Since shiny black floor surfaces tend to draw attention to imperfections, large-scale, rectangular porcelain tiles featuring a dulled, chalky finish were used. In order to add contrast to the floor and highlight the lines of the tile, the contractor used white grout.
Tiles in a neutral yellow and green color range cover the wall surrounding a wood burning pizza oven in this midcentury modern kitchen. Stainless steel countertop and appliances give an industrial vibe against the wood cabinetry with frosted glass doors. Natural light from the clerestory windows bounces off the steel finishes to brighten the space.
In this living-room makeover featured on HGTV's Brother Vs. Brother, fish-scale tiles add texture to the neutral fireplace without overwhelming the transitional living room. A basket, glass vases filled with corks and a large decorative clock accessorize the mantel and hearth.
Large-scale tiles mingle with dynamic mosaic glass tile accents, turning this spacious contemporary bathroom into a spa-like retreat. Glass separates the shower and bathtub, allowing the space to feel open while soothing colors, textures and finishes – including the handheld shower fixture and rain showerhead – create a space built for ultimate relaxation. Floating shelves above the bathtub are perfect for storing extra towels for guests.
The dark wood finish of the bar exterior wall brings depth to the light, cool tones of this contemporary kitchen. The gray scale tile backsplash blends beautifully with the gray cabinets and the neutral wall color. White leather barstools are placed at the bar creating an eat-in space with a view of the room. A three dimensional rock display on the wall adds style-fitting decor.
The star attraction in this bathroom is the lush green wall of moss. But the chrome covered bathtub is a cool accompaniment and, in the shower, scale-like tiles are one more subtle layer of interesting texture.
Large-scale neutral tile is used throughout the floor, bathtub surround and wall for a sophisticated, spa retreat. Mosaic tile is used behind the tub and on the walls to create visual interest and texture in the space, and pebble tile grounds the walk-in glass shower.
This white kitchen exemplifies transitional design at its best. A perfect blend of traditional, modern and rustic reside in the space. The kitchen also features a large-scale patterned tile wall that visually pushes the walls up and out. A rough-hewn wood beam holds the upper glass-front cabinets and stainless-steel hood vent.
A honed granite countertop provides functional seating at the kitchen island in this narrow kitchen. Painted faux-antiqued cabinetry brings a bit of rusticity to the overall refined and spacious feel. Repurposed bricks create a façade on the accent wall while over-scaled subway tile with dark grout is used above Calcutta marble countertops. Vintage industrial lights hang over the island adding drama and whimsy.
“We’d liked that the kitchen was in good shape, but it was bland,” says Katie. All the oak cabinets needed for pep was a facelift, in the form of vivid green paint and brass hardware. Small-scale subway tile for the backsplash made the space seem bigger and brighter; ditto for the hip cement floor tile from Granada Tile. The pattern plays off the delicate print of the Thibaut-fabric Roman shade.