Kitchen Splashback Trends – Neutral Textures

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What is the Kitchen Splashback?

The design directions of the kitchen splashback a significant decision in the design of your dream kitchen. Splashbacks in kitchens no longer just protect walls from liquids and fat spills. The kitchen splashbash is now an integral part to set the stage of the kitchen. With an infinite range of materials, such as glass, wood, metals, composites, ceramics, tiles and stone mean that the humble splashback comes front and centre in the design stakes.

Shades of Grey

beautiful warm grey tiles kitchen splash back
beautiful warm grey tiles kitchen splashback (image ElleDecor.com – Douglas Friedman)

This glamorous and chic NYC kitchen embraces a multi-hued warm grey with tiles from Walter Zanger and is coupled with walls and cabinets painted in Benjamin Moore’s Stonington Gray™. The tiles are rustically irregular, but the sheen and hue, add radiance and light reflection. The marble bench tops add another level to the symphony of grey. The result is a glamorous kitchen splashbash without being gauche.

Contrasting Materials and Textures

The use of a range of materials with a variety of textures is very big this year. Mixing the shiny with the matte, rough combined with the shiny.

Rough cut marble titles with a copper range and polished marble benches (Kitchen Style, LLC)
Rough cut marble titles with a copper range and polished marble benches (Kitchen Style, LLC)
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White horizontal tiled kitchen splashback contracts with the copper pipe and stone bench top (Suruta Architects)
Pure white rectangular tiled kitchen splashback with rustic and metallic surfaces (Redesign London Limited)
Pure white rectangular tiled kitchen splashback with rustic and metallic surfaces (Redesign London Limited)

Tiled Splashbacks

Tiles have always been popular, but this year they are making a comeback, away from the smooth glass of many modern kitchens to mosaic and tiled finishes.

Tiles making a comeback (houseofhome.com.au)
Tiles making a comeback (houseofhome.com.au)

According to houseofhome.com.au:

” There’s going to be a slight shift away from Subway tiles with more people opting for beautiful 60mm round mosaics or hand made textured 150 x 150mm porcelain tiles. “

Stone Splashbacks

The popularity of the shiny white cube is waning in favour of a more tactile and “at-home” feeling. Stone is a way to add texture to your kitchen splashback. Stone splashbacks that bring character, warmth and texture. People in the past have been reluctant to use tiles for splash backs due to the grout, but grout is much more advanced now and is a breeze to keep clean.

Stone and tile kitchen splashbacks
Stone and tile kitchen splashbacks (The Kitchen Design Centre)

Finger or Kit Kat Tiles

This style of kitchen splashback is also very popular at the moment. The tiles care thing and long and are stacked horizontally across. 

Finger tiles are very popular in 2017
Finger tiles are a beautiful way to use tiles in a different way (Beaumont Tiles)
Finger tiles kitchen splashbacks are a creative way to decorate the kitchen (houzz.com.au)
Finger tiles splashbacks are a creative way to decorate the kitchen (houzz.com.au)

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  1. I like your tip to use stone splashbacks for your kitchen because they add texture to the walls. My wife wants to do some remodeling in our kitchen including the splashback. After reading this article, I’ll be more able to decide what material to use.

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