Welcome to our five ways to style blog series, we look at one tile range five ways to help you style it in your own home. This month we're looking at Kinect, a geometric pressed tile that can be laid in three different laying patterns, classic diamond, contemporary chevron and bold stars.
Available in three colours, this 45x45cm ceramic wall tile can be a graphic statement when used with a contrasting grout colour or have a seamless wallpaper-like finish with the matching grouts from our Colour Editions range.
First up is a stunning modern kitchen from Anastasya Martynova, the artist created her own metallic splashback and paired it with our Kinect tile in Stonewash Blue. Keep the look tonal she opted to paint the kitchen island in a similar hue to the tile and chose a grey granite worktop. The splash of brass really brightens up the blue whilst creating a warmth that might have been lost with the grey worktops.
Mix your metals and choose brushed nickel fixtures, the look more expensive than shiny chrome and mix better with darker tones creating a sense of luxury. For the splashback, try a mirrored tile like our Busca Flat in Bronze or Silver.
If you've got a narrow ensuite then use a geometric tile like Kinect to play with the room's proportions. The Natural Light shade is a subtle statement when used with the coordinating grout. By painting the wall opposite in a darker colour the eye is drawn to both sides rather than creating a corridor effect which will make the room narrower. We love Farrow & Ball's Railings as it's a neutral black without being too dark. Pair the look with a light wood effect tile like Kanzi; the wider plank format will again help the room to look bigger.
A floating sink, wall hanging radiator and a sleek shower screen will help achieve a more airy and contemporary space. Add in a couple of pot plants to create a homely feel, the bright green foliage will add depth to your room.
Kinect in powdered pink makes the perfect feature in a kitchen, adding a feminine touch to what can be a bland space. Create some drama with a gilded wallpaper on the top half of the wall and use the colours in the paper to inspire the rest of the scheme. With this Graham Brown jungle effect wallpaper we've picked out the blue and toned it down with a pale grey flat matte kitchen unit. To avoid the look becoming twee try a freestanding kitchen and some contrasting metallic accessories.
Tiling doesn't have to start and finish in the kitchen or bathroom, create a feature wall in your living room with a geometric pattern, the finished effect looks like tactile wallpaper! We've created a completely tonal look mixing together different shades of blue, black and purple with hints of green to brighten up the overall scheme.
Choose a dark wood effect tile for the floor to complement the Stonewash Blue and then dress your room for the season. In the autumn and winter, add plenty of texture with cushions, throws and candles to add warmth and then in the summer strip it back by using coarse linens, stripes and pops of ochre to brighten up the space.
A small space doesn't have to be completely functional and boring; choose a creative corner in your home and get eclectic filling it with your favourite things. A great place for this burst of colour is the home office. Cover the walls in Kinect in your favourite laying pattern and the dress the room with lots plants, pops of blues and whites and balance it all out with a statement desk, we love West Elm's mid-century designs. To keep the look light and airy, opt for a marble effect like Albus on the floor and a simple desk chair, wire or transparent designs will work best.
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