Penny tiles, both hex and round, are making a huge comeback and it seems that there’s hardly ever another way to make the surface as eye-catching as with these tiles. There are a lot of colors and shades, you can create patterns, so everyone will find an idea that will suit his or her kitchen. Such tiles fit any style: industrial, modern, minimalist, glam, mid-century modern and so on. Used to see them only in bathrooms? Today I’ll inspire you with kitchen ideas, you won’t regret using them there!
Penny tiles isn’t the most common idea for kitchens, we see mosaic or subway tiles more often but that’s why it’s a cool idea to stand out. Decorating your backsplash, walls or even floor will make your kitchen unique and gorgeous, especially if you create a right effect and complement the design with proper shades. Penny tiles is number one for adding texture, and this a key to timeless and chic design.
Penny tiles are mostly used for backsplashes because this is great way to highlight your décor. First of all, penny tiles can bring a cool textural look even to the simplest décor. Even if you have a very simple white kitchen, a penny tile backsplash will spruce it up. If you want to show off more texture, use darker grout. Create contrasting looks, for example, use black penny tiles in a neutral kitchen. Second, it can stick to your color scheme and add one more accent in the colors you need. for example, you have a white and yellow kitchen and want to add more yellow here, so yellow penny tiles will do it perfectly. Third, pearl or metallic tiles reflect the light and they look shining, it’s a cool way to add eye-catchiness to the kitchen décor. Besides, copper décor is amazing in industrial or vintage kitchens, and silver looks awesome with stainless steel appliances.
Another idea to use penny tiles is to cover the whole wall with them. I’m not talking only about the sink wall or the cooker wall, tiles can be attached even to the usual walls, for example, you can hang shelves on them. Your backsplash can be extended and turned into a whole wall, or you can even cover the countertop with tiles. To create a more eye-catching look, just place LED lights under the shelves and you’ll accentuate the tiles. Go for creative and bold looks, for example, green tiles with blue touches, or create your own patterns using different colors of tiles.