From a practical perspective, you need to have some form of splashback in your kitchen to protect your walls from moisture, heat, oil and food spills. However, they also serve a dual purpose by adding to the aesthetic of the space. Whether you’re into a neutral look or prefer to use your splashbacks as a real feature, you’ll be able to find an option which works for your kitchen – let’s take a look at some of our ideas when it comes to choosing your final look.
1. Herringbone pattern
Although the traditional horizontal subway tile splashback continues to be a perennial favourite, arranging your tiles in a herringbone pattern offers a classic look while also giving a point of difference. A herringbone style splashback is laid in a zig zag pattern and can help add interest in an otherwise relatively simple kitchen design. While many people choose a white subway tile for their herringbone pattern, you can use any style of tile you wish.
2. Geometric shapes
If you want to move away from the traditional rectangular splashback tile but aren’t keen on wild colours, choosing a geometric tile shape is the perfect way to add interest while also keeping a neutral colour scheme. Because of the unusual shape of your tile, keep them plain – adding a textured geometric tile may look a bit too busy. To accentuate the shape of your new splashbacks, you could also consider using a darker coloured grout.
3. Pop of colour
For a way to add interest into your space, consider the option of using coloured splashbacks to act as an eye catching feature. If you’ve opted for neutral cabinetry and benchtops, coloured splashbacks can be a great way to lift the space and reflect your personality. Think about using shades of blue, yellow or red if you want to embrace the current season’s colour trends – you can opt for bright, bold tones or go for a lighter, more subtle hue. Just make sure it’s a colour that you love and are happy to live with.
4. Feature tiles
These days, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a unique splashback. If you’re after something a bit different, look around for tiles that have textures or patterns which suit your style. Whether it’s vibrant Moroccan patterned tiles to add some colour or neutral tiles with intricate textures embedded into the design, don’t be shy about making your splashbacks a feature by experimenting with texture and colour. Remember, your feature splashback doesn’t have to cover the whole kitchen – you can have a predominantly neutral splashback with only small section of feature tiling.
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