When it comes to your new contemporary kitchen, the chances are the design is sleek, glossy and maybe even handle-less. So just how do you go about tiling your walls and floors to match this style? After all, choose the wrong tiles and you could ruin the entire effect. Well, here at Tiles 2 Go, we are Preston’s leading tiling experts. So we have produced this guide to help you choose the right kitchen tiles to match contemporary kitchens.
Shaped kitchen tiles
In terms of tiling shape, most tiles are rectangular or square. And while these can definitely have a place in a contemporary kitchen, there are some other tiling shapes you should consider. These include the triangular tile, and the large format hexagonal tile.
Triangular tiles can be extremely effective as a feature wall for a contemporary kitchen. As long as you get the colour right to match your work-surfaces and cupboards. Their unusual shape will draw the eye, and help to show off your design skills.
Large format hexagonal tiles can be a great fit for both floors and walls in the contemporary kitchen. Although not both at the same time! Their unusual shape can be a striking feature, when paired with a contrasting grout, or a subtle feature, when used with a complementary grout. Either way, these tiles can make your contemporary kitchen unique.
Using shaped tiles is a great idea, although you will need to balance these with more regular tiles to prevent a visual overload. Why not try plain metro tiles, or untextured square tiles as the background for your tiling feature?
Kitchen tile colour options
When it comes to choosing kitchen tiles to match contemporary kitchens, it is essential to opt for the right colour tiles. Perhaps more so than in a traditional kitchen. This is because, contemporary kitchens are focused on presenting a united, elegant image, with unbroken, un-decorated edges. As a result, many home owners simply opt for white tiles. But these aren’t your only option.
Why not use a bold dark tile colour, to offset those white cabinets? Rich emeralds, royal blues, and deep reds can be a great option if your full kitchen suite is white. These deep colours can create a sophisticated space. However, if your kitchen is small, the dark tiles could make it feel darker than it really is. If this is the case for you, why not tile in white, and create a feature wall with dark kitchen tiles? This can be visually stunning.
Neutral colours are also a great option for a contemporary kitchen. Light greys pair particularly well with a range of different coloured kitchen suites. While beiges and creams balance well with brown or natural fitted kitchens.
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