Kitchen Backsplash Wallpaper Round Up

I am soooo obsessed with my latest kitchen update! And, I am happy so many of you love it too! I received  quite a few messages from you asking for a kitchen backsplash wallpaper roundup!

I love that you guys ask for specific content because I love delivering it to you!

Without further ado, here we go!

Kitchen Backsplash Wallpaper Roundup: Temporary or Permanent?

This would be the first question to ask yourself. In my case, I fell in love with the Rebecca Atwood Double Dashes print. So, even though there was more work involved, I knew it was the one.

If you are not very good at details and have never installed wallpaper before AND you rent, then temporary wallpaper is your obvious choice.

As I’ve said before, make sure your landlord is aware of your project in case you aren’t allowed to do this.

And, if you are taking off a dated backsplash like I had to do, have a handyman or contractor confirm there will not be major drywall damage. In my case, it was glued on so we just simply took a crowbar and popped the backsplash off.

I really love using temporary wallpaper for just that, it’s temporary.

Anytime you want or need to take it down, it’s like peeling off a sticker. Seriously, it’s that easy.

Kitchen Backsplash Wallpaper Roundup: Geometric Shapes

Here are some that I think are GREAT for kitchen backsplashes. The last thing you want is for your kitchen to look like a bathroom or bedroom. The goal is for the wallpaper to somewhat resemble tile. Even abstractly like mine. Rectangle or triangle shapes are quite appropriate.
blue arrow wallpaper

This NuWallpaper Arrowhead Deep Blue is beautiful! I think it resembles the repetitive tile like pattern needed for a kitchen. It’s a temporary peel and stick so I think this one is a sure win for you!

Guys, you can’t get any better than this one!

teal geometric shapes

These  geometric squares are the exact replica of tiles I’ve seen in tile stores! It is permanent so you will have to do some more pre-planning and measuring. But, I think it will be well worth the effort.

grey abstract geometric shape wallpaper

Utilizing grey as a backsplash color with an abstract pattern is the perfect design balance. For a dated space, you’ll want to update in a modern fashion, but not overly commit with color if you are a neutral lover.

Voila, I found this wonderful option!

Another kitchen backsplash wallpaper round up idea is this style that I swear I have seen as a tile pattern as well!

abstract wallpaper geometric shapes

Please note these are permanent wallpapers, so again, plan ahead for more time.

herringbone abstract

If you love herringbone tile patterns as much as I do, you will love this one that is an abstract version. Again, with straight lines yet abstract pattern, this is perfect for a backsplash.

Kitchen Backsplash Wallpaper Roundup: Abstract Patterns

In case you are open to florals in your kitchen, I found some cute abstract patterns that somewhat resemble the whimsy of flowers dancing on your backsplash. Again, I am intentionally staying away from traditional floral and fauna so as to distinguish this apart from a bathroom or bedroom. The last thing I would want for you is to have a dated kitchen with old school wallpaper. Even though there are nice ones out there, I feel strongly that for the kitchen it should be an abstract statement.

I am particularly in love with this because it reminds me of terrazzo! And, who wouldn’t want that in their home! Without the cost of course.

terrazzo wallpaper

Here is another hybrid of geometric abstract pattern in a pretty blue.

blue abstract wallpaper

The brushstrokes are abstract, but the pattern is something you would easily see at a tile store.

Have you noticed I love blue? This abstract pattern might be my favorite one so far!

ikat wallpaper

It has a definite pattern like tile, but in an Ikat pattern and fashion. Oooh, I’m obsessed!

This would be cute in a powder room too.

Kitchen Backsplash Wallpaper: Make sure Pattern is to Scale of Wall Space

A huge caveat when choosing the pattern is to make sure the pattern itself won’t be too big for the backsplash area!

There are  so many lovely patterns like this one,

camo wallpaper

However, it is SO big, there is no way the pattern would show up. You would have one big blob on your wall. Ha!

Not something you want to find out after you have finally pulled the trigger and bought the paper and prepped.

I know, so much to think about! The great thing is you have options for your dated kitchen.

This is a point I love driving to you. You are NOT stuck.

Feeling stuck is paralyzing and the last thing I want you feeling at home is stuck!

I hope this really invigorates your creative senses to update your old kitchen! This doesn’t have to apply to the backsplash only by the way. It could be your pantry or shelving as well.

Thinking outside the box is extremely challenging and fun for me. I am so grateful I get to share these  ideas with you!

Happy day!


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  1. Livewall wrote:

    These are so beautiful, I really love the geometrical patterns, especially in the shades of blue. They remind me of greek islands!

    Posted 5.7.19 Reply
    • Anita Yokota wrote:

      yes! I thought of that too!

      Posted 6.6.19 Reply
  2. Mary wrote:

    What is the name of this wallpaper?
    The brushstrokes are abstract, but the pattern is something you would easily see at a tile store.

    Posted 7.24.19 Reply
    • Anita Yokota wrote:

      It’s from Rebecca Atwood designs! You can order from her website. Good luck! xo

      Posted 8.18.19 Reply
  3. Linley wrote:

    I am getting ready to use wallpaper as my backsplash in my renovated kitchen. How is the durability as far as scrubbing the surface to get rid of splashes and stains? I’ve searched for “scrub-able” wallpaper and not much comes up.

    Posted 12.5.19 Reply
    • Anita Yokota wrote:

      you can use my hack with plexi glass on your splash zones! that’s what I do. Good luck! xo

      Posted 12.7.19 Reply
  4. Dahlia wrote:

    I love the blurb ikat! Do you know what it’s called/where it’s from?

    Posted 4.19.20 Reply
    • Anita Yokota wrote:

      let me try to get link!

      Posted 5.8.20 Reply