Cuban Tile-Inspired Backsplashes

From the portfolio of interior designer Tom Scheerer, we love these beach house kitchen backsplashes inspired by traditional Cuban cement tiles:

All four of these kitchens are otherwise pretty straightforward when it comes to materials, with predominantly white finishes and a few natural stones and woods. These highly patterned tile backsplashes are set off so well in such settings. The blue patten in the first image is gorgeous, but it is the gold in the later images that just blew me away.

• To see more of these beach houses and their kitchens, take a look at Tom Scheerer's portfolio.

Related: 5 Splashy Backsplashes

(Images: Pieter Estersohn, Eric Boman, Matthew Hranek, and William Waldron, via Tom Scheerer)

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.