1. TILE UP TO THE CEILING
Tiles are typically used to be functional, confined to modern kitchen backsplash ideas. But this is by no means the extent of their potential. They can be a beautiful way to create interest across the entire wall, and this kitchen designed by HÁM Interiors is a perfect example.
2. TILE AROUND A BACKSPLASH
If you already have backsplash that you love but also want to incorporate tiling into your kitchen, then this idea may be for you. ‘In this project, we had extremely high ceilings and slanted walls,’ says Hayley Robson, Creative Director and Co-Founder of Day True, ‘so we decided in addition to the backsplash, we’d also include tiles to fill the space and add layers of texture and colour.’
3. EXPERIMENT WITH LAYING PATTERNS
The color, pattern and material of a tile are not the only things that will impact the overall look - the laying pattern too will have a huge impact on the final result’s visual appeal. Jazzing up white kitchen ideas, tiles can be laid vertically, horizontally and even diagonally to achieve different aesthetic effects. This can be a great way of drawing attention towards favourite features or the strengths of a room.
4. PLAY WITH SCALE
With so many tiles out there to choose from, beginning your search can be daunting. One way to narrow the parameters is to consider the size of tile you want to go for. This can be steered by the effect you wish to create. ‘Both small and large tiles have their benefits,’ says Louisa Morgan, Creative Director at Mandarin Stone. ‘Larger tiles can trick the eye into making the space feel larger, while smaller tiles are great for adding interesting texture and character.’
5. COMBINE TWO DIFFERENT TILE STYLES
You needn’t have to limit yourself to one design - in fact getting creative with combinations is actively encouraged! Being first and foremost practical spaces, kitchens can sometimes feel a little sterile or cold, but introducing color and pattern is a surefire way to make the space feel more inviting.
6. INCORPORATE PAINT INTO YOUR TILING DESIGN
As with any room, every element of your kitchen should work cohesively and harmoniously - and your tiling is no exception. Simply pick a paint shade that works tonally with your kitchen color scheme, or for something a little more ambitious, why not play around with using paint to extend your tiling design?
7. INCLUDE POPS OF COLOR
This is for if you favor a neutral and pared back look, but are wanting to inject just a touch of personality into your kitchen tiles. Almost every tile company offers one design of tile in multiple colorways, so why not mix and match a couple of different shades across the wall? In this kitchen, neutral white tiling is interspersed with beautiful blue tiles in the same design for a dose of subtle, yet intriguing interest.
8. GO FOR GRADATED COLOR
The simple approach to stopping wall tiles feel too flat is to break up their color. But you don't have to be too daring to do this - different tones of the same shade create a beautiful effect. Taking green kitchen ideas to their most elevated, this space by deVOL plays around with greens of every hue. And the result is both calming and powerful.