5 Stunning Custom Quartz Countertops & Backsplash Ideas

Looking to enhance your kitchen with a stunning quartz backsplash? Here are five ways a quartz backsplash & countertop combination can truly define a space.

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Looking to enhance your kitchen with a stunning quartz backsplash? Quartz backsplashes are a sleek and striking way to set your space apart. With an array of stunning quartz designs, a Cambria backsplash can take your kitchen or bathroom from beautiful to breathtaking.

Here are five ways a quartz backsplash and countertop combination can truly make a stunning space.

1. Create a Captivating Focal Point with a Quartz Backsplash Behind the Range or Sink

A desire for connecting with nature guides today’s biophilic inspired interior design. Natural woods illuminated with natural light practically beg to be paired with a quartz backsplash design like Hawksmoore™ with its creamy palette crossed with organic chocolate brown striations.

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Layers of light wood tones with accents of greenery create a connection to the natural world in this minimalist kitchen designed by Sustainable 9. Photo by Spacecrafting

We love the symmetry created in these spaces with a Cambria quartz backsplash taking center stage. When aligned with a range and statement hood, a quartz backsplash with bold movement like Brittanicca Matte™ or Skara Brae™ creates a commanding focal point.

This dreamy blue kitchen features a custom Brittanicca Matte backsplash that slides to reveal hidden storage. Paired with a black and brass range hood, the marble-like quartz backsplash is both luxe and practical. See more blue kitchens with Cambria quartz surfaces.

A grand kitchen with a blue center island topped with white quartz countertops, matching quartz backsplash, wooden beams on the ceiling, black and gold hood over the range, and lots of natural light

A Brittanicca Matte backsplash adds a beautiful, functional focal point in this high-contrast blue kitchen from Jean Stoffer Design and Kenowa Builders. Photo by Stoffer Photography Interiors.

Paired with a custom hood, Skara Brae lends earthen-luxe elegance and old-world charm to this striking farmhouse kitchen. This statement-making quartz backsplash features olive and taupe tones and translucent veining.

A traditional kitchen with white cabinets, wooden beams on the ceiling, large central island with barstools and quartz countertops with matching quartz backsplash, bold brown and tan hood, and pendant lighting.

A grand space requires a statement-making design like Skara Brae for a quartz backsplash and countertops. Kitchen by Doni Flanagan and Justin Doyle Homes.

In more minimal spaces, a quartz backsplash can help define a focal point and create visual interest. In this studio kitchen, a Brittanicca Matte backsplash creates a focal point with bold gray veining behind the sink area. Matte black appliances and dark tile create contrast on either side to make the quartz backsplash pop.

A modern kitchen with white quartz countertops and matching quartz backsplash, white cabinets, open shelving with black tile backsplash behind it, and six leather barstools

Brittanicca Matte makes for a powerful backsplash focal point in Studio 125 from Wit & Delight.

2. Choose a Quartz Backsplash Design with Bold Veining


Black and white remain a classic choice in interior design. An Oakleigh™ countertop and backsplash creates coordination and a spark of individuality with its deep black veins juxtaposed with understated gold. Photo by Real Tours Photography

Incorporate flowing movement in your kitchen as you choose what kind of design you like best. Choosing your countertops is a big decision. If you’ve fallen in love with a Cambria design for your countertops, you can maximize the beauty and the benefits by extending the design to your backsplash.

A coordinating backsplash creates a cohesive look and brings the design features of your countertops into a broader view so you can appreciate the movement and depth from all angles. You’ll also boost the enjoyment of your kitchen with a fuss-free Cambria backsplash. A sleek alternative to a tile backsplash, Cambria quartz surfaces are durable and easy to clean, with no grout lines to contend with.

Designs like Brittanicca™, Brittanicca Warm™, and Brittanicca Gold Warm™ feature flowing movement, making them some of our favorites to achieve this look.

A kitchen with emerald green cabinets, white quartz countertops, bronze accents, and wood and metal barstools.

A Brittanicca backsplash and countertops contrast emerald green cabinets in this chic farmhouse kitchen from Rooted KC.

If you love clean, streamlined spaces or worry you’ll tire of a backsplash tile in a few years, this single-stone style may be perfect for you. It’s also ideal if you’d like to incorporate a unique nook such as a mini bar, coffee station, or workspace in your kitchen.

a clean kitchen with a white island topped with white quartz countertops, whicker style bar stools, and a dry bar with small wine refrigerator and quartz backsplash.

A Brittanicca backsplash is a stunning and stain-resistant backdrop to this mini bar in this white kitchen from Jacyln Peters Design. Photo by Ariana Tennyson.

