How To Choose a Backsplash For Busy Granite?

backsplash for busy granite

If you’re like me, you love the look of granite countertops. They’re gorgeous and they add so much character to any kitchen. But how do you choose a backsplash that will complement your granite? It can be tough if everything seems so busy! 

Read on for my tips on how to choose a backsplash for busy granite.

Choose a color for your granite countertop that will blend with the cabinet color.

backsplash for busy granite

You can choose a color for your granite countertop that will blend with the cabinet color. Choose a color that will blend with the granite pattern, or you can use a neutral shade of white as an accent. 

If you want to add some style, consider using parchment paper on top of your countertop. This will create an interesting texture and appear like it’s been painted by hand!

Parchment is also great if you’re looking for something different than plain white cabinets and backsplashes—it gives off more of an artisan feel while still maintaining an affordable price tag!

Pick a neutral shade to blend in with the busy granite pattern.

How To choose a backsplash for busy granite

When you’re choosing the right tile for your backsplash, you want to make sure that it matches the busy pattern of your granite countertop. If you use a light-colored tile, it will stand out against the dark granite and look out of place. 

Instead, opt for something darker like black or brown. This will help blend in with the overall look of your kitchen while still adding some interest!

Combine a light-colored tile with a busy granite to contrast the busy pattern.

To contrast a busy pattern, choose a light-colored tile. Dark granite can look overwhelming when combined with dark grout or dark walls. 

If you’re looking for an alternative to traditional mosaic tiles, consider using bright-colored glass embedded in the surface of your granite countertop instead.

If you want to use neutral tiles on top of your kitchen countertops and don’t want them to clash with the rest of your kitchen design scheme (or if you simply prefer not to use any color), then go ahead and stick with white subway tile—it’ll blend right into most spaces without standing out too much from other elements around it!

Use only one of the colors in the busy pattern for your backsplash.

To choose a tile for your backsplash, you can use one of the following methods:

  • Use a tile that is the same color as one of the colors in your granite.
  • Use a tile that contrasts one of the colors in your granite. For example, if your granite has yellow and green mixed together, it could be fun to use an orange or red accent tile instead. It will still look nice but won’t create too much contrast with other elements in your kitchen!
  • Or go rogue and choose something completely different from what was used on this section of the wall (but not too far away).

Choose a simpler, more muted pattern for the tile.

kitchen tile

You might be tempted to choose a tile that looks like the granite countertop, but it’s not necessary. In fact, you can use a tile that is similar in color or pattern and is darker than the granite or lighter than it (if you want an accent). 

If your kitchen backsplash has white trim and dark cabinets, then go ahead and select one of those colors for your backsplash!

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You may even consider using different colors than what’s already on the wall—this could be great if someone else will be cooking in this space (either by themselves or with other family members).

Do your research and look at lots of options.

Once you’ve decided that granite is the right choice for your kitchen, it’s time to start looking at backsplashes. Here are some tips to help you find the perfect one:

  • Look at backsplashes in magazines and on Pinterest. You can also look online if there are no magazines or blogs in your area.
  • Visit local stores that sell all types of countertops and ask them about their selection. If one particular store doesn’t have what you’re looking for, ask if they can order it for you through their distributor or even directly from the manufacturer (if possible).
  • Ask friends who have granite countertops how they like their backsplash—and whether they’d recommend certain brands over others. They’ll likely be more than happy to share their experiences!


We hope that we’ve given you some helpful tips on how to choose a backsplash for busy granite. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!

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