For most customers, a handmade glass splashback is a real investment piece, and choosing from our large range of designs can be quite daunting. Here are six pointers which we hope will help with your decision making:
1. Is this going to be the main statement in your kitchen? A real focal point? Or do you want it to blend in with other key features without being overpowering?
“Rye” from the Grasses series makes a strong design statement
“Ore” from the Earth series has a subtle pattern which is easy to coordinate with all sorts of fabric and other artwork.
2. What stage are you at with your kitchen planning?
If it’s a blank canvas, why not consider making the glass splashback the main feature and planning the rest of your scheme around it. You could pick out a couple of key shades from the splashback design to accessorise with, and to coordinate with your window dressings.
Alternatively if you’ve already decided upon the cabinets, worktops and other fixtures and fittings, this will help to narrow down the choice. For a couple of suggestions: white units and warm wooden worktops look lovely with the rich greens in our Lush stripe. Or on-trend grey cabinets and black worktops will be brought to life with Ore from our Earth splashback series. Feel free to send us swatches of fabric/flooring/worktop/cabinets/paint to be used in your kitchen and we’ll be pleased to make some suggestions!
“Beach Hut” from the Stripe series
“Ocean” from Colonsay series
“Clay” from Earth series
“Meadow” from Earth series
3. Consider what sort of feel do you want to create: Modern? Country? Calm? Vibrant?
If you’re after a soothing effect, our Wave splashback designs feature gentle curves. Reminiscent of oceans and landscapes, they give a soft effect. Stripes on the other hand have a bolder graphic effect. Or our latest Linjär series evokes a contemporary Scandinavian feel.
“Tropisk” from the Linjär series suits a modern kitchen
4. It definitely helps to see the colours in the flesh.
We can post samples to you so that you can view them in your own home. They are a handy 10cm x 10cm size so you can take them with you when viewing kitchen styles or choosing soft furnishings. There is a £20 deposit payable for each one, but if you go ahead with a splashback order we’ll deduct the cost of up to three of these from the total price and you needn’t return them (if you don’t go ahead, you can return them and as long as they’re undamaged we’ll refund you).
5. Preview some designs in-situ
Email us a photo of your kitchen looking directly onto the space you have in mind for the splashback, and we’ll superimpose your shortlisted designs and send the images back to you. They won’t be quite the same as the real thing of course, but they’ll give you a good impression of how the designs would look. Here are a couple of examples we did for a client:
6. Customise a stock design
It might be that you like some of our stock design ranges but are struggling to find one that coordinates with your colour scheme. Did you know we can customise the stock designs? So you might like the idea of a stripe splashback for example but want to create your own combination of colours. That is exactly what the owner of this kitchen did:
Have a look at our Splashback Showcase for more examples.
And finally, don’t forget – if none of our stock designs are grabbing you, or you’ve got an idea for something that would make a great splashback – this is where our bespoke commissioning service comes in. Steve can create a completely new design specifically for you. He’ll discuss ideas with you to formulate a design brief and produce design drawings and colour samples which will be sent to you for discussion and development. The result will be a truly unique and personal statement. See our Bespoke Designs section for more details.