Choosing a kitchen splashback to suit your design style can often be a challenge! As cooking shows and competitions get more popular on the telly, it seems more and more are realizing the kitchen is a place to be, not just cook in and get out of. In home decor, the aesthetic express who the dweller is — why should the kitchen be any exception? Adding another facet of personalization in the kitchen can be done through a major refit or a minor upgrade, but for a beautiful piece that can be as high-visibility or low-key as you like, consider adding or changing your kitchen splashback.
Choosing a Kitchen Splashback to Suit your Style
Why not Opt for a Classic and Modern Kitchen Splashback?
To create a clean look for your kitchen, choose a subtle shade in a cool colour, like an olive, grey or blue. Cool tones, especially when subdued, are easier on the eyes, reducing visual distraction. The muted colours also make it much easier to match any other colour palette pre-existing in the kitchen, like a worktop. These 40 kitchen ideas will help you choose the perfect splashback.
Make a Statement Loud and Proud in your Kitchen
For those with a wild, creative side, consider vibrant hues like crimson, emerald green, or a deep, royal purple. While these tones are bright and eye-catching, they’ll still suit a variety of colours and decor to go or contrast with the other fixtures in your kitchen. The cheery colours of splashbacks for your kitchen are sure to add a little fun to the day, no matter how dreary it is.
Glass Splashbacks can be Subtle and Understated
If there are other components in the kitchen that make the design statement, but a unique glass splashback is still desired, consider getting an acid-etched or sandblasted design. This process and create unique textures, or even make the impression of an image on the glass, while not detracting from other design elements.
Choose a Kitchen Splashback that is Spacious and Clean
Mirrored glass splashbacks are another choice for when colour won’t do when it comes to design. Mirrors can refract the light and make the space seem bigger, while fitting in with other metals that are used in kitchen appliances, like chrome and steel. Too much reflection, however, and the kitchen may look like something from a science-fiction movie instead. A clear splashback may be another choice to help refract light while providing less visual distraction. Just make sure the colour of the wall is perfect!
Your Splashback Can Show Off Ultimate Personalization
For those that want a splashback truly unique, think about a digital print on the glass. Images and patterns alike can be transposed from a digital image to the glass, ensuring that what is seen on the screen is what is seen on the glass. Immortalize your favourite moments, or simply choose a custom pattern that suits your space. These digital prints can be done in full colour, ensuring that the picture chosen is just as crisp as it looks in real life.These unique splashback ideas from Ideal Home offer subtle and loud and proud designs.
On top of all of these considerations, lighting is also a big factor. Lighting, especially when placed under the cabinets, can help improve the brightness of the space, as well as improve visibility when using the worktop. Does your kitchen have track lighting running along the length of it, or specific spotlights to help bring visibility to key places? This will affect how the kitchen looks, and in turn, what colour and treatment of the splashback is appropriate for your kitchen. Kitchen Designer, Anne Ellard gives some helpful suggestions when planning your kitchen splashback on Houzz.
Thanks to the almost endless possibilities of customization and design listed above, a glass splashback really is one of the best additions that can be made to a kitchen. When its time to undergo the refit, consider a glass splashback as the focal point of design.
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