Choosing a certain color tile can be an overwhelming decision but can be simplified by following a few easy guidelines:
- Take into consideration the other design elements in the space you are looking to tile (i.e. appliances, countertops, cabinets, fixtures). Your tile color should compliment these elements and not fight with them.
- Lighter colors generally make a space look larger.
- Darker colors add warmth and hide dirt well. Neutral colors allow you to change your design elements or accessories for that space.
- Many stones of the same material will vary in color and shading. It is a recommended that you look at several tiles from the same lot to see the variation. Man-made tiles such as ceramic or porcelain may vary each time they are manufactured so view several tiles from the current lot to make sure they meet your standard for color and shading.
- Grout color does affect the way a color is perceived. A contrasting grout color can make a tile look darker or lighter while a tonal grout color can have no affect on the color shade.