It is no secret that a kitchen can be launched from ordinary to unique with a well-chosen splashback. It may even be updated with less cost than replacing an entire kitchen. A kitchen with an otherwise neutral palette can be given a bright pop of colour, textural interest or rustic charm just by selecting  kitchen splashbacks that sing. 

 

 

Various budgets are catered for in kitchen wall cladding. It is worth keeping in mind that while some materials are listed as more expensive below, if the area to be clad is small, then opting for a high-end material will not blow the budget and may add that important wow-factor. There are also economies in going large scale.  

 

 

Individual style is expressed in all facets of our lives and as the kitchen is the hub and heart of the home, our personal style should be included. A carefully chosen splashback can really make a kitchen come to life.  Here are 5 smart kitchen splashbacks.

 

Ceramic Tile 

 

 

Ceramic tiles have always been a popular option for kitchens. These types of tiles can be affordable and come in a huge range of colours and textures to suit different looks and needs. Tiles that mimic the metro tiles effects are now available and very popular for a vintage twist in a kitchen.

 

 

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Image Credit: Roundhouse Design

 

Corian 

 

 

Corian is an acrylic coating, which can scratch easily, however it may be polished by hand to remove scratches. Some great features of Corian are that an almost seamless join may be achieved, it can be moulded to a great extent and it can be backlit. 

 

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Image Credit: David Giles 

Kitchen designed by: Amberth 

 

 

Natural Stone  

 

 

Marble has been the number one choice for Mediterranean kitchen surfaces for centuries. It is hard and adequately moisture resistant and due to is natural veining can hide cooking splatters and condensation. Over time, natural stone will develop a patina due to oil absorption from cooking. Backlighting marble can enhance the variation in the stone and provide brilliant wow-factor.  

 

kitchen splashbacks

 

 

Image Credit: David Giles 

Kitchen designed by: Amberth 

 

 

Toughened Glass 

 

 

The toughened glass may be painted on the reverse in a great variety of colours. Although painted glass has a certain level of opacity, it should be noted that if holes are left in the wall they may be visible through the splashback and should be dealt with prior to installation. Glass splashbacks suit any kitchen style and lighting directed towards your glass splashback can add atmosphere, wow-factor and amp up the style. 

 

 

kitchen splashbacks

 

 

Image Credit: David Giles 

Kitchen designed by: Amberth 

 

 

Stainless Steel

 

 

Stainless steel can be very difficult to clean to a satisfactorily uniform look. Much of the stainless steel on kitchen appliances, such as fridges, has an easy clean coating on it to limit streaking. While stainless steel is easy to wipe and disinfect, it is difficult to achieve a streak-free appearance but this can soften the hardness of a modern space. 

 

 

kitchen splashbacks

 

 

 

Image Credit: David Giles 

Kitchen designed by: Amberth