Kitchen Splashback Ideas

Who doesn’t love designing and updating their home?

It’s so nice to give your hallway a lick of paint or some new linoleum in the bathroom. However, there aren’t many people lucky enough to be able to replace their entire kitchen on a regular basis. However, just like painting a wall changing your splashback will change the whole look of your kitchen. With this in mind, we’ve put together our top kitchen splashback ideas.

Tall Splashbacks

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As featured in this Elle Decor Article.  Tall splashbacks which cover the entire wall are an emerging new trend.

“Tall backsplashes clad with heavily veined marble such as Arabascatto or Calacatta Oro will be making waves in high-brow design circles.” — Katharine Pooley

This sits very well with the new trend to have one wall clear of any cupboards. Instead, there is a feature wall with an interesting covering or feature shelving.

Mirrored Splashbacks

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Metallics are still everywhere in home interior design. Whether it’s copper handles or brushed chrome taps this trend is here to stay. The use of mirror instead of plain metal is a really interesting way of playing with this trend. The reflective material will create a feeling of space and increased light whilst also keeping in with the trend for metal.


Match your splashback to your appliances or accessories. The introduction of a ‘key’ colour into an otherwise monochromatic room is a huge trend for kitchens this year. Match your appliances, walls and accessories for a big impact.  We offer a colour-match service which means we can create a splashback in any colour you choose. Colour can really have a huge impact on any room.

Take a look at our blog to find out which colour suits your personality, and the effect of colour on your mood. Colour Can Transform Your Home.


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Black is the new grey! This year has seen a return to pure black and white rather than just grey tones. Gloss finishes on walls and cabinets add to the sharp to the crisp look of this trend.

Black feels fresh as crisp as white when used as a predominant or accent colour.  Using black as a splashback will add some drama without fully darkening your kitchen.  You can choose between a super shiny black glass splashback or a matte frosted effect.

Have You Decided?

Hopefully, we’ve whetted your appetite with our top kitchen splashback ideas. However, if you’ve got an idea that we haven’t featured here that doesn’t mean it’s not possible.

If you’ve got an idea for a splashback in your kitchen or bathroom why not give us a call to discuss it?  If you can make it from glass there’s a good chance that Abelglass Design can make your ideas a reality.

Call our friendly team on 01253 893355 for a no-obligation quote or email enquiries@abeglass.co.uk 



Open Glass Shelves – Kitchen Trends

Open Glass Shelves Are A Key Trend In Kitchen Design.

There’s always something new in kitchen design, and open glass shelves are this years trend.

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Featured in this Elle Article open shelving is a key trend for 2019.

“A trend I’m seeing is replacing kitchen upper cabinets with metal, wood or glass shelving. Inspired by hotel and retail spaces, this adds to the overall bold statements many want to make in their homes, forgoing the minimalism that was popular in years past.”  – Sara Ianniciello, Director of Design at Whitehall Interiors

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This trend for open shelving is in line with another key look which is kitchens with no upper cabinets. In a move against the previously popular minimalist look, walls are now adorned with open glass shelves.

This allows the homeowner to proudly display their kitchen paraphernalia. And why not, after all, you are proud of your favourite set of plates or shiny copper pans.

Let The Light In.

Glass is the perfect material for shelving to show-off your kitchenalia and can be made to perfectly match the style of your kitchen. Whether you have a sleek monochromatic kitchen with brushed steel accessories. Or a country kitchen look with gold accents and marble tops you can create shelving to fit in seamlessly. Shelving is also something which can be updated regularly. You can change what you display, from plants to books to antique scales.

Choosing glass rather than wood or metal for shelving also maximises space and light. Creating the illusion of a more spacious kitchen. Glass will also reflect and amplify any colour or pattern which is covering the walls or surfaces.

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Glass Shelves Just For You.

