How to Mix Warm and Cool Hues with Handmade Tile

How to Mix Warm and Cool Hues with Handmade Tile

Warm colors are vivid and energetic and tend to create a dynamic space. Cool colors give a feeling of calm and create a soothing impression. Combine the two to create an unforgettable design that will leave your guests in awe. Keep reading to learn about 6 spaces that flawlessly combine warm and cool hues with handmade tile...

1. Mid-Century Modern with a Twist

If we had to choose one design that takes the cake when it comes to mixing warm and cool hues, it would be the Minneapolis cafe Bachelor Farmer. This sleek and chic design changed the game for all the Mid-Century Modern lovers out there. It took a trend known for it's warm bright hues and sleek lines and put a modern and tasteful twist on it to create an inspiring design. Instead of overwhelming a space with all yellow tile, add in random splashes that will make your tiled space more dynamic.

Visit our blog to learn more at "Behind the Bachelor Farmer Cafe Tile".
Or re-create the look with our Medium Diamond Collection

Colorful Diamond Tile BacksplashMedium Diamonds - 11 Deco White, 24 Dandelion, 18 Bright Blue, 60 Silver Lining, 45R My Blue Heaven, 61 Navy.

2. Tropical Moroccan Fish Scales

The New York City staple Fish Cheeks NYC is making some serious waves with it's tropical Moroccan Fish Scale interior. This is the perfect example to show how warm and cool hues can perfectly complement each other with tile. Instead of a random mix of glaze colors, this design shows off the stark contrast of hues with intentional lines. The way the handmade tiles wrap around the entire bar, makes this space a tropical dream.

For more color inspiration, visit our blog "Complementary Color Combinations We Love" 

Moroccan Fish Scale Bar TileLarge Moroccan Fish Scales - Custom Colors.
Photo by Connie Zhou, from Fish Cheeks NYC Instagram

3. Colorful Custom River

This vibrant floor is a colorful rendition of the famous Construct2Style backsplash project. Creating this beloved "river" design with tile is the perfect opportunity to play with warm and cool hues. This specific design embraces a literal river of blue tile enclosed with contrasting pink, orange, and yellow hues. This combination of glazes and shapes makes this custom mosaic floor one-of-a-kind.

For more custom floor projects, visit our blog "7 Custom Tiled Floors We Love"

Ombre Diamond Floor TileMedium Diamonds and Large Hexagons - 20 Light Blue, 1083 Honeysuckle, 16 Harvest Orange, 24 Dandelion, 1030 Cornmeal.

4. Custom Tile Lettering

One of our favorite things to do with tile is custom lettering. We always say that if something inspires you, put it in tile. In this case, Mojo Monkey Donuts is inspired by donuts! When it comes to custom tiled lettering, you want your words to stand out. One way to let your tiled lettering shine is to use contrasting hues. In this case, even though blue and red are on opposite ends of the color wheel, they work together to create a one-of-a-kind statement mosaic piece.

For more Custom Tile Lettering, visit our blog "11 Ways to Use Tiled Lettering with Mosaics"

Custom Tile Lettering Mosaic3″x6″ Vertical Bubble Pierced and Organic Edge Field Tile – Custom Colors.

5. Chevron Ombre Backsplash

Ombres don't have to be in the same hue. In fact, we recommend getting creative when it comes to this fun design. Instead of the ever-so-trendy black to grey to white ombre, let your personality shine with an ombre of warm and cool hues. This Construct2Style chevron backsplash is the perfect example of showing how mixing warm and cool hues can turn your kitchen into a mosaic masterpiece. Not sure how your favorite colors will look in an ombre? Just ask usWith our design service, our designers will create a custom color rendering of your space to help you envision your tile dreams.

 For more ways to use Diamonds tile, visit our blog "10 Unique Diamonds Tile Designs"

Chevron Diamond BacksplashMedium Diamonds - 11 Deco White, 1030 Cornmeal, 226 Olive Green, 18 Bright Blue.
Photography - Chelsie Lopez Production

6. Statement Backsplash

Sometimes unexpected designs are the most impactful and that's certainly the case when it comes to this Steller Hair Co. custom backsplash. We want to push the boundaries of traditional design when it comes to tile. To us this means unique shapes, creative patterns, contrasting colors, and loads of personality. Combining all of these pieces into one would seems like an interior design nightmare, but to us it creates pure magic. We want to encourage people to think outside the box when it comes to glaze color. One way to do this is intentionally and thoughtfully mixing pops of warm and cool hues into the same design.

For more on this beautiful backsplash, visit our blog "Steller Backsplash Full of Personality"

Steller hair Co Tile BacksplashGeo-Hex Pattern -  Custom Colors.


Order tile samples to see, touch, and fall in love with our handmade tiles in person. We would also love to hear what inspires you! Did our blog post about how to mix warm and cool hues with handmade floor and wall tiles give you any inspiration? Tell us more about your future project and get the ball rolling

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