This is a sponsored post by Lowe’s Home Improvement. All opinions are 100% my own.
Oh happy day, friends! Y’all know I’ve been waiting and waiting to see this tiled hood and backsplash in our new kitchen. The green built-in cabinets flanking this gorgeous blue and white patterned tile was the first thing I envisioned for this home over a year ago. And today, it’s installed and ready to share!
Patterned tile can feel like a big commitment. It adds such personality to a space, but you do have to balance it the other elements in the room. I always say that you have to do what you like. You can’t worry about what anyone else will think of your space. Will some tell you that patterned tile will be too much for some and you should go classic? Maybe. But I tend not to listen to those people. It’s your home, so do what you love! And just to be clear, patterned tile has been around for centuries!
Check out my kitchen design inspiration and design plan posts for all of the vision details if you missed them! But as a quick reminder, I was inspired by the lovely blue and white patterned tile that kept popping up in centuries’ old European kitchens. I had blue and white patterned tile as a backsplash in our last kitchen and it was my favorite feature (and my most asked about). I wanted even more!
The tiled hood idea came to me once I designed the upper built-in cabinets. I knew they’d be green to coordinate with the cabinets and that I’d have a gap in the middle for my patterned tile. That left the dilemma of how to finish the hood. We’ve always had wood hoods that were painted. Here, I didn’t want more green and white wasn’t a fit. And I wanted MORE tile! Then it hit me, TILE THAT HOOD BABY!
I always talk about my design gut feelings. They’re a real thing, y’all. And I had major gut instincts on this one. I knew it was right. I didn’t second-guess it once until the first few tiles went up. Then I had a fleeting moment of worry. Was it going to be too much? I reminded myself of that gut feeling and that I needed to trust my instincts.
I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out! It’s perfect. Mixing color is one of my favorite parts of design and I love how the blue and white tile has that green/putty medallion in the center that ties so well with our Escape Gray cabinets.
The quartz counters are the perfect compliment to all of this color and pattern going on. I love how white they are, but that they still have very subtle grey veining in them. In my last post, I talked about why we chose quartz countertops – both for the look and durability!
Blues and greens are my favorite colors to design with. I love how they bring nature inside, which was our major goal here in our little enchanted forest. They are very cool tones, so I knew I wanted to bring in some warmth for balance.
I’ve had a long obsession with copper and love how it warms up a space. These copper lights are the perfect accent against all of the green!
I also wanted the floor to be a grounding element and bring in more warmth. We’ve always dreamed of a brick tile floor in the kitchen and the terracotta color of this gorgeous brick tile is the perfect compliment to the pattern and cool tones!
It’s the perfect balance of cool and warm for me.
I have so much to say on these GE Cafe Appliances. I’m going to do a post specifically on them soon, but I’ve dreamed of that matte white range with warm toned knobs for years and through three different kitchen designs! Finally, she came home where she belongs.
I couldn’t be happier with how the tile hood turned out. I just keep staring at it and it sparks ALL THE JOY. If you want to add some real statement-making personality to your kitchen, patterned tile is the way to go. There are so many gorgeous options out there! You can go bold and colorful like ours with some of these below.
I mean, show-stoppers, y’all!
If you love the idea of adding some personality and pattern, but feel a little overwhelmed by the color, try these neutral-hued beauties. They’ll still give you a hint of pattern, but will be a little less dominating and may ease you into the world of patterned tile.
You can install patterned tile in your kitchen in so many different ways. You can dip a toe in with just a hint of pattern.
You can dive in with a tiled panel on one wall like we did in our last kitchen.
Or you can do a full-on cannon ball and really make a splash with a whole wall!
For me, the more the better. What can I say? I’ve always been one to crave making a big unique splash!
Go with whichever feels right to you! But coming from someone who used to shy away from patterned tile and now wants it in every nook and cranny, give it a try! I promise you, friends, it will add so much to your space and will go a long way in creating a special home you’ll love.
Now, I can’t wait to get my hands on styling those shelves! They need to cure for a week after painting to make sure nothing sticks, so we’re waiting a few more days before we fill them up. Stay tuned for a post on how we built those cabinets. I absolutely love how they mix my love for open-shelving with a built-in cabinet look.