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Choosing the right colour of your wall tiles may be the first decision you have to make regarding your tile project. Everyone is different, some people choose their wall tile colour before choosing kitchen or bathroom furniture, some people choose the tiles last of all to finish off the job, whilst other people choose tiles to freshen up the room with a colour style and colour/ finish/ texture. Either way, choosing the right colour is key. Colour can make the room fresh and airy, energising, peaceful and tranquil or even mysterious and dramatic!
If you have already chosen or already have your kitchen or bathroom furniture in place, then you will need to find a tile that matches or complements the existing surfaces. If looking for wall tiles to match the kitchen, having samples of all existing surface will help and remember not just to include the work tops and cupboard doors. Remember to think about the floor and surrounding walls as well as accessories which can really make or break a colour scheme.
If you are planning your kitchen or bathroom from scratch you have time to consider how you would like to use colour in the room. Tiles are an ideal material to show individuality and creativity as there are so many effects available! If planning your kitchen why not use the kitchen wall tiles to inject some colour into the room? Or incorporate a metro style brick-bonded tile design on the walls with a contrasting grout colour?
When deciding on colours, you can use age old theory that really works - the colour wheel. Primary colours cannot be made from any other colour, whilst secondary and tertiary colours are a mixture of primary colours. Here are some scheme examples:
- Tonal Colour Schemes - choose one colour and use different shades or tints of the one colour.
- Harmonious Colour Schemes - colours that are next to each other on the colour wheel.
- Contrast Colour Schemes - colours opposite each other on the wheel will make a statement.
Whichever colour you decide to use for your wall tiles, make sure you consider all of the above points and don't be afraid to show your true colours! Search for wall tile colours on the website tile selector.