The backsplash in the kitchen is highly functional but its aesthetic appeal should also be considered. After all, this is a relatively large surface that will affect the appearance of the whole kitchen. It should fit the interior design concept you’ve chosen for your Singapore HDB apartment and it should also pop on its own.
There are dozens of possibilities when it comes to backsplash design. To choose one option or the other, you should focus on your budget and on the practical considerations linked to the selection of every single material.
The traditional backsplash is located behind the kitchen countertop and it reaches the cabinets. To shake things up a little bit, you can have a backsplash that goes up to the ceiling.
In a sense, you will be creating an accent wall that will be different from the others in the kitchen. Making this project happen is all about contrast and choosing colours/textures that are completely different.
The shiny tiled surfaces will be a nice contrast to matte, painted walls. The same applies to metallic shine or ceramics. You can even have an entire backsplash that features a mosaic pattern. A bigger surface will allow you to carry out a more elaborate project. An entire wall in the kitchen can effortlessly be transformed into a work of art by your interior designer.
Exposed brick is an essential component of industrial interior design. Its use in the kitchen, however, is not that common.
Having a kitchen backsplash made of exposed bricks or a material that is painted to resemble the appearance of brick will once again enable you to achieve the visual contrast all great interior design solutions need.
You can get a similar result by going for bare, unfinished stone. There’s no need for the addition of varnish or coating on it. A glossy film will take away from the authenticity of the material. Natural stone comes in many colours and the textures will vary. This is a perfect choice for a rustic rather than industrial kitchen.
Stainless steel and other metals are preferred in the kitchen. They are easy to clean and maintain in an ideal condition. In addition, metallic surfaces are very long-lived and their appearance will remain unchanged through the years.
Metallic finishes are glossy and bright. They will reflect light if you have recessed bulbs placed underneath the cabinets for the purpose of illuminating the kitchen countertop. The same thing applies to mirrored backsplashes – another popular trend in kitchen design.
If you don’t want actual stainless steel on the countertop, you can opt for kitchen tiles that have a metallic finish. When made from quality materials, these tiles resemble actual metal. They will look expensive and sophisticated, just ask your Singapore interior design service provider for a product recommendation.
Can you imagine a backsplash made entirely of wine bottle corks? It looks beautiful and elaborate. This, however, isn’t the only option if you want a pattern or an interesting shape behind the countertop.
Tiles in different colours are also a great choice to “paint” on the kitchen wall. The shapes and graphic elements can be simple (geometric shapes) or elaborate. The smaller the tiles, the more you can accomplish in terms of pattern complexity.
Graphic prints on vinyl are also becoming popular. The material is waterproof and durable. It can be wiped clean and it will remain in tip-top condition for many years to come. If you want to be extra-bold in terms of kitchen design, this is the one option to pursue.
Glass tiles are gaining prominence as a material for the creation of kitchen backsplashes. There are several reasons why.
Glass tiles are a great choice for classic black and white kitchens. They will once again create contrast – you already know its importance in the field of interior design.
Just like other materials that make sense for the kitchen, glass tiles are long-lived and easy to maintain. All that you have to do is wipe them clean regularly and you’ll enjoy their unchanged appearance for years.
You don’t consider the backsplash the best and most elaborate choice for your kitchen? Luckily, there are other ornate projects you can execute.
You’ve probably seen the penny flooring videos that went viral on almost all social media. The exact same concept can be used for the creation of a one of a kind backsplash.
A backsplash made of coins benefits from the metallic shine and from the small size of every single component. Patterns can be formed, especially if you alternate between different kinds of coins.
The addition of a finishing coat is essential for such projects to seal the coins in place and to simplify the cleaning of the backsplash.
This backsplash project is more expensive but it will guarantee you a dazzling outcome.
Engraved marble backsplashes can be personalised as much as you want them to be. A pattern is easy to engrave in the natural material. The same applies to text or even a picture.
Laser etching allows for the carving of patterns into the hard stone. This way, you can have images or slogans of personal significance in your kitchen.
Sky is the limit when it comes to kitchen interior design and countertop selection. You may want to look for inspiration online or talk to your interior designer for the purpose of getting suggestions. A professional in the field will base the recommendations on your budget, preferences and the overall interior design concept you have in mind.
Are you ready to begin transforming your kitchen? If so, don’t hesitate contacting the Home Guide team. We have worked with multiple Singapore apartment owners with their home interior design projects and personalisation is our primary goal. We’ll work hard to learn what your dream home looks like and to bring it to reality.