Adding a statement splashback to a white kitchen is a great way to add personality and interest to the space. When making your selection, bear in mind that a splashback can take up a large amount of space in your kitchen, and is often the first thing you see when you walk into the room, so it’s important to get it right.
When selecting a splashback colour and material, consider not just the various elements in your kitchen (cabinetry, appliance materials, tapware and handles, for example), but the colours and finishes in adjoining rooms too. We always reiterate to our clients the importance of a balanced, cohesive look. Our decades of experience as a Wagga builder have continuously shown us just how important the flow of your home is.
Here at Hurst Homes we LOVE a white kitchen. It makes the space feel larger, clean and is a timeless look that can simply be styled to stay up-to-date with current trends. Patterned tiles and penny round tiles are trending for splashbacks right now. However, if you find this look too bold for your taste, there are plenty of alternatives that will look great in a white kitchen.
Large tiles (such as 600 x 600 millimetres or 300 x 1200 millimetres) have become increasingly popular for splashbacks, and we’re often seeing floor tiles used here too. Contrasting grout lines (such as white tiles with black grout) can add interest to a plain white or neutral kitchen.
In the kitchen above we used over sized tiles with a subtle texture, to create contrast whilst maintaining a cohesive look.
Patterned tiles allow you to make a real statement in a white kitchen, and you’ll find a vast range of styles on offer. Make a statement with bold patterned tiles, or lay a basic white tile in an unusual pattern, such as a herringbone layout, for subtle interest.
A glass splashback is a great option for a white kitchen, as you can choose just about any colour you like and add in texture for interest – all while having a splashback that is hardwearing and easy to clean. Add drama with bold-coloured glass, or go for a subtle look with a neutral tone. Slump glass (where the texture is on the back of the glass) is another option, and there are many styles to choose from.
One of the most popular looks for a contemporary kitchen is to use the same stone on both splashback and benchtop. It’s a simple and sophisticated look, and creates a sense of cohesion in the space. Reconstituted stone is a smart alternative to natural stone – it’s durable and easier to maintain than its natural equivalent.
Metallic or pressed-metal tiles are another look to consider for a white kitchen, and will make a great feature of your splashback. Pressed-metal tiles are emerging as a trend in kitchens, and come in subtle shades of white, grey, charcoal and blue that look great in white, provincial-style kitchens.
Selections can often feel overwhelming, but rest assured our experienced design consultants can help you to create a home you will love for years to come. Contact us and start building your dream home today. Call 02 6921 9988 to organise your free no-obligation building consultation.
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