The kitchen is often described as the heart of the home as it is where the family gathers several times throughout the day. So why not use tiles to create a feature in your kitchen with a bold colour or pattern?
A popular design trend is to incorporate colour and texture through the kitchen’s splashback tile. Offering both a functional and an aesthetic value, a splashback tile is a design statement piece that can act as the hero of your kitchen and generally contrasts with the other materials used.
A popular style that is perfect for summer and spring is the Hamptons look. Consider using a cool blue- or ecru-tone subway tile, similar to the tones found by the ocean. Subway tiles come in a variety of shapes such as square, rectangular, hexagonal or penny round. Match with white cabinets, a large island, oversized pendant lights, bar stools and dark floors to achieve the classic Hamptons-style kitchen.
Your tile should always be sampled in the space before making a final decision, as tile colours look different in different lights. A contrasting grout colour should only be used with small tiles like subways or mosaics where your intention is to highlight a pattern, otherwise you should match your grout to your tile.
With so many splashback ideas to choose from, you can recreate a style you love or design something completely your own.
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