How Can I Create My Own Mosaic In The Kitchen?
We have previously talked about them on the blog, but we can’t get enough of saying how beautiful mosaic tiles look! They are perfect for kitchens because they are easy to clean and spillages and scratches will not be a problem, and by combining this practicality with the beauty of a mosaic, then you are sure to get a stunning kitchen. In a previous post we talked about glass mosaic tiles, but today we give you advice on creating your own mosaic!
Even though mosaics have been present since ancient times, they are now a very valued addition to a house, and because of this, there are many more styles and colours available. If you are wondering which colours you should combine, they need to be in the same colour palette or at least easy to match. It also depends on the look you want for your place. If you are going for a Mediterranean look you should go for blues and terracottas, but if you are looking for a more rustic look then maybe earthy colours are best. If for example you have a white floor, why not use bold colours for the mosaic? The combination of classic and modern will give you a stunning result. In any case, it is useful to incorporate a neutral colour, as this makes it much easier to tie up the whole look.
What Shade Is Best?
The shades follow the same principle as the colours - you should go for shades of the same colour or at least ones that are easy to match. The shades you choose are influenced by the size of the kitchen. If you have a small kitchen, then you should go for light shades as they will help to open up the space and make the room look larger. In addition, some tiles have a reflective effect which bounces the light and also helps into making to look bigger a room and look lighter. This effect is also very helpful to make a kitchen appear more hygienic.
What Position Is Best?
There are different options when placing mosaic tiles. You can decorate a whole wall as a feature wall for example. You could also combine a varied mosaic with plain tiles, to help avoid an overwhelming look. A trend that is growing in popularity is creating a mosaic for a backsplash. Those are placed where the sink or the oven is, to protect the wall from splashes. As you can see, creating a mosaic with tiles not only is beautiful it can also be very practical!
What About The Shape And Style?
The shape of the tile is very important, but again it depends of the size of your kitchen. If you have a small one, tiles that are too large or too tiny can make your kitchen feel busier, so you would need to go for something in the middle. The style you are looking for is also important - if you want a rustic look for example you will go for a longer and thinner tile, whereas if you want something classic you will go for a smaller squared tile.
As you can see, there are lots of options when it comes to creating a mosaic. It all depends on the look you want and your personal choice!