We always think of backsplashes as the jewelry of kitchen design. They cover a small area and they often possess a little extra oomph to snazz up the room. What better place, we thought, to collect really cool backsplashes than from the kitchens of our stylin' readers? So here, we present five inspiring backsplashes gathered from Small Cool Kitchen competition entries:

Do you have a favorite backsplash that you've noticed lately, here or elsewhere?

Related: Small Cool Kitchens Contest 2010

(Images: As linked to original contest entrants above)