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Bathroom Tiles

Author: Becky Sappor

This image is our most popular on Pinterest. I reckon that’s because of those bloomin gorgeous bathroom tiles. Turns out you guys love a bit of tile chat based on the conversations around Lisa’s kitchen tiles on IG last week so I thought maybe you could help give your opinions over here too.

Choosing Bathroom Tiles

We got the keys to our house on Friday so mission move in and make it ours is on. Our house is a new build so I got to choose the bathroom tiles… but none were really what I wanted so I just went with a matte white (which I actually quite like). Turns out I have no idea what I actually DO want. These are some of my favourite ways if using bathroom tiles.

White Bathroom Tiles

As I said above, I actually quite like the white tiles… although they seem to have sort of a pinkish tinge which again, I don’t hate but I don’t love them. They’re a rectangle shape, probably about 25cm in length so a fairly standard size. I love the look of white metro tiles in bathrooms, especially with a darker grout (although I have seen them with some sort of magical neon pink grout. Can you imagine. Saved that to our Pinterest board for you. They look so lovely don’t they and apparently very ‘in’. I really like the thought of a white hexagonal tile that cascades down from the shower corner. These are some of my favourite white out bathrooms.

Patterned Bathroom Tiles

Another thought I have to keep my existing tiles but update the whole look of the bathroom is to add patterned tiles… to the floor. We see a lot of really excellent clashing patterns in bathrooms these days too which I love. Why not make it an exciting place to step in to?

Grey bathroom Tiles

Ah good old grey. It never lets us down does it and it has worked so well in Theresa’s bathroom. Matte, shiny, patterned, you name it, you can get it in grey. It’s such an inoffensive tone and goes with so much, it’s easy to have that bit of colour definition but know you can switch up your decor whenever you fancy as it will go with most other accent colours. Also – it looks SO good in a herringbone layout.

Colourful bathroom Tiles

So far we’ve looked at lots of very muted tones, even within the patterns but what about colour? I don’t see much colour in the bathrooms I see on IG or in magazines. But they do exist. And they are so fun. Heres a few of my favourites.

What tiles do you have in your bathroom? Are yours fresh and white or is it 50 shades of grey or maybe you can inspire me with your colourful bathroom! Can’t wait to hear what you’ve got. I got so lost in a Pinterest black hole putting this together I had to reign myself in and not share a trillion images with you. If you want more you can check out our bathroom board on Pinterest where I’ve added tonnes of tiling inspiration.

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7 thoughts on “Bathroom Tiles

  1. Oooh I LOVE tiles. I think I prefer ones with a watery, reflective, sometimes handmade quality. I didn’t have such a good idea of my own style when we did our bathroom, so I went for quite large plain white tiles so I’d be cleaning less grout. I had them laid stacked sideways which looks a little Japanese in style (in my head 😄). I have a decorative border of glass mosaic which are sort of iridescent. They look a watery green colour most of the time, with differences in each tile, which I love… But when light shines on them at a certain angle they look multicoloured iridescent. Not so keen on that. I wish I’d realised that when I bought them. I also wish I’d used them a little more imaginatively.

    We only had tiles behind the hob in the kitchen and I went for zellige. I really really love them. Each one looks slightly different and sophisticated and shiny. I love the way they look against the other materials in the kitchen. The only thing I wish I had done differently is probably pick a lighter shade. I went for Ivory, but because they are between two wall cupboards and underneath and extractor, they’re in shade. It makes them look more grey which is just a little too much grey with the grey base cupboards. If I’d gone for the White I probably would have ended up with the shade I was after.

    The only issue is I had to buy loads more Than I needed to meet the minimum order amount. I’m trying to come up with a way of incorporating the remainder into a modern fireplace in the living room.

    I used to love patterned tiles but I think I’m more interested in texture at the moment. I really loved those mandarin stone random shape tiles when they first came out but I think they might just look like they’re dirty at the edges in a normal house!

    1. I definitely think I need to live in it for a little while before deciding what to go for based on your experience Jade. Your bathroom still sounds lovely though! And I think I’m quite into texture too – thats why I went matte with the choices so they were a bit ‘rougher’. good luck with the fireplace! the kitchen sounds fabulous! x

  2. Ooh I love a tile too. In our bathroom we have green Fired Earth ones (the Lime House Retro Metro ones, which appear slightly darker than in the picture but still bright and cheerful), which I love, and paired with a Urban Slate in grey green on the floor to help pick up the colour. It is a tiny room so no space for anything overly elaborate, and I thought we would get bored of patterns. Looking forward to picking more tiles for our next project in “operation loft”, although a little way off that at the moment.

  3. Perfect timing, I’m just deciding which tiles to use in our new basement toilet. I am leaning towards patterned tiles on the floor and then plain tiles about half way up the walls…..In our en suite we put down tiles that look like wooden floorboards and I love the warmth they bring to the room alongside white metro tiles on the walls/shower.

    1. Tiles that look like wood? I’d love to see those… It sounds lush. I think a patterned floor would be great for your basement toilet! Hope you have fun choosing 🙂

  4. Very timely, I have just picked out our bathroom and downstairs loo tiles and work with be starting once my fitters finish their current job. We’re going for these grey tiles – https://www.tiletown.co.uk/en/lyric-perla-wall-tile they have a lovely natural stone kind of finish to them (at a fraction of the price) and they look lovely with light grey grout. We had vinyl flooring in our last bathroom that we were happy with will go for again, but in the downstair loo I’m having these on the floor https://www.toppstiles.co.uk/tprod48053/cayrel-tile.html I can’t wait to get rid of the 80’s bathroom.

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