How to Update Old Tile
Just because you have old tile doesn't mean you have to replace it. If you know how to update old tile you can transform even a powder puff pink bathroom into a modern contemporary spa. Tile is expensive to replace. Fortunately, you have options.
Faux paint. Paint the wall above the tile, using layers of color that relate to the old tile.
Throw down an area rug. Rugs are great for covering offending flooring. Choose one that picks up and plays back the colors in your wall treatments.
Paint over the tile. Most tile can be repainted, but you have to purchase paint that is specifically designed for use over tile.
Apply wall covering above the tile. Using a wall pattern that incorporates several colors, including that of the old tiles can distract the viewer from the old tile.