Jasmine Roth Shares The Secret To Using Patterned Tile Without Overwhelming A Space

When renovating parts of your house, it's the perfect time to step outside your comfort zone and do something exciting with the space. However, choosing a style, pattern, and color can be challenging, but turning to interior design experts who know the do's and don'ts of adding bold tones and patterns can help you in your renovation journey. HGTV designer Jasmine Roth knows how to create a perfectly balanced statement wall when using patterned tile. Her secret is laying out tiles in two directions before installing them.

In an episode of HGTV's "Help! I Wrecked My House," Roth helps a couple renovate their space after it undergoes water damage. She goes bold with the entire home, using green and white tile in the kitchen and deep-tone wood elements throughout. She chooses blue-green micro-terrazzo tiles around the fireplace to complement the rest of the interior.

Before installing the tile, Roth tested two patterns: the tiles all oriented in the same direction, and a pattern created another large "X" pattern. By laying the patterned tile in the same direction, you prevent overpowering the space. She claims, "Instead of installing the tile to create yet another pattern, it's going to be the perfect amount of pattern and not overwhelm the room," via Realtor.com. Laying them out in multiple directions helps you see the final look, so you have time to rearrange the tiles in various ways before permanently adding them to the space.

Choose a pattern that will work with the rest of your home

Patterned tiles are visually interesting with their mix of bold colors and intricate designs. They can make excellent statement pieces, adding charm to the walls or flooring. If you have a mundane area in your home, adding tiles can instantly elevate its appearance. For instance, adding a backsplash to the kitchen, creating an accent wall in the living room, or covering the bathroom floor with tile are some of the most popular areas where homeowners add tile. However, you can add tile in unexpected places, such as the stair riser, front of the island, in your laundry room, or inside your shower.

When choosing tiles for your space, opt for tones and patterns to create a cohesive look with everything in your home. For instance, if you have a boho-style interior with wicker accents, neutral colors, and various green houseplants, you have a lot of room to play with tiles and colors. Create a jewel-tone accent wall with a mix of green, blue, beige, and black hues to stand out in your living room, bathroom, or kitchen. Moroccan and Spanish Colonial patterns are perfect for additions since a mix of mosaic and floral designs meld beautifully with boho interior styles. Granda Tile has a gorgeous Morrocan tile called Calais 910 B that would look stunning around a fireplace or single wall.

Additional ways to include patterned tile in your home

Patterned tiles can be tricky to incorporate if you have a maximalist interior. While maximalism doesn't have strict rules when decorating a room or entire home, you still want to balance the colors and patterns. Let's say you have a kitchen with white cabinetry, black countertops, wood shelving filled with dishes and plants, and gold accents. You have a solid neutral base with black, white, and wood elements, so you have the opportunity to include bold tones. You could add a forest green herringbone tile backsplash on the bottom half of the walls with green, floral patterned wallpaper on the top half. There are two different textures and patterns, but similar green shades create a balanced and cohesive appearance. They blend with the rest of the space without overwhelming it; instead, they elevate it. If you had bright cabinetry, including a patterned tile would be more challenging because they would compete for the spotlight.

On the other hand, if you have a contemporary kitchen interior with primary blue hues, gold accents, and wood elements, incorporate patterned tile that complements the blue by choosing patterned tile in a lighter blue shade. For instance, if you have teal cabinetry and gold hardware, opt for a stunning light blue Mediterranean tile for a subtle contrast and statement tile wall. The Tile Shop sells beautiful light blue patterned tile for $8.89 per square foot that will add a striking visual element to any room.