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.
Floors can add that unexpected design element that ties a room together. From large format tiles that create a clean classic look to a herringbone pattern that brings the wow factor, we take a look at the latest in tile floor patterns below.
It’s no secret we’re big fans of the herringbone tile pattern. Instead of laying your traditional rectangular tiles in a staggered format, try this herringbone pattern for modern angle to your laundry room design. (Photo via Refined)
Love the minimalist look? Go for oversized diamond tiles like these that provide clean lines in your bathroom. Don’t be afraid to pair them with varying tile patterns like these white subway tile walls. (Photo via Designed for Life)
Striped Penny Floor
If you’re looking for a way to add a little fun to your design plan, consider black and white penny tiles in a striped pattern. While you may not want to tile your entire kitchen like this, it’s perfect for a jack-and-jill bathroom between the kids’ rooms. (Photo via Lindsey Herod Interiors)
These days, fish scale tiles are all the rage. They’re a playful way to add dimension to your room and are unique enough to create a stand out design. (Photo via Style by Emily Henderson)
Black, white and gray tiles are all you need to create a classic gingham pattern in your house. Used sparingly it can create an eye-catching design. (Photo via The Lettered Cottage)
Adding creative tile patterns to your space in equal parts is decorative and durable. If you’re looking for a way to bring art into your home with tile, we’ve highlighted four options below.
A few shades of subway tile and a little bit of patience is all it takes to achieve this showstopping backsplash. The V-shaped pattern makes your backsplash the focal point of the kitchen, while the subway tile keeps it looking classic and timeless. (Photo via Design Milk)
Not ready to give up on the chevron pattern? Neither are we. Stack rectangular tiles in this pattern to create height and dimension, and also bring a little fun to your kitchen or bathroom. (Photo via Design Milk)
If uniform isn’t your style, try incorporating scattered colored tiles throughout a white diamond pattern to add a geometric modern look to your space. (Photo via Amara)
When the right shades hit the right shapes you’ll create an eye-catching 3-D effect that brings depth to your space. Stick with neutral colors like gray hues to keep it clean and modern. (Photo via Domino)
What tile patterns are you loving at the moment? Share your favorites with us on Facebook or comment below!