Glass Splashbacks | 23 July 2020
Kitchen splashbacks are a perfect example of how kitchen planning and interior design have become intertwined. Lifted from a purely practical role – it is, after all, about protecting the walls from hob and sink splashes.
In addition to worktops, it’s quite often the first element that’s noticed when walking into a kitchen, so designers are keen to make it count. Kitchen splashbacks are a key decision in a project as vertical surfaces carry significant design weight and there is a real appetite to experiment at the moment. We’re seeing artwork installed behind glass and resin bronze as well as wallpapers.
Opt for a graphic print or photo imaging on a glass splashback to make an impact. Use it to create a feature wall in a neutral kitchen scheme and it will instantly make your sink area stand out from the rest of your kitchen. Once installed and sealed, clean with regular household products. Make sure to regularly buff your polished stone after cleaning to maintain the shine.
Use your glass splashback to make a statement that will sing out against a white backdrop. Choose a smooth glossy surface if you have a modern kitchen. Think carefully about colour. A splashback that looks great in a showroom many not appear the same under the lights you have at home, so ask for a sample to compare.
Give your glass splashback an extra dimension by using low-iron toughened glass. For glass with a smart twist, add illumination. Add a slim prefabricated frame for LEDs. Opt for lighting that will change from cool white light when you’re cooking to ambient warm tones when you’re dining or relaxing afterwards.
Who said a kitchen should be neutral? A lime green sleek glass splashback adds a touch of fresh colour to this grey and white kitchen while sticking to the ultramodern style of the units and worktop.
Using a swatch of luxury wallpaper, fabric or a painted pattern is an easy way to inject colour and life into a kitchen design. Covered with toughened glass, making sure it’s low iron to avoid a greenish tinge. Alternatively, keep wallpaper completely moisture-free, and prevent it from coming away from the wall, by sandwiching between two sheets of glass.
Glass is a lovely, easy-to-clean surface unhampered by the grout of a tiled splashback. Its subtle sheen also makes it an attractive choice.