Pinteresting: Big, Bold Tile

White subway tiles? Yawn. We can’t get enough of the vivid, funky patterns we’ve spotted around Pinterest.

By: Kathleen Bridges

Tired of that blah backsplash? Builder-grade linoleum got you down? Whether you're on a Home Depot budget or can swing a high-end Ann Sacks mosaic, tile is a quick and (relatively) easy way to make a big impact in spaces large and small. That said, we've been finding inspiration aplenty while browsing on Pinterest--the bolder, the better.

Via Pinterest users Kate Pruitt and Karen Merzenich.

Via Pinterest users House & Home and Abode Love.

Sure, an entire kitchen floor decked out in ikat-emblazoned tiles might be overkill (and overpriced). But we like the look of a boldly patterned entryway--just big enough to make a statement--or a pepped-up powder room, with bright patterns either on the floor or, if you're feeling particularly brave, on the walls.

Via Pinterest users HGTVHannahB and Manvi Drona-Hidalgo.
Via Pinterest users Amy Rutherford and Ritzy Bee.

In the kitchen, we've been spotting Moroccan tile on countertops and backsplashes, sometimes climbing as high as the ceiling (which we love). We also love the look of a large-scale geometric print--in one or two contrasting shades--on large swaths of floor space.

Via Pinterest users Sarah Yates and Justina Blakeney.

Don't forget to follow The Washingtonian's pinterest boards here and Washingtonian Bride & Groom's boards here.