I have been thinking of tiling one of the walls in the kitchen. Nothing major just a couple of courses high in a light colour. Since moving in a year ago we haven't done anything to the kitchen. Currently it is just painted. Re-painting it is on my list of jobs to do this summer when I can air it properly with the doors and windows open. Until then there is nothing wrong with what we have other than I find it difficult to keep clean around the sink and the cooker area. I also like the idea of having a tiled splash back to break the wall up a bit.
Our Kitchen as it is now.
My idea to tile the kitchen came about after I stopped in town for coffee. The coffee shop I happened to be in had a whole wall tiled like this. I thought it looked amazing, floor to ceiling all along one wall. I left resolute that I was going home to tile my wall!
I really like this tiled effect I found in fired earth. They come in a cream colour called Fair Isle (although I am undecided if they may be a bit too high gloss.)
Providing the tiles weren't too high gloss I think they could work well in the kitchen especially with our big enamel sign on the end wall.
But here is my dilema. I happened to mention the idea of tiling the wall to my friend who's opinion I value a lot. She is very design savvy and has a good eye for interior design, her response was "tiles are old fashioned and the "in" thing is to have flush painted walls" like we currently have. Now I am all in a quandary as to whether I should tile the wall or not. What do we think?