The selection of the right color tiles for your interior design is often daunting for homeowners. While every step of home design or remodel is important, why not give your project a solid foundation by establishing the basis of your design through the right color combinations and materials? For this article, we’re narrowing in on the creative process of selecting the right color tiles.
Here are some excellent design tips to use as a basis for your tile selections.
It is tempting to jump right into choosing the materials but, it’s much more efficient to first select your color palette. Making this selection first helps you narrow down the material selection and ensures that the tiles you ultimately select works well with the decor throughout your home.
If you’ve never had to select a color palette before, here are a few ways to go about it.
A warm color palette is often made up of orange, red and yellow hues. When combined, these colors tend to make a room feel warmer and are used primarily in rooms that are associated with a certain degree of comfort, or relaxation (i.e. a bedroom, living room or dining room).
Conversely, a cool color palette is traditionally made up of blues, greens and light purples. Interestingly, this palette is for rooms that have a great deal of activity, such as kitchens and bathrooms. These colors help create the illusion of space in smaller rooms.
Finally, there are neutral colors. These tones include blacks, greys, and whites. They are “neutral” because they don’t evoke the warmth or coolness of the previous palettes. What neutral colors lack in boldness, they more than makeup for in versatility. Many people use these colors in rooms where they entertain guests.
Once you settle on a palette for your color tiles, then, it’s time to assign the right colors to throughout your interior design. Here are some tips to follow for this phase of your project.
First, consider the size of the room before anything else. If the room is small and you’d like to make it look bigger, you might want to consider a lighter hue for your flooring tiles. This doesn’t only work in rooms, however. Using a cream or pastel-colored tile in hallways and tight entryways can also create the illusion of a larger space.
Next, select a tile style that you’d like to use. When considering the type of tile, there are aspects other than aesthetic to consider. For one example, stain-resistant glazed tile holds up particularly well in areas such as kitchens and bathrooms.
Once you make your color palette decisions, then, it’s time to select right color tiles. There are many different tile options, including porcelain tile, ceramics and natural stone, available on the market. The highly durable nature of high-quality tile means that it lasts for years. So be sure to take your time before making these enduring choices.
Remember, choosing the right color palettes and type of tile makes the difference between loving or tolerating your design choices. However, if you follow these tips and continue to do your research, your tile selections are certain to enhance your home for years of enjoyment for you, your family, and guests.
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