5 kitchen splashback material heroes

When you’re renovating or designing a kitchen for a new home it’s important to get your splashback material selection right as it is such a significant feature that runs through the entire kitchen.

The right splashback material choice will complement the rest of your kitchen and draw the eye to your kitchens best assets.

If you’re tired of seeing the same old coloured glass and subway tile kitchen splashbacks everywhere, we’ve put together a short list of our favourite material alternatives that’ll quickly become the hero piece of your kitchen.


One of our favourite trends in kitchen splashbacks right now is glass window splashbacks. They look especially great when they showcase a stellar view or lush garden or green wall beyond.

You could even plant veggies, citrus trees and herbs in pots right outside your splashback window to create a nice green leafy view and to use in cooking.

Plus, window splashbacks let natural light stream into the kitchen, are easier to clean than tiles and make a kitchen feel airy and more spacious.

Glass digital print

If you aren’t lucky enough to have a good view from your kitchen or the ability to easily add in a 4m long window as your splashback, go for the next best thing; a glossy digital print glass splashback.

 Image: The SplashbackCo.

Image: The SplashbackCo.

The great thing about this type of splashback is you can supply your own image and customise the splashback to exactly your taste and suit your décors style. It also doubles as a piece of art by adding an interesting focal point to your kitchen.

Make the kitchen your happy place with a statement visual that makes you feel at ease. Think tranquil rainforest landscapes, a beach at sunset, a vivid geometric pattern or a pretty city skyline view.

Pressed metal

Traditionally a decorative feature used on ceilings in heritage homes, pressed metal has had a revival of late popping up as a charming kitchen splashback material.

Pressed metal panels are quick to install, durable, relatively affordable and come in a range of patterns. Best of all you can have it powder coated in the colour of your choosing and re-coated when it’s time to redecorate.

 Image: Melbourne Pressed Metal

Image: Melbourne Pressed Metal


A mirrored splashback will give your kitchen an instant update and make it feel modern and sleek. They are especially good for making a compact kitchen feel bigger and lighter than it is.

There are also a range of different tints and hues available in mirrored splashbacks, like rose gold, charcoal grey, bronze and copper.

 Image: EKBB Magazine

Image: EKBB Magazine

For a more edgy and cool industrial look check out distressed or tarnished mirror splashback styles.


No other kitchen material says luxury and high-end quite as well as a beautiful marble splashback.

Marble is a timeless material that is easy to clean and available in a wide variety of colours ranging from deep blue-greys through to bright white Calacatta.

Just make sure you seal the stone with a high-quality stone sealer to protect it from absorbing any stains.

We hope these kitchen materials have helped inspire you to choose something a bit outside the box when choosing your next splashback.

For more kitchen ideas take a look at our kitchen design tricks and tips, practical kitchen must haves for your next reno and the five best materials for kitchen cabinets.

Do you have a favourite kitchen splashback material we missed? Please share it with us in the comments section below.

Happy decorating!

The Homely Team

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