Green with Envy: Irish Tile Style for St Patrick’s Day

There’s little doubt that the colour green is taking over from where indigo left off last year. With Pantone recently announcing its ‘Colour of the Year’ as ‘Greenery’ (see our post on that here) and the influx of house plants both real and faux that we’re seeing everywhere, it looks like we’re all a little enamoured with nature’s favourite colour.

I have to admit, I adore a bit of green in my own decor. I’ve had an olive green velvet sofa for almost 7 years that I still haven’t fallen out of love with and a botanical inspired wallpaper where shades of green take centre stage. I also have an abundance of house plants that add a touch of this earthy hue throughout my home.

As it’s nearly St Patrick’s Day, I thought we could indulge ourselves in a little more green envy today – this time in the form of some beautiful green tiles. I’ve stuck with mostly black and white tiles in my own home but these inspiring rooms are making me rethink my choice.

green fish scale tiles

Shaped tiles are all the rage at the moment and these fish scale beauties definitely give this kitchen some wow-factor. Combined with black contemporary cabinets, it provides a beautiful Moroccan style contrast and the wood cabinets give the whole space some warmth. Want to add a little deep green to your own kitchen? Consider our stunning Victorian inspired Prismatics Dark Green Tiles.

In a more traditional rustic setting, this beautiful soft green sits comfortably against the black and white accents. The gloss tile would look right at home in a bathroom as well, creating a sanctuary of calm. Check out our Craquele Mint Wall Tile for a similar shade with a reflective finish.

As a lover of all things brass, gold and shiny, this jaw-dropping kitchen island had me at hello. I love the use of mini metro tiles to draw attention to the sleek unit and framed in brass, it becomes the focal point of this amazing white kitchen. While metro tiles will never go out of fashion, this is such a creative way to use them!

Of course, I do love a good herringbone tile and the stunning interiors of commercial establishments can be a great inspiration on how to use them to their best advantage. Jacob’s Pickles in NYC has a bar area which is lined in the most gorgeous dark green emerald tiles laid in an eye-catching chevron pattern. Considering how to lay tiles a little more creatively? Check out our ideas here.

Want to give a classic a contemporary twist? Take inspiration from the bathroom above by Elizabeth Roberts and frame a sage green metro tile with black accents. This stunning walk in shower has style in spades thanks to a few added luxury extras – a floating sink unit, marble flooring and of course, a few luxury bath products. Consider our Sage Metro Wall Tile to bring similar chic to your own home.

I’m sure by now, you’ll be convinced that a dark green tile at any time of year could be perfect but if you aren’t, I have a treat for you. While the above image may appear to be authentically aged tiles from a far off land, what you are looking at is actually wallpaper by Wall & Deco. A great idea to liven up any space with a bit of pattern withoutย quite as much of a commitment! Beautiful, isn’t it?

If you are, however, ready to consider adding Mother Nature’s favourite shade to your own home, why not check out all our green tiles here on Tile Mountain? We have a free cut sample service that allows you to ‘try before you buy’, making your job of picking the perfect shade of green easy.

Are you ‘green with envy’ over our inspiring selection? Let us know which you love best in the comments below or tweet us on @TileMountain1 or tag us on Instagram!

A Social Media and Content Marketing Editor, Kimberly Duran is an Interior Design-obsessed American ex-pat, who chronicles her decorating journey in her personal blog, Swoon Worthy. When she’s not helplessly drooling over blogs, design sites and 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 bargains, taking Instagram pictures of her cats, and continuing her love affair with gold spray paint.