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Tiled Kitchen Islands, 3 Ways

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Tiled Kitchen Islands, 3 Ways


Fireclay Tile Inspiration Gallery: Light Lab
Tile Color Shown: Calcite in 4" Triangle

These days, kitchen islands are a must-have in every dream kitchen. So what better way to highlight it than a stand-out tile installation? Whether you're collecting ideas for your next remodel or just looking for fresh ways to use tile, these three islands styles are sure to inspire. 

1. Rectangle Tile


Fireclay Tile Inspiration Gallery: Mister Jiu's Parquet Bar Tile

Restaurant tile is a great source for kitchen design inspiration. This counter beautifully frames the action in the kitchen while dually functioning as a divider.  


Image: My Domaine

 


Tile Color Shown: Venetian Green in 3x6

This island's deep jewel-toned tile is the star of this kitchen, offering up an unexpected contrast to the kitchen's sleek wood cabinetry. If you're designing your own island, consider adding built-in shelving for extra storage space. 


Image: Slightly Garden Obsessed

 


Tile Color Shown: Mushroom in 3x6

Pink is in, and we couldn't be more pleased. This island's diagonal herringbone tile pattern plays well with the space's tropical aesthetic. For a more muted alternative, consider our tile in Mushroom. 


Image: Boro Hotel


Thin Brick Color Shown: Glacier

Love industrial-inspired style? Our glazed thin brick might be just the thing. With its rustic textured finished and hand-applied glaze, it adds a distinctive architectural element to your kitchen.

2. Patterned Tile


Image: The Spruce

This Escher-inspired tile breaks up the kitchen's clean lines, while a neutral gray color blends well with the space. To add extra continuity in your kitchen, you can also consider using the same tile for the island and the stovetop backsplash. 


Image: Flotsam & Jetsam Cafe

Tile Color Shown: Sea Green in Ogee Drop

This playful UK cafe offers up some more tile island inspiration with its charming scale-inspired counter. To get the same look, try our Ogee Drop Tile in a color with high variation like Sea Green.

3. Handpainted Tile


Image: Brit + Co


Handpainted Tile Shown: San Carlos in Cool Motif

Handpainted tile can bring a distinctive artisanal look to your kitchen decor. It also comes in a wide range of designs and styles so you'll be sure to find a pattern that you love. This island's blue and white handpainted tile is boldly contrasted with a row of bright and playful pink barstools. 


Image: Pampa


Handpainted Tile Shown: Jardin Fretwork in Neutral Motif

This kitchen's subtly geometric handpainted tile feels retro and modern at the same time. It also beautifully echoes the kitchen's color scheme. 


Image: Consort Design


Handpainted Tile Shown: Grove in White Motif

It wouldn't be summer if we didn't include some outdoor inspiration. If you have room for outdoor entertaining, consider adding an island--it's great spot for guests to gather, plus an excuse to use your favorite Handpainted Tile (like picks from our newest Agrarian Collection). 

Find all these photos and more on our Tiled Islands Pinterest Board for some of our hand-picked favorites. Want to give one of these ideas a try? 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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