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10 swoon worthy splashback ideas for your kitchen

By Ellie Reeves | 25th March 2022 | 3 min read

Some call them splashbacks, others call them backsplashes. We don’t mind what you call them, just as long as your kitchen has one. Not only do they protect your kitchen walls, but they’re also a great way of adding colour and style to your kitchen’s décor.

With so many irresistible styles to choose from, deciding just one can feel like an almost impossible task. Admittedly, we’re probably not making it any easier by showing you all of these gorgeous splashbacks. But then again, who doesn’t love options?

From blush pink metro tiles to trendy geometric patterns, cast your eyes on our pick of the best kitchen splashback ideas.

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Splashback ideas for kitchens

1. Hello herringbone!

If you’re new to herringbone, it’s the pattern that is formed when you lay rectangular tiles in staggered zig zags. It’s named so for its resemblance to fish bones (you learn something new every day). From farmhouse to minimalist, herringbone pairs wonderfully with a range of styles. Recreate the look yourself using our metro tiles or get your hands on our grey and white herringbone Splashwall panel.

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2. Pretty in pink

Make your kitchen stand out from the rest with a beautiful pink splashback. This cheerful hue has been on everyone’s radar this year. Not only has it taken over our kitchens, but our bathrooms and bedrooms too. And we’re totally here for it! Get the look yourself with our Trentie tiles in blush pink or Vernisse tiles (available in rectangle or square) in mauve chalk.

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3. Next holiday destination: Your kitchen

Quench your wanderlust with our stunning Diriana multicolour mosaic tiles. We just know you’ll love these exotic tiles as much as we do. With their intricate patchwork design, these mesmerising mosaics will bring a warm and colourful glow to your kitchen. For a more understated look, why not use our Diriana patterned tiles in black and white?

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4. Come to the dark side

Black and gold has been climbing the style charts as of late, together, and independently. Warm metallics such as gold and brass stand out spectacularly well against a dark shade. This splashback is made up of our hexagon shaped Delicato mosaic tiles. Creating a look that is smart, sleek, and effortlessly chic.

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5. Shape things up

An eye-catching geometric splashback will keep the attention on your walls, and off your messy worktops (not speaking from experience or anything…). Geometrical patterns have been an extremely popular design trend for many years and won’t be going away anytime soon.

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6. Under the sea

Look to the ocean for kitchen inspiration with our fish scale mosaic tiles. This refreshing design is a big contrast from classic tiles or single panel splashbacks. Our grey Kiwana and white Antova scalloped mosaics will bring an extra dimension to the look and feel of your kitchen.

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7. Timeless white

White kitchens will never go out of style, they’re truly timeless and look gorgeous combined with any other colour. Pair with dark wood for a rustic feel, or with black accessories for a contemporary look. This charming kitchen splashback is made from our white Vernisse tiles laid in a vertical brick bond pattern, a modern twist on the classic brick bond pattern.

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8. Magnificent marble

Give your kitchen a facelift with a glamorous marble splashback. Not only does it look luxurious and expensive, but a natural material such as marble will bring a sense of calm to a chaotic kitchen. Get the look for less with our Glina or Trentie marble effect wall tiles, or why not opt for an affordable Splashwall panel in marble effect?

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9. B&Q Loves: Art deco

Evoking the glamour and glitz of the roaring 1920s – our Glina art deco wall tiles will liven up any space. And because of their monochrome palette, you can combine them with a multitude of materials and colours. Tile the entire kitchen for a maximalist look, or keep it more toned down by only tiling behind high splash areas.

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10. Keep it simple with stainless steel

If you’re after a minimal look in your kitchen, stainless steel splashbacks are the way to go. They’re sleek, stylish, and really easy to keep clean – so you can spend less time cleaning and more time cooking and entertaining.

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