5 Perfect Quartz Countertop And Backsplash Pairs

March 01, 2021


When designing your kitchen, there are a lot of decisions to make. From the prominent elements like flooring and quartz countertops to the finer details such as hardware and lighting, you get to piece together all your favorite designs to create the kitchen of your dream. But determining how to perfectly pair different visual elements can be daunting. Will the cabinet color overshadow the backsplash? How will the countertops coordinate with the flooring? What style of quartz countertops will pair best with your backsplash?

If you’re in the midst of a kitchen design project, we’ve put together a helpful guide for selecting the perfect quartz countertops and backsplash combination.

How to Pair Quartz Countertops with Your Backsplash

It’s no surprise why quartz countertops have become increasingly popular amongst homeowners in recent years. From its beautiful color palettes and patterns to its ability to blend seamlessly into any space, quartz counters are a no-brainer when you want luxury and durability.

If you’re determining which backsplash will pair beautifully with your quartz counters, consider using our countertop visualizer to help picture the final product. To narrow down which combinations are ideal for your kitchen, here are a few tips to ensure your backsplash and countertops complement one another:

  • Play with materials – Once you’ve chosen your dream quartz countertops, test out backsplashes made from a variety of materials. Mixing materials such as quartz paired alongside marble or glass tile is a great way to add dimension to the space.
  • Blend natural stone –  If you’ve opted for more of a modern-quartz look, add in a natural marble stone backsplash to create a classic sanctuary in your kitchen.
  • Incorporate a matte finish – When you love the look of quartz but want to do something to stand out from the crowd, consider playing with a matte finish on both your countertops and backsplash.
  • Highlight detailing with grout – Instead of using standard white with your backsplash tile, switch up the shade to a neutral tone that complements the quartz countertop’s natural veining.

By using these tips to craft your dream kitchen, you’ll be left with a beautiful counter that blends seamlessly with whatever backsplash you’re dreaming of.

Perfect Quartz Countertop and Backsplash Pairings

Once you’ve narrowed down your selection to quartz countertops, it’s time for the fun part — selecting the perfect backsplash! Will you opt for a subtle tile that offers a neutral backdrop? Or are you hoping to add some spunk to the space with a funky pattern? To help you narrow down your choices, we’ve put together a list of our favorite quartz countertop and backsplash designs.

Calacatta Izaro Quartz & Renzo Sky Ceramic Picket Tile


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There is an undeniable allure to milky white quartz countertops adorned with captivating, golden veining that flows gracefully across the surface. Calacatta Izaro quartz countertops embody timeless elegance and can enhance the beauty of any space, be it traditional or modern. While these countertops make a striking statement on their own, selecting the right backsplash to complement them will surely leave your guests marveling in awe. For a harmonious pairing, consider the exquisite Renzo Sky Ceramic Picket tile. Its sleek and glossy appearance creates a sophisticated backdrop that accentuates the mesmerizing veining of your countertops. Whether you choose to install these picket tiles horizontally or vertically, they effortlessly harmonize with the Calacatta Izaro quartz, resulting in a perfect combination that adds a refreshing touch to your space.

Cararra Breve Quartz & Brickstone Red Brick Tile


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We can't help but adore the timeless beauty of Cararra Breve quartz countertops, which rank among our top favorites. Its captivating appeal lies in its creamy white backdrop adorned with delicate, understated gray veins, striking a perfect balance between neutrality and classic allure. This exquisite countertop option effortlessly complements any interior while still managing to make a statement of its own. What makes it even better is its elegant finish, which serves as an ideal canvas for the Brickstone Red Brick porcelain tile to truly shine. Crafted from high-quality porcelain, this tile embodies the rustic charm of traditional brick, instantly enlivening the existing decor of any home. With Cararra Breve quartz countertops and Brickstone Red Brick porcelain tile working in harmony, your space will radiate timeless elegance and rustic appeal. 

Lagos Azul Quartz & Kasbah Porcelain Tile


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Blending more subtle features with a fun and quirky element is an easy way to add visual appeal and dimension to your kitchen. With a solid coffee brown background with darker accents, Lagos Azul quartz is a stunning way to build allure and contrast in any space. This premium surface is ideal for the kitchen, bathrooms, or accent walls because of how easily it pairs with a variety of backsplashes. A spunky combination is to pair Lagos Azul Quartz with Kenzzi Kasbah Porcelain Tile accented by a beautifully bold white floral print. The graphic nature of the pattern, shapes, and colors allows you to customize the look and feel of the hand-painted tile backsplash — all while contrasting against the earthy brown dues of the countertops.

Statuary Classique Quartz & Ice Bevel Subway Tile


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When aiming for a clean and timeless aesthetic, it's important to choose a countertop that serves as a captivating foundation while allowing room for visual intrigue in the backdrop. Statuary Classique quartz perfectly embodies this concept, offering a simple yet stunning option for your kitchen. With its marble-like appearance and the durability of quartz, this countertop ensures both elegance and resilience, effortlessly withstanding the rigors of daily use. Its soothing white background adorned with delicate veinings adds a touch of sophistication to any space. To complement its crystalline elegance, consider pairing it with Ice Bevel Subway Tile. The icy white hue and beveled edges of this subway tile create a mesmerizing backdrop that enhances the beauty of the Statuary Classique quartz. Together, they form a harmonious combination that exudes timeless charm and serene elegance in your kitchen.

Perla White Quartz & Cecily Pattern Marble Tile


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For those seeking to create a captivating, moody ambiance in their kitchen, Perla White quartz is the ideal choice. Its luxurious, creamy marble-like appearance adds a touch of sophistication to any space, ensuring that it will be a crowd-pleaser every time someone steps into your kitchen. This quartz countertop is guaranteed to elevate the aesthetic of your kitchen, especially when paired with the exquisite Cecily Pattern Marble tile. The geometric design of this tile, with its soft, creamy white hues, perfectly complements the remarkable veining of the Perla White quartz, resulting in a polished and refined look that is perfect for both kitchens and bathrooms. Together, they form a harmonious combination that exudes moody elegance, adding a touch of luxury to your home.

For more assistance in finding the perfect pairing, contact our experts using the chat feature on our website, visit an MSI showroom, or find an authorized MSI dealer near you today.

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