Best Kitchen Tiles Pictures And Designs
Stylish slate, sassy stripes, or pristine white? There’s a tile for every kitchen and chef. See more of our best kitchen tiles pictures here. But before you enjoy the pictures gallery, we will inform you some latest tile designs that will beautify your kitchen.
Glass – “Glass accent tile is really exciting right now,” says Bill Wolf, owner of DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen in Grand Rapids, Mich. Used for kitchen backsplashes, shower walls and as accents on floors, glass tiles add a depth, sparkle and luminescence not found in ceramic or natural stone. With a broad color palette, and finishes ranging from glossy to flat, glass tiles can fit most design schemes. When used sparingly, vivid glass tiles can provide exciting visual highlights. Conversely, when covering an entire bathroom wall, glass tile can create a luxurious spa-like atmosphere. Bonus: Many glass tiles are made from recycled glass.
Metal – Looking for a tile that complements stainless steel appliances? How about one that goes splendidly with that hammered-copper vent hood? Gary Fratianne, owner of Creative Kitchens, Baths and Closets in Westlake, Ohio, says the natural choice is metal wall tile. “Much more interesting than those huge sheets of stainless or copper,” says Gary, “small metal wall tiles allow the homeowner to create different patterns and designs.” The most obvious application for metal wall tile is the kitchen backsplash. For a polished, contemporary look, Gary suggests going with stainless steel, which is available in finishes ranging from satin to brushed. Warm bronze or copper tile adds a timeless beauty to kitchens with more traditional style.
Hardwood – We all love the look of hardwood flooring, but most contractors say it has no place in a moist bathroom. The next best thing may be faux hardwood porcelain tile. “The tile industry has gotten really creative at manufacturing tiles out of one material to look like another material,” says Christine Jurs, owner of The Advance Design Studio in Gilberts, Ill. “A perfect example is porcelain tile made to look like real hardwood. It looks fabulous.” Available in 2-, 3- and 4-inch planks, the tile is much easier to care for than real wood. And porcelain’s natural resistance to moisture makes it an appropriate material for kitchen and bath applications.
Gallery: Best Kitchen Tiles Pictures
Apple-Green Fresh – It would be hard to keep from smiling in this cheery kitchen, and the crisp green color is only one of the reasons. There’s also the fact that cleanup is always easy when so many surfaces are covered with ceramic tile. Regular use of a sealant keeps the grout stain-resistant, too.
Apple Green Fresh
Mediterranean Flair – The warm colors in this kitchen reflect the sunshine of the Mediterranean, the hills rising above the sea and its famous resort beaches. All you need is wine and cheese.
Earth-Tone Sophistication – This breakfast bar will keep its good looks for years to come, thanks to the tiled front and top. The shades of brown give the kitchen a sense of both earthiness and sophistication, while the easy-to-clean tile helps protect the front of the bar from muddy feet swinging from the stools.
European Country Cheer – This kitchen has both a retro feel and country warmth. The clean, clear colors keep the space bright, while the cherry-design accent tiles echo patterns found on vintage tablecloths.
Bold, Blue and Textural – The hexagonal glass tiles on this countertop provide a jolt of color as well as rich texture. Such a bright color might be overwhelming if it’s used in an entire kitchen, but it makes a terrific accent on a single surface.
Splash of Romance – The backsplash in this romantic Napa Valley kitchen is clad in blue and white French tile from Country Floors.
Slated for Style – Slate-colored Ann Sacks tiles make a cool backdrop for warm white Juliska pottery and a rack system from Rosle in this Aspen kitchen.
What do copper, stainless, hardwood and glass have in common? They represent some of the hottest tile trends currently popping up in hip best kitchen tiles pictures and designs.