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Transitional Kitchen with Gray Herringbone Tile Backsplash

Black, white, and gray interplay with each other harmoniously and create a crisp and delicate atmosphere. The white shaker cabinets adorned with black hardware look clean and classic and they serve as a nice belt to connect the black range hood with the stainless steel fridge. Between the cabinets is the gray tile backsplash and the herringbone tile backsplash behind the stove presents a dynamic effect on the backdrop, diversifying the appearance of this kitchen. The bluish-gray island topped with a white solid surface countertop is paired with a trio of elegant stools and this compound contrasts with the white cabinets, beautifying this kitchen. And the pair of black pendant lights flow a strong traditional vibe.


Industrial Kitchen with Two-Tone Cabinets and Deep Gray Backsplash  

The industrial kitchen design, which looks great with the white shaker cabinets and gray island, is stunning. This kitchen, where metal hardware and stainless steel appliances are combined with black appliances, appeals to both the eye and the user by offering stylish and simple solutions. Offering a tougher and cleaner feeling with travertine tiles on the floor, the kitchen offers a richer kitchen experience with its gray island paired with a white granite countertop and a pair of slim black stools. Thanks to the sphere chandelier, the artificial lighting of the space are completed and a more complete kitchen design is achieved. With the combination of the herringbone tile pattern and the subway tile pattern, the deep gray backsplash offers both a dynamic and attractive visual feast and provides a clearer and more natural positioning. This kitchen provides a lot of possibilities as storage and usage area and meets the needs of the users.

Gray Herringbone Kitchen Backsplash

In order to add fun and diversity to the kitchen, it is a good idea to use a herringbone backsplash. The herringbone backsplash can create a compelling design with its materials, colors, and patterns. The combination of gray and herringbone backsplash is a common choice, it can bring a classic atmosphere to the kitchen, but also a dynamic appearance.


Transitional Kitchen with Two-Toned Cabinets and Gray Ceramic Herringbone Backsplash

Custom-built white inset cabinets surround this large transitional kitchen to present a clean and classic look. The gray quartzite countertops and the polished nickel hardware add layers of texture to the cabinets without overshadowing the beauty of the white cabinetry, creating a harmonious appearance. As common sense, black and gray are the perfect companions for white, which is also achieved in this kitchen. The black single-hung window frames and the gray ceramic tile backsplash set a composed yet luxurious backdrop for the white inset cabinets and the gray herringbone backsplash behind the stove stands out with its dynamic patterns and salient grouting, giving characters and fun to the backsplash. Surrounded by the white cabinets, the dark brown oak island produces a contrasting look and brings weight to this space while the dark green stools increase the value of the island with their low-key tones and glowing leather tops.


Transitional Kitchen with Walnut Island and Gray Herringbone Backsplash

This transitional kitchen flows with the classic feeling of the farmhouse. The tray ceiling made up of planks and ceiling lights provides a rustic and pleasant focal point above the island. Meanwhile, the walnut island catches people’s attention with its warm tone, bulky body, and elegant design, and the leather chairs around it form a composed and classical sense to support the island. Different from the fervent tones of the island, the floors, and the door, the white raised-panel cabinets look fresh and light. And the characteristic glass-fronted cabinets with details save the cabinetry from being too dull and plain. Between the upper and base cabinets, the gray marble subway tile backsplash, the gray marble herringbone tile backsplash, and the quartz countertop inject touches of serenity and calmness to achieve a balance of tone and style. What’s more, the herringbone tile backsplash adds extra dynamism to the backdrop, empowering the kitchen to some extent.


White Cabinetry with Gray Backsplash and Stainless Steel Appliances

This is a transitional kitchen that combined modern characters with traditional details in a harmonious way. The white shaker cabinets adorned with delicate details show the classic characteristics of a traditional style kitchen and the unique range hood increases the traditional vibe. The stainless steel appliances break the continuity of white and add some touches of modernity to the cabinets while the gilded hardware and faucets bring warmth and luxury to diversify the white cabinets. The gray herringbone tile backsplash and the gray subway tile backsplash cooperate to reduce the tediousness of the white cabinets. What’s more, the two pendant lights above the island respond to the large pendant light above the dining table, connecting the cooking area with the dining place. The gray dining table shares the same style as the white cabinets while the difference in finish color between these two parts ensures the balance of colors in the kitchen.


