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Ideas for Using Mexican Tile in your Kitchen or Bath Countertop

One of the most common questions people ask us at Mexican Tile Designs is for ideas on using decorative tile in their kitchen, bath or laundry room decorating project.  It IS daunting sometimes.  When I’m standing in our tile warehouse or sorting through boxes of tiles for a customer, I feel like a kid in a candy store.  I love them all!  How can I choose?

In this blog and others, I’ll try to show you what other people have done with Talavera tile and maybe it will spur your own creativity!  Even if you follow their idea, and only change the decorative tile or the color of the solid color Traditional rustic Mexican tiles, you will create your own totally unique look.

This time, I’ve tried to find examples of using a solid background on the countertop or backsplash and then adding hand painted tiles in different fun ways.

Scattered tile:

Many people like to tile a backsplash or counter with a solid off-white or colored Mexican tile, then scatter Decorative Mexican ceramic Tiles in randomly or in patterns.

Solid color mexican tile

Mexican tile trim and border

Alternate spacing mexican tile

solid color mexican tile trim

Symmetrical Placement:

Others like to keep to a simple, elegant border, or create a central “mural” or pattern within the solid color or BOTH!  Three of these just happen to be yellow, but try to imagine them with your favorite color as a background!

tile "framed" countertop

yellow mexican wall tiles

decorative talavera tile countertop trim and border

solid color plus mexican tile backsplash

Solid Color Especial Mexican Tile:

Simply covering a wall or countertop with solid color, neutral or washed color Mexican tile is an elegant look by itself, or you can add a full width, half width or DOUBLE width Mexican Especial border tile, just in the backsplash or all the way around. Then use solid colored Especial Mexican trim tile to finish all the edges.   Add a dash of color with a solid colored or decorative hand painted Mexican ceramic sink!

Mexican talavera sink

talavera mexican sink

kitchen countertop with mexican tile

Beautiful Talavera mexican sink

Using mexican tile trim on bathroom countertop

diamond pattern mexican tile backsplash

See even more ideas on our GALLERY pages.

Play around with ideas!  There is a world of interior design possibilities inside your own head—liberate them!

Next blog: designing  stair risers using Mexican Talavera and ceramic Tile!

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