Five fab backsplashes that take a kitchen up a notch

The Spanish crackle-glazed subway tile backsplash matches the ceiling in the kitchen of this two-bedroom, three-bath condo, at 37 East 12th Street (listed at $7.05 million).


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While an attractive backsplash in and of itself has likely never been the deciding factor in for buying or renting a particular apartment, there’s no doubt a visually pleasing one can add kick to a kitchen, and possible even the space as a whole. Here, some prime examples.

At 100 Avenue A in the East Village, a two-bedroom, two-bath condo (on the market for $1.199 million) features a kitchen with white Calacatta marble countertops and a herringbone backsplash fashioned with Bianco Dolomiti marble.

The chef’s kitchen of this a four-bedroom loft at 66 Ninth Avenue (for rent at $40,000/month) preserves its industrial roots, thanks to a stainless steel backsplash that complements a suite of Viking appliances (including refrigerator, dishwasher, and stove with grill and vented hood).

This kitchen at 467 Union Street—a four-bedroom townhouse in Carroll Gardens (on the market for $3 million)—includes a quartz master Calacutta Borghini polished countertop and backsplash for a clean, modern look.

And at 360 Furman Street in Brooklyn Heights, a three-bedroom, four-bath condo (priced at $5.79 million) has a large gourmet kitchen with Calacatta marble countertops and backsplash, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, double Bosch oven, and more.