When it comes to shine, it may be nice to have sparkling faucets--but bathroom floors? Not exactly. Slippery and unsafe floors like glossy tile or polished stone can spell danger, even when walking from the shower to the sink. Imperfections like bumps in the tiling that provide traction will keep you and your family safe. Variations in layout, such as coloring, stone style or texture will also help prevent falls, while giving your bathroom a refined look.
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As we go through the process of transforming your bathroom into your new favorite room, you may find yourself drawn to brightly colored and extravagantly designed tile. But, do you dare? Knowing that tile isn't as easily changed as a paint tone, this is a genuine decor question to address.
When should you choose color tile and when is it best to stick with neutral tones?
Three reasons to go big with color.
- You are a color addict and plan on staying in your home for a while. The truth is, most of us are drawn to the same color tones throughout our lifetime. If you have a favorite color that you always fall back on, then you’re probably going to love tile in that color as well. If you don’t plan on leaving the house anytime soon, then don’t worry too much about what others might think. This is your home, and you want to find joy and serenity in whatever decor decisions you make.
- When you’re a trend lover and don’t mind changing things in 10-15 years. If the idea of neutral tile colors bores you to tears, but you feel pressured to play it on the safe side, think about this: Most bathroom design trends last about 10 years. If you’re willing to remodel or tile again in a decade, why not go for something you really love now! If you’re consistently jazzed-up by trendy patterns and colors, staring at bland tile for years may be as much of a burden as remodeling down the road. Taking a little risk today may bring a smile to your face every time you use your bathroom until the tile is past it’s time.
- Remember that even neutral tile will eventually end up dated. Neutral-toned trends tend to sweep from grays and blacks back toward browns and tans again. Even when colors remain safe, sizes and styles change. So, if the only thing holding you back from choosing color is maintaining style-longevity, you may be trying in vain. Sometimes it’s worth being bold--go for what you really love.
3 reasons to play it safe with neutral.
- When you know you’re only going to be in your home for a short while. If you're in a starter home or an investment opportunity, and you plan on selling within the next few years, showcasing color tones all over the home might not be the best decision. While you may adore red, another person may cringe at it, preferring burgundy instead. Even if you find the neutrals to be bland, remember that you can dress them up with accent accessories and household items — so can the next homeowner.
- When you’re overwhelmed with selecting the right color. If you don’t have a clear direction or one color you are consistently drawn to, you might panic at the choices available and regret your decision. If you don’t love the color blue, don’t put in blue tile just because the person at the tile store says it’s pretty or trendy. Consult a designer if necessary who can help you get in touch with the colors that fit your personality. They will even help you select neutral, earth-toned tile that will serve as a palette for any decor decisions down the road.
- When you love the outdoors, or find monochromatic neutral rooms to be the epitome of relaxation. If you’re consistently drawn to the neutral, white space, grays, tans and wood-tones, then don’t let anyone tell you your home needs a little color. Your home is your own retreat space; breathe easy and create the relaxing and neutral environment you know you will love.
Make sure you understand the options.
There are several choices in materials when choosing the correct bathroom tile layout, and we'll be happy to guide you through this tricky process when contemplating options.
- Natural Stone
All of these are viable choices and come with their own strengths and weaknesses for safety, style and upkeep. If you're looking to remodel your bathroom, don’t hesitate to connect with us here at Excel Builders to begin a design plan that will help your bathroom live up to its full potential!