Colorful Tile in Real Homes

Colorful Tile in Real Homes

Sarah Coffey
Mar 1, 2010

Many people are afraid to experiment with colorful tile, since you have to live with it a lot longer than a paint job. But ceramic or glass tile generally appears deeper, richer, and more saturated than a painted surface. If you're embarking on a renovation, consider using a colored tile that you really love. Most likely, it will be the stand-out element in your kitchen or bathroom.

To inspire you, we've rounded up a selection of photos from real homes—no catalog images here! For a deeper look inside each space, click through the links below.

1 Cathy's Contemporary Reflection of Nature
2 Jason and John's Hyper Saturated Home
3 Family Friendly Austin ModHouse
4 Family Friendly Austin ModHouse
5 Misty's Bright and Colorful Cottage

6 Archana's Eastern Sun
7 Plug-In House by Pierluigi Molteni
8 Lorena and Esteban's Modern Yet Folsky Abode
9 Catherine and Robin's Earthy Modern Airie
10 Chris and Heather's Happy, Hippy Haven

Photos: Cathy / Apartment Therapy Color Contest 2009 (1), Jill Slater (2), Misty Adair (3, 4), Adrienne Breaux (5), Archana (6), Sarah Coffey (7), Lorena Siminovich (8), Leah (9), Kyle Freeman (10)

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