Off-White Cabinets and Red Island with Gray Marble Herringbone Backsplash  

This kitchen is fabulous thanks to the eye-catching palette of the cabinets and the island. The white-dominated kitchen area doesn’t look chaotic and eye-tiring and the cross details on the glass front doors add unique characters to the cabinets. The black industrial range hood stands out between cabinets while the gray marble herringbone tile backsplash forms a wavy visual effect, which adds fun and charms to the backdrop. The cherry island body looks harmonious with the black granite countertop while the fabric stools lighten the bulky shape of the island to balance the weight. Besides, the dark wood floors and the cherry exposed beams achieve a pleasing response in the space and the classic glass pendant lights hanging from the ceiling soften the hard and solid sense of the ceiling and the floors.

Herringbone Tile Backsplash with Various Materials

Herringbone tile patterns of a backsplash are timeless and they give a vibrant visual effect on the backdrop and beautify any style of cabinets. Besides, various materials of a backsplash diversify the appearance of the backsplash and the diverse natures of these materials bless the backsplash with another layer of texture. Normally, some tough materials, such as stone, slate, and marble, form a solid and powerful vibe in the background.


Beach Style Kitchen with White Cabinet and Gray Herringbone Backsplash   

This stylish kitchen knows how to engage with the space. The white shaker cabinets give a basic color tone to this kitchen and present a fresh feeling of a beach-style kitchen. The brown solid surface countertops bring depth to the white cabinets while the white cabinets get glister and luxury from the gilded hardware. Besides, the gray cement backsplash looks rustic and rough and its herringbone tile patterns simulate the dynamic effect of waves, accentuating the characteristics of the beach style in this kitchen. Contrary to the white cabinets and the gray backsplash, the light wood island with white countertop and wood stools echo wood floors to increase warmth and a homey sense of this space. Furthermore, black elements, such as the black glass-front cabinets, the black pendant lights, and the feet of the stools, mediate all other colors and calm down the floating feeling of the kitchen, harmonizing the whole space.


All-Black Cabinets with Gray Herringbone Backsplash and Marble Countertop 

In this contemporary kitchen, matte black cabinets with a deep gray herringbone tile backsplash create a focal point effortlessly enveloped by a dark-dominant setup. The wavy patterns of the backsplash extend the horizontal space, which alleviates the dark and gloomy feeling of the black cabinets, and they also produce a dynamic effect to activate this kitchen. The wood shelves against the backsplash soften the tough texture of the backsplash while the brazen range hood looks antique and outstanding and it echoes the brazen pendant lights above the island, adding raw and industrial texture to the kitchen. The marble countertops look contrasting with the black cabinets and the waterfall island style has a powerful visual effect and gives the island a flowing charm.


Brown Wood Cabinetry with Gray Slate Backsplash and Black Island   

The unique touches and unexpected combinations in this traditional kitchen result in an engaging look. The gray slate backsplash consisting of a subway tile pattern and a herringbone tile pattern stands out between the brown wood cabinets, contributing an earthy and raw feeling. Different from the backsplash, the brown wood cabinets make the best of the natural texture and pattern of the wood to put warmth and richness in this space, which creates a harmonious contrast against the wall. Adding another layer of texture and color, the black island covered by a beige granite countertop looks calm, serious, and reserved, which balances the light and mottled elements. The fancy pendant lights look so dreamy and their dim yellow lights beautify this kitchen indeed and the symmetrical beauty is perfectly formed in the layout of this space.


White Cabinets and Blue Island with Gray Backsplash  

Fresh and subtle shades define the outlook of this farmhouse kitchen while bringing a soothing ambiance with them. Almost all-white cabinet design set a light and refreshing keynote and the cabinet lights, chrome hardware, and the custom range hood add fun and character to the white cabinetry. Meanwhile, the light blue island creates a pleasant and comfortable contrast with the white shaker cabinets, and the modern stools with simple design details give the island a stylish look. What’s more, the stone tile backsplash, along with the wood shelve, produces a natural environment and gives a rough and healing sense and the herringbone tile one makes the backdrop dynamic and vibrant. Lastly, the eye-catching floors emphasize the farmhouse characters of this kitchen and they also bring depth and weight to this space.

light gray herringbone tile kitchen backsplash

The light gray herringbone tile backsplash is a common choice for kitchens and it works well both with dark cabinets and light cabinets. Light gray backsplash would give the dark cabinets a sense of freshness and brightness and foster the airy look of the light cabinets as well. To create a light gray backsplash, ceramic tiles are often picked, which have more freedom in color and texture compared with other materials. And the herringbone tile patterns are a classic kitchen design and have distinguished characters and an unnoticeable visual effect.


