Kitchen splashback ideas

Design and decor ideas

A splashback is essential when designing a stylish but functional kitchen space, but it’s important any addition blends in with the rest of your space while providing an easy-to-clean surface

Stylish splashbacks

Investing in an excellent splashback 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 splashback will play a pivotal role in doing so.

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

You should choose a colour that complements your kitchen to tie the design together.

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, so it's important they're positioned with a clear path to each.

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 décor 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. Here are just a few ways you can incorporate colour into your kitchen.

Patterned style splashback

Make a statement with a patterned style splashback.

If your 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 – any more 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.

Patterned style splashback

Block coloured splashback

Make a statement in a minimalist kitchen with a block coloured splashback.

Take tiles halfway up the wall to give just the right amount of colour, and keep surrounding ornaments, appliances and utensils simple.

Once you’ve decided on the shade of the tiles for your splashback, you could consider carrying the colour outside the kitchen into adjoining rooms with accessories and soft furnishings, such as rugs and cushions.

Monochrome splashback

Black tiles are the perfect accompaniment to an all-white kitchen.

Tile the full length of your 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 bright pendant lighting, plants or soft furnishings.

Monochrome splashback

White tile splashback

Brighten up your kitchen with a white tile splashback.

White tiles look clean and fresh in any kitchen – against all-white cabinets or in contrast to coloured wall and cabinetry.

With a choice of shapes and sizes, as well as the option of gloss, matt or a textured finish, tile vertically or horizontally to create the desired effect, for the perfect kitchen splashback design. After all, the classic white tile never goes out of fashion!

Kitchen splashback materials

A splashback is there to protect your kitchen walls and work area, as well as complete the look.

Your kitchen splashback should be both stylish and functional. So, it needs to be durable, waterproof, non-flammable and easy to clean.

Read on to discover some of the most common materials to use in your kitchen splashback designs.

Rhino Glass

Rhino glass is a very popular choice for kitchens at the moment.

Available in a wide range of colours, Rhino Glass can be used in almost any kitchen space. 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. This means it’s super easy to keep clean and hygienic.

Rhino Glass


Tiles have been the traditional choice for many homeowners over the years.

Still incredibly popular as a splashback material, tiles 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.


Tek Wall

Give your kitchen a seamless, streamlined finish with a Tek Wall splashback.

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.

Tek Wall

Choose your perfect splashback

Still struggling to visualise your dream kitchen splashback design?

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, colours, and materials, to help decide which splashbacks will work best in your kitchen. Alternatively, you can book a visit to one of our showrooms