Do you dream of a contemporary, unique kitchen? A space that energises you and celebrates creativity. With funky glass splashbacks, worktops or even both, you can create a dynamic design with not only aesthetic but practical benefits. What makes a splashback funky, though? And how do you balance your design ideas to avoid going overboard?
Go wild with the possibilities that the Pantone colour palette can offer! With over 2,000 colour possibilities out there, simply choose the one that speaks to you. For an undertone of calm serenity, focus on blue and green hues. For a space that inspires creativity, oranges and yellows are ideal. Purple feels regal and red expresses action! Whatever shade floats your boat, bold funky splashbacks in block colour are a great way to modernise a space.
You can’t beat a good pattern. In the world of fashion, prints are going from strength to strength. So it follows in interior design. And there is no better material in your kitchen than glass to showcase the detail of patterning.
From the simple to the complex, the majesty of maths comes alive through geometric patterns. Splashbacks and worktops will enjoy a timeless appeal with these designs. With simple two-tone colour schemes, these patterns complement many kitchen concepts.
Look back to the roaring ‘20s for some great patterns and images. These are inspired by art deco architecture, with a mix of geometric and curved lines, feathers and fans. Black and gold colour schemes bring out the exuberance of these patterns.
This covers a huge swathe of pattern concepts. From the ‘50s to the ‘80s a retro pattern creates an atmosphere of funky nostalgia. Go the extra mile and combine this concept with a ‘tiled’ effect for nostalgic style without any of the inconvenience!
Think Mary Quant daisies for these hippy styles on your funky splashbacks. This is now such an enduring design concept that it’s become a classic. Look out for patterns which combine abstract flowers and leaves for a contemporary edge.
Funky Splashback Images
If you like the possibilities that printed image glass splashbacks can offer, go abstract to achieve a funky style. Think bubbles, steam, and exaggerated water droplets. Extreme close-up images work brilliantly to achieve this look. Or a photograph from your library in negative. The possibilities are endless!
For a striking depth of design in your kitchen, think about illuminating your splashbacks and worktops in creative ways. Underlit and backlit glass means that you can change the appearance of the surface in colour and atmosphere. So your calmly stylish glass surfaces transform into funky splashbacks at the touch of a button!
The key to using your funky splashbacks and worktops to achieve a striking and stylish design is in drawing the eye to these features. Which means keeping the rest of your space more muted and clean. So if you go for splashes of colour, balance with neutral cabinets. If bold patterns are your thing, counteract with streamlined, simple flooring. Your kitchen accessories can work to enhance your funky splashbacks and worktops. Go for super modern blinds for clean lines and handleless kitchen units for a flawless feel.
If all of the aesthetic possibilities of funky splashbacks and worktops made from glass aren’t enough, there are practical advantages too. Glass surfaces are fabulously easy to maintain. The toughened material is not porous so there is none of the build-up of grime and mould that eventually permeate tiled walls and porous surfaces. So a simple wipe down suffices for day to day cleaning. You won’t damage the surface with hot pans or spillages, so your kitchen experience is far less stressful with glass.
For help with concepts, ideas and practical feedback, our experts at Glass Inspirations are on hand to create the perfect funky style for you.