Emerald Isle Tiles: St. Patrick’s Day Inspired Tile Style

“When Irish eyes are smiling | Sure, ’tis like the morn in Spring | In the lilt of Irish laughter | You can hear the angels sing” – so begins one of the many Irish songs you’re likely to hear this St. Patrick’s Day. It’s the one day of the year we can all pretend to be a little Irish (even if we are not) and when all things green and gold are most definitely in season. Thankfully, green is a colour that’s entirely on trend this year, influencing our choices in decor well beyond this single day celebration.

Whether your eyes are Irish or not, they will certainly smile at the inspiration we have for you today. Green tiles can be striking and bold or subtle and soft depending on your style and whether you prefer emerald, sage, forest or lime, there’s sure to be something you’ll love. As a celebration of the Emerald Isle’s special day, here are just some of the green tile style we’re loving right now.

Island Beauty

We love how this kitchen has combined two colours of the classic metro tile, contrasting a deep vivid emerald green on the kitchen island with a simple white tile on the walls. The pleasing mix creates a traditional look with a contemporary twist. The copper seating adds warmth and contrast to this delightful scene. Consider using the same style of tile in two different contrasting colours for a similar look. Our metro tiles range has a huge selection to choose from.

Sage Advice

If deep emerald green feels too bold for your space, consider its pleasantly calm cousin; Sage. A softer colour perfect for providing a room with a sense of tranquillity and peace, this blue-green shade creates a spa effect in bathroom spaces. We love the Savoy Leaf range which consists of two types of gloss wall tiles; a plain and a patterned which combine for a subtle but effective contrast.

Of course, sage doesn’t need to be limited to the bathroom. In the kitchen, it takes on a fresh look, combining as effortlessly with contemporary chrome fittings as it does with a more rustic aesthetic. We love seeing it combined with butcherblock worktops and a farmhouse sink for that classic country kitchen style.

Poetic Eclectic 

This electic mix of deep and light vintage green tiles alongside blue cupboards and pink walls shouldn’t really work but somehow, it just does. And that’s the beauty of green – it really can mix with nearly any colour and there will be ways to make it blend seamlessly. Think about house plants, for instance. If you include natural greenery in any space, regardless of the colour palettes used, it always looks great. So get brave with green and contrast it with other shades – you might just find the resulting mix a pleasant surprise!

Back to Nature

Finally, consider just a hint of green as a subtle accent. The subtle grain of our Decape tiles has just a hint of green to imitate what we see in natural wood and we think it makes as striking a background as it does in nature. Every room does well with a hint of the great outdoors; it connects us to nature and makes us feel more grounded in our homes.

What greens will you be choosing for your own home? We’d love to hear from you in the comments or share with us in the comments, tweet us on @TileMountainUK or tag us on Instagram!

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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.