If you’ve got just a bit of money to spend on color, consider putting it into one high-impact piece: your sink. While showstopping cast-iron or fireclay sinks can run you well into four figures, this porcelain-coated stainless steel Porcela sink from Houzer is durable, lightweight and can be found for under $400 at Wayfair.com. This model comes in lemon yellow, mint green and navy blue (shown).
The spa-style master bathroom from HGTV Dream Home 2013 features cool blue accessories, travertine-style porcelain on the floors and walls, seashell artwork, white cabinetry and chrome accents. The floor of the large shower is covered in porcelain micro tile.
Even small powder room counters deserve a little panache. A powder room rarely requires space for toiletries or cosmetics, but that little piece of countertop is sometimes an overlooked spot for decorative accents. Clinton Rice, owner of Clinton Lane Rice Design in Atlanta, brought this collection of blue and white Chinese porcelain into his powder room, adding another layer of pattern against the existing geometric wallpaper.
A houndstooth fabric presented in a shade of cobalt covers the room's classic loveseat. Framed photos, displayed at waist height, a potted boxwood and a porcelain, hand-painted urn lend visual interest.
This jewel box of a bathroom sits adjacent to a swimming pool, so water inspired the palette and design. The white porcelain wall tiles feature a smooth, wave pattern. On the floating vanity, the blue glossy finish is a marine gel coat applied in many layers.
The walls of this coastal bathroom are tiled in blue glass subway tile, while the walk-in shower has a mosaic backsplash. The floors are covered in grass cloth-inspired porcelain, while a simple vanity and coastal accessories complete the design.
This living room, from HGTV's Property Brothers, is centered around a refaced fireplace and decorated with contemporary blue and gray furniture. Under the blue area rug, the floor is porcelain tile made to look like hardwood floors. A collage of family photos hangs on the back wall. A rustic sliding barn door separates the living room from the office.
Layer garland with a collection of colorful ornaments in your favorite tray to create an irresistible holiday centerpiece. Janell Beals dresses up a vintage-inspired porcelain tray with bold accessories and uses a mixture of silver, blue and gold hues for a twist on the traditional red and green.
This luxurious formal living room features porcelain tile fireplace and exquisite baby blue built-ins. This room was designed to be a soothing and relaxing space perfect to curl up with a good book and designer Traci Connell did just that.
This light and bright master bathroom features an open entry shower with porcelain tiles and a built-in bench seat. A spa bathtub connects to the shower, making it easy to transition between the two. Black rectangular floor tiles provide a stylish contrast to the light blue walls.
HGTV Design Star winner Meg Caswell designed the entire home, but this master bathroom is her favorite room. The green glass tile contrasts with the white counters, while large porcelain floor tiles make the room feel fresh and spa like. The modern bathroom has high windows providing plenty of natural light, and a long mirror that stretches above both vanity sinks. The white countertop extends beyond the vanities and changes level to conform to the varied height of the woodgrain cabinets.
Thin windows about the vanity wall let natural light into this bright, contemporary bathroom. Long, thin tile in shades of green and blue add soft color to the room and create a decorative backsplash between the white countertop and the large mirror. Wood vanity cabinets add warmth to the white room.
Porcelain tile designed to look like whitewashed wood floors combines with the marble-style porcelain tile walls to create a neutral backdrop in this sleek master bathroom. Black fixtures and accents pop against the white backdrop while the calm blue vanity adds just the right amount of color and interest.