How to Choose the Perfect Splashback for Your Kitchen

The main purpose of a kitchen splashback is primarily to protect the walls behind kitchen surfaces (including cooker tops and hobs) from heat damage and accidental splashes from cooking. Although a splashbacks dominant feature is to protect your walls, they can often make quite a statement in your overall kitchen aesthetic. Due to the limitless choice of materials used for kitchen splashbacks, they are versatile and can take on a more traditional look when paired with wooden cabinets or more modern when paired with high gloss finishes. However, the seemingly endless supply of materials for kitchen splashbacks can occasionally feel overwhelming, here are our simple tips which will help you narrow down your choices so you can select the ideal splashback for your space.

Visual appeal

The most common materials for kitchen splashbacks include stone, glass, stainless steel and tiles, to choose the right material you must consider the visual appeal of your kitchen then pick your material accordingly. Stone splashbacks are visually appealing and can help add a hint of class, In comparison, glass is a great option for more contemporary kitchens. Glass can be easily colour-matched to mirror your kitchen scheme, it is also simple to clean and has exceptional reflective qualities which can brighten any dark room by bouncing light.

When choosing a splashback if your highest priority is durability and resistance stainless steels or stone are superb options. It’s also worth considering using the same material as your kitchen worktop for your splashback, this helps create an attractive, consistent look throughout your whole kitchen.

Pick the right colour

Once you have chosen what material you would like for your splashback, the most important thing to think about is colour. Picking colours that correspond to your worktop tones will help give your kitchen a more consistent look. But, if you want your splashback to be more prominent and be the focal point of your kitchen, you should consider choosing contrasting colours.


Maintenance is another main thing to consider before picking the best kitchen splashback for your home. Different materials are easier to clean than others, and this should be taken into consideration before you purchase. Stainless steel is hard-wearing and easy to clean; however, it can be difficult to keep looking pristine, glass splashbacks are unchallenging to wipe but may need buffing to keep shiny and free of smears. Stone splashbacks are designed to withstand constant use, they’re scratch, stain-resistant and easy to wipe clean. It is vital that you choose a splashback that is most convenient for you so that you will not have to spend money on hiring professionals for maintenance.

Think About Your Budget

Adding a splashback to your kitchen is a great investment; however, everyone's budget differs. Although splashbacks offer convenience and can help improve the appearance of your kitchen, you should consider your budget before purchasing. It is paramount that you look at different options available within your budget as it will help you find the best splashback that is within your price range.

A splashback is a practical and attractive addition to any kitchen if you are wanting to know more about materials that can best fit your needs, contact us today on 0191 4477440. You can also see a range of our previous work here -

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