Top Places to Accent Your Home with Red Tiles

Posted 02/05/2021 by Arizona Tile

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Castle Brick Porcelain Living Room Wall Tile from Arizona Tile
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If you're thinking of creating exciting color schemes for your home, then red tiles should be your go-to option; they bring energy and enthusiasm to contemporary designs. When homeowners begin remodeling their homes, they often shy away from red tiles.  Yes, this color is sophisticated and bold, but it's also stylish, cozy and adds a hint of drama to an otherwise plain room. 

You could go for plain red tiles to inject color and add character to your home but playing around with various patterns and designs allows you to find tiles that speak to your personality and style. These tiles are also rich, and the different hues can help accent other more neutral colored tiles.

Top Rooms That Could Use a Dash of Red Tiles

These tiles are like a double-edged sword; they complement both traditional and upbeat styles. Here are the top places that could use them;

1. The Kitchen

Red tiles are fiery and welcoming, which is why they are common on kitchen walls and floors. If you're thinking of redoing the counters and floors, slabs would be ideal, but if you're looking to decorate your backsplashes and walls, then glass tiles are the way to go.

The kitchen is where all the magic happens, and red tiles liven it up. They challenge the quietness of the room and evoke a multitude of emotions.

Gioia Rosso Low-Fired Porcelain Bathroom Wall Tile from Arizona Tile
Image: Gioia Rosso Low-Fired Porcelain Bathroom Wall Tile from Arizona Tile

2. Bathrooms

Unlike in other rooms, the bathroom is one of the places where you can experiment with bold colors, and nothing screams passion like the way red does. Most bathrooms stick to chrome, blue or white tiles, and while these colors are a safe bet, they are fairly standard. Whether you're renovating your bathroom or building a new one, you can never go wrong with red tiles like our Red Gioia Rosso

If you're looking to add a touch of luxury and glamour to your bath time, incorporate these tiles, but in moderation so they don’t overwhelm the space. A light palette of colors makes small bathrooms look bigger, while darker palettes can make a space feel more enclosed. 

Red tiles are perfect for the countertops, walls, and floors.

3. Living Areas

Homeowners are so used to laying carpets and hanging wallpapers on the walls that tiles are often overlooked. However, tiling can transform any living area by adding character, and there's no better way to do it than with red tiles. 

There are 3 main factors you should consider before using tiles: durability, ease of maintenance, and the existing decor. When red tiles like our Castle Brick Porcelain, are used appropriately, they make the living area look more radiant, but you need to make sure that they complement the furniture and accessories. 

4. Bedrooms

If you're drawn to bright and beautiful colors, then these tiles can be an excellent addition to your bedroom. You should, however, refrain from overusing the color but instead complement it with other light shades. 

Gioia Rosso, Gioia Azure, Gioia Mango, and Gioia Milk Porcelain Wall Tile from Arizona Tile
Image: Gioia Rosso, Gioia Azure, Gioia Mango, and Gioia Milk Porcelain Wall Tile from Arizona Tile

Color Schemes That Complement Red Tiles

The truth is, even though red tiles can make rooms look more attractive, combining them with different colors or shades makes designs more artistic. Plain tiles are beautiful but using textured tiles, geometric patterns, and floral tiles tend to add a subtle depth to your home. 

You should coordinate color schemes based on the size of your home and preferred styles and can either go for rustic, glossy, or matte finishes to elevate your home's style. 

Here are some top color schemes that pair well with red tiles.

Flash Blush Ceramic Kitchen Wall Tile from Arizona Tile
Image: Flash Blush Ceramic Kitchen Wall Tile from Arizona Tile

1. White, Cream, Pink Hues and Shades of Blue

Depending on the shade of red used in your kitchen, you can combine the kitchen tiles with lighter colors to make it look more classy. If you complement them with white, cream, and light blue tile, or pink hues like with our Flash Blush ceramic the kitchen will end up looking attractive, especially if the natural lighting is sufficient.  

2. Scarlet, White, and Teal

Scarlet and teal are cool tones, and pairing them with red tiles makes your living room pop.  This color palette is the perfect mix of colorful, cozy, and toned down. If your walls are white, the red tiles will keep the room fresh, especially when contrasted with teal accents. 

Verti Naturale 24”x24” Rectified Glazed Porcelain Bedroom Wall Tile from Arizona Tile
Image: Verti Naturale 24”x24” Rectified Glazed Porcelain Bedroom Wall Tile from Arizona Tile

3. Red, White, and Navy Blue

This color scheme is vibrant, which is why it's perfect for adventurous personalities. It's perfect for the bedroom, where you can combine a mixture of patterns for the bedding and complement the tiles with striped walls to add a youthful look to the room.  

Here are other colors that complement other shades of red:

  • Primary red tiles: tawny orange, white, and cream.
  • Cherry red tiles: grey, beige, azure, light orange.
  • Scarlet red tiles: golden yellow and midnight blue. 

Generally, weathered white like our Verti Naturale tends to accent most shades of red.

Add a Touch of Color to Your Home With Red Tile Designs

Red tiles are the epitome of passion, boldness, & warmth and one of the reasons homeowners refrain from using them is that they are considered as being too bright. However, if you pair them with the right color palette, you can instantly make a room more stylish.

If you're still not sure how to accent your home with red tiles, please contact one of our reps or find one of our stores near you or visit our Just Imagine Visualizer tool.