I decided to paint the tiles - a far easier and more economical option than replacing them.
I prepared the tiles well - washed and cleaned them thoroughly. The secret of a successful result - as always - is in the preparation!You can see just how ugly they were! I then applied a water-based tile primer. After this had dried thoroughly, I applied 2 coats of a non-drip enamel paint. I chose an off-white linen colour and used foam rollers to give a nice smooth finish! The whole experience was quite therapeutic and I so enjoyed the end result! - The walls do not look obviously painted - and the paint has worn well!
The mouldings which were overwhelmed by the previously "loud" tiles - now show off beautifully.
More on my revamped kitchen soon!