Coloured glass has become increasingly popular in the UK over the last decade. This is due to the practicality, ease of installation and maintenance of this sturdy product. Also, coloured glass splashbacks make a great choice to protect your kitchen walls from staining, accidental impact and splashes.
In addition to great aesthetics, coloured glass offers real value for money. If you wonder why, this is because it is light-weight and easy to replace. Furthermore, you can maintain coloured glass by simply swiping a cloth with soap. You won't find many other products with such easy maintenance regime.
Splashbacks protect your kitchen walls from splashes that occur during cooking. The current trend is to install a splashback that is stylish, as well as functional. While there are many new materials that have been used to create splashbacks, glass has always remained a favourite.
Glass is easy to install, clean, and maintain. Since glass reflects light, it also makes the room appear bigger. Glass splashbacks in bright colours can give the room a sleek and modern look. At the same time, the neutral colours go well with more traditional decor. One of their biggest advantages is the sheer variety of glass splashback colours. But this can also be a disadvantage since many homeowners get confused by the choices and become unsure of which colour to select. If you find yourself in a similar situation, the following tips can help you out.Consider the Colour of the Floor and Countertop
Floors and countertops are the major components in the kitchen. You cannot select a colour for the splashback without taking into account the colour of these two components. You can choose to match the floor and splashback and choose a complimentary colour for the worktop. Or you can select the same colour for the worktop and the splashback and have a complementary flooring. Selecting the same colour for all three is also a very good choice.Consider the Size of the Space
If you have a huge kitchen, then you have the luxury of experimenting with dark colours all around. However, if you have a small kitchen, then you need to be careful about the colours you choose. These can make the room look bigger or smaller. A small kitchen will benefit from light glass splashback colours.Think About the Big Picture
The kitchen does not exist in isolation. It is a very vital part of the whole house and, therefore, it wouldn't be wise to select a colour scheme for the kitchen that doesn't match the one for the whole house. If you have a black and white theme throughout the house, then you can select white cabinets, worktops and black glass splash-back. If you have a colourful theme throughout the house, then you can choose a vibrant splashback with neutral worktops, cabinets, and flooring.Mix It Up
There is no rule that says that you have to use the same colour for splashbacks throughout the house. You can totally mix things up to create a dramatic effect. One way to do this is by selecting a dark colour just for the area near the stove. Keep the rest of the space neutral. Or you can do the reverse and opt for a darker colour throughout except for the stove area. You can also choose to have a darker coloured splashback for the bottom few rows and select a lighter shade of the same colour for the top rows. This creates a nice transitional effect.Go Till the Ceiling
Typically, splashbacks only cover a few rows near the worktop. However, you get a more dramatic effect if you opt to cover the wall till the ceiling with the glass splashback. It is also easier to clean the kitchen this way.Fix the Arrangement of the Kitchen
The same glass splashback colour will look different in the same space with a different arrangement of the cabinets and appliances. So, fix the arrangement of the kitchen, get samples of the glass, and try it out. You will not have any regrets at a later stage this way. Fixing the arrangement and then specifying the size and number of tiles you need is also a great way to avoid wastage.Get Your Dream Kitchen
Kitchens have so many different aspects. This makes it one of the most difficult spaces to renovate. But it is definitely not impossible. You should never get flustered with the choices. Instead, keep the above-mentioned points in mind while shopping for your glass splashback. You should always make it a point to request for samples and test them out in the kitchen to get a clearer picture of what works for your kitchen space. Another point to note is that you should only purchase your glass splashbacks from reputable sellers. Not only will you get a high-quality material, but you will also get their valuable guidance.
MKW Surfaces offers an endless palette of shades in several finishes, helping you create the perfect design. You can choose options in neutral and monochromatic glass such as white, black or any shade of grey. Also, you can choose any bright or subtle colour in toughened glass too. Further to this, MKW Surfaces can reproduce any RAL or British Standard colour. We also offer bespoke colours and can create bespoke samples for your approval prior to the supply of your glass panels.
Some design ideas may include matching a photograph, wallpaper or any other object for the same matter. Our systems offer a paint-matching service too, which can recreate any colour from the big paint brands.
Your kitchen deserves the best, so bring home the vibrant glass splashback colours to accentuate the aesthetics of your cooking area. Also check out our diverse range of spectacular quartz worktops, granite worktops, and much more from our repository of kitchen worktops online.
Please feel free to browse through our core range of coloured glass and please keep in mind we can offer any imaginable colour: