutral colors and you’re a sucker for unique patterns, then you’re sure to connect with this kitchen and backsplash. We’re loving the use of fresh citrus for pops of color against the monochromatic palette.

Santa Barbara | $1,595,000

Presented by Kotlyar Team


Here’s another example of a great use of a fun statement backsplash right above the stove, achieving a playful look that isn’t too overpowering.

San Diego | $1,250,000

Presented by Brian Aarestad


This kitchen is giving us beachy vibes with its seafoam green counters and backsplash. Though it may not be for everyone, this color is certainly eye-catching and a fabulous way to show off your personal style.

Oak View | $1,099,000

Presented by Jeannie Nickerson


We love everything about this kitchen, but the pretty blue backsplash is definitely one of our favorite details.

Murrieta | $975,000

Presented by Veronica Costa


We love this backsplash because, even though it’s simple, it still catches your eye. Sometimes, the extra little details make all the difference.

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