A range cooker is a surefire way to add character and give a focal point to a kitchen, but it can be difficult to decide how to finish it off. The truth is there’s no right or wrong approach. In fact, I’ve found a few ideas for range cooker splashbacks that celebrate and accentuate this appliance’s aesthetic charms in a host of different ways…
A tiled splashback with overmantel is a popular look. Choose a vibrant colour to ring the changes: these red glossy tiles are striking against the greens and creams of the rest of the room. The angle the tiles are laid at also adds a distinctive twist and capitalises on the good looks of the range, giving extra depth to the scheme.
To achieve a more laid-back look, tiles in a heritage shade are an excellent option. In this room, shiny metro-style tiles in greeny-grey complement but don’t vie for attention with the range cooker.
This also exudes sophisticated country style; woods, creams and black making a pleasing tonal contrast with the sheen of the tiles reflecting light in what is a dark area of the room.
For something completely different, Art Deco tiles create a quirky look, paired with a dainty range and shades of green.
Painted panelling is a nice touch in the kitchen, with a softer effect than tiles and a hint of coastal style.
If you’d like a bit more drama and a more authentically rustic feel, brick and stainless steel are a great combination. To really revel in this look, add a utensil rack: practical and good looking.
Raw brick is again used with stainless steel. This time it provides a warming counterpoint to the range.
Finally, there’s a real sense of fun in here, with a blackboard used as a splashback – it’s made even more eyecatching by the red wall.
Which look is your favourite? Find more great ideas on the BK website