If you enjoy flexing your culinary muscles in the kitchen, a splashback is a must-have item. But it shouldn’t just be there to stop spillages and splashes. When used creatively, a splashback can become the centrepiece of your kitchen. And in this respect, few materials come close to matching the versatility of glass.
Do you want to explore the practical and aesthetic benefits of investing in a glass splashback? Then the following points should give you a good idea of what a glass splashback can offer your kitchen in terms of beauty.
1. Glass splashbacks come in many colours
If your kitchen décor is on the colourful side, adding a glass splashback or two in a complementary colour will enhance the effect. Glass splashbacks come in many colours. This makes it easy for you to choose a colour or shade that matches the dominant colours of your kitchen. For instance, if you have decorated your kitchen with greens and blues, a green-blue splashback would fit in nicely.
But that’s not all you can do with a coloured glass splashback.
2. Lighting enhances coloured glass splashbacks
You probably know that colours can affect your mood. However, when you combine colours with lighting, their effect on how you feel strengthens. Since glass is also a good reflector of light, adding task lighting to your coloured splashback will fill your kitchen space with colour. When choosing a colour for your glass splashback then, try to select a colour that makes you feel good.
For instance, according to a study conducted at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, USA, artificial blue lighting makes you more alert and attentive. Wouldn’t that be a great colour to bathe in as you experiment with ingredients for your family meal?
3. Glass splashbacks can cover pictures or mosaics
If coloured glass isn’t to your taste, a clear glass splashback can do something that most other materials cannot. It can act as both a splashback and a protective glass cover for a picture or mosaic of your choice. For example, if you have a large family, the wall behind your glass splashback could display treasured family photos. You could also decorate the wall with your children’s artwork.
Or, if you want to bring nature to your kitchen, you could cover a panoramic photograph of a natural scene with your glass splashback. The point is that your glass splashback can be a piece of art—not just a mess stopper.
4. Mirrored splashbacks add light and size to a kitchen
Does your kitchen lack in light or space? By adding a mirrored splashback to your kitchen wall, you can bring more light to your kitchen, and you can make it appear more spacious. Since mirrors are great at reflecting light, a well-placed, mirrored splashback will brighten up your kitchen. For instance, if you place your splashback opposite a window, it will reflect the natural light.
Similarly, if that window also looks onto a beautiful landscape or garden, you’ll be able to capture that scene in your mirrored splashback. The result will be the illusion of space coupled with the addition of a magnificent view as you prepare your meals.
5. Glass splashbacks are highly customisable
One of the best features of glass is that you can customise it as you wish. You don’t have to settle for a single square or rectangle of glass. Instead, you can work with a specialist glazier to create a more expansive glass splashback, one that is practical as well as attractive. When working with glass splashbacks, you can let your creative mind run wild.
A kitchen splashback should be more than just another surface to wipe down when you finish cooking. With the help of a reputable glazing service, you can create and install a glass splashback that brings your kitchen space to life while keeping your wall clean. Contact us today to learn more about your glass splashback options.