Glossy tiles in a muted shade will reflect light, making the room brighter and giving the overall impression of a bigger space. They also have the added advantage of making the space look clean and shiny (provided you wipe them down often!).
Farrow and Ball "BORROWED LIGHT" 235 "The name says it all. It's the palest blue that they make, and it just shimmers. When you walk into a room with white woodwork and this pale blue, you think you're in heaven. My painter went home and told his wife about it, so you know you've got a winner." -T. Keller Donovan
Favourite colour (so far!) for lounge walls. Card Room Green by Farrow & Ball. This colour is named after the study-like rooms much favoured in the Victorian period and is unapologetic in its masculine feel. It really comes alive when contrasted with a warm neutral like Fawn or Stony Ground, as used in Victorian homes, but feels more powerful and contemporary when used with no contrasts at all. Dark Tones Undercoat.
Pale Powder by Farrow & Ball. This is the most popular of our shades of aqua. It has an unparalleled softness and in north facing rooms can read almost as a delicate grey, but it is rarely cold due to the inclusion of green pigment. It is a great favourite for use in pretty attic bedrooms where it can be used on both ceiling and walls. White & Light Tones Undercoat.