At Mission Tile West we are big believers in mixing and matching beautiful colors and patterns. However, we know that many people are not sure how to do so in a way that looks great and not accidental. Keep reading to learn the four steps we recommend you follow to mix tile patterns or visit us at 853 Mission Street to see examples in person.
- Consider Proportions
- Consider Shapes
- Create Contrast
- Get Creative
One of the most important steps toward success within mixing tile patterns is the proportion of the tiles. If you are tiling the floors and walls of the same room then you need to make sure those tiles work together. For example, a bathroom design may involve a visual break between patterns on the floor and walls to help them feel more proportional to one another.
However, you may need to have two different tiles on the floor at once. You can find success in doing this if they have a common theme. For example, you may choose small blue tiles for a shower floor and larger blue tiles for the bathroom floor. The fact that blue is within all of them helps them work together.
If you have contrasting colors, mirror motifs can help to tie the space together visually. For example, you may have star patterns on two different tiles, or you may have an intricate pattern on walls and floors but using a white tile or primary, solid color on the floor for balance.
If you find that the pattern on your floor is much bolder, try to balance it out with a subtle backsplash. For example, you could have tile on the walls and hand-painted tiles on the floor or vice versa. The idea is that you do not have to match exactly but they should be different enough that it is clear you were not trying to match them.
At the end of the day, if you find something you love that doesn’t fit in with the advice you were given then we say to throw out all that advice. Yes, we even mean our own! The truth is that you are the one who will be living in your home. Do you love the tiles? Do you love the way they look together? Then you have found a winning combination. Do not be afraid to be bold.
Come to Us for High-Quality Tiles in a Range of Colors and Styles
Of course, the one thing that everyone needs is high-quality tiles and you will find those with Mission Tile West. We are proud to have a large selection and many options open to every individual who needs tiles. Stop by to see for yourself or call us at 626-799-4595 for additional help and advice.