We’ve been selling porcelain tile in Miami and throughout the rest of South Florida for over 50 years. In that time, we’ve always emphasized the importance of tile color in room design.
What are some of the most important factors to consider when choosing the right tile color? Learn everything you need to know.
Choosing Between Different Colors
Some customers come to us already knowing what color tile they want. Others need suggestions. If you’re unsure what would look best in the space, we recommend:
- Considering the psychology of color. How do you want the room to feel?
- Looking at the color wheel to understand how your tile will relate to the room's other features.
- Taking inspiration from the many Colors of the Year that various organizations put out.
- Visiting a tile store in-person to get ideas.
- Hiring an interior designer.
It’s important to note the importance of seeing the colors in-person. While online browsing can be a convenient way to do some initial research, screens often don’t show colors correctly.
Along with the color of the tile itself, you also want to consider the grout. If it contrasts with the tile, it will have a more complex look. Matching grout, on the other hand, blends in, creating a smooth look.
There isn’t a specific rule stating whether contrasting grout should be lighter or darker than the surrounding tile. Instead, it’s worth considering the room as a whole. Are there any colors that you want to pull from other features of the room?
Remember Tile Shade Variation
Once you’ve found a tile color you like, it’s important to understand how it will look in the space. This means taking tile shade variation into account: while some tiles look uniform, others features varying shades and textures.
To mitigate against this, check the Tile Shade Variation Category:
- V0 Tiles have a very uniform appearance, which means you should notice little or no differences between the tiles.
- V1 Tiles have a uniform appearance, which means you shouldn’t notice significant differences between the tiles.
- V2 Tiles feature slight variation, which means you’ll have a good idea of what the tiles will look like, even though there will be significant differences between them.
- V3 Tiles feature moderate variation, which means you’ll have a general idea of what the tiles will look like, but it’s still a good idea to look at the range your supplier is providing.
- V4 Tiles feature substantial variation, which means you won't have an idea of what they look like until you know the range that your supplier is providing.
You don’t want to wait until the tile is installed to understand how it will look in the room. If you have any doubts, don’t be afraid to ask for a mockup. Contractors would much rather provide one than have to tear out and replace tile.
Looking for Porcelain Tile in Miami?
You’ve come to the right place. D&B Tile has stores located throughout South Florida, and we’re proud to say that they all stock high-quality tile. We’re a family-owned business that’s been working in the tile industry for over 50 years, which means you can rest easily knowing you’re in good hands.
Have any questions about what we can do for you? Want to speak with one of our representatives about the tile we have available? Please don’t hesitate to contact us today. We’re excited to hear from you!