Choosing Ceramic Tile Colors
That Complement Each Other Is Easy
When You Use The Color Tile Wheel!


Ceramic Tile Colors are much easier to choose if you're looking to use a single color for your Ceramic wall tile, but when your choice is to use two or three color tiles together, it becomes a little more of a challenge.

Based on the work of Sir Isaac Newton he determined that the color wheel starts with three primary colors of red, blue and yellow.

In between them, you find the secondary colors which result from mixing the adjacent colors such as blue and yellow make green and yellow and red make orange and red and blue make purple.

Wait we're not done yet! Tertiary colors are the result of mixing the adjacent secondary colors, which end up in such colors as yellow-orange, red-orange, red-purple, blue-green and yellow-green.

Of course, you could just pick a few colors from any part of the color tile wheel and use them for your Ceramic tile colors, But if you want a bit more practical guidance in choosing your Ceramic wall tile colors, use their relationships on the color tile wheel. 

It is especially useful if you want to determine how well your ceramic tile colors will harmonize and to create a Monochromatic, Analogous, or a complementary Ceramic wall tile.

 Monochromatic Ceramic color tile design

A Monochromatic color tile design is the simplest approach because you're only using one color for your Ceramic wall tile. So it's pretty straight forward.  The soothing appeal of using one color tile has long been the most popular choice among Tilers. It's almost like painting an entire wall with color. But whether it is A neutral white color tile or a bright red, Tile allows the geometric beauty that only tiles have, to stand out.

There is also Monochromatic color tile schemes that include multiple sizes, shapes, and textures of Ceramic wall tiles or even numerous shades of the same color.

An Analogous Ceramic Color Tile Design

An Analogous color tile design uses a bit more color variations. And this is where the color tile wheel can be really useful.

You can combine colors that are adjacent on the wheel, like blue-green, Green and Yellow-green or maybe Blue, Blue Green, and blue-violet. You may want to use one as the dominant color and use it's analogous colors more sparingly.

When the colors are close on the color tile wheel, the analogous method allows you to soften the effect of a bright tile color design with heavily saturated color, because the eye will automatically compare them with the like colors within the ceramic wall tile design as a whole.

Using Ceramic Tile Colors That Complement Each Other

The Complementary method works well for contrasting color tiles that look good together. To use this technique, you would simply select from the wheel colors that are opposite each other., like Blue-violet and Yellow-Orange or Yellow-Green and Red-Purple.

Complementary colors can intensify the visual impact of your Ceramic wall tiles. Because the colors they're laid next to are so different from one another

Take a look at how Tile Texture Has A lot to do with how a tiles color is perceived

And for help in choosing your style of tile designs take a peek at Tile Style.

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