Design Trends: Blend Warm and Cool Tones in Your Tile Installation
With the season changing and the temperature cooling down, we're inevitably warming up to classic fall tones. However, oranges, reds and yellows can add a pop of color and interest all year round. We think this especially true when these hues are paired with contrasting cool tones. You can accomplish this by choosing a blend of colors in our Tile, Glass or Brick or you can use your other materials for a contrasting feel in your design.
Whether you are working on flooring, a backsplash or your bathroom, spaces with a cool color palette can gain a bit of warmth from a richly colored tile. We're sharing our favorite combinations of warm and cool tones below:
Orange you glad...:
A pop of orange can be unexpected and playful in a home. Paired with other white and neutral materials, an orange can offer just the right amount of interest, without being overwhelming.
Image: Family Circle
The orange tile in the image above adds just the right about of color without being too much. The soft gray marble and walls, along with the white cabinetry all work seamlessly together. For a look similar to the one above you could try:
Tile Shown: Tangerine
Tile Shown: Habanero
Orange also works well in a bathroom application. We love this bright statement wall surrounded by white and grounded by darker grey floor tiles.
If you are a bit hesitant to go full force with orange, you can always try a blend of orange and neutral tiles:
Make a statement with red:
Red can seem like a lot, but when paired with other other neutral or white materials, it can be softened, while still making a statement. We've really been into reds lately and even dedicated a blog soley to the color! We love the way the red tile looks paired with the other more industrial materials in the installation below:
For a look like the one above, you could try:
Tile Shown: Beet Glass
We like the idea of mixing reds with neutrals in a blend as well:
To accomplish a look like the the one above you could try our 6" Hex or go for our Kite in Tomato Red and White Wash; you're in control of how much red to white (or even gray perhaps) you would like to use:
You could also consider using our Brick and pair one of our whites with our Scarlet Brick for a bit of color. We think a herringbone pattern or a randomized pattern like the one below would look amazing as flooring in this striking duo:
We also love the idea of going with a red-ish hued grout as they have done in the image below:
There is something about yellows and cool neutrals together...they have a modern, refreshing feel. We love the randomized color pattern below; the yellow is brought in subtly and pairs perfectly with the other materials in the install:
Tile Shown: Daffodil in a 1x6 Parquet Pattern
We love the pop of yellow tile at the archway and on the painted tub in the installation below:
You can always go with the classic choice of white tile and add a warm tone with paint, as you can see in the image below:
Do you like any of these featured colors? Order samples now! Need some help? Simply call, chat, or fill out our Design Assistance Form and one of our talented Design Consultants will get back to you shortly.