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Design Trends: Set the Mood

By Kali |

Last week, we shared our 2017 tile predictions and one of them was more color. Darker, sophisticated colors paired with neutral hues can really define a space and have a dramatic effect. We're sharing ideas on how to set the mood with dramatic tile below, but if you'd like more inspiration, head to our Pinterest Board

Rich Greens:
Pantone declared that "greenery" would be the color of 2017 and we agree that greens will reign supreme, but are thinking it might be of a richer variety. Bold greens can evoke either a glamorus or a rustic effect depending on how you use them and what finishes you pair them with. For more dark green inspiration, check out this Pinterest Board

The tiled accent wall below grabs your attention with its rich color and bold pattern: 

Image: liefsuitutrecht.nl             

For a saturated, glossy green like the one above, go for Venetian Green

Green tile is a beautiful way to bring the feeling of the outdoors in, while adding color to your space. Pair rich green tile with rustic wood finishes and brighter neutrals like Justina Blakeney did in her Kitchen: 

Image: The Jungalow

If you like the rustic, handmade texture of the tile above, you might try our Glazed Thin Brick in Northwoods for your kitchen backsplash:

Moody Blues: 
Darker, moody blues make for big impact in any space. Pair blues with brighter, neutral finishes to add contrast as shown in the kitchen below. 

Image: Wit & Delight. Tile Shown: 6" Hexagons in Navy Blue

You can also consider using two tones of blue to really set the mood in your space. 

Tile Shown: 2x8 tiles in Navy Blue. Image: Studio Muir 

We also love the idea of tone on tone blue for a dramatic effect. 

Tile Shown: Ogee tiles in Navy Blue

Darker Neutrals: 
From rich browns to charcoal grays, going a shade or two darker can add more depth and interest to your space. Pair your darker tile with lighter tones to add contrast, as they have done in the kitchen below. 

Tile Shown: 3x6 Subway Tile in Loch Ness. Design: Studio Claro

A blend of gray tiles can set the mood in the industrial bathroom below. 

Image: Yellowtrace 

If you like the look above, you should go for 4x8 tiles in Magnetite

Back to Black: 
Black tile is a timeless choice that we're seeing a lot more these days. From fireplace surrounds to kitchen backsplashes to bathroom floors, black tile can find itself right at home. To see all our darkest shades and to get more black tile inspiraiton, check out this Pinterest Board

With colored cabinetry being all the rage, pair black tile with blue finishes for a look like the kitchen below: 

Image: Decor Pad 
 

If you like the look above, you'll definitely love our Glazed Thin Brick, Andromeda:

Black tile looks great in a bathroom setting as well: 

Image: My Domaine

If you're into the matte black look above, choose 2x8 tiles in Basalt in a straight set pattern: 

Charmed by any of these saturated tile colors? Order color samples online 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. 

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