The color and texture of custom ceramic tiles can have big impact of any room. Some tiles come in classic solid colors, while others uniquely blend multiple patterns or eye-catching shapes with attractive and protective glazes. A custom touch with ceramic tiles can definitely transform any room from ordinary to “wow” with the right attention to detail. If you’re not sure what to consider when choosing colors, here are some tips to help you out.
Consider Room Size
Ceramic tiles do more than add beauty to a room. Tiles can also create the illusion of size or minimize certain architectural features. Creams, pastels, and other lighter hues can make a smaller room appear larger. Lighter tile can also work well in narrow hallways or smaller half-baths or kitchens. Darker and richer tones tend be a good choice for larger and open areas where you want dimensions to be minimized.
Use a Color Wheel for Combination Ideas
A creative way to get the most out of your ceramic tiles is to use contrasting colors. When you do this, make sure you are choosing two colors that will be complementary. One way to do this with better certainty is to use a color wheel to determine what possible color combinations you’ll have available. Colors are considered “complementary” if they are at opposite ends of a color wheel (e.g., blue and orange or red and green). But don’t limit yourself to traditional colors. Instead of true red and green, for example, you might opt for coral red and mint green.
Consider Where Tile Will Be Used
Choose your colors based on how tiles will be used. For instance, a mottled pattern would work better in high traffic areas. A more varied appearance with color can make it less likely that dirt and scuff marks will show. Varying shades of white and gray are also popular selections for busy areas.
Finally, let your ceramic tile stand out. After all, it’s an investment you should be proud to show off. So, choose a color or pattern that sets the tone for your kitchen or bathroom walls, countertops, or backsplashes. The results can be even more dramatic with smaller rooms where tile can define the look and feel of the space, much-like the impact you would get from a carefully selected work of art!