How to use Patterned Tiles
Long gone are the days when tiles were small white squares secluded to bathrooms and kitchens with no visionary purpose. Now, tiles are used to transform spaces, include creative detailing and add personal touches to all imaginable rooms. Patterned tiles are at the forefront of trends for 2019, but how and where can you use them?
Using Patterned Tiles for Features
Subtle yet effective, features have the ability to add character and personalisation to any space. You can work with the focal point of the room e.g. the fireplace, add borders and detailing e.g. behind sinks or a feature wall/area e.g. inside the shower. Our Relax Range (seen below) has been used as a double matching feature; adding elegance and finesse.
Small Spaces and Patterned Tiles
A little pattern goes a long way! Small rooms are perfect for a patterned tile revamp; but be warned, do not use small intricate patterns or dense area patterning as this can make your room look busy and overwhelming. Small spaces can benefit from a feature wall and light colours, this creates a spacious feel. Borders and bathroom sink backsplashes again with light colours can also have the same affect. Whilst it is great to use patterned tiles for walls and detail in small rooms, do not use them for floors. Floors are a dead giveaway when trying to create the illusion of space; adding alluring tiles will only highlight the small space.
Mix and Match those Patterned Tiles
There are no rules when it comes to tiles! With a mix and match of patterned tiles you can get creative and create truly unique spaces! Below, we see The Patterna Square Range used for this hallway floor; a mix and match masterpiece. These particular tiles give the look and feel of patterned cement yet are made from durable porcelain and are absolutely stunning.
As well as mix and match patterns, try to mix and match colours for a unified yet distinctive look. Below is our Fading range, patterned tiles that features overlapping patterns and finishes. We have used two shades to break up the room and to add instant style.
Backsplashes using patterned tiles
Whether you want your backsplash to subtly flow into the decor or want to make a bold statement, patterned tiles are a perfect choice. Choosing tiles that are the same colour theme as the rest of the room can softly direct the eye to your feature, whilst allowing the entire space to be appreciated. Even when creating subtlety, don't be afraid to mix and match patterned tiles. Below is an example of the understated elegance you can achieve from patterned mix and match for your backsplash.
On the other hand you can go bold and make any backsplash a stand-out, statement focal point of your room. Below is a bold monochrome print which adds energy and drama to this minimalist white kitchen. Of course you can get more colourful and use any patterns you desire! Let your personality shine through!
Be bold with patterned tiles
Make a statement! Go bold! Choose daring colours and patterns to create a Pinterest worthy room that others aspire to copy. There has been a real shift towards the use of many shapes, colours and textures in a single room. Below are the Encaustic tiles by Granby Workshop, used to make this floor pop and draw in all the attention. When it comes to bold colours, we prefer to pick a base colour and work a theme around it. It may look busy if you use multiple bold colours. However, your style is your style and if you like bold combinations, go for it!
There are thousands of patterned tiles and even more possible ways to use them; it’s all about personalisation, so get creating.