8 Shining Examples of Tin Tiles in the Kitchen

updated Jun 9, 2019
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One of our favorite details in vintage kitchens is a tin ceiling. Sadly those original details are getting harder and harder to find, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add a vintage touch to your own kitchen.

Besides using tin tiles on the ceiling, you can also add them to your island counter, backsplash, or all over the walls. Take a look at a few of our favorite examples.

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Blue & Silver – Elmwood on Houzz (Image credit: Elmwood on Houzz)
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  • Blue & Silver – Elmwood on Houzz: The bright blue of these custom cabinets contrasts wonderfully with the shiny tin ceiling and the vintage silver on the wall.
  • Counter Base – Etica Studio: Metal tiles painted (and then distressed) are a great solution for the base of your island counter. It adds just the right vintage touch.
  • Shining Backsplash – Jill Wolff Interior Design: This polished backsplash provides an unexpected element in an otherwise traditional kitchen.
  • Eclectic Kitchen – Mina Brinkey Photography: This kitchen has a jumble of styles, but they all seem to work together. From the farmhouse sink to the island made of recycled materials to the tin ceiling, all the elements complement each other.
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  • Island Counter – Ritzy Rose Studio: The tiles covering this island counter came from a local brewery, and the homeowners did all the installation themselves.
  • Traditional Ceiling – Decorative Ceiling Tiles: This traditional kitchen gets a touch of glam with the silver tin ceiling.
  • Copper Backsplash – American Tin Ceilings: This copper backsplash is one of our favorites. It’s a great backdrop to the open shelving, and the color of the cabinets echoes the perfect copper patina.
  • Inset Ceiling – American Tin Ceilings: Not ready to commit to a full tin ceiling? Try doing just an inset section instead. We love that this one is over the island counter and holds the pendant lamps.