Abelglass’ bespoke glass cutting service means you can create glass shelves to fit perfectly into your kitchen. Whether its some tall and narrow ones to make the most out of unused space. Or a single statement shelf spanning a whole wall, Abelglass can create something uniquely yours. Our glass is available in a huge range of colours and finishes, from frosted to quartz effect. Ablelglass offer a colour matching service for all of our glass products. Which means you can match your shelving to your wallpaper or even a favourite cup.

We also have a huge range of hardware to finish off the look, to make sure that everything is spot-on.

Why Stop At The Kitchen.

Here at Abelglass, we create glass shelving suitable for anywhere in the home. From a shelf above the bathroom sink to space-saving shelves in a shower enclosure. If you can dream it, we can make it.

Get in touch with our friendly team of glass experts to bring your ideas to life.

Call us on 01253 893355 or email enquiries@ableglass.co.uk.

Which Splashback?

There’s now a bigger choice of splashback materials on offer than ever before.

No longer a purely practical addition, the splashback now serves as a statement piece as well as protecting the walls from splashes and spills.

Cost, maintenance and how they complement the rest of your kitchen design will all factor into your selection.

Stainless steel has an industrial look and is easy to look after although it can sometimes look ‘cloudy’ if not cleaned properly. Stone will make a statement, although it will require a considerable investment. As will quartz and solid surface materials if you want to match to a worktop. More unusual materials are mirrored glass and metallics, which can brighten as well as protect. Whilst being visually attractive they can be difficult to keep clean and expensive to install.

Tiles are a traditional choice…

There are many colours, styles and patterns to choose from at a wide range of price points. They’re easy to keep clean, although grout is often quite tricky to keep looking fresh.  Black or grey tiles with a black or grey grout instead of the standard white, can help eliminate ‘grubby looking grout’. Many homeowners favour tiles as they think they are more classic. Therefore won’t date and can be a very economical choice if you’re working on a budget. There is a vast array of different designs which can create a beautiful effect. Including the currently very popular mosaic designs. However, if you stray away from standard tiles many of the more high-end products also come with a hefty price tag.

Glass can be a barely visible addition to your kitchen…

Clear glass will protect a painted wall or stand out in its own right if you choose a coloured or patterned design.  With glass, you can still embrace the trend for wallpaper, pattern and a feature wall in your kitchen. Simply install a glass panel over your wallpaper to protect it from any stains, splashes or spillages. Glass is very easy to clean and looks really sleek. You can simply wipe the surface rather than scrubbing the grout between tiles. In addition to worktops, splashbacks are often the first thing that people notice when walking into a kitchen. Brightly coloured glass is very popular in contemporary kitchens as it adds character without becoming over-powering. Almost any colour can make a huge impact from bright red to stylish navy blue, although it is worth avoiding a “fashion colour” if you worry you will become bored or you don’t want it to date.

Pick something you love, rather than something that is currently in fashion.

Alternatively, you could opt for an upstand to match your worktop and have a single panel glass splashback above the hob.

Painting your kitchen walls in a bold colour and fitting a clear glass splashback over the top is really effective. If you want to change the colour of the walls in the future, you can just repaint. Glass splashbacks can be more expensive than standard tiles, but they are easier to maintain (no more scrubbing grout) and they really do have the wow factor. Clever use of back or down lighting can really make the most of your choice. You can order the glass and fit it yourself, although a lot of people opt for supply and installation in order to guarantee a good fit and peace of mind. If you’re thinking of fitting your own kitchen, consider whether you can install your splashback material yourself. This is possible with glass panels, tiles and mosaic sheets, however, a professional will need to do the job with stone and solid surfaces.

Don’t be afraid to mix materials, a glass splashback behind a hob with tiles either side looks great and is easy to keep clean with just a wipe over… Apart from the pesky grout, and life is too short to scrub grout.

To talk to one of our friendly team about a splashback for your home contact us on 01253 893355

or email us at enquiries@abelglass.co.uk

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