The Colour Wheel
Which colour tile should you use? When choosing your room scheme, the colour wheel will help you out. Use these tile colour tips or contact us.
Primary colours cannot be made from any other colour, but secondary and tertiary colours are a mixture of primary colours.
Tonal scheme: Choose one colour and use different shades or tints of this colour.
Harmonious scheme: Colours next to each other are harmonious.
Contrast scheme: Colours opposite each will add a contrast, good for making a statement.
Using colour in your room:
Consider all the furniture work surfaces, walls, floor and main contents and then choose a scheme from above. Think about which colour scheme will look best in the room you are tiling and follow the rules of the colour wheel so that your colours match. Use the tile selector to search Tileflair for the coloured tiles available.
Would you prefer your tiles to be warm colours (reds, beiges), cool colours (blues) or neutral colours (whites, greys)?
Add additional colour to your scheme with a feature wall, border tiles, decorative tiles, a mosaic zone or vertical strip. This also adds texture, character and individuality to your room and overall tile design. Don't worry about the technical side as Tileflair staff will help out. Use the free online tile sample service to make sure the colour suits the room in different light. This will help you to be certain about what will look beautiful.
A smaller room may appear cramped if you paint or tile with dark colours, whereas a large room may benefit from multiple, rich shades. Likewise, a dimly lit room requires a lighter colour scheme, whereas a space with ample natural lighting may seem too spacious if it is painted or tiled in light colours.
Natural Stone or realistic Natural Stone effect tiles can add texture and colour variety to your walls or floors, also adding you're your room scheme.
Which colour tile?
When choosing your Wall Tiles and Floor Tiles, colour is an important factor that will help create the mood and atmosphere in the room, plus it shows your personality. Kitchen Tiles and Bathroom Tiles can help you to create the ambience you want. Don't be afraid to show your true colours! Remember that you can add an accent or a hint of colour with a mosaic as well to complete the look you desire.
This brief tile colour guide will help steer you in the right direction for choosing the right colour tile.... It's a big decision!
Red Tiles can be exciting, dangerous, passionate, associated with love, adventure and heat. Too hot some people, stimulating for others!
Blue Tiles are fresh, airy and cool, associated with summer skies and happiness. There are many shades of blue ranging from bright and energetic to paler shades with tranquil and calming qualities.
Purple Tiles, depending on the tone, purple can be moody and gothic or the lighter shades closer to lilac can be feminine and sophisticated. Purple evokes creativity, magic and wealth.
Green Tiles, depending on the shade, bright greens are invigorating and associated with freshness and new life, whilst paler greens can be relaxing and peaceful. Green dominates the natural world and breathes new life into your room with an uplifting sensation.
Stone Effect Grey & Beige Tiles
Neutral and complimentary tones add an air of calm and relaxing feelings with inspiration from the natural world. Texture may also be added through the finish of the tile and additional accents of colour (such as in border tiles) will celebrate the majesty of neutral tones and shades. Try looking at Beige Tiles, Grey Tiles as well as White Tiles and Cream Tiles.
Brown Tiles are a very grounded and stable colour associated with security, dependability and feelings of trust. Comfortable and cosy browns help relax the body but too much brown can be drab and depressing! Be sure to strike a good balance with other complimentary colours such as blue, gold or orange.
BUT! Tiles are just one aspect of the room that will compliment and match the rest of the room scheme.
Tileflair have a large range of tiles that suit all needs and contain the above colours as well as coordinating colours. Your creativity combined with our knowledge and experience will help you make the ideal tile choice for your home. Together we can create something beautiful.