Transform your kitchen splashback with these 5 ideas

If you're renovating your kitchen or just looking for ways to update its style, the splashback is a great place to start. Not only does it protect your walls from splatters and spills, it can also add a decorative touch that complements your kitchen's overall design. With so many materials, colours, and patterns to choose from, the options can be overwhelming.

In this post, we'll showcase some of the best kitchen splashback ideas to inspire your next renovation project. From classic subway tiles to bold geometric patterns, we'll explore a variety of options that can fit any budget and style. So let's dive in and discover the perfect kitchen splashback for your home!

Subway Tiles 

Nothing can go wrong with a classic subway tiles pattern for your kitchen splashback. After all, there is a reason why classics are called classics. It’s hard to replace them. Subway tiles have been around for a long time and they are a reliable and affordable choice for a kitchen splashback. 


Don’t let that make you feel they cannot look fancy. Subway tiles have a very versatile design and their main advantage is that it is easy to fit them in most designs. 

You don’t have to have simple white subway tiles with grey colour grouts. You can explore your choices by choosing different colours and patterns for your subway tiles. Here is a blog post we did about subway tiles in home design. This very much applies to kitchen splashback as well, but let’s get a little bit more specific about kitchen splashback. 

Large Porcelain Tiles 


Porcelain tiles are a great choice for splashback for the following reasons: 

  • They are easy to maintain
  • They come in variety of sizes and colours 
  • They are cost effective

One of the options you have for porcelain tiles is large patterned tiles. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and can replicate the look of different materials such as marble and limestones.


Having large porcelain tiles with a glossy finish is a nice option if you want your kitchen to have a modern look. If you choose a marble-look porcelain you can add a nice texture to your kitchen. 

Pay attention to colour palettes. Make sure the colours that you are using for your porcelain tiles are complementary to the rest of your kitchen. 

Terrazzo Tiles 

Terrazzo tiles are a classic material, and they are one that never goes out of style. They have been around for centuries and now you can have more options, colours sizes than ever before. 


There are two types of terrazzo tiles: 

  • Natural Terrazzo tiles 
  • Terrazzo-look porcelain 

Here we are talking about the first option. The second option is porcelain tiles with the look of terrazzo. 

Terrazzo-look porcelain tiles are a wonderful choice for kitchen splashback if you are looking for terrazzo texture tiles but you want a more cost effective option.

They look exactly like terrazzo and have all the benefits of porcelain tiles. 
However, Terrazzo tiles are of higher quality, and cost more as well. They are extremely durable and easy to maintain. The range of looks and colours for this is also extremely wide. Stone and Tile Projects offers a really good range of Terrazzo tiles. If you are interested contact us for pricing. 

Stone Mosaics 

What’s better than having stone tiles? You guessed it: stone mosaic tiles. 
Stone mosaic tiles are an elegant way of incorporating stone into your kitchen splashback, and an option we highly recommend for a stylish kitchen. 
Maintaining stone mosaics is slightly more difficult than porcelain tiles. You definitely need to seal the tiles and have regular cleaning to ensure no residue remains on the tiles. 


They come in a variety of colours, shapes and sizes. Here are some of the types of mosaic tiles you can consider for your kitchen splashback: 

Kit Kat Mosaic Tiles


These tiles have become extremely trendy in recent years. For stone mosaic tiles, Kit Kat tiles have the marble and travertine options with two different sizes: 

  • 98x15
  • 148x15

Designers often use 148x15 for kitchen splashback and 98x15 for bathrooms, but it really depends on your space and your preference. 

Penny Round Tiles


These tiles can really enhance the aesthetics of your kitchen and give it a nice soft touch with their round shape. 


There are different types of stone to choose from such as marble or travertine. Penny rounds are a good choice for larger spaces. They can add some texture to your splashback and can incorporate more than one colour. 

Herringbone Tiles

herringbone mosaics

This is another pattern that has become quite popular in recent years. Herringbone tiles create a soothing pattern for your splashback and can work wonderfully in big or small spaces. 

Square Tiles


Having connecting lines is common in modern interior designs, and using square shaped tiles in your kitchen splashback is a great way to incorporate lines in your kitchen design. 

Bringing it the Grout

Never underestimate the power of grouts. It might not be the prettiest word in the world but using it wisely sure can enhance the look of your kitchen splashback. 

There are multiple ways you can bring the grout into your design. 

  • Contrasting colour 
  • Complementary colour 
  • Fading grout 

Grouts come in a variety of colours, and you should think about them when you are doing your colour palette. 

Having a contrasting colour grout is great for bringing out the tiles and adding texture. If you are using white tiles, having dark colour grouts is a choice you can consider. 

If you are using tiles that are not black or white, having a grout that complements your tiles is a good choice. You could also just have dark or white grouts that do not catch much attention. 

Lastly, you can fade the colour of grout with the colour of your tiles. This can give a more clean and slick look to your splashback. 

Now it’s time to go and transform your kitchen. Happy renovating!

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