Make your walls a focal point by cladding them from floor to ceiling in mosaic tile. In this kitchen, light blue mosaics complement dark cabinetry. To keep the kitchen from being too busy with so much tile, the cabinetry was kept relatively unadorned.
This HDB apartment is an excellent example of how subtle mix and match can be. What is interesting about the interior is that the designer opts for more modern flooring materials in the dining room, such as tiles, but still sticks to parquet in.