Monday, February 4, 2013

Kitchen Splashback Dilemma

The stone benchtops have gone into the kitchen. There is one on the island bench and one on the cooktop.

Now that the benchtops are in, I am still yet to make  a final decision on is the splashback. Originally I wanted Starphire White glass splashbacks to match in with my white kitchen theme, but now that the benchtops are in you can see they are not the same white as the cabinetry. That's because it's a natural product and while it's not hideously obvious, I can see it.

White Starphire Splashback from

Which brings me to my next dilemma. I'm afraid putting a pure white splashback against the slightly off white benchtop will actually highlight the colour discrepancies rather than blend. That was also the advice of one of the suppliers I contacted as well. He said the benchtops will always look dirty against the pure white of the splashback.

Glass Splashback from Foley Glass

The alternative is the old style clear glass that gives of that greeny/blue tinge, which I don't entirely hate, I just wonder whether it will suit the style of kitchen and stand out from the rest of the kitchen when it's supposed to blend.

What does everyone think?