Grey kitchens are a staple choice for many different interior styles and homes. They offer a cool toned neutrality to a kitchen that can be paired with lots of different colours, textures and patterns.
When it comes to splashback designs, we’ve put together our edit of some of the best ideas that will suit a classic grey kitchen.
Make A Statement: 22 Grey Kitchen Cabinets Splashback Ideas
1.Opt For Classic White Brick Style Tiles
Add a rustic edge to a grey kitchen with white brick-effect tiles. Otherwise known as ‘brick slips’, these tiles are thin layers of brick that can be laid just like tiles and create a very similar finish.
Painting them white can keep a kitchen feeling light and bright.
2. Create A Herringbone Style Splashback
Laying tiles in a herringbone formation is a stylish alternative to a standard subway design.
Contrast white metro tiles with black grout to make a herringbone splashback truly stand out.
3. Grey Glass Splashback Behind The Hob
Perfect for modern grey kitchens, a grey glass splashback placed behind a hob is a very practical solution.
It’s easy to wipe clean and doesn’t make too much of a design statement, so it will let the units and worktop do the talking.
4. Extend A Worktop With Marble
Create a seamless kitchen look by carrying on your worktop up the wall to provide a useful splashback.
This modern marble effect quartz design even incorporates a shelf in the same material.
5. Exposed Red Brick
Take notes from stylish industrial spaces and use brick as a splashback in a grey kitchen. Not the most practical as you can’t wipe it clean but it looks effortlessly cool.
The warm tone of the brick works wonderfully with the cooler grey tone of the kitchen units.
6. Bring Colour Into The Equation With Mosaic Tiles
A great way of introducing colour into a grey kitchen is opting for patterned mosaic tiles.
Choose individual tile designs that you can get creative with and come up with your very own formation. There are no rules with this!
7. Marble Tiles In An Enclosed Cooker Hood
A separate enclosed cooker space is a real luxury and if you’re lucky enough to have one, it’s worth making a feature out of it.
Use statement marble tiles to achieve an opulent look that will suit the tones of the rest of a grey kitchen.
8. Pink Herringbone Splashback
Introducing pink into any space immediately brightens it up, and no more so than with a grey kitchen.
This pink herringbone design feels ultra modern and stylish without being ‘too much’ and has created the perfect balance.
9. Keep It Simple With Painted Walls
Not a fan of tiled splashbacks? Keep it plain and simple with a painted wall. Just make sure to get washable paint so that any dirt or marks that may appear can be easily wiped away.
10. Grey Gloss Brick Style Tiles
Saturating a kitchen with an all grey scheme can sometimes look a little flat. However, the key to this is bringing in different textures to add visual interest.
For example, a shaker-style grey kitchen looks great contrasted with a high gloss subway tile.
11. Go For Defining Grey Quartz
Contrast light grey kitchen units with a dark grey quartz worktop. Choose a slab of quartz that has intricate veining for added detail.
Be brave and juxtapose this grey kitchen scheme with brushed brass or copper hardware.
12. Keep Those Cool Tones With A Stainless Steel Splashback
Stainless steel is the new desirable finish for industrial-inspired homes. A stainless steel splashback is not only fashionable but functional, too.
Merge it into a stainless steel cooker hood like the kitchen pictured above for a seamless finish.
13. Mini Grey Herringbone Tiles
Ideal for a small kitchen, mini splashback tiles will play with the proportions of a kitchen and make it appear bigger than it actually is.
The grey herringbone marbled tiles pictured above are a lovely addition to this calming grey kitchen.
14. Create A Wow Factor With Copper
Make a kitchen stand out from the rest by pairing grey kitchen units with a vibrant copper splashback.
The intense warm tone of copper contrasts beautifully with the cooler tone of a grey kitchen – it definitely has the wow-factor!
15. Balance Grey Gloss With Wooden Tones For A Scandi Feel
Take inspiration from this modern grey kitchen design and create a seamless splashback with grey gloss glass.
This works really well when paired with a Scandi-inspired wooden worktop.
16. Add Colour With Green Brick Tiles
Play with colour and be brave by incorporating green-coloured splashback tiles into a grey kitchen design.
The earthy tone of sage green complements grey kitchen units perfectly and will add a subtle hint of colour.
17. Go Geometric With Grey Hexagonal Tiles
If you value geometric designs in the home, hexagonal splashback tiles might be the perfect option for a grey kitchen.
Choose tiles in differing shades of grey to match the kitchen but to also add interest.
18. Break Up The Tiles With A Fun Splashback Board
Ideal for a quirky kitchen that’s willing to take risks, a fun splashback board adorned with an inspirational quote or text that means something to you is an enjoyable option.
These don’t have to be fixed to the wall, instead just lean it up against the wall and it can be changed when needed.
19. Natural Slat Wood Panelling
Mimic a rustic log cabin with natural wood panelling in a grey kitchen.
Use reclaimed or second hand wood to give it a new lease of life rather than buying new.
20. Mottled Grey Tiles
Install a splashback the whole way around a kitchen worktop for maximum functionality.
These grey mottled tiles are larger than other designs and will be easy to clean and maintain. Contrast with white grout for a sparkling finish.
21. Play With Scale By Using Thinner Tiles
If you’re considering a herringbone tile formation, opting for thinner tiles will make your kitchen look larger.
Be aware though that this works for a simple design. If the tile is too textured or ornate it may make a kitchen look too busy.
22. Add A Warming Contrast With Copper
This kitchen used to be part of a copper mine, so the homeowners wanted to pay homage to this with a statement copper splashback – what a fabulous job they have done.
The vibrancy of the copper really shines through and looks beautiful when the light bounces around the room, brightening up the grey kitchen.
Which of these grey kitchen cabinets splashback ideas are you leaning into more? Let us know in the comments below!
Before You Go…
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