Compact Kitchen with Light Gray Herringbone Backsplash 

The G-shape layout of this kitchen connects all functional areas and maximizes the utilization of space. The white upper cabinets look airy and bright and the black base cabinets are sophisticated and composed, which create a vivid and characteristic contrast in the kitchen. Besides, the chrome hardware on the cabinets serves as an intermediary agent to mediate the contrast and add some jumpy effect to the cabinets. Behind the cabinets, the light gray herringbone backsplash with white grouts stands out to provide a pleasing and soothing backdrop and it offers vitality to this space. The linoleum flooring with mottled patterns brings depth and weight to this kitchen and it contrasts with the glass pendant lights.


Transitional Kitchen with Taupe Cabinets and Light Gray Herringbone Backsplash  

Offering a classic and antique look with a touch of industrial inspiration, this design adds life to the kitchen. The preferred shade of taupe not only looks soothing but also provides an unpretentious yet stylish environment and the cross details on the cabinets enlarge visually the shape of the cabinets, making the kitchen look larger. While having an even more beautiful and useful design with beige marble countertops, it offers solutions to the wishes of the user. And the light gray herringbone tile backsplash adds fun and dynamism to the backsplash, diversifying the appearance of the kitchen. In addition, the pendant lights above the island add a dose of industrial style to respond to the hard material of the marble countertops.


Off-White Cabinets and Brown Island with Grayish Backsplash  

In the contemporary kitchen, where off-white cabinets meet a brown island, cool tones, and warm colors are used together. While modern case white cabinets bring the space to a clean and airy atmosphere, a more natural and smooth transition from the cabinets to the countertop is created by creating the grayish herringbone tile backsplash, which has a wavy and distinguished visual effect on the backdrop. While a white quartz countertop matches well with the white cabinets, a more pleasant look is formed by catching contemporary lines with metallic appliances and slim edge pulls. The brown clad of the island cooperates with the wood tone of the flooring to raise a warm and soothing sensation in the space, providing an effect with a more natural look. Finally, the large white waterfall countertop mediates the outstanding appearance of the island, harmonizing the overall texture and feel of the kitchen.


Transitional Kitchen with White Cabinets and Gray Backsplash  

White, black, gray, and light brown patches intermingle harmoniously in this space, giving a serene and calm sense while golden and natural green elements dot among them, which achieves a visual balance. The white shaker cabinets, along with the large white range hood, the white shelves, and the white countertop, create a bright and floating feeling while the black island adds weight and depth to offset the white elements and its black-and-white palette triggers a dose of classical charm. Behind the black-and-white battle, the gray backsplash shows a fervent vitality with herringbone patterns and a jumpy visual effect. What’s more, the wood floors provide a soothing and comfortable vibe for the space to harmonize all other elements.

Dark Gray Herringbone Backsplash

Generally, a dark gray backsplash, as a classic and neutral tone, is the perfect companion for a light kitchen, which would bring weight and depth to the kitchen and can balance the overall color tone there. Dark gray backsplashes are often paired with white grouts to create a strong visual effect and the herringbone tile patterns are one of the most impressive patterns, which hold a dynamic energy to activate the whole space.


Traditional Kitchen with Off-White Cabinets and Deep Gray Backsplash  

This medium-sized traditional kitchen looks elegant and soothing. The white shaker cabinets and the black quartz countertop create a contrasting yet classic look that forms a comfortable environment and the black cup pulls and the dot pulls add doses of character and fun to beautify the plain white cabinets. The deep gray ceramic tile backsplash helps to draw attention to the background and the herringbone tile patterns supported by white grouts produce a lively picture, showing a strong visual effect. Against the wall, the white open shelf provides room for placing utensil and the black stainless steel range hood matches well with the backsplash and contrast pleasingly with the shelf. Finally, the travertine flooring with Versailles patterns gives another layer of texture and patterns and mediates all other elements, diversifying the appearance of this kitchen.


Industrial Kitchen with Two-Tone Cabinets and Deep Gray Backsplash  

The industrial kitchen design, which looks great with the white shaker cabinets and gray island, is stunning. This kitchen, where metal hardware and stainless steel appliances are combined with black appliances, appeals to both the eye and the user by offering stylish and simple solutions. Offering a tougher and cleaner feeling with travertine tiles on the floor, the kitchen offers a richer kitchen experience with its gray island paired with a white granite countertop and a pair of slim black stools. Thanks to the sphere chandelier, the artificial lighting of the space are completed and a more complete kitchen design is achieved. With the combination of the herringbone tile pattern and the subway tile pattern, the deep gray backsplash offers both a dynamic and attractive visual feast and offers a clearer and more natural positioning. This kitchen provides a lot of possibilities as storage and usage area and meets the needs of the users.


