A white kitchen is timeless, but it’s boring without stylish decor. One element that offers the biggest difference in terms of design is the kitchen splashback. It takes up a large amount of wall space and it’s often the first thing people see in the room.
Get creative with your kitchen splashback. Your choice will contribute greatly to your kitchen’s overall look.
How to choose a statement splashback
In open-plan spaces, choose a splashback that will adorn the kitchen and the adjacent areas as well.
Our top picks
Here are the latest and most popular kitchen splashback designs this year:
Penny tile splashback
These tiles may be tiny, but they make a huge impact in the kitchen.
Product: Broadwater Grey Mix Gloss Penny Round Mosaic Tile ($10) in tilecloud.com.au
Moroccan tile splashback
These tiles possess a highly decorative pattern that serves as a focal point in the kitchen. It can hide the dirt and stains that stick to it. (You still need to clean your splashback tho.)
Product: Forbes Encaustic Look Black Tile ($53/m2) in tilecloud.com.au
Cement tile splashback
It is important to choose a tile design which you can tolerate for a long period of time. Cement-looking tiles offer a modern beauty.
Product: Stanmore Matt Black Concrete Look Hexagon Tile ($316/m2) in tilecloud.com.au
Floor tile splashback
Some designers already use the 600x600mm tiles as kitchen splashbacks. Don’t hesitate to experiment. If you think the tile will work as a splashback, consider doing it.
Product: Noosa Matt Travertine Look Beige Tile ($61/m2) in tilecloud.com.au
Uniform benchtop and splashback material
We’re fans of using the same stone on the benchtop and the splashback. It looks cohesive and sophisticated, and it’s very simple to build. Use luxurious-looking stone tiles if you want a cosmopolitan vibe in your kitchen.
Product: Calacatta Classic Engineered Marble Slab from asestone.com.au
Subway tiles laid in a pattern
Square subway tiles are classic building materials and laying them in unusual patterns will create a statement. The same dramatic look will be achieved when you use uniquely shaped ones. Consider using a darker or lighter grout to give it a modern appeal. This will outline the tile shape, helping the pattern to stand out.
Product: Aranda Gloss Smoke Grey Subway Tile ($111/m2) in tilecloud.com.au
Coloured mosaic glass splashback offers a lovely visual and texture in a white kitchen.
Product: Daylesford Gloss Slate Glass Square Blue Mosaic Tile ($24/sheet) on tilecloud.com.au
Metallic or pressed-metal tiles have a lustrous look which serves as a focal point in the kitchen. Try using copper splashbacks for a modern, Earthy look.
Product: Large Rough Cast design pressed in Copper by Pressed Tin Panels® Pty Ltd