5 statement splashbacks to give your kitchen serious style

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Looking to add some wow-factor to your kitchen? Look no further than these inspiring  finishes that are sure to give your kitchen standout style


5 statement splashbacks to give your kitchen serious style

If there’s one spot in a kitchen renovation where you can really indulge your creative side, it’s the splashback. Next to neutral-coloured cabinetry and benchtop, it can offer a welcome splash of colour and texture, and become the focal point of the design.

With the re-emergence of tiles as a hot favourite for splashbacks, the sky really is the limit when it comes to choices – and they can also be quite cost-effective. Even when the cost per square metre seems high, the upside is you often don’t need that many (unlike a floor-to-ceiling tiled bathroom), so you can afford to splurge on something special – or just settle on the many cheaper and fabulous options available.


Faux brick

Choosing a splashback that fits in with the theme and decor of the kitchen and surrounds is a really important consideration. If your looking to achieve and industrial warehouse look in your kitchen this brick wallpaper from Murals Wallpaper combined with a mirrored splashback is a cost effective and stylish solution.



At the complete opposite end of the spectrum is the timeless class of a splashback that is an extension of the benchtop. Rather than being a feature of its own, it seamlessly becomes one with the work surface. There are all kinds of luxury finishes you could use, from marble (pictured) to Corian or Caesarstone.



We all know it’s a favourite designer trick to use a mirror to bounce around light and make a room seem bigger. In a splashback a mirror offers these qualities, and more. You might have a little vignette you want to capture in the reflection, whether it’s a leafy aspect or a water feature in the courtyard.


Contemporary tiles

When you go down the road of tiles, there are also endless options and sizes. Subway tiles are immensely popular right now, as are geometric tiles, and are available in a huge variety of shapes, patterns and colours to suit any style.



Thinking outside the square opens up a lot of possibilities – like using wallpaper for your kitchen splashback! You could choose a gentle Marimekko print, the Manhattan skyline or a watercolour print like in this kitchen. But remember to install a sheet of glass over your wallpaper, as it won’t look quite so glamorous splattered with grease and food stains.

Words by: Cherie Barber. Images by: Maree Homer, Alicia Taylor, Mick Bruzzese /

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