Tiles aren't just for floors these days, though there's nothing wrong with that idea. The current trend for bold tiles, in color and pattern means there are plenty of options for you to choose from that look nothing like the neutral, quiet tiles that sit under rugs and go unnoticed. Using a bold tile or tile pattern offers a focal point or area of interest, while also giving you a durable and functional surface. Tiles are a great option for your kitchen backsplash, and you are limited only by your creativity.
The classic black and white tiled bathroom floor always creates a wonderful backdrop on which many colors or styles can be played out.
But tile is also a great way to direct the color scheme of your space, either through a main color...
....or by adding highlights with splashes of color.
Small spaces are a great place to play with bolder colors or patterns that you may be uncomfortable putting on a larger area. Think of powder rooms or bar kitchens...
But if you love color, you can always commit to it. A stunning floor like this is given all the attention by keeping the rest of the space white and muted.