The Bold and the Beautiful: Statement-Making Tile for the Kitchen and Bath

The Bold and the Beautiful: Statement-Making Tile for the Kitchen and Bath

We are seeing a return of the striking, the bright, and the dynamic in terms of home design. Trends in 2022 (and beyond) are all about vibrancy; all about noticing, appreciating, and gathering energizing and energy-restoring tones into our homes. ACo Design & Sales’ team member Mia Farrell says “Something we’ve been seeing a lot of is just a little bit more daring color.” 

Incorporating bold tile in the kitchen and bath is an effective way to make an impact and create an aesthetic that embodies vivid, dynamic, and unapologetic style. 

If you want to be a little bit more daring yourself, consider: 

Green With Envy 

Recently, ACo worked with homeowner McKenzie Swihart to transform a standard master bath into a spectacular spa-worthy space. Ms. Swihart wanted to create a luxury feel that reflected her personality. And her personality is nothing if not bold. 

Design + Sales Consultant Kayley Vargo helped her make the statement she was seeking with an assist from the gorgeous wet room. It features a striking accent wall with tile from Dal Tile’s Remedy Collection. The gorgeous green hue (“Herbal”) hits all the right notes against the bright white floor and walls, as well as the character-rich gold finishes.  

We wouldn’t say green is the new beige, but it is neutral enough to work beautifully with any number of aesthetics.  

In another ACo remodel, a growing family wanted a space that fit their lifestyle and brought modern style to their home. Designer Carlie Suski worked with them to create a stunning master bath. The entire back wall boasts 2×5 DalTile Picket Mosaic tiles in an eye-catching green, while the shower features panoramic 8×48 Dal Tile Stria Bravura tiles with large dark gray and black veining. Against the backdrop of large format black floor tile, crisp white walls, light wood floating vanity, and crystal clear glass, this wall is a statement-maker. 

Mix It Up 

What’s cooking in the kitchen? This is the space to introduce some flavor to your design. This is just what homeowner Hazel Walker and ACo Designer Mia Farrell did in a condo situated in an historic Italian Renaissance style building. Ms. Walker says, “I wanted something modern and not the usual run of the mill style when we started working on the design.” 

With a great base of textured white cabinets and mist gray quartz countertops, this dynamic duo stopped the show with a backsplash from Walker Zanger’s Biseau Collection. With a French art deco flair, it features a hexagonal pattern with deep, rich colors and a gorgeous mirrored finish to create a sense of dimension and to maximize the play of light. 

Bold Black 

“Bold” means more than color; it means making an impact. When Carlie Suski’s clients wanted to finish their basement bar and infuse it with industrial style, they went dark. A chevron backsplash from WOW’s Boho Collection is striking in Steel Elle gives the space intense metallic interest that is complemented by the Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze shaker style cabinets and matte suede finish on the Negresco granite countertops. The overall effect is equal parts masculine, earthy, rustic, and rough. Just right for this home! 

Patterns with Pizzazz  

Go boldly where no kitchen or bath tile has been before…. Your home is your canvas, and if you want a masterpiece, you might consider an unflinching patterned tile. Virginia Tile, for example, delivers the wow with their Anatolia Collection 

From striking black and white geometric with Form to a Moroccan feast for the eyes courtesy of Marrakesh, these tiles are far from ordinary. At the same time, they can integrate flawlessly into a space because they are so versatile in terms of the possibilities they offer to play with colors, textures, and materials that complement your style. 

Wary of Wow? 

There is no doubt there are a lot of options to consider when creating your dream kitchen or bath. It can be overwhelming, and you may be intimidated when it comes to the way various design elements interact with one another and how they can create a solid base for future changes. You may be hesitant to choose a bold color or pattern for fear it’ll overwhelm or age poorly, leaving you with an outdated space with which you are less than thrilled. 

This is where we come in. ACo specializes in ensuring that you love where you live. This means listening to your needs, your goals, your preferences, your dreams. It means incorporating all of this into a cohesive design that brings you joy now – and is versatile enough to see you through to a stunning tomorrow. 

Ready to talk striking, enduring, vibrant, dynamic? Or do you want to stock up on all that is bright, and energizing? Let’s gather the bold while we can – it’ll serve us well for all the seasons to come! Connect with ACo: we are here to turn your inspiration into many more “wow” moments. 


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