Kitchen Backsplash Ideas With Black Granite Countertops

Date: January 7, 2022
Author: Jon Smith
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Black granite is prized for its durability and captivating beauty. Whether your home is traditional or modern, black granite countertops provide the perfect neutral background. Depending on the unique chemical makeup of the granite, your black granite countertops may have veins and flecks of browns, golds, silvers, whites, or any other color imaginable.

Black granite looks amazing when paired with stainless steel appliances and either wood or painted cabinetry. If choosing wood cabinets, opt for rich colored wood like cherry or mahogany. Finally, black granite can be used on brightly painted cabinets like ruby red, sapphire blue, or emerald green painted cabinets. As you can see, black granite looks amazing with almost any cabinet; however, what are the best backsplash options for your black granite countertops?

Hexagon White Marble Backsplash

Are you looking for a classic design for your kitchen or bath? These gorgeous white marble tiles with gray veins add an air of sophistication to any design. The unpolished finish on these hexagon-shaped tiles provides a timeless look that will provide you with years of beauty.

Diflart Carrara Italian White Marble Hexagon Mosaic Tile 2 Inch Honed Backsplash for Kitchen Bathroom Wall Floor Pack of 5 Sheets
  • Easy to Install: White carrera 2 in hexagon tile mounted on a sturdy mesh
  • Price per box (5 sheets/box, 3.5 sq.ft.per Box),Size: honeybom,W 11.7″ / D 8.5″ / H 5/16″,Honed(Matte)
  • High Quality: Real carrara marble from Italy, premium quality, carefully selected, consistent in size and color

White Beveled Ceramic Subway Tile

Ceramic subway tiles are a great solution for individuals looking to update their space while maintaining the clean lines revered in mid-century modern design. The glossy ceramic tiles are easy to clean, pleasing to the eyes, and pair wonderfully with black granite, stainless steel appliances, and white cabinetry.

4x10 White Glossy Finish Beveled Ceramic Subway Tile Shower Walls Backsplashes (5 Piece Pack)
  • Clean white design
  • Modern, transitional or traditional depending on your decor
  • This is one of the largest beveled items on marketplace

Glass and Mixed Metal Backsplash

Pair your black granite countertops and white shaker cabinets with a beautiful glass and mixed metal tile backsplash to create a welcoming kitchen. To create a gorgeous farmhouse-inspired kitchen, pair these items with a white farmhouse sink and stainless steel appliances. The silver, rose gold, and dark blue tile pieces embrace the intricate flecks and veining found in black granite.

Hominter 6-Sheets Silver Rose Gold and Dark Blue Mixed Glass Tile for Fireplace Surround Wall Decor, Black Crackled Crystal Mosaic Kitchen Backsplashes and Bathrooms KS180
  • Listing price is for 1 box including 6 sheets (approx. 6 square feet), Free Shipping!
  • Sheet Size: 11.8"(L) x 11.8"(W) x 1/4"(H); Material: Glass; Color: Silver, Rose Gold, Dark Blue and Black.
  • Mesh backing, Non-sanded grout for installation; Good for kitchen backsplash, fireplace deco, bathroom walls, interior designs.

Stainless Steel Backsplash

Are you looking for a backsplash to embrace the minimalist design approach? A steel backsplash may be just what you are looking for. Pair this sleek, easy-to-clean backsplash with black granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and medium-toned wood cabinetry for a modern feel.

Red Brick Backsplash

Bring Old World charm into your kitchen and bath by combining black granite countertops with a red brick backsplash. When this combination is used in conjunction with warm wood cabinetry, it will create a calming ambiance. Conversely, you can use red brick as a backsplash with white cabinetry and black granite to create a contemporary kitchen.

G JOY Boston Thin Brick Veneers – 36 Single Faux Bricks – in Box 3.23 sq.ft. – Interior Brick Tile for Backsplash, Fireplace, Accent Walls – Low Cost, Easy DIY Bricks Installation
  • ✅ Our Thin Brick Veneers can be used for interior walls, fireplace surrounds, over drywall, concrete, and wood. Faux Brick fantastic solutions to unsightly, stubborn bothersome walls, ceiling, or any surface that requires covering, such as living room, bedroom, kitchen area space feature walls and ceiling in home design; company logo wall, conference room, lobby backdrop, reception desk front function space in the workplace, dining establishment, cafes, cinema, and club design.
  • ✅ G JOY Thin Brick Tile - lighter, thinner, and only 20% the weight of traditional brick veneer. Large variety of sizes, colors and shapes. Can be painted. Environmentally friendly, and cost effective. High fire resistance. Cuts easily with an hand saw. Simply apply adhesive to virtually any surface and press the single thin bricks sheets into place.
  • ✅ Each Thin Brick - designed and handcrafted in the USA. The texture and color is an excellent look for any interior project. They are perfect for unique designs and custom spaces. Besides producing a sensational visual impact for the wall, our bricks veneers can likewise be crafted into furnishings designs, such as cabinet doors, bed headboards, bedroom wardrobe, and kitchen area cabinet Adds comfort, style and value to your home or business.

