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Getting Warmer: A New Palette for Your Interior Design

Aug 24th, 2023

by Tile Wholesalers of Rochester

Florida Tile Alustra

The colors we choose set the ambiance and mood of our living spaces. Shades and tones shape perceptions, evoke emotions, and create experiences. Neutral designs, with grey and white color palettes, have been a go-to choice for interior design within the last few years. Now, in our showroom, we’re seeing new palettes bloom. 

Designers and DIY-ers are looking for warmth and vibrancy in their tile selections. They’re experimenting with warmer tones and bolder designs that breathe life into their projects and new energy into their spaces. In this article, we will explore the world of warm colors in tile designs featuring looks from our manufacturers.

The Psychology of Warmth

Warm colors can invigorate, stimulate creativity, promote sociability, and even increase appetite; no wonder restaurants and eateries gravitate to those tones. As a break from our digital work lives, designed for a white-grey color scheme, warm energy in our homes can be just what we need. 

Equally, warm neutrals can bring comfort and warmth to background spaces. Warm and inviting, versatile and timeless, they can remind us to put our feet up, breathe a little easier, and be softer on ourselves when needed. 

Whether you’re looking for an uptick in energy or a reminder to relax and recuperate, warmer shades can bring the right energy into your space. 

We See Red

Original Style

Bold and passionate, red tiles are a striking focal point. Used sparingly as an accent or go big across a whole wall, red tiles are all about drama and allure. They’re perfect for areas where you want to make a statement, such as the kitchen backsplash or the bathroom feature wall.

A Rustic Look

Marble Systems

Rich earthy browns, inviting terracottas, and soothing sandy beiges are comforting without sacrificing sophistication. These warm palettes invite you in and level up your relaxation experience. Try this shade for a luxurious shower surround or a sleek bar countertop.

Sunshine Vibes

Original Style

No need to be afraid of bright! Yellow tiles radiate happiness and positivity. They’re perfect for rooms that might lack natural light, and they’re a popular choice for kitchens, bathrooms, and children’s playrooms. Have a warm, sunny day no matter what the weather is outside!

Copper is the New Grey


Copper wins the warmer color trend, a bold, rich tone that adds opulence to a space. Copper-colored tile can pick up accents in the furniture or play up detailing in lighting fixtures. The warm metallic shade brings luxury to mind; designers can incorporate copper elements to create focal points and add visual interest.

Tips to Bring More Warmth Into Your Design

  1. If you’re making a splash with some color, balance your design with neutrals. Reds and yellows are impactful and best paired with neutral colors like beige.
  2. The wall is your canvas. Try a captivating feature wall with warm-colored tiles to make a bold statement without changing the color theory of your entire space.
  3. Don’t be afraid of patterns and textures. Experiment with warm colors in mosaics and tile patterns to add visual interest.
  4. Pick up these tones in your furniture with throws or accent pillows, or complement them with their corresponding cool colors like blues or greens for real color wheel harmony. 

This is what we love to do–visit our showroom for swatches, color theories, and tips!