Inspiration and DIY Living Room Inspiration: Matching Your Tile Floor to Your Wall Paint

Photo features Saddle Brook in Farmhouse 6 x 36 field tile on the floor.

Photo features Saddle Brook in Farmhouse 6 x 36 field tile on the floor.

 
 

Living Room Inspiration: Matching Your Tile Floor to Your Wall Paint

Where do you draw your living room inspiration from? Maybe you have designed it to evoke feelings of your favorite vacation spot, like the beaches of California or the rolling hills of Ireland. Perhaps you have chosen tile flooring that reminds you of a busy cafe in Italy or France.

However you leverage your passions into your living room inspiration, this is an exciting time in design where there is a tile flooring option for every design style. Tile is a versatile, long-lasting option that comes in a number of options, allowing you to match various wall colors. Here is some inspiration to help you design a living room space that features the right tile flooring, alongside a perfect, complementary wall color.

Think Limestone and Beachy Shades of Blue

Limestone makes for a great living room floor tile because of its long-lasting qualities and classic look. It is a natural stone that comes in a wide variety of grays, whites, and other natural hues—all of which feature distinguishing flecks and patterns. Depending on which option you choose, limestone can help transform any floor or room into a relaxing haven or a bold design statement.

Limestone tile comes in a number of shades, patterns, and finishes, including aged and honed, making it a versatile material option for any main living space. Daltile's Limestone Collection features a range of styles that span from honed Hauteville Beige (a light tan) to honed Sormonne Brun (a dark shade of brown). Having such a spectrum of choices makes the process of selecting the right limestone an enjoyable experience.

For a beachy look, opt for a blue shade of paint for the walls. Get inspired by blue ocean water and the light blue sky that stretches above it. Pair your blue walls with floor tile that resembles sand, such as gray or off-white limestone flooring. Accent your living space with nautical decor, and you'll feel like you're at the beach every time you walk in.

Pair Dark Wood-Look with Light Walls

With a color palette inspired by the world's most popular wood stains and finishes, the Yacht Club line of tile is sure to fit with your living room inspiration. This porcelain tile comes in a variety of options, so you'll be able to match your preferences in terms of color and plank size. Wood-look tile is an attractive alternative to natural wood that can be featured in both traditional and contemporary living spaces.

Photo features Saddle Brook in Farmhouse 6 x 36 field tile on the floor.

Wood-look tile offers design versatility that allows for seamless coordination with a broad range of wall colors, and the Yacht Club line comes in a handful of natural-looking shades. It will look great when used within a variety of living room spaces from rustic, to modern, to traditional. For example, in a modern space, try pairing one of the darker options with white or light gray painted walls. The darker tiles will pop off the lightly colored walls, giving a contemporary look that's still classic and sophisticated.

New tile flooring and a fresh coat of paint can help transform any living room space. When it comes to choosing the right pairing, use these inspirational tips and ideas. You'll soon have a living room design that reflects your style, while also being practical and resilient.