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7 different kitchen wall surfaces

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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Gone are the kitchens, tiled floor to ceiling, like in still life drawing. Now, with a variety of coatings, we can design our spaces with style: tiles, ceramic or stone, wood, plastic paints or wallpapers.   

When looking at different surfaces, for your kitchen, to implement, think about a few things before you hit the shops: colour—will it go with the rest of the design- texture—what will it add to the atmosphere? What will it do with light?- and durability -will it stand the test of time? Does it need to? So, whatever your desire is, make sure you’re sure about the material choice for your kitchen. As luck would have it, today we've compiled a selection of tips and ideas to help you with this decision making process! We hope you find it useful. 


White, black, stainless steel and a vibrant splash of yellow.:  Kitchen by Pyram

White, black, stainless steel and a vibrant splash of yellow.


This first design is minimalist, yes; and that might not be what you play host too, however, even though white floods this room, the walls and the decoy do a top job of freshening things up. 

In the field of paints, for kitchens, you basically have to go for a wipe clean finish—egg shell, silk, half silken and glosses- otherwise cleaning the walls may become an issue! Some brands also offer offer anti-mould agents within the paints; so shop about.  

Stone panels

 Kitchen by WEINKATH GmbH



Natural and artificial stone panels are a different and daring choice for kitchens. In this case, the chosen colour is white and composition, narrow vertical slabs. 

These panels, contrary to their appearance, are very easy to assemble. In addition, a cement reinforced base with a fibreglass mesh prevents any unwanted intake of moisture.  

Natural stone

White Gloss & Latte Oak:  Kitchen by Creative Designs
Creative Designs

White Gloss & Latte Oak

Creative Designs

Without changing themes, we present this similar material with a different design. These stone panels are rusted slate. This metamorphic rock is characterized by laminar structure and its wide variety of colours. Its elegant appearance combines perfectly with dark wood or metal finishes, such as stainless steel. Moreover, it’s a hard, compact, waterproof and very durable material.


Although traditionally wallpaper was not used in kitchens, today it’s an excellent alternative to coat the walls of this room. Its wide range of colours, prints and drawings make our walls works of art. However, if we chose this option we need to ensure that it’s a durable material, such as vinyl wallpaper: durable, easy to clean and moisture resilient.  


 Kitchen by K&L Wall Art
K&L Wall Art

Wandtattoo + Name Chefköchin

K&L Wall Art

If we look for an easy and affordable option that doesn't involve work at home, a vinyl covering or wall tattoo for the walls of your kitchen can make it look great and unique. 


Chalet Gstaad:  Kitchen by Ardesia Design
Ardesia Design

Chalet Gstaad

Ardesia Design

Conventionally, wood was used in the kitchen to build the furniture. This design gives you turn this concept: the appliances and furnishings are chosen in stainless steel, while the walls are built of wood. This warm material is a good choice for lovers of simplicity and nature

Ceramic kitchen tiles

 Kitchen by homify

Masia Olive, Cream , Decor Jewel Cream 7,5x15


We've left them for last, the quintessential surface for our kitchens: ceramic tiles. Tiling is traditionally the most used option for us, but that doesn't mean it has to be outdated or boring. In this case, a green coated tile lines the wall with a flair of charm and modesty.

Looking for more surface ideas? Look at some good ideas for you kitchen or living room floors

Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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