The choice of the modern interior designer for kitchens and bathrooms, to instantly add some glamour and style to these functional rooms, is to feature coloured splashbacks to areas that traditionally would be grouted and tiled. Splashbacks are usually made of either glass, acrylic or stainless steel and they offer up a sleek and professional finish to a room plus, with a range of finishes, effects and colours, allows your imagination and creativity to run free.
Glass splashbacks are a great choice for bathroom and kitchen designs because of their versatility, choice of colours and textures as well as hygienic properties, resistance to heat and scratches and above all, their shine. In a bathroom with little natural light or a smaller kitchen, glass splashbacks really come into their own, reflecting what natural light is available back into the room, opening it up and making it a great space to work, play or relax.
In kitchens, where it would not be possible to have an acrylic splashback behind a cooker hob or heat source, then toughened glass will work well providing it is placed at an appropriate distance from the heat. Acrylic is very durable as well but it is prone to scratches which is not the case with glass, and in a busy family kitchen or bathroom that is in constant use, this does have its advantages. Glass splashbacks, in some cases, can not only be used around the basin areas in bathrooms, but also as semi-frameless or frameless shower screens. Translucent turquoise, emerald green or opaque white, matt black, or textured glass - these are just some of the choices that can be made with matching splashbacks around the basin area to complement the rest of the décor in the room.
Easy to clean, and without the problems that grouting and tiles generate in the form of mould or soap scum collecting in the grooves of the grouting, glass splashbacks are hygienic as well as stain resistant. In the kitchen also, where there is a lot of heat, steam and fat or liquids hitting the walls, glass splashback really comes into its own. Easy to keep clean and free from bacteria, this is a great choice of material particularly if you have small children or keep dogs and cats.
Colours and textures can be varied to complement a traditional kitchen with soothing shades of cream, taupe or pale yellow or a splash of vibrant yellow, aubergine purple or crimson red can also really make a bold statement. For a real twist, why not incorporate a photo-based glass splashback. Talk to your local Perth suppliers and you could be gazing out on to a verdant spring meadow, or mountain scene. Some suppliers may have a catalogue of photographs available and others may be happy to work with one that you have supplied.
Whatever choice in terms of texture, colour or design, a glass splashback can combine practicality with creativity, which will be a talking point with your visitors for many years to come.