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You can have anything you like, choose the perfect wall covering for your decor

It's 2018, choice is no longer a privilege 

It's a given.

You've spent all you can afford on THE MOST EXPENSIVE ROOM OF YOUR HOME that adds the most value to your home...it costs nothing more to have the most perfectly coordinated wall covering in your kitchen. Why then install a black, white or non descript splashback in your kitchen? With a bit of thought, and nothing more in terms of cost, you can instead fit a glass or acrylic splashback that will add serious VALUE to your kitchen and indeed home. So, with that being said how do you go about choosing the perfect Coloured glass splashback or Printed glass splashback?

Trends

Trends do change, as will your kitchen many times in your lifetime. The average consumer will change their kitchen every 7 years! Wall coverings should of course change at the same time but too many people make (and regret) tiling their entire kitchen walls only to end up keeping them for much longer than they would like simply because removing tiles is an incredibly messy and expensive task. This is not the case with splashbacks. Glass and acrylic splashbacks come off in one piece 9 times out of 10. Will you get bored of your choice of tiles you chose to match your kitchen which will inevitably date? Yes. Will you get bored of the splashback you have installed 7 years down the line when your once modern kitchen has dated. Of course! This should not away your decision on your kitchen wall covering, but...with splashbacks at least you can easily remove them. Do keep in trend though, your splashback should be the finishing touch to complete your dream kitchen so don't be afraid to DESIGN a splashback that can be the focal point or at least backdrop to your dream kitchen.

Choice is no longer a luxury

In this day and age, where bespoke is no longer an expensive luxury only for the well off, you can have anything you want. The perfect view, a tasteful contrast, art or even a pattern you have designed yourself. Don't settle for ordinary, create something unique, something that makes you smile every time you look at it (your own photos of your favourite holiday or memory), something SPECIAL.

Don't be magnolia

It's not the 90s anymore. Stop decorating your house for the next owners, decorate it for you. Did you know that although you have spent a fortune on YOUR dream kitchen the majority of people who purchase a home will change the kitchen within 3 years? Even brand new kitchens. We all have our own taste, so don't decorate your home to suit the next owner because it won't! It's YOUR dream kitchen, decorate it to your taste.

With that in mind we decided to give you unlimited choice.

While we have sold hundreds of Rainbow tree splashbacks over the years we are certainly not under the illusion it is the best we can make. It's a suggestion. Yes a popular one but we have found most people go with the crowd and choose designs we suggest on the premise that most people will like their choice. Why though go with what we suggest when you can have something you designed yourself? What is better value of the same price? There is a lot of satisfaction to be gained from designing something truly unique. Our New splashback designer tool lets you choose from over 1.3 MILLION stock photos and patterns. Not only that you can zoom in, crop, layer and even add text to create something special, you can even find ANY image, upload your own image or photo so literally have anyhting you like...unlimited choice. Yes it make take a few minutes more but it's going to be on your wall for 7 years minimum (for most people). Take the time, it's worth it.

Try our new Splashback designer today and give your lovely new kitchen the wall covering it deserves!

Designer splashback

Choosing a kitchen colour scheme

A popular colour for contemporary kitchens lately is white- a blank canvas. Why is white so popular? Well we think it is just that exact reason, white kitchens are a blank canvas. So like an artist you can choose how to create your work of art in exactly your own style.

Colour choice

Most people assume a coloured glass splashback should be bright, others play it safe and go for black and of course many people go for something neutral so they can accessorise. But. It is possible to play it safe and extend the notion of a blank canvas to some extent with a grey tone.

As you can see from the below glass splashbacks, whilst this kitchen has full wall coverage to unit height it still allows you to add your personality to it with accessories and appliances. Throw a claret red toaster and kettle into the mix along with a colour match blind and you have created a fully coordinated look. In a few years time you can change these appliances and window dressings to a bright orange and the same kitchen is totally transformed but still perfectly coordinated. Why? Because it is still essentially a blank canvas and one that can be transformed from sophisticated and classy to fun and playful with a small financial outlay.

Grey Glass Splashbacks- understated but pure class

A warm scone with jam

Fancy being a little more adventurous? So many colours go with a white "blank canvas" kitchen, in fact the only reasl colour that does not is cream, so you really can use the opportunity to really reflect your own personality or create a mood in your kitchen. As the modern kitchen is now essentially the hub of the home many of our clients opt for warmer colours. Warmer colours affect your mood and help you feel more relaxed, it's a science in fact and something you should consider when choosing a colour of glass splashback or indeed the colour of any walls or soft furnishings in your home.

