It is not until you start shopping for tiles that you realise just how many different options are available. Even if you have a basic colour in mind, there are so many different designs and finishes to sift through.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and we all have our own opinions on what looks good. But when it comes to kitchen renovations with splashback tiles, timelessness beats temporary fads.
Or to put it another way, it is far better to focus on a look that will complement your kitchen indefinitely.
With this in mind, here are a few essential tips and guidelines for choosing the best wall tiles for your kitchen:
Stick with Lighter Tones
Lighter neutral colours will always look fantastic in classical and contemporary kitchens. Installing tiles in a lighter tone gives you total freedom with what you choose to do with the rest of your kitchen. Neutrals can perfectly complement all other colour schemes and blend in with your preferred décor. They are also the epitome of understated sophistication, always desirable yet effortlessly discreet.
- Bevelled Edges
Tiles with bevelled edges always make a fantastic addition to the kitchen. Perfect for bringing depth and texture to your walls, the angular properties of bevelled tiles are also great for bouncing light around the space. This can be particularly useful in a smaller kitchen, creating the illusion of additional space and making the room feel larger than it actually is.
- Mirrored Tiles and Splashbacks
If your goal is to create a feeling of spaciousness and bring as much light as possible into your kitchen, mirrored tiles take some beating. Rather than covering your entire kitchen with mirrors, consider the strategic installation of mirrored tiles as feature or splashback. They are easy to clean, they look fantastic, and they can make even the tiniest kitchen feel more spacious.
- Raw and Rustic Edges
As the name suggests, these are the types of tiles that feature a fantastically old-fashioned ‘unfinished’ look. Perfect for creating a country kitchen vibe or for complimenting antique ornaments, tiles with raw edges are all about classical simplicity; they have looked great for centuries, and they will continue to do so indefinitely.
- Textured Patterns
What is great about textured patterned tiles is how you only need a handful of them to achieve an eye-catching effect. Likewise, it is almost always best to arrange these types of tiles in a traditional square format, in order to create a truly timeless finish; great for setting up an attractive splashback, or transforming any wall into a focal point for the whole kitchen.
- Marvellous Marble
Marble has been associated with buildings and dwellings of distinction for millennia. The natural properties of marble make it a fantastic choice for a durable kitchen splashback. It can also be used to bring a touch of raw elegance and sophistication into any classical or contemporary kitchen. Marble and other natural stone tiles can be eye-catching, understated, and ostentatious or minimalist, pretty much anything you want it to be.