Mosaic Monday: Create a High-End Look with These Affordable Backsplash Tiles

September 12, 2017

When you’re ready to remodel your kitchen, chances are you’ve seen tons of gorgeous, high-end designs that you love. Trouble is, most of them also come with high-end price tags. Does that mean you’re stuck with a cookie-cutter, ordinary design if your budget isn’t unlimited? No way!

MSI’s collection of backsplash tiles are not only great choices to add “pop” and personal creativity to your kitchen design — they are affordable, too.

The secret to creating the high-end look you crave, using inexpensive backsplash tile is choosing uniquely-shaped tile with delicate, surprising details. It’s easy to forget these tiles are made of budget-friendly ceramic, glass, and glass blends. With unique shapes, crackling, artisan-inspired coloration and finish, they pack an upscale, designer punch.

The sky’s the limit with what you can do with backsplash mosaic tiles, but here are a few inexpensive backsplash ideas to jump-start your imagination.

Antique White Arabesque

Featured: Antique White Arabesque Mosaic 

You don’t need a lot of wall tile to change the entire feel of the room. Antique White Arabesque Mosaic backsplash tiles elevate this small wet bar, upgrading it from blah to beautiful.

This ceramic tile mosaic features a traditional shape, with just a hint of “vintage” around the edges. In a creamy off-white shade, it blends with pure white or just about any other color you can envision. It’s the perfect way to liven up a small space without completely taking it over.

Bayview Elongated Octagon

Featured: Bayview Elongated Octagon Mosaic

Whether it’s the main bathroom that everyone sees, or your private spa-inspired retreat, nothing adds panache like a tile mosaic. Particularly when it’s an unusual pattern such as Bayview Elongated Octagon Mosaic. This mosaic features eight-sided natural stone tiles accented by a combination of glass and metal squares.

The veining on the stone tiles is subtle, so it’s easy to match with a variety of countertop and hardware choices.

Sandhills Hexagon

Featured: Sandhills Hexagon Mosaic

Although mosaic backsplash tiles are great for jazzing up small spaces, they are affordable enough for large installations, too. This bathroom uses Sandhills Hexagon Mosaic on an entire accent wall near the bath/shower. It’s water resistant and easy to clean.

This hexagon shape is a classic favorite, but this stone-look glass tile with a combination of cream and beige shades puts on a new twist, making it modern and stylish.

Haley Gris

Featured: Haley Gris Mosaic

Mosaics featuring a combination of materials are one of the industry’s hottest trends, and Haley Gris Mosaic is a perfect example. It features a combination of glass and stone in shades of white and gray, with an eye-catching elongated shape.

Blending sparkling transparent glass tiles with textured, crackled glass along with natural stone in an easy-to-install pre-meshed mosaic, it looks great as a backsplash or, as shown here, carried a bit further!

Taza Blend


Featured: Taza Blend Lantern Pattern Mosaic

Taza Blend Lantern Pattern Mosaic is a glass wall tile mosaic featuring shades of warm brown, tan and cream in a unique shape, with a crackled finish. The random assembly creates some interesting patterns, and there’s no denying that the colors are perfect for matching your kitchen backsplash with your other décor. This installation looks complicated and expensive– but you’ll know otherwise.

With MSI’s specialty shape backsplash tiles, affordable prices don’t have to mean boring backsplashes. You can have the upscale elegance you crave without breaking your budget, so you still have funds for the rest of your remodeling project.

Come view MSI’s room scene gallery to see all the great shapes we offer to give your home that high-end, designer style.