How to Choose a Colour for Your Glass Splashback
A glass splashback can be a great way to protect the wall behind your stovetop from splatters, but there are countless options in the world of glass splashbacks. One of the first decisions you need to make is about colour. Here are some tips to help you choose a colour for your glass splashback.
1. Accent Your Kitchen With the Splashback
If you want to use your glass splashback as an accent piece, you need to choose a colour that contrasts with the rest of your kitchen. For example, if your kitchen features a lot of neutral, earth colors, you may want a red splashback.
If your kitchen has a lot of colours, you can use a colour wheel to find the colour that creates the biggest contrast. As a general rule of thumb, find your major colours on the colour wheel, and then, choose the colours that are opposite that on the colour wheel.
2. Go for a Complementary Effect
In other cases, you may want to go for a complementary effect. This is where your glass splashback complements the rest of the colours in your kitchen.
For instance, if your kitchen has a lot of neutral tones, you may want to go with a splashback that is also a neutral colour. Alternatively, you may want to bring out some of the undertones from the rest of the colours in your kitchen. In this situation, you can opt for for a glass splash back that just goes behind your stovetop, but you may want to opt for a splashback that extends behind all the countertops in your kitchen.
3. Consider a Pattern
Splashbacks are designed to catch splashes and splatters, but in spite of that role, you still want your splashback to look clean. In most cases, it's not that hard to keep the splashback clean, but if you cook a lot or do a lot of frying in particular, you may have more splatters than usual.
In these situations, you may want to consider a patterned glass splashback. Again, you can play with colours that complement or contrast with the rest of your kitchen. Patterns that involve a lot of yellows, oranges or rust shades can be particularly useful for hiding oily splatters in particular.
Once you narrow in on a colour, you need to decide if you want a single piece of glass or multiple tiles. You also need to decide if you want a backlit effect. To get more ideas, talk with a company that sells glass splashbacks.