A bad choice of colour can date a room instantly – anyone remembers avocado green bathrooms? Of course, you do, but for all the wrong reasons – it’s an instant flashback to bad 70s décor. This is why it’s important to make the right decisions when choosing tile colours for your home – the wrong decision can lead to a floor that dates quickly or doesn’t adapt well to other changes in your home décor.Kitchen Wall Tiles Cape Town
There are a few basic guidelines to keep in mind when selecting tile colours, advises Smith. Firstly, it is important to consider the purpose of the room to be tiled. Every room is unique and has a different purpose and colours that work in one room might not work in another.
Another useful point is that small, dark coloured tiles tend to make space feel small while large, light-coloured tiles open up spaces and make them feel bigger. Light, natural hues also act as a neutral backdrop for furniture and décor and appeal to a larger segment of the market – an important consideration when thinking about selling your house.
Current on-trend colours include warm grey, cream and off-white.
Brushed cement, sandstone, porcelain and white marble are also currently very in vogue. If your budget doesn’t allow for natural marble and stone, opt for inkjet tiles that imitate these natural products, but at a fraction of the cost and with considerably lower maintenance.
Grey has been a constant feature over the past five years and concrete-looking inkjet tiles provide a durable alternative to concrete flooring. They form a neutral base colour and they can offer depth to a modern industrial look.
Light-coloured bathroom tiles are ideal in small bathrooms because they reflect the light and create an airy, spacious feel. Using the same colour wall tiles as the floor tiles can enhance the feeling of spaciousness. Smith recommends using a similar coloured grout or purchasing custom cut tiles that allow them to be laid closer together to create a seamless look.
There’s a lot to think about when you’re choosing kitchen tiles – you need to consider the colour of your kitchen units and the surroundings. Depending on the look you are trying to create, floor colours such as cream, beige and brown can help create an impression of warmth. Of course, the opposite is true using blue and green glass mosaics or wall tiles against the walls will make the room feel cool. A red, auburn or orange palette against the walls will create a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Ultimately, just remember to think long-term when selecting tile colours. You have to love it and it has to last.