Instead of the splash guard also being a light shade, it should be darker than the countertops. A splash guard is generally lighter than countertops. Bright kitchens are vibrant and inviting, so consider white, beige, light gray and pastel colors for the splash guard. Choose a marbled design, molded tiles, or contrasting grout to add contrast if you prefer a bold look.
Ultimately, selecting a well-coordinated splash guard and countertop is essential to kitchen design. While it's important that the splash guard goes well with lighting and cabinets, the most important kitchen element to consider are countertops. Other people prefer to contrast, using a splash guard to highlight their countertops or as their own visual masterpiece in the kitchen. If you choose a quartz countertop with a lot of veins, consider selecting spatter tiles that complement the countertop veins.
Countertops must be installed before the splash guard, so you have to choose them first, and the options for the countertops are more limited than the options for splashes.