Compact Kitchen with Black Cabinets and Deep Gray Herringbone Backsplash 

Featuring the classic color palette of black and white that echoes the overall color scheme, this contemporary kitchen is given a modern spin with the modest matte finish on the black shaker cabinets. This shaker joinery feels peppered with the mirrored upper wall units. And in between the cabinets, white marble countertops and the gray glazed ceramic backsplash in a herringbone pattern provide a modern touch to the kitchen. In addition to its cool and sophisticated theme, the stainless steel appliances strengthen the modern vibe in this space. The wood flooring complements the overall design aesthetic and injects pleasing warmth into the space, paired with lively greenery and balmy lights.


Two-Tone Kitchen Cabinets with Distressed Gray Island and Gray Herringbone Backsplash 

A distressed gray island, holding an antique charm, is used in a large farmhouse kitchen design. The combination of white cabinets and a distressed gray island is contrasting yet appealing, which gives this kitchen a diversified appearance. To accompany the rough yet modern feeling of the cabinetry, the gray herringbone backsplash is paired with white grouts to create a vibrant visual effect between the white cabinets. The white quartz countertops on the island and the cabinets add a clean and light vibe while the black hardware and the black give the cabinets and the island a pleasant classic look. What’s more, the distressed wood flooring intensifies the distressed texture and rustic feeling of the island and the backsplash while the caged pendant lights over the island cast a unique lighting effect.

Gray Marble Herringbone Backsplash

Marble can produce a stunning visual effect for its natural veins and patterns but it can be scratched and stained easily. Therefore, marble is often cut into small patches and is laid in herringbone tile patterns, which can reduce the possibility of being scratched and also can increase the beauty of the backsplash.


Transitional Kitchen with Gray Herringbone Backsplash and Marble Countertops 

With a gray herringbone backsplash, the transitional kitchen design, which has a diverse color palette and vibrant patterns, stands out with its simple and elegant appearance. While the kitchen backsplash, equipped with brown cabinets like a frame, is displayed like a work of art, the sophisticated and dynamic feeling in the space easily passes to the user, creating a clearer design. This kitchen, where emotions are reflected in the space and from there to the user, produces great results with its simple and elegant solutions through a simple contrast. While the wooden texture on the floor brings a natural feeling to the space, this feeling continues with the marble countertops, especially the waterfall countertop on the island, which has a powerful visual effect. In this way, the kitchen, which provides users with a lively and rich experience, appears before us with a pleasant visuality.


Contemporary Kitchen with Gray Marble Herringbone Backsplash 

A soothing and comfortable vibe pervades this contemporary kitchen. The brown flat-panel walnut cabinets give warmth and the white quartz countertop and the light gold hardware complement the appearance and texture of the cabinetry. Between the upper and base cabinets is adorned with a gray marble herringbone backsplash, which presents a dynamic yet calm look with its various colored marble bits and a unique layout. Meanwhile, the off-white inset island with a white countertop forms a contrasting look with the brown cabinets, and the undermount sink and the light gold faucet strengthen the modern vibe of the island, making a sound harmony in this space. Furthermore, the distressed wood stools and the dark-toned wood floors increase the rustic feeling of the kitchen while the stainless steel fridge cover echoes the stainless steel stove to improve the modern look of the kitchen.


Crisp White Cabinets with Gray Countertop and Backsplash  

The gray kitchen backsplash for the flat panel cabinets looks characteristic in this open-plan kitchen. The crisp white cabinets have flat panels and clear lines, showing a strong feeling of orderliness, and the beige quartz countertop supports the cabinets organically. Besides, stainless steel appliances are inserted perfectly in the cabinetry, which maximizes the utilization of space. The medium-toned island with a thick black marble countertop presents a natural and rough texture, a trio of stools matches well with the island in shape and elements, and the greenery on the island gives a touch of artistic aesthetics. In addition, the light brown ceramic tile floors strengthen the orderliness and simplicity of this space.


White Kitchen Cabinets with Gray Island and Gray Backsplash 

This transitional kitchen synthesizes modern with new masterfully. The white shaker cabinets paired with gold hardware offer a modern and luxurious body for modern elements to blend in. The light gray backsplash consisting of white and various gray marble patches produces a jumpy effect on the background, diversifying the appearance of this kitchen, and the gray stainless steel range hood makes itself harmonious between the white cabinets and the backsplash. Surrounded by the white cabinets, the gray island matched with a white solid surface countertop and wood high chairs creates a contrasting look and gives depth and warmth to the space as well. The dark brown floors present natural veins and patterns of wood and the floral rug on the floors lightens the heavy feeling of the floors. Two pairs of caged pendant lights strengthen the delicate feeling in this kitchen and the golden and silvery contrast them responds to the golden and silvery elements, making this kitchen integral.

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