Contemporary Inspiration for Your Next Countertop or Backsplash


Why is tile one of the most popular surface options for kitchens? It isn’t just because tiles are attractive whether they are made of ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, or virtually any other material you could name. Whether it’s used to create a lustrous countertop or backsplash, tile is durable, affordable, water resistant, and amazingly easy to maintain.

But of all the benefits of tile, none are quite so appealing to an interior designer as the limitless design options it offers. You can create a perfectly unremarkable utilitarian surface that’s suitable for busy commercial workspaces. Or you can create an intricately detailed decorative mosaic, such as the blooming flowers at New York City’s 28th Street Subway Station or the 2,000-year-old 9,000-square-foot floor at the Antakya Museum Hotel in Turkey.

With tile, the sky truly is the limit. If you’re considering adding a compelling new surface to your kitchen, it’s hard to select a tile pattern that won’t brighten your space and increase your home’s property value. But if you’d like to select a contemporary pattern that aligns with modern interior design trends, any of the following top kitchen tile trends of 2023 should perfectly satisfy your aesthetic goals!


Metal Tile

Are you under the impression that metal is sterile? Then you must have been misinformed! Metal tiles are available with uniquely reflective finishes that brighten any room they’re added to – perfect if you own an older home that is noticeably lacking in natural light – and their incredible ease of maintenance only requires an occasional wipe-down with a damp cloth. Metal also boasts superior antimicrobial properties, so you can prepare meals in an altogether cleaner environment. That’s the kind of sterility which actually improves your life.


Artistic Patterns

Tile patterns with an artistic flare are becoming increasingly voguish in 2023, and we don’t expect to see the trend lose steam any time in the foreseeable future. Homeowners are enlivening their kitchens by incorporating backsplashes that feature hand-painted artisanal tiles, as well as scintillating mosaics, floral patterns, and geometric tiles that can be arranged to create stirring yet complementary surroundings. Matching the countertops to an artistically styled backsplash is a great way to totally reinvent a kitchen on a limited budget!


Subway Tile

Subway tiles have traditionally been used to preserve heavily traversed subterranean public transport facilities. But the broad, rectangular tiles are anything but strictly utilitarian! Subway tiles are available in any style you could imagine, with daring colors, beveled edges, textured finishes, and shapes ranging from rectangular to triangular to hexagonal and more. Combining subway tiles with other tastefully selected materials is certain to create a thrilling, one-of-a-kind surface without signing up for a long installation process. Orient your subway tiles vertically to make any interior space look larger than its square footage suggests!


Glass Tile

Glass tile is trending hard in 2023, and it’s easy to appreciate why. The way they glisten under natural and artificial light adds an irreproducible sparkling ambiance to any kitchen. Better yet, glass’s outstanding hardness and low porosity make it just as durable as it is easy to clean. And thanks to the complete array of colors and shapes glass tiles are available in, it’s easy to design a captivating backsplash pattern. Choose a pattern of identically sized hexagonal tiles to give your kitchen a fun apiary motif, or give your kitchen a statelier vibe with glass tiles that mimic the appearance of far more expensive natural stone. Glassy is classy!


Large Tile

Want to design a kitchen with clean, elegant lines? Then look no further than large format tiles, which require very few grout lines and create a fresh, bright aesthetic wherever they’re present. Whether you select ceramic, porcelain, or natural stone, large tiles give a kitchen timeless aesthetics which will dependably enhance a home’s resale value for centuries to come.


Patterned Tile

Do you want an intricate backsplash or countertop – but don’t want to pay to lay out hundreds of individual pieces? Then you should become one of the growing number of homeowners who have already embraced patterned tile, which lets you create an artistically inspired space with only a fraction of the work or installation costs.


Are you remodeling a kitchen in the greater Hudson, WI area? Then we welcome you to contact Gallery 77 today for any help you need designing a kitchen with countertops and backsplashes that you’ll always love. Our massive selection of the industry’s best tiles will make it easy and affordable to fully realize your aesthetic vision!