Tile Obsessions

Doing what I do, it is only natural to be looking at tile all the time. Here are some tiles that I have found and can’t stop drooling obsessing looking at. This first one, I found while scanning for red, white and blue tiles a few weeks back.

gold-verdigris-dip-tile

These tiles are so cool, they can be installed as shown above, running in a vertical pattern, or mixed with other tiles from the same collection. Click here for more on these gold verdiris tiles.

Second, these terrapin silver-metal tiles would make a great backsplash for your kitchen or add a great focal point to any laundry room. Click over to the tile bar for more.

Terrapin silver metal tile

Third, I love the soft yet graphic nature of these pretty patterned tiles from Mosaic House. Click here for more info and to see how they look in different colorways.

Mosaic House Tile

What trends have you been loving in tile lately?

Red | White | Blue | Backsplash

As we are officially leading into the Independence Day weekend, I thought it would be fun on this Tile Tuesday to talk about some fun kitchen backsplashes using our patriotic colors. (All of these images are saved on my Houzz Ideabook “Kitchen Tile” where you can find greater detail on each project and the materials.)

RWB bs1

“Upper Main Line Kitchen” by STUDIO Robert Jamieson

Using red for your backsplash can have two effects. First, when you have more traditional details and you add a deeper red shade, it can lean into that traditional feeling a bit more. The same goes for an all-white kitchen with a true red backsplash creating a country-chic feel. Lastly, depending on the tone and pattern of your tile, adding red can create a vibrant and bold focal point to your new space. Here are some red backsplash inspiration photos:

White is sort of the go-to when it comes to tile these days, and let’s face it, you can slap a basic white subway on any wall in any pattern, and you are sure to get a classic and timeless look, but isn’t that a little bit boring? I wanted to call out some other ways to play with white in a backsplash that are a bit more exciting (if you consider white tiles exciting..). Here are the white inspiration photos:

Lastly, let’s take a look at the blues. The varying hues of blue can provide a vast array of different looks in a space. From a classic cobalt to a bold tropical turquoise to a clean, crisp beachy blue or a soft spa-like feeling, blues can create so many different looks and feelings. Here are a few of the blues I found for inspiration:

So, what do you think? Would you be inclined to use more color in your tile choices for your next renovations? I have to say, I do love a clean white kitchen, but after looking at all of the stunning shades of blue and the varying options, I think I might need to find some clients who would love a more colorful selection in their kitchen tiles. I’m feeling inspired!!

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