When designing a beautiful and inspiring backsplash, colorful mosaic tiles and travertine reign supreme.

Neutral Mosaics

This Asian-inspired bathroom features a mosaic tiled wall done in pale peach, copper and bronze. Designer Joseph Pubillones enhances the color palette with a floating vanity and basin to create a light, airy feeling.

Clean and Bright

For a sleek, contemporary backsplash, designer Andreas Charalambous paints the wall behind the vanity a light blue. Glass is placed on top to protect the wall, as well as add a subtle shine.

unique master bath mirror

Naturally Modern

Mix contemporary with natural elements. Designer Beth Haley creates the perfect balance of both styles by combining a mosaic limestone backsplash with a custom stainless steel vanity and sleek hardware.

bowl sink compliments urban bath design

Serene Blue

Designed by Lori Gilder, a classic master bathroom features a pale blue mosaic tiled backsplash, which is combined with muted lighting, minimal furnishings and exposed plumbing to create a relaxing refuge.

creative floorplan in master bath

Brick Inspiration

RMSer Ida does a complete remodel of her master bathroom with custom cabinetry, cream countertops and mosaic tile mirrors. For a unique and rustic backsplash, she uses travertine subway tiles.

Tone on Tone

For high impact, bring the backsplash up to the ceiling and on surrounding walls. Mosaic tiles in tones of brown add drama and interest to the 2009 HGTV Green Home’s powder room.

mosaics compliment innovative vanity area

Grand Display

The bathroom is perfect for creating ultimate luxury. For this lavish bathroom, designer Christopher Grubb creates an eye-catching backsplash with woven marble.

woven marble bathroom wall

Perfect Accents

Save money by choosing a classic, inexpensive tile and adding a splash of color with a more decorative option. RMSer LMalanca designs a backsplash of Turkish Walnut travertine accented with glass mosaic tile to complete her traditional bathroom renovation.

HGTV. Bathroom Backsplash Beauties, [Online]. Web address: http://www.hgtv.com/bathrooms/bathroom-backsplash-beauties/pictures/index.html (Page consulted on July 11 2011)