If you want an elegant or rustic look, you will just love having a copper tile back-splash. Copper tile has that ageless appeal that reaches as far back as 6000 B.C. to ancient Egypt, then copper started out as jewelry fit for only the Pharaohs to wear since it was considered to be such a precious metal. However, once they learned how to hammer the copper out into sheets, it was then used to make tools for building and copper tile to decorate their buildings. Among other reasons they used copper for tiling is that copper is resistant to deep corrosion, meaning that it does not rust. That made it ideal for tiling the buildings. When it is exposed to dampness, all that copper will do is go from a reddish-orange to reddish-brown.
If you prefer to be the do it yourself type person then making your own copper tile back splash can be just the project for you, and the great thing will be that it will be totally unique because you are the one who designed it. All that it takes is a sheet of copper, a ball peen hammer, towels, a sheet of plywood and some skill and imagination.