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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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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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