Nothing creates a more lively kitchen backsplash than geometric tile!
Geometric tile patterns are great repeaters of colors and shape — that’s their beauty and their cool look. That effect can be accomplished with a variety of tile types from cement to encaustic because colored patterns are integral. But what’s trending these days are large-scale geometric patterns that add modern notes to kitchens, even those which are rustic or cottage style.
Moroccan tiles have signature geometrics like Snowbank [top], an aqua, gold and white pattern from Mosaic House, a NY tile retailer favored by designers such as Steven Gambrel in the Black and White Illusion Kitchen. Despite a frosty (and decidedly non-Moroccan name) the tile warms up the backsplash of an all-white Austin, Tx kitchen redesigned by Black Architects. The yellow in the tile picks up the color of the kitchen’s Marmoleum floor.
Black and white geometric tile makes an ideal choice for a Scandi look kitchen though this one is from Australia. Jatana Interiors tile designers used their bold Petit White Fleur Tile on a kitchen backsplash with a black range and counters.
In a small studio apartment, the large scale geometric tile pattern helps make the kitchen space look exceptionally large. While the cabinets run to a minimalist aesthetic the tile, table and chairs evoke mid-20th century design without sacrificing individuality.
An English kitchen, with cottage-y Shaker style cabinets, used an Op Art style geometric tile pattern of concentric black and white diamonds which reverse. The edgy tile helps make this kitchen a favorite of mine. And it’s interesting to note that while the cabinets may appear to be deep green (no doubt from the undertone) they are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Downpipe — a steely gray.
(Source: hellokitchen.net, hgtvdecor.net, triptod.com, house & garden)
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