Across the board, all kitchen splashbacks are designed to serve the same basic purpose. They establish a robust barrier between the kitchen itself and surface beneath, keeping it safe from spills, splatter, splashes and so on.
But when it comes to the aesthetic design of a kitchen splashback, this simple yet practical panel can be anything you want it to be. Particularly if opting for a bespoke splashback, which can be customised in a (literally) limitless range of ways.
The beauty of bespoke splashback design lies in the way it provides total freedom of choice. You can go as simple and understated as you like, or radically transform your kitchen with something outspoken. Either way, there’s no shortage of inspiration to be found in the seemingly humble world of the kitchen splashback.
Toughened Glass Splashbacks
Kitchen splashbacks can be made from a broad range of materials, but the most popular and versatile by far is toughened glass. Perfectly suited to high-traffic environments like the kitchen, a toughened glass splashback can withstand temperatures as high as 300° C. They’re also scratch-resistant, shatter-proof, and flawlessly hygienic.
Aside from the practical benefits of a toughened glass splashback, the appearance of the material is also second to none. They have a fantastically glossy and shiny surface, which reflects light back into the kitchen for a spacious and airy feel. Best of all, a glass splashback can be finished in any colour, pattern or design imaginable, and the panels can be cut to just about any shape or size.
Whether you are looking to bring your kitchen to life with a burst of colour or install a splashback that blends in seamlessly with its surroundings, there’s no shortage of options to explore.
Just a few of the most popular design categories for toughened glass kitchen splashbacks are as follows:
Single Colour Splashbacks
This type of splashback features a single, uniform colour to complement its surroundings. A colour can be chosen that stands out and brings a burst of brightness into the kitchen, or that fades seamlessly into the background. A glass splashback can be finished in just about any colour or shade imaginable, making it great for all types of classical and contemporary kitchens. A simple white glass splashback can make the ultimate timeless addition to any kitchen’s existing décor.
Metallic Effect Splashbacks
With a metallic effect splashback, you get all the visual prowess of a real metal splashback, without the costs. Metallic splashbacks can be designed in a way that creates either a shiny and reflective finish or a dull matte effect. Think about the difference between polished steel and brushed aluminium – whatever it takes to bring a touch of sophistication and uniqueness to your kitchen.
Marble Effect Splashbacks
The same can also be said for a marble effect splashback, which looks identical to the real thing, but carries a significantly lower price tag. Marble has the kind of universal and timeless appeal that extends to all types of kitchens and can be integrated into any existing theme with ease.
Custom Photo Splashbacks
If you are looking for something genuinely original, why not have one of your own photographs or custom artworks imprinted on your splashback? When ordering a bespoke splashback online, you have the option of customising the finish of your panel in any way you like.
There is also the option of choosing a clear or translucent splashback in order to highlight the natural beauty of the surface beneath. If you would prefer not to obscure the view of the surface behind the splashback, a clear splashback could be just the thing. Most splashbacks can be installed with ease using standard screw fittings and are available in translucent and opaque finishes to suit all requirements.