Consider the interior environment that you will create
- Color will make the room look larger or smaller.
- Size will determine the number of grout joints. Large-unit tiles work equally well in large or small rooms. Smaller tiles are usually intended for smaller rooms or to create a pattern.
- Direction will create either a visual flow or a distinctive area
To make a room appear – Use
Larger – Light-medium colors or large format tiles
Smaller – Medium-dark colors or small format tiles
Lighter – Light-medium colors
Darker – Medium-dark colors (dark colors work best in rooms with plenty of natural light)
Warmer – “Warm” colors
Cooler – “Cool” colors
Neutral color – Larger tiles with coordinating grout joints or stone tile with thin coordinating grout joints
Color accents – Inset color using field tile or decos
Larger with a visual flow – Using the same tile from room to room
Distinctive rooms and areas – Change the size, the direction or use decos