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4 Ways to Pair Handmade Tile with Cambria

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A carefully considered backsplash can set the tone for your space, whether you opt for something subtle to complement your countertops or a bold design for a personality-rich focal point.

One backsplash idea we love paired with Cambria is handmade tile. The impeccable artistry of each handcrafted tile comes through just like it does with each Cambria natural stone design, making them a perfect pair for a stylish kitchen.

Find your inspiration in these four looks featuring Cambria natural stone countertops paired with a hand-painted tile backsplash from Mercury Mosaics.

1. 3-D geometry

Are diamonds a kitchen counter’s best friend? We think so with this retro-chic pairing. Torquay, a luxurious yet subtle design from our Marble Collection™, makes an elegant base for a striking motif like medium diamonds. The three-dimensional effect of the tile is fresh and fun, while a SMEG toaster lends vintage vibes.

Another variation to try: adjust the arrangement of this shape-shifting style so a different pattern pops.

Torquay™ and Medium Diamonds 22E Blue Opal

 

2. Mediterranean mood

When mermaid tile meets Swanbridge, an easy-care upgrade from marble countertops, the effect is breezy and bright. This combination of Moroccan Fish Scales and our elegant white Cambria design reminds us of ocean waves along a white-sand beach – perfect for a coastal kitchen space. To add dimension in your backsplash, choose multiple hues in the same color family, as done here with a blend of blues.

Another variation to try: pair white-on-white for glistening glamour and an open, airy feel.

Swanbridge™ and Large Moroccan Fish Scales 1064 Baby Blue, 12W Blue Bell, 45W My Blue Heaven

3. Modern farmhouse

For a versatile kitchen look with an inviting pop of color, pair seafoam-hued subway tile with our Carrick design, a sleek maintenance-free alternative to concrete countertops. Each hand-painted tile offers dreamy blue and green color variations, bringing artistry and warmth to this industrial shape. Open shelving completes the look, allowing you to showcase décor and keep necessities at hand.

Other variations to try: get vertical for an elongating look or choose an earthy grout color for rustic charm.

 

Carrick™ and 3’’ x 6’’ subway tile 214 Coastal Breeze

 

4. Menswear-inspired modern

Turn subway tile on its head with a narrower shape and contemporary pattern that brings fashion inspiration to the kitchen. Reminiscent of a timeless twill suit, herringbone tile is a modern spin on a classic backsplash option. Here, white tiles with a contrasting grout complement the gray countertops, creating definition and texture against our Carrick design.

Another variation to try: make it monochromatic for reflective sheen and subtle texture.

Carrick and 2’’ x 6’’ subway tile Herringbone 11 Deco White

 

These are just a few of our favorite tile styles; discover your favorite with Mercury Mosaics’ Ceramic Tile Guide. Then get inspired with even more backsplash ideas on our Perfect Pairings Pinterest board.