Keeping it subtle

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When choosing a tile, the colour is probably one of the most important things to consider. Too bright and it could clash with existing decor and too plain the surface could look extremely lack luster, so it’s definitely worth taking the time to choose shade wisely. Compromising on a subtle tone that draws in other key colours, yet doesn’t overpower the whole space, such as muted greys and pastel shades, is the ideal solution.

By embarking on a more delicate colour palette, just enough colour can be injected to add personality yet not completely take centre stage. Here we offer a few helpful tips on how subtle tile shades can be implemented effectively.

Go two- tone

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Just like the increasingly popular trend in kitchens, combining two colours in blocks can have an extremely effective result. Going darker at the bottom and lighter at the top can help to open a space up and add a certain depth to the space, while creating a stylish surface.

Popular colour choices are pale greens or greys juxtaposed with creams or beiges.

Introduce shapes

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If mixing colours isn’t quite enough, try creating a feature with both shape and colour. Kitchen Splash backs and floors are the ideal place to inject a subtle hint of colour while not totally going over the top. Pastel blues and even browns are a popular choice for such spaces, which work perfectly teamed with rustic surfaces.

Inject prints


Pastels don’t have to be one dimensional. For spaces need that extra something, inject a printed tile that uses cool blues, pale pinks and faded greens to ensure the space stands out in a more understated manner. Combine these with brushed concrete style floor tiles to achieve a rustic look.

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