Tiles. Without them, no bathroom or kitchen would really be complete. Think about it, when was the last time you saw either one without it? From the floors to the walls, and a myriad number of spots in between, tiles are the versatile decorative accessory no space can truly be without.
Sure, you have your standard subway tiles—which seem to deck just about every bathroom as of late—and then there’s the ceramic variety, cement, glossy, the list goes on and on. When it comes to sourcing said tiles, where does one start? No, you don’t have to splurge on an imported type nor do you have to compromise on style just to stay within your budget. The solution? A trip to your local home improvement store. To help you navigate the overwhelming array of available options, we scoured one particular home improvement shop—Home Depot—for the very best tiles they have to offer. Take a look.
$1.07 /sq. ft.
A classic marble tile never falls out of style but this blush toned-hued variety definitely provides a modern refresh on the timeless aesthetic. Complement the tile by pairing it against a similarly-hued backdrop for an all-encompassing approach to the color scheme.
Further proof that geometric tiles are leading the trends this year. This matte-finished tile will instantly transform even the most tired of spaces. Comprised of shades of charcoal, grey, and white, the unique detailing on the tile calls for plenty of experimentation when it comes to how it will be displayed. Take a peek at this San Francisco home for a little inspiration.
Catalina Green Lake Ceramic Wall Subway Tile, Splashback Tile,
Feeling bold? Impart your space with a dynamic pop of color by way of this rather vibrant tile. Let the snoozy, standard subway tile design become a thing of the past.
Crystalline Square Pink 11-3/4 in. x 11-3/4 in. x 5 mm Porcelain Mosaic Tile
Tile, $8.98 /each
If you haven’t heard, retro pink tiles are making a comeback. If the glossy pink tile isn’t your look, this monochromatic yet slightly contrasting set can definitely work as well. The multi-texture and multi-color format tile can live both on the floors or the walls.
Merola Tile, $7.42 /sq. ft.
When plain ceramic tiles just won’t do, opt for a variety that will invite a subtle dose of color by way of a sleek color block. We can see this one living as a kitchen backsplash or on the floors of a neutrally-charged bath.
, $9.14 /sq. ft.
Geometric tiles that instill an optical illusion-like effect are another tile type that made it on our list of trends, and this ceramic type is just what you’ll need to recreate the look. Take a page out of this Parisian bathroom’s book, and install the tile in the shower for a seriously dramatic finish.
, $3.38 /sq. ft.
Simplicity is at the core of this pattern and we’re swooning over the combo of soothing blue and white. Utilize this tile as the flooring of a bright bathroom to transform it into a Grecian-like paradise.
You see a standard mosaic tile, we see an opportunity to impart our space with an unexpected color detail. In lieu of an ordinary grout, opt for one with a vibrant color detail that contrasts, to impart your space with an unexpected pop of color and style.
$3.99 /sq. ft.
For the contemporary space that skews towards the slightly monochromatic, this stone tile is just the one. Earmarking this tile for the floors, opt for a dramatic scene by pairing the look with concrete finishes—think, countertops and backsplashes.
A little pattern play never hurt, especially one that comes in a vibrant color detail. This inspired print is one that was made for the walls of a light-filled kitchen.
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