Looking to do something other than paint or wallpaper? Consider a tile accent wall. Most accent walls are the one when you first walk in the room, but not always. Consider where you want the focal point to be and choose the wall you want to draw someone’s eyes. We break down three other considerations when choosing a tiled accent wall.
You want to make sure the repeated decorative design is one you like. Make sure you think about how you want the tile laid. Placing rectangular subway tile upright will create vertical lines and elongate a room, while herringbone, basket weave, or classic offset tile patterns will create a different effect.
Not only does pattern come to play but shape does too. The geometric trend is here to stay. Branch out from the standard square or rectangle. Try an ogee drop, penny, diamond, paseo, or wave. Accent walls are supposed to be fun!
Go much lighter or much darker than the surrounding walls. Create balance and cohesion by incorporating colors in your accent wall in adjacent places. Consider your furniture and tie in additional color with decorative pieces. Other factors include the rooms architecture and natural light. Colors appear differently throughout the day.
Need help choosing a pattern, shape, or color for your accent wall? Our Mees specialists can assess your room and help you with your design vision. We can discuss types of tile options and send you home with samples so you can feel confident about your decision.
From glazed to natural stone, textures are on the rise in the tile world. Looking to add it into your next set of design plans? Check out our overview of a few options that are on trend.
Natural stone isn’t just for the floors. Take this textured trend to your backsplash to add a warm, rustic feel to your kitchen. Natural stone is budget-friendly compared to other materials and each piece is unique. (Photo via Style Me Pretty)
Planning on going bold? Glazed tile is one way to make your space look ultra luxurious. If you want to make an even bigger statement, take it a step further with a jewel-toned color like this beautiful emerald green. Keep in mind, glazed is less prone to staining but is more likely to scratch than unglazed tile, so think about its use case when installing. (Photo via The Jungalow)
Industrial lofts have been trending in the design world for a few years now. If you want to incorporate this design in your home, try adding a brick backsplash to your kitchen. If you’re worried about staining, you may also consider brick veneer which will give you a similar look with an easy clean-up. (Photo via Decor Gold)
Going for a farmhouse style? A basketweave tile adds texture and dimension while allowing your space to remain classic and simple. (Photo via Houzz)
What’s your favorite textured tile trend? Tell us in the comments below or share them with us on Facebook!
Whether it’s geometric, mosaic, or intricate patterns, the latest style in tile is always changing in the design world. But have you ever considered grout lines? Adjusting your grout color is an easy and cost efficient way to play around with design. We discuss matching your tile, creating a neutral contrast or choosing color.
Match Grout + Tile
Match your grout to your tile color. For example using white grout with sleek white subway tile is a great choice if you want a fresh and clean look that’s pleasing to the eye.
Choose a neutral contrasting color like off-white, beige or grey against your tile if you want to help define the tile shape. Wider grout lines work best to show off a subtle contrast. It’s a great way to ease into a more contrasting design.
Feeling bold? Choose a colored grout to create a more stark contrast. One idea we love is a matte black subway tile and turquoise grout for a pop of color. Add turquoise accents to tie the room together.
Grout comes in a variety of hues, and bright colors are trending this year. It’s a simple way to spice up your bathroom or kitchen. Looking for advice on the best grout to use in your home? Contact our Mees specialists today. 502-969-5858.
Spring is here which means it’s time for DIY home renovations. Whether it be an outdoor kitchen, your next bathroom floor remodel or a kitchen backsplash, we discuss the hottest home trends this season and how you can begin your next DIY project.
Outdoor Kitchen: Choosing the Best Surfaces
Granite is the number one choice for outdoor kitchen counters as it comes in a wide range of colors and holds up well in the weather. It will not fade due to sun exposure and is resistant to stains and mold when properly sealed. Measure your space, view our selection of granite, and order a slab with the help of our specialists. Don’t forget to install ¾ inch of plywood to the tops of cabinets for support and apply a silicone sealer around the edges before laying granite.
Kitchen Backsplash: More Tile Please
When placing your own tile, take your backsplash to the ceiling. As we see less wall cabinetry and more open shelves and windows in kitchens, ceiling-height backsplashes are becoming more popular. This trend brings reflective qualities to your kitchen making it brighter and creating a focal point. Can’t decide on what kind of tile? View the types of tile we offer at Mees and work with closely with our consultants to find your favorite look.
Bathroom Floors: Make A Statement
This Spring switch up your bathroom with DIY statement flooring. Geometric tiles paired with neutral walls are on trend. View examples of our bathroom tile installations here.
Ready to switch up your space this Spring? Contact Mees consultants and get started today. (502)-969-3838.
Selecting the right color scheme for a room can be tricky when you don’t have a particular theme in mind. Whether you’re going for a stark contrast or complementary colors, we break down three granite and cabinet combinations to consider.
For a modern look, choose contrasting counters and cabinets like black granite (Black Galaxy, Black Pearl, or Via Lactea) with white cabinets. These darker stones stand out against white creating an eye-catching contrast.
If your taste leans more toward traditional, pair light oak or maple cabinets with brown-toned granite like Golden Beach, Nettuno Bordeaux, or New Venetian. By combining the brown tones you create a classic, warm, and rustic feel that’s inviting for any guest.
Create a clean, crisp look with whites for your next home renovation. White Taupe, Absolute White, and Alaskan White granite pair well with white cabinets. Plus, an all white palate allows you to play around with pops of color or metallics like brass accents.
