8 Backsplash Shelves: Both Practical and Good-Looking

Mar 29, 2013
Veronica Brandy

In the kitchen, one of the best ways you can add color, texture and style to your decor is by using eye-catching backsplashes. Backsplashes are both functional and decorative elements. It’s a great way to protect the wall between the kitchen cabinets and the countertops and it can feature various types of design elements. Have you ever considered the option to have shelves on the backsplash? Let’s get some inspiration.

Wood shelves and backsplash

This kitchen has lot of texture to offer. The shelves, counter and bar stools, along with their reclaimed look, compliment the sober tiling of the backsplash. The unfinished look of this kitchen allows room to dream about many possibilities.

Design by Bates Masi Architects LLC – Sag Harbor, Hamptons, NY, US 11963 – www.batesmasi.com

backsplash and shelves image

In a more transitional kitchen, the thick and short shelves give balance to the composition around the stove.

Design by Cardel Designs – Calgary, AB, CA T2C3G3 – www.cardeldesigns.com

Kitchen open shelves with backsplash picture

Same thing here. The thickness of the shelves is in contrast with the elaborate patterns of the backsplash. Built-in lighting add more interest and visual appeal.

Design by SilverLeaf Custom Homes / Interiors by KM – San Antonio, TX, US 78257

Backsplash wood accent shelves image

Open shelves on the sides of the range hood create a light layout. Everything seems to be in place, and no bulky cabinets come to block natural light. Look how the shelves are in line with the range hood and frame the backsplash.

Design by Mueller Nicholls Cabinets and Construction – Oakland, US 94607 – www.mnbuild.com

DIY Open backsplash Shelves in Kitchen

I like this simple shelf above the stove; it  holds the “most used” pots. Here the focus is made on the colorful pots.

Design by Siemasko + Verbridge – Beverly, MA, US 01915 – www.svdesign.com

subway tile backsplash to open shelving photo

The thin olive accents and floating shelves continue the clean lines of the white ceramic backsplash. Who said “subway”? Prep accessories are easy to reach while you’re in front of the stove. If your pantry storage is limited and you have no room on your countertop, these open shelves are a great option.

Design by Jackson Design & Remodeling – San Diego, CA, US 92111 – www.jacksondesignandremodeling.com

backsplash and open shelving

Why hide your tableware when you’re proud of it? The bowls, plates and cups add to the decoration. The plain wood shelves seem to float on the glossy wall tiling.

Source: www.cultivate.com/blog

floating wood shelving glass backsplash

Using a simple glass panel against the wall as a backsplash is a more and more popular design statement. These colorful storage jars and plates bring life into this kitchen. The glossy backsplash surface makes these shelves more unreal and surprising.

Source: www.schwartzandarchitecture.com

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