Jan 20, 2020 | Carpet One Floor & Home
Starting with texture is a surefire way to bring your one-of-a-kind personality into your kitchen and bathroom spaces.
Are you drawn toward light, airy neutrals, or do you always seem to opt for basic subway tiles? Do you want to add a splash of energy to your space, but simply can’t get on board with the idea of bright, bold mosaics on your backsplash? We can help you breathe new life into your design by using more than one tile type in your kitchen or bathroom, creating a brand-new, refreshing feel, all while keeping your home on trend. Devising the perfect combination of conventional, polished style with hints of deep-rooted elegance can be a demanding task. To start, consider creating a mood board—a collection of images, materials, and other pieces that work together to give life to a concept.
We’ve carefully curated four tile packages inspired by Emser Tile to help give you the inspiration you need to get started creating a kitchen or bathroom you’ll never want to leave. Whether you have a small powder room or a considerable master bathroom with all the elements, creating a visually pleasing space with both simple and profoundly textured tiles will emphasize the distinct nuances of your design.
Emser Tile products featured: Cassero Black 24" x 47", Ombre White 6" x 12", Divine Poseidon Mosaic, Structure Gray Ledger 6" x 24"
Start by choosing a tile that draws your eye to its texture, like a mosaic with both smooth and rough pieces. The rough, earthy tile will accentuate raw elements of nature, while allowing you to pair it flawlessly with other tiles. The simplicity of a white or black tile will embolden the coarseness of the textured mosaic while offering a blank canvas on which to add breathtaking decor. Eye-catching on a kitchen or bathroom backsplash, the blue, gray, and white colors in natural tiles will highlight the deep hues in other pieces that would otherwise be an afterthought.
Have no fear—choosing more than one visually stimulating tile can still offer clean lines and a fresh ambiance, without feeling overly busy. Selecting two or three textured tiles in both your kitchen and bathroom that tie together can help to create a cohesive home design. You can also opt for a pebble stone mosaic to bring pure tones to the forefront of your design. Prominent on shower floors, you may choose to pair pebble tiles with a smooth mosaic in your shower niche or kitchen backsplash. Manipulating your eyes to the curved lines of these tile shapes will add depth with just the touch of elegance your home deserves.
Emser Tile products featured: Albero Ramo 8" x 24", Logic White 4" x 10", Vertigo White Chevron 10" x 30", Shape White Hex Mosaic
If you’re interested in a simplistic, delicate look, begin with a mosaic in a unique shape, like a hexagon. A basic white mosaic in the 6-sided shape will not only allow you to build layers but also encourage definition in other areas of your design. You can pair a shapely mosaic beautifully with wood-look tile to give you the sense of weathered charm and delicacy. The movement in wood-look tile, similar to mineral streaks in genuine hardwood, marries classic white hex tiles with the rustic look of wood. Adding a shower accent from floor to ceiling with a shiny chevron mosaic can further elevate the shape, using the shine of the chevron to complement the hexagon.
Emser Tile products featured: Choice Gray 12" x 24", Newport Pier 12" x 24", Myth Black Arabesque Mosaic, Structure Charcoal 3D Ledger 6" x 24"
Dark charcoals can be a tough mosaic to start with, but an arabesque shape makes it easy to incorporate a variety of styles when beginning with such a defined tile style. The sleek, smoothness of the mosaic feels modern and dignified; it’s a dazzling focal point of any backsplash. The structural integrity of the arabesque style suggests light to dark grays and shades of white for the balance needed in a flawlessly designed space. Using these neutrals and adding a textured tile look with a smooth feel is an excellent way to saturate your space with a luxurious and well-composed tone. Uniting these tiles in one design will even instill a new awareness of space, allowing you to appreciate it for everything that it is—your personalized home.
Are you opting for a more organic feel? Base your design around a tile with a combination of textures. The smooth, black marble with the raw, unevenness of the other pieces provokes feelings of nature while supporting larger-scale tile in a more basic pattern. By incorporating stone into your kitchen or bathroom with the use of backsplash, you can inspire a variety of styles like contemporary, modern, and even rustic, merely by changing out linens or fixtures.
Emser Tile products featured: Duomo Bianchi Chevrom Mosaic, Motif Sky 4" x 12", Duomo Bianchi 24" x 24", Equinox Celeste Mosaic
Geometric patterns are a top trend in today’s home design world. The triangle is just one dazzling demonstration of the trend and can bring attention to the rest of your kitchen or bathroom when installed in a shower niche, as a shower accent wall, or as a kitchen backsplash. Whether you choose a triangle, hexagon, or chevron mosaic, the lines that are brought to life by these mosaics instill an unequivocally grounded design in your space. Using a classic marble tile on floors or shower walls to reiterate the sumptuous nature of the mosaic will only intensify your overall home design.
While choosing one of the packages provided is one way to ensure that you are adding a variety of textures and shades to your vision, these are only a few of the thousands of tiles that can be combined to create a look that is exclusive to your home. Even choosing a few tiles from each of these packages could be the best way to accomplish a tastefully textured, multifaceted look in your space. Remember, no matter what tiles you choose, your home should be a shining reflection of you!
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