One of my lovely readers Sian Morgan Kirk posted a question on my Facebook page about floor tile:
“I know you don’t love it, but it’s very practical and common in Florida. So I’d love to know what you recommend if you’re choosing one tile for many rooms, entry, kitchen, hallways, bathrooms.”
That is such a great question. One of the reasons I suggest installing wood floors through your kitchen, entry and powder room is because tile (just like carpet) is never neutral.
Even mostly white tile (like this image above) is not neutral. Remember my post ‘White is a Snob?‘ Well white floors fall right into that same category.
Install this colour if you are decorating your house in grays, blacks, whites and fresher colours.
If you are installing tile throughout your entire house, choose the largest tile you can find, 18″ x 18″, 12″ x 24″ or 24″ x 24″.
If your furniture and decor is earth tones, browns, beiges and creams then a tile with green beige and creams like the above tile is what I would suggest. Even less busy would be my preference.
The tile that is NOT neutral at all is pink beige tile. However, when you look at a small sample it looks warm and neutral. Do not be fooled. Choose this colour specifically because it will work with your furniture and finishings, not because you think it’s neutral.
Have a wonderful week!
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