Some help please! A friend has asked me for suggestions, so I am asking all of you. He is trying to find a splashback for his new build, which gives a WOW. His kitchen is modern: white cupboards, grey (cement look) stone benchtop and blackbutt timber floors. He is the chief cook, so hates the thought of cleaning grout, so doesn't want small tiles. He doesn't like glass. He loves dark tiles, even black.
I am stumped.
Any ideas anyone??
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Hi @2Belindas, I mentioned in another board that my sister recently installed white pressed metal sheets as a splashback in her kitchen. I absolutely love the pressed metal look! My sister went for the simple white colour but I'm sure you could paint it any colour you desire or simply go with its natural silver look.
Thanks @aly I really hadn't thought of that at all! With his modern kitchen, he will have to choose the pressed tin design carefully though.
How about stainless steel for the splashback? You could have a shelf then dark tiles above. Obviously if you have tiles, you have grout. But having a stainless steel shelf would protect the tiles. I don't particularly like the example below, but it gives you an idea of the shelf. The tiles in the second pic could look great.
I am also looking for splashback help. My kitchen sounds a bit similar - off-white cabinetry with Caesarstone benchtops and timber floors. What did your friend choose? I haven't considered pressed metal or stainless steel.
@IsobelWhere did you get those Images from?
Anyone searching for the kitchen image/items on google
Gets directed to Best guess from 22 million images LOL...Amazon..no splash backs
When I posted the question, he really had his heart set on something very WOW and he loved black. Its a big kitchen and there would have been a lot of black. I talked him into having soft grey, the same tone as the cement look bench and he loves it. I wanted him to tile, but he chose glass ....personally I think glass is a bit dated now. But he's happy.
It it was me, I would do subway tiles with pale/soft grey grout. There's an amazing variety on the market now. Or continue the stone benchtop up the wall for the splashback and add a couple of feature shelves.
I always pull back from splashbacks that are too 'out there' wow.
They date fast and after a couple of years, I get sick of them. Whereas I would rather go nice and plain and style the kitchen like a champion and create the wow factor with accessories I can easily change.
I hope this helps @Kara85