In my January newsletter I included a picture of a striking green, striped glass splashback from Rupert Scott. See their gallery here
. I suggested that something like that would be a good way of introducing an accent colour into a kitchen.
In the June newsletter I have included some vivid wall tiles with Persian style glazing from Jaafar Designs
and suggested that they could not only be used for splashbacks but would also look stunning hung on the walls, instead of pictures. (The same would be true for Rupert Scott glass tiles).
I love really vivid colours like these, when used in small areas of the kitchen. Mind you, I think some of the splashbacks in the Rupert Scott gallery look a bit odd and isolated. If you're going to use an accent colour it needs to be used more than once - try and find some other items to match. I also think the splashbacks are more successful when they are enclosed by elements of the furniture - rather than just stuck on the wall on their own. They'd be brilliant as a backsplash within a mantel.
So ... my conclusion on vivid splashbacks? Id say difficult to incorporate successfully into the kitchen but well worth the effort.
I was surprised then, to find some of the Rupert Scott splashbacks featured on the Kitschy Kitchens
blog of Peggy Deras ... a US kitchen designer. I think Kitschy Kitchens is a great idea. Peggy highlights "really bad or strange/unusual kitchens" and points out why she doesn't like them.
So ... as you will have guessed ... she doesn't like the vivid splashbacks because they "hog every bit of attention". I can see what she means - but I don't entirely agree. What do you think? Are you all for a big splash of colour or do you prefer something more neutral?
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