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14 Kitchen Splashbacks for the Adventurous

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14 Kitchen Splashbacks for the Adventurous

  • October 11, 2017
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 Kitchen SplashBacks for the Adventurous! Lets take a look at some unique kitchen splash back ideas.

Not a fan of white subway tiles? Don’t fret. Look to custom and DIY options for creative splashback ideas that are only limited by your imagination and budget. Of course, you’ll want to take into consideration your cooking habits, too. Those who fancy themselves amateur chefs and tend to have multiple splattering pans going at once might not be keen on a custom photography splashback. But for the pop-it-in-the-microwave types, the more decorative options might make sense. Here are 15 adventurous options that you “or your designer” may want to consider for your next kitchen splashback. Josh Partee | Architectural Photographer

1. Photography

An original photograph or print splashback can fit with any style and what a statement it makes. Consider using a family holiday photo or a blown-up detail of a single flower. Sarah Phipps Design
2. Salvaged boards
This is usually an easy material to source, and works great for those looking to add farmhouse style. Add a muted, soft colour to the boards with a diluted paint, as shown here, or go bold with a few coats of fresh, bright paint. Kelli Kaufer Designs
3. Vintage bottle caps
Bottle caps create an interesting look suitable for a kitchen with vintage flair. Plus, they come in many colours, so you can customise the caps to fit with the rest of your kitchen colour scheme. Kelli Kaufer Designs
4. Snow skis
Like the really unexpected? Salvaged downhill skis are a fun choice for a modern and funky or lodge-style kitchen.Skis can be found at secondhand stores, garage sales and online. Coordinate the colours with your home or mix it up and add spice and a variety of colours with different skis. Fill in with tile pieces to make your skis go the distance. Stacey Brandford Photography
5. Reclaimed barn wood
Though this material might not be best for the space right behind your range, it works great for other areas, such as a coffee station. Tracery Interiors
6. Antique mirrors
Standard square mirrors found at any local hardware store work for modern or traditional styles, and add a reflective quality that can visually expand the size of your kitchen.If you’re not too keen on an overly polished look, try looking for aged mirrors with patina. Michael Robert Construction
7. Magnetic chalkboard paint
There’s so much versatility with this option. If you don’t like the standard classroom look, you can customise your paint colour and still get the benefits of having a magnetic chalkboard.Plus, it’s easily applied. A foam roller and tape are practically all you need. Kelli Kaufer Designs
8. Clothing buttons
A button splashback has the right look for this cottage-style kitchen, supplying a mix of textures and colours. InHouse Design Studio
9. Copper metal sheet
This material was a good choice for this rustic modern bar area, with slightly pounded features that give the metal a worn look. Tracey Stephens Interior Design Inc
10. Mosaic pieces from broken china
Pieces of china and tile set the tone for this cottage-style kitchen. China can be found at secondhand stores and garage sales. To save money, look for chipped or otherwise slightly damaged pieces that are marked down, which are perfect for this project. CG&S Design -Build
11. Sliced corks
Many of us have a drawer or container full of wine corks just waiting for a good use. As a splashback, they add warmth and texture. They’re great for a bar area in the kitchen. Kelli Kaufer Designs
12. Stained glass pieces
These round stained glass pieces add a funky, unexpected touch to this casual cottage-style kitchen.Select sheets of stained glass in colours that coordinate with your space. Cutting the round pieces does take time, so a smaller area like over the range may be the best location for this project.TIP: For a dynamic look, divide your splashback into 50 per cent 2-inch circles, 25 per cent 1-inch circles and 25 per cent ½-inch circles.
13. Wine crates
Salvaged wood wine crates also work great for a bar area. Call your local wine stores to see if they have any used crates you can pick up, or search online. Most boxes are not treated and can be stained to coordinate with other elements in the space.TIP: Be gentle when taking apart wine boxes, as they split easily. Jill Wolff Interior Design
14. Tin tiles
A tin splashback has a classic, timeless look but adds just enough shine for a modern feel. Tin tiles comes in different finishes, too, so if you really want to go modern with this material, try molded plastic panels, which allow you to paint the surface any color.TELL US Are you daring enough to try any of these splashback ideas?
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