Black Tile Backsplash

A herringbone matte black porcelain tile makes the perfect backsplash for your black granite. When paired with navy cabinetry, this black tile backsplash makes a statement. We recommend using a dark gray grout like Shadow Bostik TruColor Rapid Cure Grout to create the perfect neutral backdrop for your navy cabinetry.

Black Porcelain Herringbone Matte Finish Mosaic 1x3 inch (Box of 10 Sheets), Wall Tile, Backsplash Tile, Bathroom Tile on 12x12 Mesh for Easy Installation
  • Black Matte Herringbone Porcelain Tile Gloss Finish 1" X 3"
  • Sheet Size: 12.4" x 10.8", thickness: 0.23"
  • Finish: Matte

Mother of Pearl Tile

Are you looking for the perfect tile to create interest and beauty in your kitchen? Mother of Pearl tiles in a herringbone pattern will add some sparkle to your kitchen. When this gorgeous tile is paired with black granite and white cabinetry, it adds an air of opulence to your kitchen design. The shades of white in this tile will bring out the flecks of mica in your granite countertop.

Art3d 6-Pack White Mother of Pearl MOP Shell Tile for Shower Wall, 12" x 12" Natural White Herringbone
  • Premium quality mother of pearl mosaic tiles, Mesh back
  • Come in pack of 6; size of each tile: 11.8 x 11.8 x 0.08In. (300*300*2mm)
  • Recommended Use: Kitchen Backsplash / Bathroom Walls / Fireplace / Swimming pool / Shower wall tile
  • Pro Tip – Mother of Pearl tiles are translucent, which means white thin set mortar is required. If the thin set is colored, it will show through the tile and detract from the beauty of the mother of pearl tiles.

Gray and White Tiles

Stone Center's Flower Blossom tiles in Carrara white marble and Bardiglio Gray can be used to add interest to your kitchen backsplash. Whether you decide to use this tile for your entire backsplash or use it as an accent, this honed marble pairs beautifully with black granite. If using as an accent tile, opt for a white and gray honed marble subway tile. This will allow your blossom tiles to shine and take center stage.

Stone Center Online Carrara White Marble Ice Flower Blossom Waterjet Mosaic Tile w/ Bardiglio Gray Honed Kitchen Bath Wall Floor Backsplash Shower (1 Sheet)
  • Premium Grade Ice Flower Blossom Carrara Marble & Bardiglio Gray Mosaic Tile. Italian Bianco Carrera White Venato Carrara w/ Bardiglio Gray Honed 12 x 12 Ice Flower Blossom Mosaic Wall and Floor Tiles are perfect for any residential / commercial projects. The Carrara White Marble Ice Flower Blossom Mosaic Tile can be used for bathroom flooring, shower surround, kitchen backsplash, corridor, spa, etc.
  • Color: Carrara White Marble (white gray field background with a light gray veining and the patterning is usually soft and feathery) and Bardiglio Gray Marble (punctuated with flowing veins and swaths of colors in an array of grey tones); Size: 11.81 x 11.81 inch; Thickness: 5/16 inch; Finish: Honed (Matte)
  • Our timeless Matte Ice Flower Blossom Carrara White Bianco Venato Floral Waterjet Mosaic Tile with a large selection of coordinating products is available and includes white marble hexagon, herringbone, basketweave mosaics, 12x12, 18x18, 24x24, subway tile, moldings, borders, and more.

Colored Tiles

Embraced the Southwest with these colorful Mexican-inspired tiles. The bright oranges, blues, and yellows pair beautifully with the stark black granite countertops and white cabinetry. The traditional four-inch by four-inch tiles can be used as a backsplash or as an accent. If used as an accent, opt for a white four-inch by four-inch for the remainder of your backsplash.

Color y Tradicion 100 Mexican Tile Mix 4x4
  • 100 Mexican Tile mix
  • ceramic tile size: 4x4 each
  • 20 colonial patterns similar as the image

Black granite countertops look great in almost any style of kitchen or bathroom. Black granite countertops can be incorporated into almost any design, including traditional, mid-century modern, or farmhouse. You can pair black granite with a plethora of backsplash materials and colors, including white subway tiles, glass tiles, and marble. You are only limited by your imagination and your budget.

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Jon Smith

Hi, my name is Jonathan Smith. I have been in the granite business for many years and have worked my way up from an installer helper to an installer and then a countertop business owner. 

I started my countertop company with very little and grew extremely fast because of my knowledge and helpfulness. I started this countertop resource for 1 main reason. That reason is that there are no countertop websites with all the correct information and none of them are from an industry expert like myself. 

I am still in the trade every single day installing countertops, educating people on the type of material they are using for their homes, and making people's dream kitchens a reality.
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