Tile and Grout: Choosing the Perfect Colour
Tile colour is an important element to consider when designing any space. It can be the focal point of a room or it can be be neutral, blending cohesively with other design elements. Tile is not easy to remove once installed, so you want to be sure about your colour choice before you start renovating.
To get your creative juices flowing, start the process by putting together an inspiration board. Gather images of spaces that you are drawn to, making sure to pay attention to the colour schemes. After you have collected a fair amount of samples, review your file and narrow it down to your favourite styles, themes, and colour schemes. You should always determine the overall vision for a space before choosing the individual elements.
Here are a few tips to help you choose the perfect tile colour for any space in your home:
Choose your colour based on the size of your space. ∫Size can determine many design elements within a space and tile colour is no exception. For example, if you are selecting tile for a small kitchen, you may want to choose a neutral colour that will brighten up the the area and create a more spacious feel. A darker colour choice may make the kitchen appear smaller than it actually is.
Choose your colour based on the function of your space. If you are selecting floor tile for a space that sees heavy traffic (for example, a hallway or entrance way), you may want to select a colour or pattern that will help to disguise dirt.
Choose the tile colour based what you have to work with. For example, if you are choosing the floor tile for your kitchen and you want to keep your existing cabinets, you should consider the colour of your cabinets. Select a tile colour that complements the cabinets, but creates contrast within the space. You don’t want to pick a tile that is the same colour or similar to your cabinet.
Choose your floor tiling first, whenever possible. This is especially important if you are choosing tile for connecting spaces like a kitchen and living room that flow into each other.
Most importantly, choose a tile colour based on your personal taste. Ask yourself if you prefer dramatic colours or subtle colours? Make sure to choose a colour that you’ll like for longer than a few months. Tile is not a design element you can change quickly or easily, so be sure to choose a colour you won’t tire of.
No matter what your colour choice ends up being, Strassburger in Oakville provides a variety of services to keep your tiles clean and looking brand new! For more information on our tile services, check out our Grout & Tile page.