Kitchen splashback ideas
Design and decor ideas
Investing in excellent splashbacks is a great way to add style and functionality to your kitchen. As a multifunctional room, used for cooking, dining and entertaining, it's essential that your kitchen is well equipped for any event, and choosing the right splashbacks will play a vital role in creating an outstanding space.
Whether you're renovating your entire kitchen, or just looking to make a few simple updates, a new splashback is the perfect way to give your room a fresh look and feel.
Here are a few tips on what you should consider if you're looking for some new kitchen splashback ideas.
Kitchen splashback colours
The kitchen triangle concept has been around for years, and works by placing the sink, fridge and cooker on three points of a triangle. When you're cooking, you'll move between each of these appliances all the time, so it's important they're positioned so there's a clear path to each. Doing so helps to reduces the distance needed to walk between each while allowing easy access.
If you want a clean and consistent look in your kitchen, choose colours that are similar to your worktops and cabinets, as this will tie the whole design together. By choosing a complementing splashback colour, you can accentuate your decor scheme, and add coherency to a design.
Alternatively, if you're looking to make a statement with your splashbacks, opt for patterned tiles or a contrasting colour to add another accent to your decor.
Kitchen splashback materials
A splashback should be both stylish and functional. It's there to protect your kitchen walls and work area, as well as complete the look, so it needs to be durable, waterproof, non-flammable and easy to clean. Here are some of the most popular materials to use in your kitchen splashback designs.
Rhino Glass is a very popular choice for kitchens at the moment, and it's available in a wide range of colours so it can be used in almost any design. It has a smooth and sleek appearance, which will perfectly complement modern designs, particularly a handleless, streamlined look. As well as being incredibly stylish, Rhino Glass is a particularly popular kitchen splashback material, as there are no crevices or joints to collect dirt or water, so it's easy to keep clean and hygienic.
Tiles have been the traditional choice for many homeowners over the years, as they provide a beautiful and long-lasting look. They're available in a huge variety of styles and finishes, from sleek modern designs, to patterned options that will really give your kitchen that wow factor. Here are just a few ways you can incorporate colour into your kitchen through a splashback:
Patterned style splashback
Make a style statement with a patterned tile splashback. If kitchen walls and cabinets are neutral or pastel shades, then a contrasting pattern can really bring the room to life.
Keep it simple with one or two rows of tiles – anymore, and the pattern could look too overpowering.
Worktops should be clutter free to ensure the pattern remains the focus, while utensils would look fantastic following the same colour scheme.
Block coloured tile splashback
In a minimalist kitchen, one of our favourite kitchen splashback ideas is to use block coloured tiles to make a style statement. Take the tiles halfway up the wall to give just the right amount of colour and keep surrounding ornaments, appliances and utensils simple.
Once you decide on the shade of the tiles, you could consider carrying the colour outside the kitchen into adjoining rooms with accessories and soft furnishings, such as rugs and cushions.
Monochrome tile splashback
Black tiles are the perfect accompaniment to an all-white kitchen. Tile the full length of the wall – from the worktop to the ceiling – to give a striking and sophisticated finish.
Although black is known for revealing even the tiniest of blemishes, gloss tiles are easy to wipe clean, so a daily shine should keep them looking in tip top condition.
Try to use flashes of colour elsewhere in the room to add extra personality – such as a bright pendant lighting, plants or soft furnishings.
White tiles look clean and fresh in any kitchen – against all-white cabinets or contrast to coloured walls and cabinetry.
With a choice of shapes and sizes, gloss, matt or a textured finish, tile vertical or horizontal to create the desired effect, for the perfect kitchen splashback design. After all, the classic white tile never goes out of fashion!
Tek Wall, like Rhino Glass, is a solid fixture without any cracks or joints, making it really simple to keep clean. It comes in a huge selection of colours and styles to complement your work surfaces, and gives your kitchen that seamless, streamlined finish.
If you're still struggling to visualise the space, and which of these kitchen splashback designs are right for you, then why not try our kitchen design tool? Use the tool to experiment with different styles, colour and materials, to help decide which splashbacks will work best in your kitchen. Alternatively, you can book a visit to one of our showrooms.