In Photos: Travertine Backsplash Ideas and Inspiration

Planning a travertine backsplash for your kitchen? It can be tough to decide from all the different colors and finishes. 

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Check out this list of travertine backsplash ideas and inspiration organized by finishes. 

Let’s start with one of the most common types of travertine tiles – honed travertine.

Honed Travertine Backsplash

Honed travertine tile is one of the most popular choices for kitchen floors and backsplashes. It’s got a smooth surface that’s usually filled with grout so there aren’t any voids that could catch dirt. Here are some ideas!

Honed 3×6 Travertine Tile with Glass Inserts

Honed 3x6 Travertine Tile With Glass Inserts - AXMASONRY

This traditional kitchen gets a beautiful travertine backsplash that complements the classic beauty of the granite countertop. The insert above the stove area really makes it stand out!

Modern Grey Backsplash in Transitional Kitchen

Modern Grey Backsplash in Transitional Kitchen - AXMASONRY

This modern kitchen benefits from a cool color combination — white cabinets, dark grey countertop, and light grey travertine tile. 

Modern Kitchen with Silver Backsplash

Modern Kitchen with Silver Backsplash - AXMASONRY

The variation of colors in this silver travertine backsplash adds a pop of texture next to the bright white cabinets and black countertop. The under-mount sink and industrial-style faucet also add to this modern design.

Mediterranean Style Butler Pantry

Mediterranean Style Butler Pantry - AXMASONRY

The light cream honed travertine backsplash perfectly complements the honed tile floor, Irish cream wall colors, and bright white cabinets. 

Brown Travertine with Dark Glass Inlays

Brown Travertine with Dark Glass Inlays - AXMASONRY

Light brown filled travertine with dark brown glass mosaic tile inserts work nicely with the granite countertop and traditional cabinets. 

Tumbled Travertine Tile Backsplash Ideas

Tumbled travertine gives your backsplash a more rustic look. Check out these ideas for inspiration.

Subtle Backsplash in a Striking Kitchen Design

Tumbled Travertine Tile Backsplash Ideas - AXMASONRY

The subtle hues of the tumbled tile backsplash are a nice complement for the dark cabinets and striking texture of the granite countertop.

Farmhouse Style Kitchen with Rustic Backsplash

Farmhouse Style Kitchen with Rustic Backsplash - AXMASONRY

The running bond pattern is a simple pattern that leads to clean lines and a modern look. When working with long rectangular tiles, you can lay them lengthwise along the longest wall of a room to make it seem longer. Or rotate them 90 degrees to make the room seem wider. 

For a rustic look, go with smaller tiles that have a tumbled or chiseled finish. But for a more modern looking running bond, opt for larger tiles with a honed or polished surface.

Running Bond (Brick) Pattern Bathroom Design - AXMASONRY

This is a great example of how the rugged look of tumbled travertine works so well with other rustic elements, like the cast-iron stovetop. And with the LED lights in the range hood, the rustic texture of the tumbled travertine really stands out!

Square Tiles Filled with Grout

Square Tiles Filled With Grout - AXMASONRY

Get a nice contrast with dark tumbled square travertine tiles filled with light-colored grout. This style works well in just about any kitchen design.

Old-World Tuscan Backsplash

Old-World Tuscan Backsplash - AXMASONRY

These rectangular tiles with a rustic finish and a beautiful combination of silver and beige colors give any kitchen an old-world look that never goes out of style.

Polished Travertine Backsplash

Polished travertine tile isn’t as common as a backsplash material as honed and tumbled finishes. You’ll often see it used as large format tiles, small brick set tile, or mosaic tile inlays.

Contemporary Kitchen with Brick Set Polished Tile

Contemporary Kitchen with Brick Set Polished Tile - AXMASONRY

These small brick set polished mosaic pattern tiles add a subtle touch to a contemporary kitchen with stand-out features like a dark color countertop and stainless steel appliances.

Large Format Travertine Tiles

Large Format Travertine Tiles - AXMASONRY

For a virtually seamless transition, this kitchen space features a countertop and backsplash with travertine cut from the same slab. Even the kitchen island is made from the same slab stone. The modern white cabinets are a nice finish to this contemporary design.

Chiseled Travertine Backsplash

Chiseled travertine tiles are similar to tumbled. They both have a somewhat rustic finish, but the chiseled tile has edges with more of an irregular shape. This is most commonly used with floor tile, but you can also find it on backsplash tile as well.

Ranch Style Kitchen with Small Chiseled Tiles

Ranch Style Kitchen with Small Chiseled Tiles - AXMASONRY

The dark wood cabinets and the classic ranch kitchen design are complemented nicely by the warm tones and rustic look of the chiseled tile backsplash.

Traditional Kitchen Design with Dark Granite Countertops

Traditional Kitchen With Dark Granite Countertops - AXMASONRY

The contrasting texture on the granite countertop works really well with the tumbled finish and rustic chiseled edges of the wall tile. The combination of the brick and herringbone pattern even adds a bit of depth to the backsplash.

Mediterranean Kitchen With Rustic Backsplash

The large range hood, white cabinets, light beige colors, and rustic stone tile backsplash give this kitchen a bright Mediterranean feel. 

Cleaning and Maintenance Tips for Travertine Tile Backsplash

The best ways to maintain travertine tile backsplashes are…

  • Regular cleaning to prevent dirt buildup on the tile and grout.
  • As a natural stone material, travertine should be sealed from time to time with a stone sealer. That will keep it from getting stained if food spills on it.
  • Use mild soap or store-bought stone cleaners to avoid damaging the grout or tile surface.

Thinking of installing a travertine tile backsplash? Are you in the Garland, Dallas, Texas area? Then give us a call now at A&X Masonry to get your FREE consultation. 

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