Adding Blue and Green Glass Tile to Your Space
Do you ever walk into your kitchen or bathroom and envision the space with an added pop of color? If this is the case with your existing space, adding a cool color scheme of glass tile is a quick way to update your space with brightness and beauty. Before you get started, there are a few things you should know about choosing the right color scheme and making the right design plan for your space. Here are some tips on enhancing your walls, backsplash, or floors with blue or green glass tile.
Choosing a Cool Color Palette
Choosing between warm and cool colors is an individual decision and may be highly dependent on your own style personality. Decorators often segregate warm or cool shades on a color wheel. The cool side of the wheel encompasses blues, greens, and purples, while the warm side includes yellow, orange, and red tones. Cool colors often represent serenity or nature such as a blue sea or green leaves on a tree. Purples are sometimes regarded as a symbol of regalness, or elegance, because historically, they were often worn by royalty.
When used in home decorating, cool colors can bring an air of calmness to a room, while warmer colors tend to be considered more stimulating. If you're debating between warm or cool shades, start by evaluating the function of the room that's in need of a refresh. For example, in the kitchen, which typically provides a place for family meals and other gatherings, you may wish to convey a sense of warmth. Aside from paint color, warmer tones can be added with wood-look tile flooring and warmer metals such as copper fixtures. To extend the warm color palette, yellow paint or mosaic wall tiles will add brightness and cheer to the space.
On the other hand, your bathroom may be a room where you'd like to convey a sense of serenity and relaxation using a cool color palette. For a spa-like feel, consider incorporating a sea of blues or greens into the space. Blue tiles offer a bit of shimmer that's reminiscent of ocean waves. Green glass tile can also be used to evoke a natural aura in areas where other materials are less practical.
Room size is another factor to consider when choosing between warm and cool tones. Cool colors can make a room appear larger or more refined, while warm colors appear more inviting and can close in a large space. If your bathroom feels cramped, a lighter shade of green or blue on the walls may be just enough to convey a sense of depth and space. Adding blue or green glass tile, which has light-reflective capabilities, will also help to create a more open appearance.
Adding Green and Blue Glass Tile
Unless you're planning on performing a complete renovation, you may need to work with existing design elements when adding cool colors to your kitchen. For instance, say you have a modern combination of white cabinets paired with stainless steel appliances, but it needs a pop or two of color. To add color to the white and stainless backdrop, try adding a green glass tile backsplash such as Soiree Nevis mosaic tile. You may notice that the stark white of the cabinets fades a bit after adding cool blue or green glass tiles, which helps make your backsplash the focal point. You can then add even more emphasis to your unique backsplash design by installing soft lighting under the cabinets to show off the beauty of your new glass tile.
Unlike the kitchen, the bathroom is your place to relax and find serenity at both the beginning and end of the day. To help you achieve the desired peaceful atmosphere, cool colors can be incorporated into your bathroom design. Blue or green glass tile can be used to add an elegant touch of sparkle, and for a private, spa-like atmosphere, you can also incorporate natural elements into your design such as live plants or natural stone.
Using Complementary Colors
Keep in mind that if your space has a warm color palette, cool colors can be used as contrasting accents, and vice versa. For instance, muted shades of blue or green glass tile accents intermixed in a mosaic tile backsplash can add hints of cool tones without changing the entire look of a room. If you're unsure of the best way to find complementary colors, start by looking at the hues located directly opposite the color of your walls or cabinets on a color wheel. You may also want to examine a wide range of blue and green shades to determine which fits best with a warm color scheme.
Mixing Green and Blue with Gray
The color gray is one of the hottest neutral colors right now. If you're planning on incorporating cooler shades into your design, shades of gray will help them pop. Walls that are painted gray, for instance, will pair well with a variety of green, blue, and purple tile or accents. This combination will help you achieve the cool color scheme you love without straying too far from a more conservative, neutral design. Layering colors and accents is also the perfect way to give a room a seamless flow.
Opting for Bright, Cool Colors
Cool colors are by no means limited to muted shades. If you like bright, bold color, you can also make a dramatic statement with blues, greens, and purples. Turquoise, emerald, or amethyst, for example, are three shades that are guaranteed not to fade into the background. For a fun, unique bathroom backsplash, consider the Glass Pebbles line, which is available in Emerald Iridescent. The Opulence glass mosaics are also available in brighter jewel tones such as aquamarine. Like the name would suggest, this series brings bold color and a lavish, opulent feel to your walls.
The cool color spectrum ranges from mint green pastels to bright Caribbean sea blues, with countless choices in between. If you'd like to incorporate a sea of cool colors into your kitchen or bath, stop by a tile design center and check out the latest selection of glass tile.