20 Gorgeous Kitchens with Glossy & Reflective Tiles

Get creative with your backsplash.

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Janet Mesic-Mackie

For those who crave just a touch of drama, a glossy backsplash can liven up a neutral-themed kitchen palette. Match high-shine tiles with lacquered countertops to achieve next-level decadence. In 20 inspirational kitchen images, we feature some of our favorite glossy tile projects ranging from small to large format.

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ERICA GEORGE DINES
Timeless Style

Subtly colored details brighten up a white kitchen by .

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Susan Teare
Shades of Neutral

In this kitchen, designed a light-filled space with a warm backsplash.

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Nicole England
Black Beauty

A dark, ultra-contemporary kitchen by features high-gloss cabinetry and tiles.

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Neil Landino
Warm Woods

A classic, country-style kitchen with leaded paned glass windows by includes a hint of shine.

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Jessica Klewicki Glynn
Contemporary Palette

An uber-modern kitchen by uses a mix of dark colors to make a statement.

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Tessa Neustadt
Tranquil Paradise

A minimalist kitchen by lets the materials—marble, tile, and oak—speak for themselves.

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Brandon Barre
Updated Classic

A cozy, classic kitchen from benefits from a burst of blue-gray.

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Eric van der Brulle
Mixed Marbles

A mosaic floor, paired with marble countertops and two different tile styles, creates a chic melange of patterns in this contemporary kitchen by .

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Uma Stewart
Countryside Escape

A Lacanche range, glossy subway tiles and a custom range hood are stand-out features in a kitchen from .

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Greg Premru Photography Inc.
A Hint of Blue

In a Boston home, designed a serene kitchen and dining space that lets the light in.

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Jed Gammon
Posh Basics

A glossy, black-and-white kitchen by is the pinnacle of luxury.

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Jane Beiles
The Simple Life

incorporated glossy gray tile into a pared-down design.

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Janet Mesic-Mackie
Gray All Over

In this gray kitchen, uses hanging light fixtures and a glossy backsplash to create a fun yet peaceful mood.

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Chipper Hatter
Bohemian Elegance

Shiny, pale-gray tile contributes to the boho flair in this kitchen by .

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Chuan Ding
Sophisticated Charm

In this renovation by , gray tile complements elegant cabinetry and furnishings.

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Mark Weinberg
Modern Vintage

A kitchen from combines classic and vintage elements.

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Stephen Karlisch
Mosaic Muse

A mosaic tile backsplash and waterfall-edge countertops add interest to a kitchen design by .

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Tim Bell
Pretty Patterns

A unique tile pattern is fun and refreshing in this kitchen by .

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David Duncan Livingston
Flawless Details

For a wine country retreat in Sonoma County, chose glossy tile in a rich blue shade.

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Cynthia Lynn Photography
Eclectic Pattern Play

A mid-century modern kitchen remodel by showcases walnut and acrylic cabinets, along with a glossy backsplash.

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