A Shiplap backsplash tends to give your space a farmhouse kitchen look, yet when combining it with more modern elements, this effect can be more modest and subtle. Adding shiplap backsplashes doesn’t have to completely transform your kitchen, it can be a subtle design detail as the kitchens in this list will show you.
White shiplap underneath a sloped roof
Kitchens underneath a sloped roof always require smart design solutions. In this cozy attic kitchen, the shiplap backsplash continues up until the point where the ceiling gets sloped, which adds a nice visual effect to the space.
The ceiling and walls above the shiplap have been treated with a beautiful
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Ceiling-high vertical shiplap backsplash
The light gray cabinets in this kitchen are finished off with a white shiplap backsplash that continues on the wall behind the kitchen dining table. The white and gray color combination also comes back in the tile pattern painted on the kitchen floor.
Tone-on-tone shiplap kitchen backsplash
The limestone countertop adds a modern texture to the kitchen design, while the farmhouse sink and the rail with the copper pans add a classic farmhouse touch to this dream kitchen.
White cabinets combined with white shiplap
The white glass cabinets combined with the white backsplash make this classic farmhouse kitchen light and airy, while the bottom sage green cabinets pair up so nicely with the green wallpaper on the wall at the dining table.
The bottom cabinets have wood paneling as well, matching the pattern of the shiplap kitchen backsplash in an elegant way and the space is even finished off with a shiplap ceiling.
Farmhouse-style cabinets finished off with tone-on-tone shiplap
This farmhouse kitchen is finished off with a sage green kitchen backsplash made out of shiplap and brass hardware combined with brass details on the stainless steel stove top to add some elegance to this classic design.
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White shiplap walls on top of white marble countertops
Rather than going for a yellow backsplash, the kitchen was finished off with off-white shiplap boards that make the white trim on the ceiling and the white countertops stand out. The off-white makes the kitchen design look calm and elegant, while the brass peg rail and the brass sconces finish the look off nicely.
A sage green shiplap backsplash on one side of the kitchen
If you don’t want your kitchen backsplash to be the same in your entire kitchen, you can always opt for a single wall made out of shiplap. By painting the shiplap in the same color as the kitchen cabinets, the look is subtle and down to earth.
White shiplap backsplash behind the white cabinets on the top half
The white cabinets on the top in this kitchen layout are hung up against a kitchen backsplash made out of white shiplap for a subtle effect that brings out the beautiful historic window trim in the space.
On the other side of the kitchen a tile backsplash is used by the white range hood, also covered in tiles for more variety in the interesting material palette.
Shaker cabinets finished off with an off-white shiplap backsplash
The off-white shiplap kitchen backsplash is the perfect finishing touch to this sage-green kitchen with beige limestone countertops and chrome hardware. The interior design of the shaker cabinets is quite minimal and modern, yet by applying the shiplap, it gets a traditional farmhouse touch.
White shiplap backsplash with white shaker cabinets
The white shaker cabinets, white shiplap kitchen backsplash, and white door frames in this kitchen stand out brightly against the subtle sage green wall color.
Only a small part of the kitchen has been treated with shiplap, which makes its effect even more subtle. The fluted design of the foot of the table mimics the lines in the shiplap, which makes them match together so nicely.
Vertical shiplap on the kitchen walls
The shiplap kitchen backsplash in this space has been painted in a sage green tone that is just a few shades lighter than the color of the cabinets, which has an interesting effect on the space.
The shiplap is continued over the entire kitchen walls for an impressive effect and the contrast of the black countertops and the black lamps adds a modern touch.
To finish the look off, a peg rail was added that spreads over the entire length of counter top.
A horizontal shiplap backsplash in off-white
While all the examples in the list so far use vertical shiplap, this sage green kitchen has an off-white horizontal shiplap backsplash that pairs up nicely with the stained wood countertop and brings out the white crown molding on the ceiling.
On the section by the window, where no upper cabinets are installed, the shiplap goes all the way up, while on the other side, it functions as a backsplash in between the lower and upper cabinets.
A gray marble countertop combined with a white shiplap kitchen backsplash
The white shiplap backsplash is very subtle in combination with the white walls and the white shaker cabinets, yet by placing wooden planks on top, it serves as a subtle focal point in the space.
The gray marble countertop and the black hardware add a contrasting modern element to this otherwise farmhouse-style kitchen design.
A shiplap kitchen backsplash on one side of the kitchen
This kitchen uses two color palettes on each side. The off-white cabinets on the left are finished off with a white range hood on a white wall, while the right side of the kitchen has been painted in a sage green color.
The sage green cabinets have been finished off by a sage green shiplap backsplash that also serves as a backrest for the seating bench by the dining table.
A shiplap backsplash behind a wood floating shelf set
The shiplap kitchen backsplash in this kitchen was added above a narrow white marble backsplash and integrates seamlessly with the open shelving in the same color. Since the walls have been painted in the same color well, it’s the white marble that really stands out in this kitchen design, yet the shiplap really adds a subtle farmhouse touch.
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Shiplap boards on the entire wall above the kitchen
The walls in this two-tone kitchen have been finished off with off-white shiplap boards in the same off-white color as the upper cabinets and the open shelving for a light look. The bottom