3. Add Drama and Contrast with a Full-Height Quartz Backsplash

Some spaces simply demand drama, and a full-height Cambria backsplash that functions like a feature wall is a sophisticated and elegant way to achieve it. Choose two complementary quartz designs for the backsplash and the countertops, with a distinct backsplash design extending up to the ceiling and outward to the cabinetry or windows. For a statement wall effect, we recommend pairing a bolder Cambria quartz design for the full-height backsplash to contrast a more subtle or monochromatic Cambria quartz design for the countertops.

Boldly patterned backsplashes are on trend, and Cambria has many showstopping designs to perfect the look. Some options we love include Galloway™, with dramatic veining and mixed metal tones, and Brittanicca, with luxe marbled veining.

Kitchen with black cabinets, bodly veined quartz countertops and backsplash, wooden columns, ceilings, and floors, and plenty of natural light.

A full-height Galloway backsplash makes a stunning feature wall in this kitchen by Square Footage. Photo by Valerie Wilcox.

This statement quartz backsplash look is a great option if you have unique features such as vaulted ceilings or exposed beams you want to highlight. A quartz backsplash with movement is also a great way to create height if you want to draw the eye up in a smaller space.

A luxurious modern kitchen with a full-height quartz backsplash, double waterfall-edge island, a white table with white and gold tables, and lots of natural light.

The bold movement of a Brittanicca backsplash contrasts crisp, monochromatic White Cliff™ countertops in this space by Bryan Baeumler and Sara Baeumler.

If you’re drawn to the idea of a feature wall, a quartz backsplash is more powerful than paint or wallpaper—especially with both the beauty and performance of Cambria. Find Cambria quartz designs that mix and match well, or look for the related designs recommended for each design in the Cambria design palette.

4. Choose a Bold Quartz Color or Design for Your Bathroom Backsplash

Kitchens aren’t the only place where a quartz backsplash is a smart investment. Cambria quartz surfaces are nonporous and nonabsorbent, ideal for a bathroom backsplash in addition to the vanity countertops. Because no water is absorbed, Cambria offers a hygienic surface unlike any other stone—keeping mold, mildew, and bacteria at bay. The continuous look from countertops to backsplash makes a bold and stunning statement, showcasing the beauty of the stone with mesmerizing depth.

Cambria Products showcased in Weehawken apartment. Photography by ©John Muggenborg.


The multi-hued tones of Brittanicca Gold Warm™ add a calming breath of life to this understated space.

For a master bath or powder room, consider extending the backsplash to the ceiling for a high-impact style or opt for a partial backsplash to create an easy-clean zone where water tends to collect.

Bathroom with black cabinets and gold fixtures with Summerhill quartz countertops

A Summerhill™ bathroom backsplash offers a sleek stone look paired with matte black wall-mounted faucet in this space from Jacyln Peters Design.

5. Create an Open and Airy Effect with a Subtle White Marbled Quartz Backsplash

If you’re dreaming of an open, airy space with understated elegance, you can create a marbled-wall effect with a white quartz backsplash in one of Cambria’s many marble-alternative designs. Designs like Torquay™ and Swanbridge™ 
offer subtle marbled veining that adds light texture and a pristine feel.

A modern black and white kitchen with black cabinets with gold accents, white quartz countertops, black appliances, a black hood over range, and overhead lighting.
A kitchen island topped with a double waterfall-edge quartz countertop with three barstools and a built-in sink with overhead lighting and wooden flooring.

Torquay creates a subtle marbled texture behind a statement range and open shelving in this kitchen by Glucksteinhome. Photo by Brandon Barre.

The streamlined transition from quartz countertops to a quartz backsplash creates almost a floating look, allowing chic décor selections to pop against a stunning stone canvas.

a kitchen with light green lower cabinets, white upper cabinets, both with gold handles, a farmhouse sink with silver faucet, and a Smeg toaster sitting on the countertop.

Effortless and elegant, Torquay’s marbled beauty creates a serene palette paired with sage cabinets and mixed metals in Jaclyn Johnson’s green and white kitchen.

a kitchen with emerald green lower cabinets, a white dishwasher with gold handle, white quartz countertops, with a picture, vase, and plant sitting on top of the counters

A Torquay backsplash is a glam backdrop for décor in this vibrant kitchen space featured at KBIS from GE Appliances.

See more marble-look backsplashes in our kitchen layouts blog post, featuring a double-island kitchen and a peninsula kitchen with Torquay.

If you crave more movement in your marbled-white quartz, designs like Delgatie™ and Ironsbridge™ offer tone-on-tone texture and organic cross-veining.

a traditional kitchen with white cabinets, white quartz countertops, and a bold blue range and hood with silver buttons and accents

Delgatie creates a cascading tone-on-tone effect as a backsplash and countertops in this blue-and-white kitchen.

A kitchen with an island topped with gray and white veined quartz countertops with a range in the background and a quartz backsplash.

An Ironsbridge backsplash complements a Skara Brae island in this space from Bobeche Interiors.

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