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5 Kitchen Tiles Ideas You Need to Check Out Now

5 Kitchen Tiles Ideas You Need to Check Out Now

Courtney Cole
Is your long-awaited kitchen reno finally happening, but you are undecided on the design? Or do you like to look at kitchen tile ideas and dream of the day you can turn them into a reality? No matter if you are still at the dreamer stage or in the nitty-gritty of your planning, you’ll find some options and ideas for your kitchen floor and wall tiles in this article.

When it comes to kitchen tiling ideas, whom better to ask than the tiling experts at TileCloud? Feast your eyes on some of the best, latest and most unique kitchen tile ideas on the web. With options for every budget, style and kitchen size, take a look below and be ready to be inspired.

Firstly, why we love tiles in the kitchen

If you are googling kitchen tile ideas because you are not sure you want to go with tiles and are trying to imagine what it’d look like, let us reassure you. Tiles in the kitchen are hands-down a winner choice! They are much cheaper than other materials while still looking absolutely fabulous. Their stain and water-resistant surface is a godsend when the inevitable kitchen mess happens, and if one gets damaged, you only have to replace the single tile, not the whole thing!

The Coogee Antique White kit kat mosaic tile

1. (Don’t) Tile all the way

Floor-to-ceiling or countertop-to-ceiling tiled walls give the room a strong visual unity. They also make any cabinetry and fixtures stand out against the cohesive backdrop. However, they are not the only options for renovators tired of the old and trite tiny sink splashback. Instead of a straight line between tiles and plaster, experiment with an asymmetrical laying pattern. The resulting free-flowing division will break the divide between the two materials and give the room an edgy, innovative look.

You can do the same with the flooring. An original kitchen floor tile idea is to lay a few tiles around the sink or between the island and the counter but not set a hard line. Have the tiles and the other flooring material mesh and mix to instigate a fluid connection between the different areas.

The Newport Matt Small White Subway Tile

2. Shape patterns with colours

Patterned tiles are not the only way to embellish your kitchen with a gorgeous motif. A contemporary kitchen tiles idea is to choose monochromatic subway tiles and lay them in alternating horizontal bands — the resulting wall is minimalistic yet full of personality.

For those more eclectic renovators, use several colours to create a random pattern. Simply pick different colour tiles (all of the same style) and lay them as mixed in as possible. Hexagon tiles are a favourite for this trend and a captivating kitchen floor tile idea.

The Newport matt Mixed white small square

3. Tiles in the cupboards

We promised originality, and we are here to deliver. Have you considered tiling the inside of your glass cupboards? You can extend the same colour, shape and laying pattern to the back of your kitchen cupboard or change one of those elements to create a stand-out accent piece. A modern kitchen wall tile idea is to use pastel colours for the walls and then have a brightly-coloured background in the cupboards which makes them pop off the background.

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Recreate this look with The Newport Gloss Subway in Jade Green

4. Create unexpected connections

As far as contemporary kitchen tile ideas go, this is one of our favourites. Why not coordinate the side of your kitchen island or cabinetry with your tiled kitchen splashback, either using the same colour or the same style tiles.

The Albert Park Vanilla Subway tile

5. Make room for nature

A recent interior decor trend is to invite the outdoors into every room of our homes. In the kitchen, you can do so by choosing greens and blues for your walls, or you can go one step further. Incorporate live plants in your kitchen design by installing recessed wall shelves. Since water will be involved to keep your lovely greens alive and thriving, tile the entire recess for convenience and durability.

The Newport Gloss Subway in Jade Green

Use tile samples to let your imagination wild

Whether you’ve fallen in love with one of our kitchen tile ideas or they have sparked your imagination, ordering samples is the best way to move forward. Instead of trying to visualise what it would look like, see for yourself on a smaller scale. Put the samples up against the wall, or create a pattern on the floor, and you’ll know right away if your kitchen tile idea is a winner or a loser. Don’t be afraid to give all your kitchen tiling ideas a fair go!

Courtney Cole
As an interior designer at TileCloud, Courtney brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the world of home renovation. With a Diploma in Interior Design and Decoration and a passion for creating stunning interiors, shes dedicated to helping people on their journey to transform their homes. Currently channeling her expertise into renovating her own home, she aims to share valuable insights, tips, and inspiration to assist others in achieving their dream space!