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8 eye-catching kitchen splashback options for crisp white interiors

We’ll show you several stunning splashback ideas that will make a white kitchen standout.
kitchen splashback

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. From all the latest and most popular kitchen splashback designs this year, here are our top picks: 

Penny tile splashback

These tiles may be tiny, but they make a huge impact in the kitchen.

Broadwater Grey Mix Gloss Penny Round Mosaic Tile

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.

Forbes Encaustic Look Blue Tile in 2020 | Blue tiles, Black tiles, Encaustic cement tile

Product: Forbes Encaustic Look Black Tile ($53/m2) in tilecloud.com.au

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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.

Stanmore Matt Charcoal Concrete Look Hexagon Tile

Product: Stanmore Matt 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.

Noosa Matt Travertine Look Grey Tile | Grey tiles, Travertine, Tiles online

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.

Engineered Stone Benchtops Melbourne, Stone Benchtops Melbourne | Australia Stone Expert

Product: Calacatta Classic Engineered Marble Slab from Caesarstone.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.

Aranda Gloss Smoke Grey Subway Tile | Grey subway tiles, Subway tile, Smoke grey

Product: Aranda Gloss Smoke Grey Subway Tile ($111/m2) in tilecloud.com.au

Glass splashback

Coloured mosaic glass splashback offers a lovely visual and texture in a white kitchen.

Prevelly Glazed Dark Blue Square Tile | TileCloud | Avaliable @ tilecloud. com.au | Square tile, Blue square, Stone store

Product: Daylesford Gloss Slate Glass Square Blue Mosaic Tile ($24/sheet) on tilecloud.com.au

Metallic splashback

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.

Copper Large Rough Cast Wall & Ceiling Panels

Product: Large Rough Cast design pressed in Copper by Pressed Tin Panels® Pty Ltd

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