If you’re thinking about upgrading your kitchen, installing a new splashback is a great place to start. There are dozens of designs available that will help you create the kitchen of your dreams, from budget-friendly DIY solutions to more bespoke luxury choices. To whittle down your options, start by identifying the aesthetic and style that you’d like your kitchen to have. Then, look through some of the most popular kitchen splashbacks, as well as some more creative alternatives, to see which styles fit your vision.
To help you do just that, splashback and worktop manufacturer, CreoGlass Design, has compiled a list of 8 kitchen splashback ideas that will transform your kitchen and keep your home looking beautiful for years to come!
1. Subway tiles
If you’re going for a classic look, you can’t go wrong with subway tiles. These tiles are incredibly versatile and can be used in a variety of different colours and styles. Whether you choose a white tile for a minimalist look, a bright colour, or a pattern that will be reminiscent of a Tuscan villa, there are plenty of options out there. In every case, the result will be a durable kitchen splashback that will be easy to clean and effective in protecting your walls. You could also use contrasting grouting as a statement.
2. Mirrored splashback
Mirrored splashbacks help make the most of the natural light filtering into your kitchen. They can be chosen based on several design preferences. These include modern, smoky glass or antique glass splashbacks to complement a more vintage look. Either way, a mirrored splashback will give your kitchen a unique detail that enhances its natural beauty!
3. Exposed brick
Brick is very much in these days, and with the classic, rustic look it provides, it’s no wonder. Exposed brick fireplaces and statement walls are relatively common, but the idea of an exposed brick splashback might be a new concept to you. Whether you opt for the totally natural red brick look or you prefer the more neutral white painted version, you’ll enjoy both the durability and timeless beauty of exposed brick throughout your kitchen.
4. Printed glass splashback
If standard details aren’t your cup of tea, the printed glass splashback is perfect for you. Through high-resolution printing, you can customise a printed glass splashback to perfectly match your home’s interior design. Printed glass splashbacks are built to last, easy to clean, and the perfect final touch for your kitchen design.
Copper splashbacks are a beautiful yet practical choice. They can withstand heat and oil splashes, plus they’re easy to clean with minimal join lines. They add lovely rustic warm tones to your space, and you can even match your splashback to copper taps and handle features for a cohesive look.
If you’re feeling crafty, you could DIY a mosaic kitchen splashback (or find a local kitchen specialist to do it for you). Create the feeling of a Mediterranean holiday villa all year round, with a colourful splashback that’s rich with texture. Mosaics are a unique alternative to standard classic tiles. You can recycle old plates, glass, tiles and anything else you can find and, using grout, turn it into a kitchen splashback artwork.
7. CD Mosaic
Who says CDs are a thing of the past? Create a unique and cheap kitchen splashback with your old CDs. I’m sure we’re all guilty of hoarding CDs that we no longer use, so creating an upcycled splashback on a budget is a fantastic way to put them to use. You might also find smashing up your old CDs and turning them into something beautiful therapeutic! The reflective surface will catch the light, increasing the brightness of your kitchen while producing a holographic effect that will move as you do.
8. Window splashback
Creating a window splashback requires much more structural work to your kitchen than other options, but it opens up your kitchen and floods it with extra light. This may well be worth the payoff if increasing space and light in your kitchen is essential to you. It’ll give your kitchen an airy, modern feel, and it might even make doing the washing up more exciting! If you’re faced with an uninspiring view, you can dress the outside of the window with artificial (or real, depending on the upkeep you’re willing to put in) leaf wall panels for a luscious kitchen backdrop.
Regardless of your interior design choices, a splashback can be selected to complement your style and bring your home up a notch. No matter what kitchen splashback idea you choose, as long as you consider the long-term effect and the customisation options, you’re sure to wind up with a gorgeous design that will withstand the test of time and be the perfect home update.
Image credits: CreoGlass Design