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Shiplap Backsplash Ideas you are Sure to Love

Shiplap Kitchen Backsplash

Are you looking for shiplap kitchen backsplash ideas for your home’s kitchen? If so, you’re in luck! In this blog post, we will discuss all the shiplap backsplash options that will no doubt help make your kitchen stand out. Whether you are looking for the classic farmhouse look or something more modern, while still using shiplap, we have the perfect inspiration for you! So don’t wait any longer – start browsing through this list today and find the perfect backsplash for your kitchen.

Why Use Shiplap for your Backsplash?

Before we dive into the specific shiplap backsplash options that are out there, let’s quickly touch on why shiplap is a popular choice for kitchen backsplashes. 

Warm & Inviting

Shiplap has a natural warmth and charm about it that will instantly add character to your kitchen. It creates a cozy and welcoming atmosphere, making it the centerpiece of your home.

Clean Lines & Versatile

Shiplap’s clean lines and versatility make it a great choice for any kitchen design. It can be painted, stained, or left in its natural state, allowing you to customize your backsplash to fit your personal decor style.


Shiplap is an affordable option for your kitchen. Tile backsplashes average about $800 – $1000 depending on size and materials selected while a shiplap backsplash costs on average $700 – $800 again depending on size and material quality. Likely no matter your material selection shiplap will almost always be the most inexpensive option.

Easy DIY

Shiplap is also an easy DIY project for those who are looking to save some money on installation costs. With a few tools and some basic woodworking skills, you can easily install the backsplash yourself over a weekend (or a few).


Let’s be honest at this point shiplap is as classic as subway tiles are. Shiplap has gone from being a trend to a mainstay in home design. That being said you won’t have to worry about shiplap going out of style and having to replace it if you decide to sell or just want to modernize your home again.

Shiplap Backsplash Ideas and Inspiration

White Wide Plank Kitchen Backsplash with Open Shelves

How about this kitchen to kick-start this blog post? I love love the look of wide plank shiplap is a really fun twist on a design that everyone has seen before. The addition of white shelves truly sets this design apart. I love the touches of green and natural wood to make this design really POP.

Shiplap Kitchen Backsplash with Floating Shelves 

Lately, I have been obsessed with designing with natural wood. Maybe that’s why this kitchen design appeals to me so much. While the shiplap is painted a bright white there are a ton of natural wood accent pieces in this kitchen from the floating shelves to the range hood and even the flooring. The natural wood and the shiplap flow together nicely and make for a unique and beautiful design.

Shiplap Backsplash Range Hood

The options for a range hood are not usually that great. Often it’s stainless steel and that’s it. Stainless steel can be an eyesore in an otherwise beautiful kitchen. This homeowner resolved that by using shiplap to cover the range hood and now it blends in seamlessly with the rest of the kitchen design it’s a great way to turn an eyesore into a beautiful kitchen focal point.

Blue Cabinets Paired with Shiplap Backsplash

I am still undecided on whether or not I like shiplap in any other color besides white. White to me is what shiplap is. But having an all-white kitchen isn’t for everyone so this kitchen with blue cabinetry is a great way to introduce color to your kitchen while still maintaining the classic white shiplap backsplash. I am not sure about the color of the cabinets seen here but here are a few blue paint colors that I think would look beautiful when paired with farmhouse styled kitchen shiplap.

Vertical Shiplap

Another unique take on a shiplap backsplash is to install it vertically instead of horizontally. This adds a modern touch to the classic shiplap look and creates an interesting visual effect in your kitchen. Pair it with some open shelves or sleek cabinets for a clean and contemporary feel.

Stained Shiplap Kitchen Backsplash

More on my obsession with designing with natural woods. This is probably my favorite kitchen backsplash idea that uses shiplap. I love the medium toned wood stain and how it contrasts with the white walls and stainless steel appliances. Even the bar chairs accent this space nicely. This is a really beautiful design and I am absolutely obsessed. Here are some of my favorite wood stains that would look beautiful when used on shiplap in the kitchen.

Multi-Directional Shiplap Backsplash

Think about using shiplap to create different focal points in your kitchen one of the best ways to do that is by using shiplap in different directions. The seam lines will naturally draw the eye towards the focal point. This style can be used to focus attention on shelves, artwork, or anything else you want people to focus on in the room.

Combination Shiplap + Tile Backsplash

This is probably my second favorite kitchen backsplash design. The main issue I have with shiplap as a backsplash is cooking splashes. How many times have you wiped the backsplash after cooking spaghetti? I am guessing every time. With this idea, you still get shiplap in your kitchen but you also get to add in a fun tile pattern. I think this pattern is perfect to coordinate with shiplap and blue cabinets.

Kitchen Backsplash Pronounced Gaps

There are two ways to handle the seams in your shiplap. 1. you can caulk it and make it blend in seamlessly or 2. you can leave a bit of a gap and have a visual dark line separating each shiplap piece. I have always loved the non caulk option. I think it’s what classic shiplap is and it’s what I expect to see when I am looking at shiplap. This example seems to have larger than usual gaps and I am here for it. This is an excellent way to differentiate your shiplap from all the other shiplap backsplashes out there. Everything about this kitchen screams farmhouse from the farmhouse sink to the white marble countertops and of course the white backsplash.

Green Backsplash

Like I said earlier I prefer my shiplap to be the classic white that we all love (or hate). This green shiplap might just change my mind. This is the perfect shade of green for vertical shiplap. Painting shiplap can really be done in any color you like. Some colors that would look amazing when paired up with shiplap are. Benjamin Moore Kendall CharcoalSherwin Williams Tricorn Black, and Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog.

Two Tone Shiplap

This design is a perfect way to keep your back nice and clean. As I stated earlier one of my concerns about using shiplap in my kitchen as a backsplash is that splashes occur and splashes and white don’t mix all that well. This design solves that problem by painting the lower portion of the shiplap a dark color to hide any stains or damage. This looks to be a combination of either navy blue or black and white but I also think that gray and green paint would also look beautiful.

Peel and Stick Backsplash

I happen to love the idea of using shiplap as my kitchen backsplash sadly though I am a serial renter. This idea is just what I need. This is a peel and stick shiplap design. I have used peel and stick for wallpaper and backsplash before and it holds up really well and looks amazing. When I have used peel and stick backsplash in the past it’s always been a hot topic during get togethers with neighbors and friends. If you are not a fan of this particular design hop on Amazon and find one you like there are tons of designs out there.

POP of Color

Think that white shiplap is boring? Then this might be the idea for you. This designer went with the traditional and classic white shiplap but added an accent wall with a pop of color. This design and its pop of color really give the home a modern feel even if the shiplap does feel a bit of a farmhouse feel to it. The green also allows the shiplap to shine.

Shiplap Backsplash Carried Over to Ceiling

I absolutely adore this small kitchen with a vertical shiplap. To me, this is the perfect start to a beautiful farmhouse kitchen. The cabinets are just the right amount of rustic looking without being too much. Of course, we can not forget about the gorgeous shiplap The vertical shiplap naturally attracts your attention to the high ceilings and makes the space feel more open and inviting. I love how the design is carried over to the ceiling to create a lovely visual effect in a place where plain white is the norm.

Shiplap Backsplash in Closing

Shiplap is a perfect way to add a touch of farmhouse charm while also creating an interesting focal point for your kitchen. Whether you choose to go with a classic white shiplap or experiment with different colors, patterns, or designs, shiplap is a versatile material that can elevate the look of your home’s kitchen. So take the inspiration you gained from this post and get started in creating your very own backsplash.

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