Tiles can add real personality to your kitchen, and you can use them in simple and creative ways. Tiles are often used in kitchens for practical uses too including, splashbacks around the stove and countertops, and tiles around the oven and fridge floor. The possibilities are endless! Playing with tile colours, patterns, and textures can be a fun way to bring your kitchen to life.
CONTRAST KITCHEN SPLASH
If you have an existing brick wall in your kitchen, why not create a contrasting splashback? Dark grout against a lighter tile tone is also very stylish when working with only one colour. This concept also works with other existing walls and can save money!
FRAME AN ISLAND UNIT
Island units are an everyday centrepiece in many kitchens, so why not highlight this handy space by adding floor tiles to frame them? Your kitchen island can become the focal point of the room by adding contrasting floor tiles to prepare the area. You will find cleaning floors after eating or cooking around the island a breeze with this stylish placement.
There is something very bohemian about kaleidoscope patterns. In small doses, they can bring to life an otherwise dull kitchen. Bold colours and patterns can become a real feature, and you don’t have to tile a large area to transform the look of your kitchen.
One long continuous stripe of contrasting colour can stretch across your kitchen splashback, creating a cool feature that catches the eye and complimenting other decore in the room.
WOODEN TILE ILLUSION
Wooden floors in a kitchen give a warm homely feel, but wood needs varnishing and sealing and sometimes even replacing. Why not use wooden look tiles to create the illusion of wood without the hassle?
TILED BENCH SPACES
Tiles are not just for floors and walls; they can be used for benchtops as they are easy to clean and durable. Using tiles on your benchtops can be a real feature of your home.
Tiles can be used cleverly to create dimension to your wall space. Dimension can change the focal points in your kitchen to highlight particular areas like shelving or your kitchen’s oven and stove.
SMALL MOSAIC TILES
You can bring character to your kitchen with small mosaic tiles. Mosaic can add texture, dimension and colour to your space. It can be done subtly with only slight differences in colour tone or be bold and bright with contrasting styles.
As you can see, there are never-ending possibilities when using tiles in your kitchen space. Tiles offer a high level of creativity and imagination to DIY enthusiasts, and there are great tiling courses and training available if you are interested in learning more. If you plan to renovate or remodel your kitchen, it is worth doing as much research as
possible online to get yourself motivated and inspired. You can also check out your local tile shops to see some of the latest and more popular trends in kitchen tiling. Most importantly, enjoy the process and have fun!