Usually when I select the material for the backsplashes with my clients, we choose the outlet plates and switches at the same time. We discuss what height they should be at, whether they should be placed vertically or horizontally, and whether we want to see them or hide them. You can paint the switches, paper them, or select from a variety of spectacular materials currently on the market.
I prefer the switches and outlets to look understated and blend inconspiquiously with the design such as in the project above, which you can see in more detail here. But some clients like to have decorative covers with contrasting colors or even unusual designs. It is a matter of personal preference. Below are decorative plates from Legrand and Switch Hits
Think about what you like, and then talk with your designer about it because they can help you make the right decision for your space. Please, just promise me you won’t select “builders white” without some thought about it.
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