Tile can either play a supporting role in a space, or stand out. Here are six rooms where the tile takes center stage to bring color, pattern, and texture.
Take it to the Ceiling
If you want to make a stunning statement, consider using one tile product from floor to ceiling in your space. This gorgeous blue-gray Zellige is extended from the backsplash, around the kitchen, and even into the dining nook, bringing texture, subtle sheen, and nuanced color to every inch of the room.
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Photo by Lindsey Salazar
Vary the Shapes
Sometimes, it's a combination of tile that makes it really sing. We love the contrast between the light and dark choices in this bathroom, but the different patterns also caught our eye. The elongated shape of the floor tile laid in a herringbone pattern feels classic, while the straight stack of the square wall tile lends a modern note to the space.
Go All-In on Bold Color
For an instant statement, go monochromatic. The stunning shade of the green tile was the first thing to catch our eye, but the subtle effect of the green walls and textiles cannot be undersold. Alone, the bold green tile could easily read juvenile, but paired with the other green elements, it's sophisticated instead.
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To add subtle texture and movement to a neutral, monochromatic space, choose a tile with slight color variation and handmade edges with a grout color that closely matches. It will add dimension to a space already dominated by just a few materials, and be more easily maintained with sheetrock.
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If one gorgeous handmade tile is good, why not two? And to take it a step further, lay the two colors in a stripe pattern with barely-there grout lines. We love the way the subtle color nuance in the tile softens the graphic impact of the stripe, and the handmade edges feel organic instead of rigid. And of course, adding a wallpaper in a smaller pattern in the same color way is just icing on the cake.
High Contrast Shower
For a note of drama, pair a dark tile with light stone. We especially love the way the designer integrated the ledge of the tub with the bench inside the shower as one seamless surface. The brass hardware and plumbing fixtures pop off of both the dark tile and the light stone tub surround and bring warmth to both materials.
Shop our similar style: Handcraft Glazed Brick Black
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