Accent tiles are the simplest way to add interest to your bathroom or kitchen walls. We have the best tips for tile design, trends and materials for you.
Accent tiles are a simple way to add interest to your kitchen backsplash or bathroom. Using a straightforward design or smaller section for your accent tiles means that you can upgrade the space without overwhelming the overall design with colors or patterns.
In this post, we will cover:
- What tile materials are best for both the kitchen and the bathroom
- Design tips and how to style accent walls or tile runners
- The best height for accent tiles in the bathroom
As well as some of the best accent tiles trends and designs to keep your space modern and cohesive.
The materials you use for your accent tiles will depend on where you put them. The most common places to include accent tiles and accent tile walls are in your kitchen and in the bathroom. Each room requires slightly different materials and designs in order to last.
What Are the Best Materials for Accent Tiles in the Kitchen?
Accent tiles in the kitchen are a classic design feature as they draw the eye in and add interest, as well as protect the wall from cooking oils and dirt.
You can use accent tiles in a small space on the wall behind the stove as a backsplash. However, with a more subtle design you could also cover a whole wall with them.
For backsplashes, ceramic tiles are easy to tessellate and give you a large range of colors to tie in with the rest of the space. Ceramic or porcelain tiles are a good choice because they are easy to clean, however, dirt can still get stuck in the grout. If you want to avoid this issue, you could look for a sheet of colored glassor have a design printed on acrylic and cut to size for a unique and useful piece of art.
For a feature wall, covering the whole wall in ceramic tiles can become a messy job. If you want easy, clean-cut accent tiles, the best materials are stick-on sheets of tiles. You can buy these sheets at most hardware stores, and designs range from classic brick and stonework to modern geometric accent tiles.