Sleek and simple splashbacks

Add decorative flair to a country kitchen with an elegant, stylish splashback.

1 Brick fashion

Just a few rows of metro-style brick-shaped tiles are enough to set the scene for a pared-down utilitarian kitchen. Select a soft neutral shade for tiles and team with a natural worktop for that laidback country feel.

2 Modern marble

On-trend marble in natural shades of black, white and grey adds a modern twist to a country home. ‘The linear patterns of colour in vein-cut marble have a timeless, natural beauty while providing a contemporary touch,’ says Caroline Gow, Senior Category Manager, Fired Earth.

3 Seamless granite

For a sleek effect in a smaller space, choose a splashback that is a continuation of the worktop. This practical granite splashback, ending in a pleasing, eye-catching curve complements the pale wood units perfectly.

4 Wall of tiles

Taking tiles from worktop level right up to the ceiling ups the impact. The glossy white finish keeps the look cool and sophisticated and the bevelled tile edges catch the light. It’s a sparkling solution for a cool, contemporary kitchen.

5 Reflective glass

Glamorous and practical, glass can be templated to fit a chimney breast opening exactly. Team with a marble upstand and shelf for a country twist, creating space for cookbooks, untensils and more.

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