Any questions about cabinet and stone combinations? Our design consultants can offer advice that aligns with your style and needs. Visit our showroom in Louisville or Lexington and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for more design tips.
As we’re about to ring in the new year, many are wondering what new patterns and colors will be in for 2018. If you’re a new home buyer or renovating a living space, check out these styling ideas. .
Terrazzo is making a comeback next year, and subway tile is taking a backseat. The versatility of this stone makes it perfect for both floors and walls. Its small grains are a change-up from the colorblock tiles we saw trending earlier this year. (Photo via Apartment Therapy)
Mixing and matching asymmetrical placements of patterned designs and solid tile are sure to be a hit. Never boring, this style will keep any room looking fresh. (Photo via Ideal Home)
Hooray for Hexagons
Multicolored hexagons in addition to the “unfinished” tile look create dimension. This shape has been popular in 2017, and we expect it to be just as popular in 2018, whether the size be small or on the larger side. (Photo via Bathroomist)
From classic subway to on-trend hexagon, tile styles are constantly evolving. This fall, we take a look at three tile trends you may want to consider for your next remodel. .
This year we’re thankful for the “slate split face tiles.” These are natural slate strips of different sizes, staggered together to create a rugged space. Not only is this mosaic great for bathrooms or kitchens, but it’s a popular choice for fireplace renovations. (Photo via Walls & Floors)
A Simple Shape
We’re thankful for diamonds, even the ones without bling. The diamond tile is a simple shape that can be arranged to create many different looks, including the ever popular cube. With the right choice of color, diamond tile creates an illusion of depth in even the smallest of rooms. (Photo via Apartment Diet )
A Blue Hue
This holiday season we’re thankful for baby blue. You can’t go wrong with this classic color for bathrooms or kitchens. It has a soft appeal that’s perfect for relaxing in the tub, and it looks great with another trendy tile shape – the fish scale. ( Photo via Apartment Therapy )
There’s nothing better than having a warm, inviting home. As the weather cools we’ve rounded up four ways you can use tile to create a cozier home..
We all love that beautiful bright white subway tile, but sometimes it can come across a bit cold. Solution: Swap out stark white tile for cream to add a touch of warmth. (Photo via @fireclaytile)
Mother of Pearl
Looking for something unique? Mother of Pearl tile brings in tones of tans, greys and golds, creating a look that’s as inviting as it is luxurious. (Photo via Decor Pad)
Vary Your Tile
Having fun with patterns communicates a sense of warmth all in its own. By avoiding a one-dimensional look you can actually add character to a room. We love the idea of using two different tile shapes to frame out your backsplash. (Photo via BHG)
Tile + Wood Accents
Anytime you incorporate mixed finishes you are bound to get a cozier feel. Combine tile with wood accents whether that’s wooden frames in a living room setting or open shelving in your kitchen. (Photo via Sabbe)
What are your secrets for creating a warm, inviting look with tile? Share them with us on Facebook or in the comments below!
Over the years stone, especially granite, has become a staple in the kitchen. Why? Because it’s equally as durable as it is beautiful. Take your stone countertops to the next level by pairing them with showstopping tile. See below for some of our favorite inspiration.
Cool + Modern
Love the look of gray and white granite? Pairing it with a sleek glass tile gives your home a modern feel. Finish off the look with stainless steel appliances and silver hardware to continue the cool tones throughout your kitchen. (Photo via@artisansignaturehomes)
Warm + Homey
A warm, cream granite with flecks of earth tones pairs well with white cabinets. Add a brick backsplash, or a tile that mimics brick, to bring the outdoors in. (Photo via @driggers_reed_construction)
Unique + Elegant
A rich classic black and white quartzite countertop paired with a uniquely tiled backsplash adds a sense of modern elegance. We love this mix of herringbone and subway tile as it’s both subtle and eye-catching. (Photo via @homebunch)
Muted + Patterned
If you have your heart set on a patterned tile backsplash, install a muted quartzite like this option. The subtle gray tones pair nicely with the more busy black and white tile. (Photo via @homebunch)
What are your favorite stone and tile combinations in the kitchen? Share them with us on Facebook or in the comments below!
The list of why you should add granite to your home is endless – stain resistant, fade-resistant, and hassle-free to name a few. If you’re thinking about granite in your home, here are four areas to consider.
Having granite countertops in the kitchen is a no-brainer. Not only can you sit hot pots on them, but once you seal them, they’re stain-resistant. This means you don’t have to worry when the tomato sauce splashes or your little one spills juice. (Photo via Houzz)
Mini Wet Bar
A wine fridge and few cabinets are all it takes to turn an empty wall into a mini wet bar. Add a small slab of granite and your wine bar turns elegant instantly. It doesn’t hurt that granite can usually withstand wine spills. (Photo via Home Stratosphere)
Wooden desks get scraped and scratched, and don’t forget about the ring left by your morning cup of joe. Swap out wood for granite for a low-maintenance, but beautiful desk. (Photo via Atkinson Drive)
From toothpaste remnance to makeup spills, bathroom countertops see their fair share of messes. Solution: Add granite countertops to keep your bathroom in tip-top condition. (Photo via Decor Crave)
Tell us how you use granite in your home in the comments below. For even more granite inspiration, check out our Facebook page.