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5 sexy kitchen splashback styles we love


When renovating a kitchen, we tend to think of adding extra storage, installing new fittings and improving the layout. But the best way to make a style statement is with the splashback.

It may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but the humble splashback can take up a substantial amount of space in any kitchen, and prove a key element to adding personality and flare.

From tile and glass to mirror-effect and metallic panelling, there’s no end to the options you have when it comes to creating a statement splashback.

We’ve rounded up some of the best styles to consider.

1. Marble splashback

Who doesn’t love a splash of marble in the kitchen? The timeless black and white tones with the natural textures are both luxurious and inviting.

A marble splashback like this one in Fitzroy, VIC, adds understated elegance to any kitchen. Picture:

Another great thing about marble is that it allows you to build on natural textures if you decide to amp up the luxe.

This Fitzroy home is warm and inviting with natural textures, which perfectly complements the use of marble. Picture: Eugene Hyland

2. Window splashbacks

There’s no limit to your splashback styles in 2018.

Modern kitchen designs embrace open-plan living, and kitchens can be situated almost anywhere in the home.

If yours is taking in a view of something special, why not consider opening the wall up to reveal special touches of greenery?

A Richmond, VIC home that takes in the greenery view. Picture:

Get creative with the shape of your living spaces and don’t be afraid to let the light (and the life) in.

This Clovelly home embraces the outside with a window splashback. Picture:

3. Tile splashbacks

When it comes to splashbacks, it doesn’t get more classic than tile. But that doesn’t mean you need to stick to plain Jane choices.

Try some travertine, subway or penny round tiles on for size and watch on as your whole space is taken to the next level.

There’s nothing like travertine tiles to give that sense of beachy relaxation. Picture: Tamara Graham

Subway tiles are the go-to for those after a trendy-yet-timeless kitchen style.

Subway tiles are a timeless and classic touch. Picture: Erinna Giblin

Penny round tiles are a lovely and eclectic choice for those looking for something a little left-of-centre.

Penny round tiles offer a great texture and eye-catching pattern to any space. Picture: Tamara Graham

4. Mirror splashback

Mirrors in the kitchen work to trick the eye into thinking the space is double the size.

Great for smaller kitchens or apartments, mirror splashbacks help bounce light around and make the whole room appear brighter. Not only that, but it can serve as eyes in the back of your head when the kids are in the living room!

This Southbank apartment feels much bigger than it is with the help of a large mirrored splashback. Picture: Erinna Giblin

5. Stainless steel splashbacks

Do you consider yourself a bit of a Masterchef?

With commercial kitchens in mind, stainless steel offers that professional touch and allows all your stylish kitchenware to really pop against the darker colour.

Read more: 7 kitchen cabinet material ideas you can choose from

This article was originally published as 5 sexy kitchen splashback styles we love by and is written by Erinna Giblin

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