A blue Oriental rug brings warmth and a subdued pop of color to this all-white entry. Blue-and-white stamped tile step risers echo the rug's color palette and give the entry a coastal, Mediterranean look. Plants add color, texture and natural elements to enliven the space.
Beach-blue walls add a pop in the foyer of HGTV Smart Home 2013, where texture is layered effectively and design elements run the gamut from casual-chic to the refined elegance of Hollywood regency. Stair risers clad with Talavera tiles and a driftwood-framed mirror add interest to the space.
Many of the elements seen throughout the home were imported directly from Morocco. Here, stunning blue-and-white tiles create an elegant backsplash in this bathroom, combining well with the lacy sconces and delicately arched window.
Blue subway tile makes a splash on the backsplash of this contemporary California kitchen. White cabinetry features lighted glass-front cabinets along the top perimeter, adding a fun touch of accent lighting. A custom hood and integrated appliances are among the features that make this kitchen a chef's dream come true.
This traditional white tile shower features a blue patterned accent trim near the large mounted shower head. The white tile extends from the ceiling to the white bathtub. A small indented cubby provides built-in storage for soap and other bath accessories.
This renovated bath features a walk-in shower tiled with a modern blue penny round, adding both drama and a bold focal point. While this downstairs bath combines blue penny tile with white subway tile, an upstairs bath features the reverse, bringing whimsy to the home's design.
The standout feature of this white contemporary bathroom? A green and blue tile stripe running around the upper wall that evokes the colors of the ocean. Wood cabinets and twin framed mirrors provide a textural contrast and help ground the space.
This kitchen, once checkered with black-and-white flooring and black-and-white appliances, was given a facelift to create a light and airy room. White cabinets and countertops visually open up the small space.
The designers of this contemporary bathroom took a unique approach to hand-painted ceramic tile and framed it in order to create a custom art piece. The tile is echoed in the green and blue stripe around the top of the room's walls.
If you like the idea of a patterned backsplash that won’t go out of style, consider a simple geometric pattern: stripes, diamonds or zigzags, for example. To create this chevron effect, designer Kelli Kaufer used hand-cut stained glass. She bought three different colors, cut them into 1-inch wide by 3-inch long angled pieces, and applied to the wall using a double-sided sticky mat. Then, she grouted with a non-sanded grout. “This backsplash can work with many different styles,” says Kaufer. “Depending on the color of the glass pieces, you can either go bold, creating a hip, modern look, or muted, for a classic, sophisticated style.”
This well-crafted transitional kitchen does its part with a center island for prep work, a beverage center to keep the kids out of the cooking area and lots of counter space. Blue subway tiles add a dash of color that complements the dark countertops.