The below warm red immediately gives you a sense of comfort and it just oozes luxury- this particular shade of red and indeed reds on this tone are actually the perfect coordinating colours for cream kitchens. Jam on top of a nice warm scone- sweet and also comforting - creating a nice room to unwind in with your family or friends.

Claret Glass Splashbacks

The ugliest colour in the world?

If you like your design, whether interior or otherwise, you probably will have heard that the world's ugliest colour has been identified. You've all heard the whispers and now the truth has came out...it's Pantone 448C!

We know, you've thought that for years and daren't mention it for fear of being chastised- well now you can say it with conviction as it is official.

The ugliest colour in the world

What do you think? Pretty nasty eh?

Luckily though, it is our mission to help you choose the nicest colour for YOUR kitchen. It's important to remmeber the YOUR part because far too many of us decorate our houses for the next occupants but don't do it- it's YOUR house and YOUR kitchen!

We don't offer this colour, but you can take a look through the 2000+ colours we currently offer here. 

Made to measure glass splashbacks

Aga Splashbacks

Colour matching to my Aga.

Britain’s love affair with AGA cookers shows no sign of stopping. With a fabulous range of 15 colours and celebs like Mary Berry and Adele owning their own, it’s no wonder AGAs are a must have in today’s kitchens.

We’re often asked if we can create a glass splashback to match the AGA colour range. The answer is yes! We can colour match to virtually anything from paints to fabrics and even objects. Our paint experts mix every single shade to order. There are two ways you can source the correct colour for your Aga splashback.

Firstly, grab a number of paint charts from Branded Paint Manufacturers such as Duluxor Valspar. You’ll find these in Decorators Centres or DIY Stores. The likelihood is that you’ll need to visit the Colour Station as opposed to grabbing a Dulux Colour Book for more shade variations.

Colour Stations house paint swatches in thousands of shades. Grab as many as possible, and take home to compare to your Aga. Once happy with your colour choice, mark your colour card and pop in the post to us along with your contact information. 

If you are fitting a new kitchen, there is a possibility that your kitchen fitter may have a RAL deck. RAL is a colour matching system you might not be familiar with yourself, however your kitchen fitter or tradesman is likely to have a RAL deck in their box of tricks. DIY Splashbacks offer glass splashbacks in the vast RAL range, and ordering is very easy with a RAL colour.

The second way is to order one of our recommended AGA colours. We’ve visited AGA stores to colour match with their collections. The recommended by us range of colours is styled on a new AGA. Please note that while we take every care to ensure these colours are accurate, they are only as close as the painting process will allow. See below for an example of AGA Racing Green colour matched to a sample! A perfect match!

*Under certain lighting and temperature conditions, slight colour variations between your glass splashback and AGA may become apparent. The unique enamelling process of AGAs means that AGA colours may darken when in use. So what starts out as a total match between splashback and AGA, may in time be a shade or two different. This is also true of ordering a new glass splashback, when your AGA is a number of years old.

Regardless of which method you choose, we always recommend ordering a glass sample. This way, there will be no surprises when you receive your splashback. Glass Samples are £10, and are mixed to order. Your first sample is refundable once you place your splashback order.

To order a glass sample, click your AGA colour below, you’ll be redirected to our sample page. Simply input your colour, followed by AGA in the box. For example Aqua AGA. For more information on samples click here.

 

 

“Cooking is like love, it should be entered into with abandon or not at all”. This homeowner commissioned their favourite verse on their Aga Splashback. They matched the intensity of their Aga top, with the ivory of their kitchen cabinets to achieve a coordinated look. Our experienced Design Team can work with you to create a glass splashback that is completely unique. Finding the right design can be as easy as exchanging emails with the Design Team until you achieve the look you want. Whatever your inspiration is, we can make it.

The above Dulux First Dawn splashback was fitted in the entire recess with our Measuring & Fitting Service. Our network of fitters can visit your home to measure, then return to fit your splashbacks. For more information on our Fitting Service, click here. 

*Please note that we can never guarantee a direct colour match to your AGA. Regrettably this is simply not possible, as no two AGA colours are ever the same due to the enamelling process and the impact of heat on your AGA. We colour match to a range of sample enamel chips supplied by AGA. For the closest possible colour match, please order a glass sample.