As appreciation of graffiti grows, and designers get creative about how they incorporate it in the home, negative feelings about the art form are fading, Heide Scherer says.
Scherer has important advice about how best to use graffiti tiles, in domestic or commercial settings. “Streetart and graffiti tiles can be very powerful. Styling around minimal colour is most effective – simple with a hint of industrial,” she says.
Designed as a feature piece in modern open-plan homes, the tiles are often installed as a kitchen splashback, a feature in the bathroom or games room or to brighten up other wet areas.
“The variety of ways these tiles can be used are only limited by imagination. Keep in mind what suits your style and your current home decor. For some, in-your-face graffiti can just be too much.’’