Creating a stylish kitchen for your home, new build, or rental property can be a great way to increase the property value, and create a welcoming, warm and vibrant space that can become the heart of the home. Tiles can be a great way to personalise or customise the kitchen, adding style to the space. These are available in a range of colours, patterns and shapes so that you can choose the most effective option for your intended design style. But what should you consider when adding colour to your kitchen with tiles? And what are the benefits?

What are the benefits of using tiles in the kitchen?

Tiles are the perfect choice for kitchens for a number of reasons, including:

  • Durability- tiles can be a great option for floors as these are able to withstand heavy footfall
  • Impervious- in the kitchen environment, spills and splashes are common. Tiles are resistant to water, so you can be sure that they can easily withstand this moist and wet environment.
  • Design options- tiles come in an extensive range of colours, patterns, and materials, allowing for endless design possibilities.

What should you consider when adding colour to your kitchen with tiles?

  • There are a number of important considerations to bear in mind when choosing the tiles, and the colours of these tiles, for your kitchen space. These considerations include:
  • Choosing the right colours
  • Patterned tiles
  • Grouting

Choosing the right colours

It’s important to choose the right colours to pair with your chosen cabinetry and furniture, or for the overall aesthetic you wish to achieve. If you are aiming to achieve a contemporary look, you could choose sleek, glossy tiles in neutral colours, white or black, with bold colours such as deep blue or emerald green for feature wall tiling. For a more rustic or traditional feel, terracotta tiles or those in warm, earthy tones can add a homely touch. Soft pastels like sage green, powder blue, or blush pink can also add a vintage charm to your kitchen space.

Patterned tiles

When choosing tiles for your kitchen, you can also add colour with patterned tiles. These can bring an additional layer of interest to your kitchen. Moroccan or encaustic tiles, with their intricate designs and vibrant colours, can transform any kitchen space, although these may not be suitable for all design styles. Abstract patterned tiles for example can be more effective for a contemporary result. Whatever you choose, patterned tiles can be a great way to create a focal point or feature wall area.

Shaped tiles can also be taken into consideration when choosing patterned tiles. Hexagonal tiles, for instance, can be arranged in various patterns to produce a unique and contemporary look.

Consider the Grout

Often overlooked, the colour of the grout can significantly impact the overall look of your tiled area. A contrasting grout colour can highlight the shape and pattern of the tiles, creating a more defined and bold appearance. On the other hand, a grout colour that matches the tiles can create a seamless and understated look.

For the perfect tiles for your kitchen, and for professional installation, get in touch with the experts today here at Tile Style Lancashire.