5 Tips for Choosing the Best Kitchen Tiles

We found one simple way to take your kitchen from cold and outdated to vibrant and welcoming—using kitchen tiles! We look at the top five biggest trends in kitchen tiles including everything from colour schemes, shapes and textures.

The kitchen is often said to be the heart of the home. If your heart is feeling a little cold, a fresh coat of paint, upgrading your cabinets or switching out your kitchen tiles could do the trick.

We’ve put together our top 5 tips for choosing the perfect kitchen tiles, with some added inspiration from Instagram.

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5 Tips for Choosing the Best Kitchen Tiles

1. Add texture.

Go against the grain by switching out the classic shiny kitchen tile for something with texture.

Create a visually appealing splashback by choosing a tile that incorporates texture. With many options to choose from—such as stone or brick-look—you can use these tiles to bring the energy you want into your kitchen. Brick tiles can help create a rustic feeling, while something like stone or a smoother texture can create a modern design.

One of the biggest trends of 2019 is using matte in the home. We love the idea of matte tiles to bring a hint of elegance to the kitchen.

2. Give Your Kitchen Personality with Patterned Tiles

Patterned kitchen tiles add style and personality to even the simplest of rooms.

If you find yourself spending a lot of time in the kitchen, why choose boring kitchen tiles? Add your own personality to your renovation by finding a bright or funky pattern for your splashback. Think geometric shapes or a mixture of bold patterns.

A marble design or striped style may be more comfortable for those looking for a more subtle look.

3. Say It with Coloured Tiles

Add vibrancy to your kitchen by choosing a monochrome colour palette.

Refresh your kitchen by simply updating your kitchen tiles to a bright, vibrant colour. Go the extra step and find other everyday kitchen items such as bowls, dish cloths and even your appliances in a similar shade to create a colour story.

We love this seafoam green colour!

4. Square Tiles are So 2018

Create a unique splashback by switching from square and rectangle tiles to these fun shapes

Unusual shaped tiles can instantly make your kitchen look modern and trendy. Most tile shops will carry a range of styles, such as the ‘mermaid scale’ or geometric shapes. Tessellating these and adding in different colours is a fantastic way to bring a fun, fresh energy into the kitchen.

5. Use Kitchen Tiles for a Feature Wall

Save money and time by focusing on one area of the kitchen.

We don’t have to tell you how fantastic feature walls are. They don’t have to cost an arm and a leg either.

If you don’t want to retile your entire kitchen, pick one wall or a small area to focus on and create a feature wall. You’ll still get a gorgeous kitchen tile design and spend less doing it!

Hot tip: Choose a spot you want to instantly draw the eye to.

Cover photo by Rustic Vegan on Unsplash

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      Brit McDowell

      Lifestyle Specialist & Subject Matter Expert

      Brit McDowell is a Subject Matter Expert at Localsearch with a background in marketing, business and tourism management. Aside from her specialisation in technical processes, Brit is known for her green thumb and growing succulent collection, love of dogs (especially Dalmatians), eye for home interior and fervour for travel. Brit is also a Lifestyle Specialist on the Localsearch Blog and enjoys sharing her research and knowledge in home and gardening services, food, beauty and general lifestyle tips and tricks.