If you’re facing a kitchen remodeling project in the near future, you’re likely thinking about the best selections for anything from the flooring to the counter tops. Kitchen tile for the backsplashes is also another element you should consider, as these tiles can make or break the style of the room. Let’s check out the latest trends, styles and designs for kitchen tile.
- Bold colors. Don’t be afraid to incorporate daring designs and colors in your new kitchen. 2015 is the year of the bold, so go with a bright red, orange, emerald green or turquoise to draw in the eye and create a focal point. The key is to balance out those bold colors with neutral backgrounds. So if your kitchen is already full of color, this won’t work. Bold colors work best when contrasted with neutrals like beige cabinets and stainless steel appliances.
- Incorporate porcelain flooring tiles. For the floor, skip the laminate and go with something a bit more authentic and classy. Porcelain has become a popular choice this year, and it’s not as expensive as you may think. You can get it in a range of colors, patterns, designs and textures, plus it’s a durable and long-lasting material that will serve you well for many years to come.
- Get more coverage. Most people reserve a small spot for tile as backsplashes at the counter area. If you have the room, why not expand your tile style and cover an entire wall? This vibrant element of your décor will make the room pop, plus it’s easy to clean – unlike painted or wallpapered walls.
- Add tiles to the sink. If you’ve got a ho-hum sink that needs a facelift, no one’s stopping you from adding vibrant tiles – perhaps in a bright blue – to your sink to add an aesthetic appeal. They’re easy to clean, they’re water resistant, and they offer a distinct stylistic element that many kitchens simply don’t have. This is certainly a conversation starter!
- Think outside the box. Who says the tile for your backsplash has to be made up of small squares? If you love the ocean and want something reminiscent of the sea’s frivolity, try scalloped blue-green wall tiles in shimmery hues, as shown by House Beautiful.
Even if you’re not a fan of loud and bold designs in your kitchen, you can still incorporate neutral tones highlighted by a splash of color through the use of kitchen tiles. They make a statement, but they don’t overpower the room. Taking your kitchen remodel project to the next level means employing a smart use of tile interspaced with all the other decorative elements present. Just like you would do with wallpaper or paint, take home some samples if possible to see how they look in your kitchen before making a final choice.
If you would like to talk about ideas for remodeling or renovating your home in Fairfax, Mclean, Springfield, Woodbridge, Alexandria, Arlington, and Falls Church VA, reach out to us at Foster Remodeling. Call now for a free consultation!