I am thinking about putting new tile in the main living areas of my house. I am wondering if I should choose a neutral colored tile or choose one that is my favorite color – blue. Are there any guidelines about decorating with colored tiles? What should I do?
Suzanne from Columbus, Ohio
There is no right or wrong answer here, only some things to consider to help make the decision that is right for you. Ultimately, you are the person that will live in the space, so with all things considered, you need to be happy in the end.
- You may have always loved a color when it comes to clothes or decorating fabric, but consider the amount of area you will be tiling and that it will be there every single day. A shirt you can change or not wear for a while, but your floors will be there for a very long time. Consider that your taste may change when you look at a lot of the same color every day.
- Ask yourself. How long will you live in the home? Should resale be a consideration? If you are planning on only living in the house for only a few years, it may be best to choose a neutral tile.
- If resale is a consideration and you choose to go with a neutral tile, you can still add accents of blue into your decorating scheme. A rug that incorporates blue would be a great addition and could be changed if you grew tired of it.
- If one of the reasons you are choosing a colored tile is because the room is currently void of color and needs some life, try using items like paint, artwork or fabric to bring that color in.
- As with any tile, the more color range (regardless if the tile is neutral or blue) and movement a tile has, the easier it will be to keep clean.
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