An aspect of kitchen design that doesn’t always get the attention it deserves is the splashback. On one hand, you can see how this happens. In a practical sense, a kitchen can be used, if need be, without a splashback too. Generally, it is the splashback that is installed last in a new kitchen. Don’t underestimate how just how important a splashback can be, or how much of an impact it can have on the overall look of a kitchen. A splashback does much more than merely filling in a gap. It does more than simply finishing a space off, it can bring the whole kitchen design together.
Initial decisions about choosing a splashback
Most people will begin by picking their countertop and cabinet colours first – and then consider how the splashback style and colour can tie in. Alternatively, you can start with the colour of the splashback instead, making it a feature of it. Next, you can work your choice of kitchen colours around that. Either approach works well.
The best material for your splashback
Opting for the same material as your countertops creates a real consistency to the overall look of the kitchen. On the flipside, glass is another option.
The right colour for the splashback
If you want the countertop to take centre stage, a minimal and subtle look is probably best for your splashback. This should ensure that attention is not drawn away from the benchtop.
On the other hand, if your countertops have a neutral colour, you might consider adding a splash of colour to the splashback to make it a real focal point and feature of the kitchen.
All in all, you should think about the material, style and colour. A splashback can do very different things design-wise. On one hand, you can create a complementary look that is all about blending in and delivering a calming consistency to the kitchen space. Alternatively, your splashback can be a bold and dramatic design statement. The choice really is yours and very contrasting looks to be just as effective.