Kitchen tiles aren’t just for the floor. Tile can also be incorporated into your walls, backsplash, island, or as an artistic accent, and using it wisely will lead to a space that’s beautiful and uniquely yours. Here are some creative ways to use tile in your kitchen design.
1. Tile the Walls
If you can’t decide on a paint color for your walls, try thinking outside the box. Tile comes in many shades, and will give your kitchen walls texture and depth. If you’re going for a rustic look, consider a natural stone product. Natural stone tile exudes the feeling of a quaint country inn. Complement the stone walls with stainless steel appliances to give your kitchen a modern, eclectic feel.
2. Opt for a Unique Backsplash
One of the easiest ways to make your kitchen inviting and appealing to the eye is to incorporate a tile backsplash. In addition to protecting your walls, the use of tile backsplash will give you the opportunity to incorporate interesting shapes, colors, and textures into your design. If you want something different from a standard, square tile, consider using a penny round mosaic tile for your backsplash. It will give your space a modern look, and will pair well with black or stainless steel appliances.
3. Add Personality to Your Island
You can get creative by tiling the sides or front of your island. This is a great way to add some character to your space. You can match the tile on your island to what you use on your backsplash, or you can go for something completely different to add a pop of color. Whether the tile you choose for your island is rustic and textured or smooth and contemporary, it will give some warmth to your kitchen space.
4. Create a Beautiful Focal Point
Nothing brings life to a kitchen — or any room for that matter — like a unique piece of artwork. Different types, colors, and shapes of tile can be brought together to create a gorgeous focal point in the kitchen. Try using a medallion as the centerpiece of your backsplash or floor.
You can create your own design, or one of our expert designers at any Mihalko location will help you come up with something aesthetically pleasing that mimics your personality and style. You can go with something simple and understated, or create a unique piece of art that will stand out to anyone who enters your house.
Regardless of the style and decor, kitchen tiles can enhance the look you’re going for. Whether you’re cooking, entertaining, helping your kids do homework, or paying bills online, you want your kitchen to reflect your family’s personality. Tile offers the versatility to do just that.
Contact Mihalko’s for a truly enjoyable kitchen remodeling project and a fantastic kitchen. View our Kitchen Remodeling page or visit a showroom today!
by Daltile – Inspiration and DIY