Add a Pop of Colour with Tiles!

Ah yes, the ‘pop of colour’. The often used design trick employed by interior designers and home-owners world-wide, it’s a simple way of bringing a little bit of bold design into an otherwise neutral space. While many times, this ‘pop’ is in the accessories or artwork or textiles brought into a room, for those a little more brave, then a single dash of colour in a more permanent fixture can be just as successful in creating a well-balanced interior.

Today, I wanted to talk about utilising this design short-cut in your tiles. Although many times, tiles will be chosen in neutral colours of white, creams, browns, greys and blacks, you can really have some fun with the myriad of bright and bold colours available here at Tile Mountain (check out our Prismatics range as seen below!)

Prismatics Range

In the bathroom, create a striking feature with metro tiles installed horizontally for a fresh and contemporary look that immediately catches the eye…

row of tiles in shower

…Or consider leaving the rest of the bathroom in clean and bright white and create a bold effect using coloured tiles to line the entire shower area as seen below.


For a more minimal approach, use bright tiles as an accent for the splashback above the sink.

yellow tile in bathroom

Or line the inside of a built-in alcove in the bath with a softer hue, creating a stunning feature.

sage green tiles in bathroom

I love the use of this bright aqua tile in our next bathroom which creates a chair rail effect in a totally unique way and then picks up the same colour again in the creative use of patterned tiles as a stripe on the floor.

aqua tiles in bathroom

In the kitchen, consider using bright tiles with white walls. This colourful splashback is accented with accessories in a similar bold hues, making this a space you would be happy to spend time in.

blue kitchen backsplash in brights

I’ve shared Justina’s boho kitchen before but it’s worthy of being repeated here. I adore the use of these beautiful jade tiles with a few natural and copper accessories.

justina blakenley kitchen

An all-white kitchen begs for a bit of colour and using a bright yellow certainly brings a bit of sunshine into the space!

yellow tile in kitchen

If you are a little nervous about bringing colour into your home with tiles, then why not simply use a coloured grout? This is a fun way to add a subtle pop of colour and really shows off the shape of the tile. You can check out our coloured grouts here.

coloured grout in blue

coloured grout in orangey red

And finally, in the living room, why not create a statement out of an unused fireplace? This bright yellow hue creates a wonderful contrast to white walls in this vintage-inspired space.

So those are just a few ways to add a fun pop of colour to your next tiling project! Which colours do you love best? Is this something you’d consider for your own home? I’d love to hear from you!


Image sources: Tile Mountain / Design Harmony via House of Turquoise / Christine Sheldon Design via House of Turquoise / Apartment Therapy / Bright, Bold & Beautiful / Architectural Digest Russia / Binti Home / The Jungalow / Design Sponge / The Design Sheppard / HGTV / Apartment Apothocary

As a multi-award winning interior design content creator, Kimberly Duran is an Interior Design-obsessed American ex-pat, who chronicles her decorating journey and dispenses interior design advice in her personal blog, Swoon Worthy. When she’s not helplessly drooling over all the latest trends in design, she’s adding things to the imaginary ‘shopping basket’ in her head, she likes to get messy tackling DIY projects with her partner in crime, Wayne, stalking eBay for vintage bargains and filling her home with her favourite neutral – gold.