There is no doubt mosaics are a big hit when it comes to tiles. They are great as kitchen wall tiles as they help your kitchen in two different aspects. Firstly, they are beautiful and you are sure to impress by adding it to the look, but they are also very practical as they can be used as splash backs or protect all your kitchen from spillages and stains. So, if you like the idea, here we give you a little guide to create your own mosaic!
Mosaics have been present across different civilisations and centuries. Still, they are nowadays considered a precious addition to our homes, and thanks to this, mosaic tiles have evolved to the point that you now have lots of styles and colours available. It is recommended to use a colour scheme or at least colours that are simple to mix and match. You need to consider also what look you want to choose besides colour. A common look where mosaic is used is the Mediterranean theme; in this case blue shades and terracotta are the most suitable. You can also use mosaics for the rustic look, and earthy colours are perfect for this style. The colours you use in the mosaic will also depend on the rest of the kitchen, since mosaics give the touch of uniqueness. If you have used neutral colours for the rest of the place, a bold colour will look amazing as a mosaic.
When choosing a shade, you should choose them in the same way you choose colours, in terms of the shades being in the same palette or at least easy to match. When choosing a shade you need to keep in mind the size of the kitchen and even the amount of light it has. If your kitchen is small and/or doesn’t have a lot of light, you need to go for light shades. If you do otherwise, you could end up with a kitchen that looks chaotic and smaller than it actually is. Light shades help to open up the space, and some light tiles even have a reflective effect, which is perfect for bouncing the light if you don’t get too much in that room.
Believe it or not the placement of the tiles are important too! You can do a mosaic for a whole wall, therefore creating a feature wall. As we said before, you could also do a backsplash. To avoid being too overwhelming, there is the option of mix mosaic and plain tiles, which could create an interesting contrast while at the same time staying sensible.
The shape is also an important matter. Similar to colour and shade, size is determined by the actual size of the kitchen. When considering the size of tiles, you should follow the principle that extremes are not always good. Tiles that are too large in a too small kitchen can make it look too busy, but this happens too with too tiny tiles too; you need to go for a medium size tile.
As you can see you have many alternatives when it comes to mosaics. If you follow this little guide but also choose what makes you happy, you are sure to get an amazing mosaic for your kitchen!