This one is right in line with the theme of open-mindedness that we discussed earlier. Materials that have traditionally had limited or no exposure in homes are now being brought to the forefront, with breathtaking results. And note the range of reflectivity, from actual mirrors to hazier effects for a quiet, soothing space.
Reflective backsplashes create a sense of spaciousness, and can make a charming antidote to a closed-off floor plan. You’ll be much likelier to find reflective finishes in more contemporary homes, though. Its inherently modern look makes it ideal for modern styles.
A reflective backsplash can pair nicely with more traditional styles too, of course. But in cases like those, the reflective finish is usually a bold statement in contrast to the surrounding style, rather than a continuation of it.
And if you’re into darker, more complex hues, then smoked glass could suit your home perfectly.