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The 8 Best ACCENT Tiles to Update Forest Green (Kitchen or Bathroom)

Posted on December 30, 2017 by KylieMawdsley

 

Ideas to Update Forest Green – Accent Tiles

It’s good to be green – if you’re a frog. However, if we’re talking countertops, carpet or bathroom fixtures, green can be one of the trickier colours to update.

In previous blog posts, I’ve touched on the best floor tiles to update green and the best decor to update green and TODAY, we’re going to touch on accent tiles.

Updating a kitchen or bathroom with an accent tile is a great way to shift a space out of the early 90’s and at least PART way into the 21st century. Truthfully, the only thing that will SAVE you from your forest green is getting rid of it (the truth hurts, I know) however, with budget in mind, you can definitely add some visual value to your home without having to rip it all apart.

Best accent tiles update forest green kitchen or bathroom. Kylie M E-design, online, virtual paint color consultant and expert

Accent Tile #1

This first tile is a fabulous choice (you could also find a similar style of slate for the floor). Looking at it, it might not seem that green, but put some stone-enhancing sealant on it and you’ll see beautiful rich earth-tones come to the surface, INCLUDING forest green!

The best backsplash tile to update forest green laminate, quartz or granite countertops in a kitchen or bathroom. Kylie M Interiors blog and E-design services

Via Home Depot

This accent tile best suits

  • A kitchen with wood, white or painted cabinets and green countertops
  • A bathroom with white, almond or green tub/shower/toilet/sink (or green countertop)
  • As an accent tile behind the vanity or in the shower/tub

Accent Tile #2

I LOVE this next tile. And while it really only suits a bathroom, it’s a great way to add texture and visual interest, while paying homage to your green countertops/fixtures.

The best accent tile to update a bathroom with forest green tub, toilet, sink or countertop by Kylie M Interiors E-design

Via Wayfair

This accent tile best suits

  • A bathroom with green fixtures or countertops
  • The floor in a walk-in shower

Accent Tile #3

I freakin’ love this one.  I don’t know if it’s the hexagon shape or the variety of greens, but it makes me happy. But so does wine and Dorito’s, soooo…

Accent tile in hexagon of green and marble that updates forest green countertops or flooring in a kitchen or bathroom. Kylie M Interiors Online Color consultant

Via Wayfair (btw, pretty sure I’ve seen the same one at Lowes)

This accent tile best suits

  • A kitchen with white or stainless steel appliances and green countertops
  • A kitchen with white or wood cabinets as long as they aren’t too dark
  • A bathroom with white fixtures and green countertops
  • As an accent tile behind the vanity or in the shower/tub

Accent Tile #4

This next tile is great for a spa-style bathroom with its blend of travertine, white and seafoam green.

Accent tile to update forest green in kitchen or bathroom

Via Home Depot

This mosaic tile best suits…

  • A kitchen with white cabinets, white/stainless steel appliances and forest green countertops
  • A kitchen with cabinets that are wood AS LONG AS the appliances are white or stainless – not black
  • A bathroom with almond (bone) or white fixtures and green countertops
  • A bathroom with green fixtures (toilet/sink/tub)
  • As an accent tile behind the vanity or in the shower/tub

Accent Tile #5

Marble is definitely a modern choice for a kitchen or bathroom, and if you can find one that picks up some of that glorious green, you are good to go!

marble backsplash tile to update a forest green kitchen or bathroom

Via Wayfair

This marble subway tile best suits…

  • A kitchen/bathroom with white cabinets and green countertops
  • White or stainless steel appliances
  • A kitchen/bathroom with wood cabinets as long as there is some other white in the room (appliances/toilet)
  • As an accent tile behind the vanity or in the shower/tub

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Accent Tile #6

Now you want to be careful with these next ones as the pattern is super trendy (super awesome), but super trendy. And remember, forest green was super trendy at one time too – just sayin’… However, it’s a great way to add a modern touch to a forest green countertop, especially if you’re looking for short-term satisfaction (ie: you’re flipping a house).

Best accent tile update forest green, herringbone pattern for kitchen or bath.

Via Wayfair

This accent tile best suits…

  • Kitchen/bathroom with white cabinets (or bathroom white bathroom fixtures) and green countertops
  • As an accent tile behind the vanity or in the shower/tub
  • Backsplash in the kitchen

Read more:  Forest Green Countertops: The Best FLOOR Tiles to Update and Coordinate

Accent Tile #7

For an accent in the bathroom or kitchen, this tile is FAAABulous. It adds texture and interest, without being overwhelming. Once it’s grouted, the overall pattern is more subtle.

penny accent tile to update kitchen, bathroom with forest green. Decorating and update ideas blog.

Via Wayfair

This accent tile best suits…

  • A kitchen with white or stainless steel appliances and green countertops
  • A kitchen or bathroom with white cabinets and green countertops
  • As an accent tile behind the vanity or in the shower/tub
  • You might even be able to pull it off with some of the lighter almond/bone bathroom fixtures

Accent Tile #8

This tile is a great way to update forest green as it’s a nice blend of green/gray, adding a more modern slant to things.

Glass accent tile to update forest green countertops. Decorating, update ideas.

Via Wayfair

This accent tile best suits…

  • Countertops that aren’t ‘bright’ forest green
  • Bathroom or kitchen with wood cabinets
  • If you use beige grout, it could suit a bathroom with almond fixtures
  • As an accent tile behind the vanity or in the shower/tub

Tips to Update a Forest Green Bathroom or Kitchen

  1. If you’re choosing tile or countertop, find a product that has a more modern version of forest green in it, in other words, a green with some gray in it. This will help to transition the forest green into a more modern look
  2. Don’t pair it with opposites, ie: red/yellow/orange/pink with regard to paint colour, furniture or accents (if you can help it). If you already have wood cabinets, life will go on, but if you’re choosing new cabinets, try to find something more neutral (white usually works)
  3. Figure out what the most popular trends are, then find that product with a wink of green in it
  4. Avoid pairing forest green with olive or warm toned greens

So there you have it! I hope these ideas get you will on your way to updating your space.

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Related posts:

The Best Paint Colours for Forest Green

Decorating Ideas to Update Forest Green in Your Home

Forest Green Countertops: The Best FLOOR Tiles to Update and Coordinate

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  1. So, um, I didn’t know forest green was considered dated. I had dark green stone countertops put in my new kitchen about 6 years ago and I still love them. When you say “accent tiles,” what do you mean? adding a backsplash? Replacing all the flooring? I’m at a loss to imagine where else tiles would go in a kitchen. Thanks.

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      Hi Nomi! There are definitely some dark green natural stone countertops that are absolutely not dated! It’s really more the laminate/formica countertops that are a challenge 🙂 And these tile ideas refer to the backsplash!

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      Hi Mol! When it comes to personal questions I do need to refer to my E-design packages, this way I can look at photos of your room/exposure, the exact countertop you have and the tile choice that you’re looking it – otherwise I’m just totally guessing! You can check out my article re: the best paint colours for forest green https://www.kylieminteriors.ca/best-paint-colours-update-forest-green/ or check out my e-design so I can spend some time with your room 🙂 https://www.kylieminteriors.ca/online-decorating-design-services/
      ~Kylie

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