Think in Contrasts
“When I'm designing I think about the relationship between colors almost more than I think about colors on their own.”
For Justina’s signature look, be sure to incorporate plenty of lush greens throughout your space.
Plan Grout from the Start
“Be mindful of how you want the pattern to read on your floors or walls.” Contrasting grout accentuates patterns, while analogous grout unifies them.
Make Your Own Inspiration Gallery
“Start with an image that inspires you and the feeling that you want to have in the room you're picking tile for, then pick a few colors from that image.”
See the Big Picture
“When picking tile colors, think about the other colors that will also appear in your room,” such as appliances, hardware, and even the view outside the window.
“If you're pairing the tile with more pattern, like wallpaper, consider using larger tiles to that the room doesn't get too busy looking. The key is to find the right balance.”
“The Color-it tool allows you to play with color and see how just one color change totally affects the look and feel of each tile.”
“I tell people to allow themselves to think of their homes as a wet canvas--decorating should be fun and doesn't need to be taken so seriously all of time.”
Expand Your Space
Small space? Consider using tile from the floor all the way up the wall to help the room feel larger. A dynamic pattern like herringbone can also give the illusion of height.
Make It Personal
“Ultimately I picked colors based on the emotional response they give to me. When designing I look for colors that bring me back to the happiest, calmest, or most inspiring memories”