Loving Color: A Rainbow of Tile
Turn your kitchen or bath into a glittering gem with a wall of colorful tile
You can find endless inspiration for bathrooms and kitchens decked out in basic white or black tile. Think about how many times you’ve seen white and black penny tiles in bathrooms and the classic white subway tile in kitchens. But what about the adventurous homeowners who want to see their tile in color? Here’s a starting point: follow the rainbow of tile ideas.
This pink tile has as much personality as the other elements of this bathroom. Everything looks one-of-a-kind and personalized for the space, from the vessel sink mounted in the vintage dresser to the fanciful mirror.
Purple is a color you don’t see in kitchens everyday. Everything else is stainless, white and neutral. The cool shade of purple feels similar to the coolness of the stainless steel. The combination feels very modern and unexpected.
This ocean shade of blue adds a spa-like tranquility to the bathroom. Using blue on one wall draws your eye to the back of this linear space.
This green tile looks like green milk glass to me. It’s so pretty! I love the combination of the green with crisp whites — like that simple vessel sink with the wall-mounted faucet.
The green subway tile adds a quiet color that suits a kitchen.
Tip: Greens and reds are often used in kitchens because they’re a natural fit. The colors pull from foods we often use in the kitchen — so green naturally feels more appetizing and fresh.
This gorgeous green tile feels so luxe. The tile instantly makes this bathroom feel like a fancy spa. The bathroom accessories tie in the green color.
This accent wall of green tile helps make this bathroom appear larger. It’s a pretty shade of green that works with all the upgraded, modern finishes.
I’d call this tile more of a golden curry yellow. The sophisticated shade works well with the dark wood mirror and vanity. The color is also referenced in the stripe of small mosaic yellow tiles on the wall.
This arch of orange feels cheerful and modern, and adds dimension to this bathroom.
The red tile backsplash in this gourmet kitchen is sure to inspire daily fiestas. It’s fun how the tile matches the oven knobs.
This red is more my speed. I like the idea of using a stripe of color as an accent in the bathroom. The red stripe brings personal style to a modern bathroom.
Tip: If you’re choosing a bold, bright color for your tile, consider using it as an accent wall. Four walls of a strong color, like these mosaic red tiles, can overwhelm a room.