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Farmhouse kitchen with apron front fireclay sink, a spring-spout faucet, and a hexagon tile backsplash.
How to Design a Kitchen With Bold Tiles
August 7, 2020

Bold tile designs are all the rage in 2020. Tile is super customizable and fun to work with, plus it’s resistant to all the bubbling, splashing, and spilling that goes on in your kitchen.

Where could you go wrong? As it turns out, some people can go a little too crazy mixing and matching tile colors and shapes.

The key is to find the right amount of contrast and pattern to make those bold tiles pop while keeping your kitchen cool and collected. These tips will help make your kitchen a masterpiece using bold tiles!

Kitchen design moodboard with bold tile swatches, wood flooring swatches, and color samples.

Photo Courtesy Of: www.instagram.com/bedrosianstile

Kitchen design moodboard with bold tile swatches, wood flooring swatches, and color samples.

Photo Courtesy Of: www.instagram.com/bedrosianstile

Choose a Color and Pattern

Choose a Color and Pattern

Choose your tile color(s) based on your personality and your existing décor. Consider the three surfaces in your kitchen that MUST work together in your design scheme:

  • Walls
  • Floor
  • Counters

If you have a traditional kitchen, softer colors are safest. Bold tiles work well in the right space, like a farmhouse hexagon tile, ornate Spanish tile, or just classic black and white. Contemporary, modern, and boho spaces are versatile and can accommodate splashy colors more easily. Decide on your design style, then run with it!

Get a sample of the tile before purchasing, so ensure a cohesive look in your kitchen. Start a mood board of all your colors, and textures you are using in the space so you can create the perfect look for your kitchen.

Rustic kitchen design with a farmhouse fireclay sink paired with a stone triangle contemporary backsplash.
Rustic kitchen design with a farmhouse fireclay sink paired with a stone triangle contemporary backsplash.

Floor or Backsplash

Floor or Backsplash

If you’re nervous about going bold, start with adding a fun backsplash. You can create a backsplash with bold tile in as little as a weekend!

Want to make a big statement in your space? If you’re looking to add color, pattern, and personality into your kitchen, but you love white cabinets and a simple backsplash, turn to the floor for a more bold tile. If you are working with darker cabinets or walls, consider going lighter with the floor tile.

To go achieve an eye-catching look, pick one area in your kitchen to go bright with the color, and use a monochrome color scheme with the rest of the space. Whether you are wanting an edgy modern tile floor or a subtle Moroccan tile backsplash, keep all the colors consistent!

Modern contemporary kitchen with olive-green cabinetry, copper accents, and a bold black and white tile floor.

Photo Courtesy Of: www.harveymaria.com/flooring/ink-black/

Modern contemporary kitchen with olive-green cabinetry, copper accents, and a bold black and white tile floor.

Photo Courtesy Of: www.harveymaria.com/flooring/ink-black/

Be bold… but not too bold

Be bold… but not too bold

Bold tile can bring depth, personality, and uniqueness to your space without a remodel or a lot of cash. But, it’s also easy to go too bold and end up overpowering your décor.

Keep these tips in mind while decorating to avoid going too bold:

  • Balance colors out, reserve one element to have the “bold” factor
  • Go simple with the tile, if you have a strong cabinet color
  • Tile one surface at a time, you can always add!

Are you ready to start decorating your kitchen with bold tiles? Even adding a few tiles to your floor or backsplash can make your kitchen a much more interesting space. Use our tips to turn your kitchen into a bold work of art!