Choosing your coloured splashback can be tough. Get it wrong, and you’ll waste a load of money and be left with a wall you can’t bear to look at.
That’s exactly why Cameo Glass have put together this guide to choosing coloured splashbacks. The number one tip, right from the outset, is to go with your gut. If you’ve got a favourite colour, or a colour that you generally like incorporating throughout your home, it often makes sense to go with that.
If only it were that simple … unfortunately, simply having a favourite colour isn’t always enough. Your “favourite” colour might be lime green, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that colour is going to look good in your home.
It’s essential that you think about the overall look you’re trying to achieve. It could be that the style of cabinets and furniture in the room lends itself nicely to a certain colour or shade; if that’s the case, it should become apparent quite naturally.
Also, make sure you actually have a kitchen or bathroom when you’re making this decision … all too often, people plan their coloured splashbacks while also planning their room. We’d advise that you wait until the room is all but finished before you decide. That way, you can be absolutely sure that it’s going to fit nicely, and that you’re not going to be left with an order you no longer want.
This point isn’t unique to coloured splashbacks. When you’re buying anything, be it a car, a sofa, or just a nice pair of jeans, you need to take everything you see online or in catalogues with a pinch of salt. That’s not to say everyone’s out to mislead you, it’s just that colours can look very different in neutral, perfectly-lit environments than they might in your home. Requesting a sample means you can see the colour on glass with your own eyes, before you decide. It’s not foolproof, as the size of a sample is obviously different to that of the final thing, but it certainly helps.
Sure, everyone’s different, but it can be useful to ask your supplier about which coloured splashbacks are the most popular. There will be a reason certain colours and shades out-sell their brothers and sisters each and every month. It’s worth asking, at least – you can always disregard it within a matter of seconds if it’s not right.
So, let’s sum everything up: go with your gut, but make sure you consider what you’re working with. Also, request samples and don’t ignore what’s popular … then, just as you’re making the final decision, remember:
With all this said and done, it’s still important to remember that this is your house, so you can do whatever you want (unless your significant other is going to take issue with it). If you’re looking for something a bit different, and want to steer clear of safe options, then go ahead – you put that bright white splashback in your traditional, ornate living room.
Other people can only advise you up to a point, so hopefully you’ve heard enough from us in this blog to make an informed decision, whether or not you choose to actually take anything we’ve said on board.
If you do decide you’d like any further advice, or you’re at the stage where you’re looking to make a purchase, get in touch with Cameo Glass. You can give us a call on 01793 513 846, or fill out one of our online contact forms. We look forward to hearing from you!