Kitchen Splashback Ideas | 6 Hot Ideas For Your 2023 Renovation

From cabinets to countertops, flooring to lighting – there’s a lot to consider when renovating your kitchen. 

Your splashback may not be at the top of your design to-do list, but it certainly plays a big role in bringing together your overall kitchen design. 

Making any design choices can be daunting and that’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you discover some unique and creative kitchen splashback ideas.

Why your splashback matters

Splashbacks play an important role in protecting your wall from moisture, heat, and grease. But it’s more than just a practical necessity; it’s also an opportunity to add a pop of colour, texture, or pattern to your kitchen. 

They also are a huge part of bringing all of your kitchen design elements together, as well as being a significant design feature on their own. It’s also a chance to add a luxury look and feel to your kitchen space. Here at The Maker Designer Kitchens, we’re here to help you achieve that.

Unique and creative kitchen splashback ideas

Getting started with the design can be the most difficult part. And whether you’re looking for something bold and eye-catching or subtle and sophisticated, we’ve got you covered. Here are six creative kitchen splashback ideas for your 2023 kitchen renovation:

1. Embrace dramatic veins

There’s nothing more powerful than richly veined marble, and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t embrace this look for your splashback. If you are already using a luxury veined style stoned for your benchtops, why not continue it up and across your splashback.

Stone benchtops and matching splashbacks can create drama in kitchens that have single colour cabinetry, becoming one of the standout features. 

For this sophisticated look shown below we have used Caesarstone’s Statuario Maximus to achieve this showstopping effect.


2. Dial up the luxe factor with natural stone

A natural stone splashback creates a unique one off look that is exclusive to your kitchen. This is because no two pieces of natural stone are the same. 

Natural stone offers a multitude of options when it comes to colours and textures, making it a versatile material that can help you achieve your desired kitchen design aesthetic. With a wide range of natural variations and unique patterns, stone can add depth and character to your kitchen design. Whether you prefer a subtle, neutral colour scheme or a bold, dramatic look, there is a stone option that can complement your vision.

In the project shown below we have used a beautiful natural granite on the benchtops and splashback as a feature. The granite has a brushed finish and shows off a unique speckled grey appearance with ruby red flecks throughout.


3. Get creative with tile

When you think of kitchen splashback tiles ideas, one word should spring to mind: texture. 

Splashbacks are notoriously smooth and clean surfaces. But there’s no rule saying you can’t mix things up. One way to achieve a unique feel is by introducing tiles to create unusual patterns and textures to your space, on your kitchen walls and yes, your splashback.

Whether you’re working with matte, white or coloured tiles, ensuring that their placement is both intentional and synchronised within your overall design is key. The white Kitkat mosaic tiles shown in the project below are a stunning way to let texture take control by applying them from benchtop to ceiling. Click here to view more images of this project.

We recommend steering clear of rougher surfaces such as exposed brick as they can be a magnet for dirt and grease. 



4. Play with glass

Window splashbacks work in most kitchen styles, offering both functionality and aesthetic appeal. When strategically positioned near landscaped areas of your garden or other scenic outdoor features, they can create a seamless connection between your indoor and outdoor living spaces. 

Window splashbacks for kitchens are ideal for young families and parents who want to keep a watchful eye on the kids outside while preparing family meals on the inside. Glass also helps you bring more natural light into the kitchen, which adds beautiful balance to darker toned kitchens.


5. Go metallic

Cool and clever, metallic splashbacks are an ode to the chef’s kitchen that we’ve all dreamed of having at some point in our lives. Whether you’re perfecting an industrial kitchen or an eclectic look, stainless splashbacks are more than just a neat trend. 

Highly durable, and easy to clean, there’s a reason all chefs stand by this material. We recommend combining stainless steel with neutral colours blacks and charcoals for a smooth, clean look.

6. Floating features

Levels are always important to your kitchen design, and your splashback is the ideal canvas on which to have a bit of fun with your appliances, or floating shelving which can add a playful touch to your design. 

Floating feature shelves are also a great way to make everyday appliances more accessible, or even include timeless art pieces in your overall design.


Choose a splashback that compliments the overall kitchen design

Whatever design elements you choose, make sure you don’t do it in isolation. Your splashback should be a crowning jewel in your kitchen, but shouldn’t steal the show. It needs to work with other design elements in your kitchen to provide a stunning, yet practical backdrop to your kitchen workspace. 

Transform your space with The Maker Designer Kitchens

If you’re looking for a kitchen remodel that delivers both luxury and functionality, look no further than The Maker Designer Kitchens. Our team of interior designers are ahead of the pack when it comes to the latest kitchen trends and kitchen styles, and pride ourselves on creating bespoke designs that are both beautiful and practical for modern kitchens. 

Our team of expert designers are ready to work closely with you to design, build and install the luxury kitchen of your dreams. Contact us today to get started.

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