We are currently struggling to pick the tile combinations for our basement remodel. If we had endless resources it would be so much simpler. We fell in love with this bathroom for our 1900 craftsman. 06037a6e6d1cdb9ce9eddf631c442ff7

found it of course on Pinterest linking to here http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/1146275?d=0&w=656953

But we are having trouble finding this tile color that is not crazy expensive (not $32 a sq/ft)! We’ve got some choices but the color isn’t quite the same, some are too saturated, some are too minty. So today I spent some time at Home Depot looking at their special order tile to see what we could get in a more reasonable price range and they have some nice choices but the colors are very….. neutral. Which given that this is going into the bathroom in the basement mother in law that could maybe be a good thing. As I am sketching tonight possibilities and trying to work within a budget I went back to my pinterest board of “color” and “scrap-booking” to see what I’d pinned for color combinations that I liked.  What I noticed is that I’ve pinned alot of what I think of as paint swatch pictures 1014a56fe4414236c25401691836ed80

all from http://design-seeds.com/ which also links to http://blog.design-seeds.com/

Talk about some great inspiration and a little help to figure out what might be a great color combination to use the less expensive field tiles in the earthy tones but also have some color pop in there. I may not have the answer tonight about which tiles we are going with but I feel a little less overwhelmed by all the choices.