Suppose it is time to start planning your next major home project, congrats! The dream and design stage is often the most fun part. If your next project is a bathroom renovation, the odds are good that you’re considering tile. It is a classic and iconic part of many bathroom designs. Read on for some great tips and tricks for making the best use of tile in your beautiful new bathroom design.
Stick To A Palette
When it comes to color in your bathroom, your best bet is to choose a palette you like and stick to it. When you follow this rule of thumb, it doesn’t mean you’re limited to a single color family. An ideal palette is usually 2-3 colors and should apply to the whole room, not just the tile. Having 2-3 tile colors and then multiple other colors on the vanity, countertop, hardware, paint, and finishes will make the room too busy. A good bet is to choose a primary tile color and two accent colors that will likely also be your go-to color for towels and floor mats or other accessories.
Tiles are available in so many shapes and sizes. While it is best to stick to a 2-3 shades color palette, playing with more different shapes and sizes is fun and fashionable. Don’t go hog-wild and mix it up too much, but using a combination of 2-4 different sizes or shapes is usually okay. For instance, you might do a fun hexagonal tile on the backsplash in a single, but mix up your shower with multiple sizes of rectangular tile, and then create a pattern of various sizes of square tile on the floor. Finally, while you’re embracing variation, don’t forget the tactile experience. There is plenty of pleasure that you can find in the tile’s feel and look. Keep function in mind foremost when choosing finishes – matte finishes are better for floors where gloss finishes would be too slippery – and try to mix it up with at least two finishes.
Consider Grout Options
Third, grout is often an afterthought, if it’s thought of at all. Don’t default to thin white grout lines. You can choose your grout color and thickness to add more visual interest and either emphasize or downplay the tile design. Less thick grout lines tend to help the tile run together, whereas thick grout lines or grout that is a contrasting color help the tile shape stand out.
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