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Kitchen tiles: how to choose the right ones? (Step-by-step guide to choosing the right ones)

Kitchen tiles

Although, when furnishing a kitchen, the focus is on the furniture and its layout, the choice of tiles is of considerable importance.

In fact, when kitchen tiles are the right ones, they can bring out the design and lines of the kitchen and can enhance the room to the full.

How to choose the right kitchen tiles?

When assessing which type of tiles to use for tiling the kitchen walls, you need to consider both your personal taste and the style you want to give the room. Then, of course, you have to take into account the size and brightness of the room.

The element that most influences the choice of room covering is one’s personal taste. The final choice, in terms of colours, materials and design, will be very different, for example, for a person who likes traditional kitchens and a person who, on the other hand, prefers a contemporary style.

Considering the personal tastes of the person living in the house is always important, but even more so when it comes to furnishing the kitchen. Together with the bedroom, in fact, this is the room in which most hours are spent, and it is important that the people living in the home feel comfortable in this space and that they feel it in the details.

Kitchen tiles

The personal taste of the person living in the home must then be balanced with the characteristics of the room and the style that has been chosen. In a room furnished in a classic style, with wooden furniture and a traditional layout, it is preferable to use ceramic or natural stone tiles. For a modern, contemporary kitchen, on the other hand, in which coloured wooden furniture or metal elements are present and a non-traditional layout has been chosen, you can choose a wall covering that emphasises the innovative character of the kitchen. Instead of traditional wall tiles, for example, a cement or resin wall covering could be considered.

Finally, in order to choose the best type of tiles for the kitchen, the size of the room should also be taken into account. A large and bright room allows you to dare with large tiles in bright and dark colours, while in a cosy environment it is preferable to choose small kitchen tiles in a neutral colour, simple and effective.

Which tiles to choose according to the style of the kitchen?

Ceramic, marble and natural stone kitchen tiles are the most common option, partly due to the fact that all these materials fit very well in the kitchen environment, especially in spaces furnished with furniture with traditional lines.

In a classic kitchen, choosing tiles with traditional designs such as flowers, geometric or damask motifs allows the elegant lines of the furniture to stand out and gives the room a warm, homely atmosphere.

Kitchen tiles

In addition to the design of the tiles, the way in which the wall covering is laid and the size of the area one chooses to cover with tiles also influences the final result. Those who want a traditional result can choose to lay the kitchen tiles in a herringbone or diagonal orientation.

For a modern style kitchen, the possibilities multiply. In addition to the materials already seen for classic kitchens, one can consider innovative solutions such as large porcelain stoneware, wood effect materials, metal and even glass wall tiles.

A feature often shared by claddings used in contemporary kitchens is the presence of smooth, glossy finishes. Such a choice makes it possible to create rooms with a clean, minimalist look, perfect in a modern context.

Other elements to consider when choosing kitchen tiles

If the ultimate goal of the decorating job is to create a cosy and harmonious environment, it is essential to choose kitchen tiles that not only match the furniture in the room, but also create a nice balance with the walls.

With this in mind, we understand how important it is to choose the right colours for kitchen tiles. Light shades such as white, beige or grey are a good solution if you want to create a large and bright space, or if you are furnishing a small kitchen.

Kitchen tiles

On the other hand, dark colours, such as black, brown or blue, are the ideal choice to add a touch of elegance and depth to the décor and may prove to be the right choice if the kitchen is very large and the furniture has predominantly light colours.

It is also crucial to consider matching the colours of the tiles with the walls. If the walls are already coloured or covered with wallpaper, it is preferable to choose tiles in similar colours or in neutral colours. If, on the other hand, the walls are neutral in colour, it would be possible to play with tiles in bolder colours or with eye-catching patterns.

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