Splashbacks are an area where architects and designers can be really creative whilst matching the customer's preference for a refined, funky, neutral or loud look. Being a typically small area, if a bold and trendy tile pattern is chosen, it can be removed and updated at a later stage at a relatively low cost.
Due to the fact that a splashback functions to protect the wall from splashes and splatters that come from cooking and preparing food, the only prerequisite is that tiles should be easy to keep clean. Beyond that, the choices become mainly aesthetic. The splashback gets a lot of visual attention and is an opportunity to make a design statement, as in the images above.
The kitchen splashback can be a regarded as a personality space; the tiles chosen can spruce up key wall space and complement a theme or colour scheme, whether contemporary or traditional. By incorporating original design in the splashback area it becomes a focal point, not just of the kitchen, but of the home.
Aside from the usual mosaics and standard white walls, Tile Warehouse has a huge range of splashback tiles, from specific photograph design to textured silvers and golds.