Rad White and Blue Tile for Your Kitchen
How’s the month of July treating you? We hope you had a delicious cookout and a delightful day at the beach on the 4th, followed by oohing and aahing at a brilliant pyrotechnics display.
Blue and white are the colors of the season – think nautical togs, Bastille Day, and bomb pops – but really they’re winners any time. Create fireworks in your kitchen year-round with some stunning blue and white tiles from our favorite tile makers around the country. Lay it on the floor, use it on the backsplash or install it on an island – and get ready for the compliments to start rolling in.
White Hex Clip Tile With Federal Blue
There’s so much to love about this modern kitchen that the Colossus Mfg. the design team created for the Van Norden Lodge on Donner Summit. Any kitchen would be blessed to have the warm character wood cabinetry, modern globe pendants and that sweet collection of mid-mod ceramic vases. But the showstopper is the white-and-blue tile backsplash. Hex Clip features little swaths of color that can be turned any way you like to create arrows, pinwheels, champagne flutes. From $10.48 per square foot at Clé Tile.
Erizo Blue Tile
The name of this pattern means “sea urchin” in Spanish – cute, huh? We love the way it makes the crisp white cabinets and brushed brass of this kitchen pop. And it does a great job of tying together all the mixed metals and contrasting cabinets. Blue and white tile looks good with everything. From $9.66 per square foot at Riad Tile.
Half Hex Tile in Opal Pacific
Dwell and Heath Ceramics collaborated on this range of tile that includes these half hexagons in Opal Pacific, a deep blue with a touch of green. On this kitchen backsplash designed by Sy Brandt Creative, this run creates a fascinating repeated pattern of triangles, diamonds, and clovers. About $48 per square foot at Heath Ceramics.
Trident Blue Tile
Don’t you love the way this little section of bold geometric tile sets off this classic white, black and silver kitchen? Apparently this starburst cement tile pattern is so popular it sells out, so if you like it, don’t wait. From $11.49 per square foot at Riad Tile.
Fez Tile in Baltic
Designer Ann Sacks collaborated with celebrity designer Martyn Lawrence-Bullard (of Bravo’s Million Dollar Decorators) to create a Moroccan-inspired tile range known as Eastern Promise. This concrete tile, called Fez, features interlocking geometric stars and bursts in a shade of blue inspired by the Baltic Sea. From $24.94 per square foot at Ann Sacks.
Hexagon Tile 3 Ways
We love this playful hexagon tile mural that San Francisco interior designer Noz Nozawa created for this kitchen backsplash. Nozawa loves color and she used 3-inch tiles in Naples Blue, Nautical and Tusk in this pattern that evokes waves or maybe a game of Tetris. From $35 per square foot at Fireclay Tile.
Tropics Blue Crackle Tile
It seems there are almost as many shades of blue as there are grains of sand on the beach. The team from Studio BBA added a jolt of turquoise to this classic white subway kitchen with a vertical wall of Tropic Blue Crackle tile by Heath Ceramics. The hot-but-cool blue is just the thing to contrast with the golden counters and flooring. Crackle tile from $1 each at Heath Ceramics.
Kite Tile in Blue Velvet
This updated diamond pattern is called Kite, and it’s got an undulating rhythm that practically seduces the eye. San Francisco design team Form + Field paired Blue Velvet tile with white grouting for a look that’s crisp, classic, and artsy all at once. You might never want to leave your kitchen. From $35 per square foot at Fireclay Tile.
El Fenn Blue Tile
El Fenn transforms simple squares and diamonds into a sophisticated and complex pattern. Go all out like ShubinDonaldson Architecture did in this office kitchen (left) or use a little to add impact to a kitchen island, as in this photo shared by Riad Tile. These days “El Fenn” is best known as an Insta-chic Marrakech hotel. But the name actually means “fine arts” in Arabic – a worthy goal for any kitchen. From $9.66 per square foot at Riad Tile.