Keep focus on the tiles
Tip: Keep the rest of the elements in the room “quiet”, like your kitchen accessories, so the focus stays on the patterned tile, as shown in this kitchen featuring Walker Zanger ceramic tile.
I prefer patterned tiles that are monochromatic, like these graphic black and white ones from the Cement Tile Shop. The more colours there are in the tile, the more difficult it’s going to be to work other elements into the room.
Try this geometric option in shades of blue with a touch of yellow. It makes a statement but is subtle enough to share space with other bold elements. Cement Tangier tile in Black, Atmosphere, Velvet Sky, Malibu Blue & Maple Sugar, 8" x 8", Creekside Tile, $34 per sq. ft.