Pick the Perfect Tile Color

To enhance the tone of a room, choose some new tiles. Tile can add color to every room in your home and comes in a variety of shapes and patterns. It’s important to examine the colors that are already in a room in order to make a color decision. You can create a certain atmosphere in a room by combining colors. These tips will help you pick the right tile color for a room.

Consider the size of room before choosing a color. Floor tile colors in light hues can make a small room look larger. Light tile colors are good choices for a guest bathroom or narrow hallway. Dark floor tile colors, in chocolates, sienna and navy tones, look best in large areas like kitchens with an open floor plan and plenty of light. Decide on a tile type. Stain-resistant, glazed ceramic tiles work well on countertops or on bathroom and kitchen walls that are exposed to high humidity. Dense porcelain tile is scratch-resistant and works well for flooring. Consult a color wheel for combinations. Create a vibrant statement by choosing colors that are opposite on the color wheel. In a room where you want to relax, choose colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. The tone-on-tone colors will create a more tranquil feeling.

Think of texture for different surfaces. Select floor tile with a pattern for high-traffic rooms. Dirt and scuff marks are less likely to show on tile with various colors. Terrazzo tile with stone and marble creates a multicolored effect. Choose terrazzo tile with a blend of brown, tan and cream colors for a neutral option in high-traffic areas such as entryways, kitchens and bathrooms. A combination of varying shades of grey and white is another popular choice for busy areas of the home. Let the color influence the rest of the room. In a bathroom or kitchen, the countertop tile, backsplash tile and wall tile will become a central part of the decor. When you are using tile in a small area, you can choose the tile color in the same way you would choose a piece of art. Let it stand out.