Kitchen remodeling is a dreary business. No matter how much you plan ahead, the inevitable chaos and disruption can completely throw your life out of gear. You can go for a complete overhaul by refitting your cupboards and creating more space and light. Or you can take a more convenient route by just changing the tiles.
Sure this is not exactly easy either. But a simple change in tiles can create a dramatic change to your simple kitchen. The right tiles can create a sleek, modern look or a cosier space. It can make a space larger than it is or give it a uniquely individual look. Here are our top 6 ideas on using kitchen wall tiles to remodel your kitchen.
Stark white: The stark white look that uses white tiles with white cupboards is always a safe bet. The white colour allows for maximum light to be reflected. This makes it ideal for smaller space with limited lighting. If you think of it too utilitarian, opt for dark-coloured cupboards for contrast or go for an off-white or cream. The stark white look also goes brilliantly with copper. Add a copper jug or vase full of colourful flowers to your countertop.
Go dramatic: For those who find the white too boring, there is no dearth of colours in kitchen wall tiles today. But why be predictable? Pick up a glossy black or a polished grey. These may not be the usual choice in kitchen tiles, but the unusual colour can also make it striking. The trick here is to create a drama with your tiles! For instance, pair black tiles with stark white kitchen cupboards.
Go sleek: A modern kitchen is usually the first choice for most urban home owners. And the best way to achieve the look is with a sleek kitchen tiles. Fortunately, there are plenty of choices in this area. Opt for super sleek, shiny tiles like glass tiles that create a streamlined modern look. An added advantage is that their glossy surface is also easier to clean!
Go funky: If you have a more adventurous style, step out of the usual and look for a more funky style. Fortunately, there are plenty of choices here as well. You can play with interesting pattens and styles to create a unique and unusual look. Go for mosaic tiles in interesting patterns or combine unusual shapes and patterns.
Classic beauty: An evergreen design trick is to add classic tiles. If you think an entire wall of classic tiles are too old-fashioned, go for just a backsplash panel. An interesting classic design such as Turkish tiles on the backsplash can create a dramatic look. The trick here is to combine it with the right colour — a dramatic contrast or a safe neutral shade.
Go retro with subway tiles: Subway tiles were used in American subways and have now revived as an interesting retro style for indoor spaces with kitchen wall tiles. These white or cream tiles are perfect for almost any look — in a simple traditional kitchen or a utilitarian industrial look.