Ideas to help you create your dream kitchen
The kitchen is the heart of your home, so you want the décor and design to be just right. You have an idea of the look you want, but how do you actually create it?
Well, tiles play a big part in the overall aesthetic, and can transform a space instantly. Here we show how tiles can help you achieve your dream kitchen look.
Black, white and grey are a match made in décor heaven. It’s difficult to go wrong with this colour scheme, as it’s so versatile:
If you’ve got white kitchen units and want a bold contemporary look, use black tiles on the walls, but soften the impact with textured or ‘aged’ look tiles. These are a big story right now, and will make most kitchen cabinets feel more up to date instantly.
White subway wall tiles with black or grey pencil liners/stick tiles create a classic British kitchen look. Choose highly polished large white floor tiles to create the feeling of light and space, and add black and grey kitchen accents.
Create a vintage monochrome look with a tiled feature floor. These are this year’s feature walls, and work brilliantly in kitchens. Choose a black and white geometric print tile, and keep wall tiles plain, so the floor is the focal point.
These make an impact in any kitchen, and with today’s tiles you can control the effect. Create a sophisticated look with rectangular matt tiles arranged vertically in a straight lay pattern. Keep other lines in the kitchen similar with sleek fittings, and keep clutter hidden away.
Go for understated elegance and glamour with softly reflective black floor or wall tiles. Choose large square tiles and lay them in a straight lay pattern for a clean, unfussy feel.
There are lots of looks you can create with mosaic tiles:
If you want a subtle twist on a neutral or all-white kitchen, a mosaic splashback or feature wall in the same colour is a great idea. It’ll create the appearance of space and bring a touch of personality to a neutral kitchen.
If you want to introduce colour into your kitchen, mosaic tiles are a great way to do it. They come in lots of hues and textures, so you can create exactly the look you want. Colourful mosaic tiles work very well as splashbacks and on feature walls. Try tiles in this year’s rich spice market hues—think of the vibrant colours you’d find in a Moroccan souk.
Create an impact with one-colour mosaic tiles. These give a grown-up, hotel-chic look and work particularly well with black, grey, white or neutral tiles.
Kitchens with impact
If you want a statement kitchen, there are lots of ways to do it with tiles.
Get creative with borders and feature tiling
Thinking of tiling your kitchen? Then be inspired by our border and feature ideas. From vertical splashbacks to feature floors, find the idea that’ll make your kitchen stand out.
Tile layout patterns
You have an idea about the kind of kitchen tiles you want, but how do you decide on a layout? We’ve put together the most popular tile patterns so you can quickly find the one you like most. From the simple to the intricate, be inspired to create the tile look you want.