Inspiration and DIY 3 Ways to Use Color Tile to Brighten Your Home

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Vivid colors can bring vitality and a sense of joy into your home, but you don't want to go too far and overwhelm a room—or those who enter it—with brightness. The key to using brighter, bolder colors is knowing when and where to add them to your design. The kitchen and bathroom are two rooms that benefit from the addition of color tile. If you're planning a home-improvement project, here are three ways to use tile to brighten your design.

Incorporate Bright Floor Tiles

Flooring typically aims to complement the overall look and feel of a room. While many neutral materials are available, adding bright color tile to your floor is an option that will immediately add a special touch to your space. This is a great way to add a subtle pop of color. For instance, try adding a row of golden-hued glass accent tiles or jewel-toned decorative tiles to the edge of the pattern on your floor. Elemental Glass is a perfect choice for framing your flooring, and it will add an unexpected touch of color to your otherwise neutral surface. A row of glass accent tiles also looks great when added in front of a bathtub or shower as a decorative element.

Photo features Novato Royale Marble with Ahnzu Elemental Glass in Storm Cloud and Massalia Pewter Frieze accent on the floor.

Create an Eye-Catching Monochromatic Design

If you're feeling really adventurous, try going for a monochromatic design. This type of design layers different shades of the same hue. When done tastefully, this approach will transform your kitchen or bathroom into a sophisticated space that will stand out to all of your guests. Try tiling a brighter glass mosaic backsplash that complements walls that are painted a subtle variation of the same blue or green hue. This technique is not only fun, but will brighten up your space without being overwhelming or distracting.

Add a Pop with Accent Tile

Tile can be used to add wow factor to a room. Just a few rows of glass tile in a bright hue can break up a neutral wall and inject new life into the decor you've lived with for many years. Accent color tiles can be added to shower walls, benches, and shelves. In your kitchen add a colorful border of tile to the edge of your backsplash, or incorporate a bright, decorative square design.

Bright color tile transforms the look of a quiet room. You'll love the added energy that a small punch of color brings to an otherwise calm, neutral room decor. And with these tips, you'll be able to successfully incorporate it into your next home makeover.