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How to Mix and Match Tile Colors and Styles

The right combination of tile colors and styles can be striking—but the wrong pairing can be a visual disaster. Here are simple tips to avoid clashing when mixing colors and styles during tile installation.

Offset Pattern With Plain

Brightly colored tile, mosaic tile, or interior stone tile can create a unique focal point of a room. But these highly patterned options should be offset with some plain styles elsewhere. This means that when opting for unique or busy tile, the rest of the area should have a monochromatic color scheme and other simple features to balance it out. In addition to not overcrowding the room and causing visual clashes, it also allows unique tiling to have the stage.

Create Interest With Scale

Monochromatic color schemes work because they offer different variations of the same color without danger of clashing. A similar effect can be achieved by using the same pattern of tile with different sizes. For example, one can use small hexagonal mosaics on the walls of a bathroom, medium hexagonal mosaics on the floor, and larger hexagonal mosaics in the bath. This way, the tiles will have variety without clashing.

Mix and Match Finishes

Using similar-looking tiles with different finishes can also add dimension to the room without being overwhelming. For example, homeowners could use tiles with similar colors, but with half of them matte and the other half shiny.

Stick With One Shape

Whether circular, hexagonal, or square, the simplest way to create harmony with tiles is to stick with one shape. This will unify tiles, even when they are different sizes or colors, creating visual connections throughout the room.

Mixing and matching during tile installation may seem overwhelming, but the right tile provider or remodeling company can point you in the right direction. If you have any questions about tiling design or installation, call Savannah Surfaces at 843-784-6060 today.

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