Dark floors and light walls. Contrast- Is this tacky?
Not what I was going for originally, but now when I picture my bathroom, I keep envisioning a really nice kinda darkish/medium brown slate look porcelain for the floors, with a creamy travertine non busy looking wall tile with some dark brown listellos and accents.
The flooring I'm looking at has a lot of shade variation and some texture, but I'm kinda looking for a wall tile that doesn't have too too much movement and has a little sheen or polish to it, or is at least smooth.
The designer guy at the tile store today kept asking me WHY I want a different floor than wall tile, I asked him if it was tacky, and I kept getting the "well 99.9% of our customers use floor and wall tiles from the same line in the same color, and just use accents as the contrast." So, I was kinda getting a tacky vibe from him, and he said it would be more difficult to decorate around (don't know why, since I'm using neutral colors).
I don't give a hoot about 99.9% of people, but I also don't want to put all this $$ and work into this bathroom and have it negatively effect resale value. I also don't know if others may consider it tacky, though it looks very nice in my head, LOL.