Calm, intimate, luxurious – whatever you want to say in your bathroom, you can say it with tiles. These humble beauties offer myriad decorative opportunities, from pared-back elegance to sumptuous patterning and everything in between. Here’s a list of the top eight tile trends from industry experts to help you create the bathroom of your dreams!
1. Pattern Power
When it comes to bathrooms trends, patterned tiles continue to be quite popular. It’s easy to see the appeal – they add an instant dose of personality and pizzaz to any space. Getting the size right is the first priority when choosing patterned tiles for your bathroom. You’ll need to consider the size and scale of the pattern in relation to the dimensions of the room. The idea is to use patterning to enhance, rather than dominate, the look of your bathroom. Choose a softly patterned tile to add interest to a bathroom, without overwhelming it. For a bolder look, choose graphic, patterned tiles for the floor. When using such an eye-catching tile its important to create balance. This can be achieved by keeping the walls tiles and fixtures simple.
2. Bespoke Patterning
Designers are also combining tiles of different shapes and colours to create stunning patterns that resemble works of art. From hexagons and rhomboids to triangles and fish scales. Alternatively, you can use a plain tile and lay it in an eye-catching way.
3. Colourful Magic
Crave a bit of colour in your life? Now is the time to brighten up the bathroom. Blues, pinks and greens are slowly becoming more popular in bathroom palettes. From navy and turquoise through to aquamarine, blues are big news in today’s bathrooms. Blue is a versatile choice for bathrooms, pairing beautifully with whites, greys and marble finishes for a crisp, clean and sophisticated finish.
4. Marvellous Metallics
Gold, copper, brass – bejewel your bathroom with metallic-effect tiles for a fashionable, luxe look. Lay tiny metallic mosaics onto feature walls for maximum impact, or intersect them with black or white mosaics to add sparkle and shine. When using metallic tiles, take care not to choose clashing tapware. Matt black, as pictured here, allows the tiles to take centre stage.
5. Gorgeous Grout
While colour-matching grout and tiles will give your bathroom a seamless look, designers are increasingly using brightly coloured, contrasting grout as a decorative feature in its own right. The most popular would be the white subway tile with the black grout.
6. Go In A New Direction
The key to creating an on-trend look with subways is to think beyond standard white tiles with black grout. Choose subways in an unexpected material such as glass, add texture with a bevelled edge, or reverse the look with black tiles and white grout. The rectangular shape of the subway also lends itself to a range of dynamic patterned looks including diagonal-offset, crosshatch, and herringbone formations.
7. Marble Makeover
The epitome of pale and interesting, marble continues to reign supreme in the bathroom. Trending varieties are Carrara, Calacatta and Statuario, all of which are predominantly white and grey, with varying strengths of veining. Marble-tiled bathrooms are cool, clean and elegant. This year, designers are creating new looks with marble, opting for smaller tiles laid in intricate patterned formations. This style of application, juxtaposing the classic stone finish with contemporary formats, is tactile and visually interesting.
8. Timeless Textures
Textured tiles add subtle interest to a bathroom, and are a smart choice for homeowners who want a scheme that will stand the test of time. The latest textured tiles include beautiful handmade styes, ones with natural stone finishes, embossed styles, and 3D ones. Textured tiles add subtle interest to a bathroom, and are a smart choice for homeowners who want a scheme that will stand the test of time. The latest textured tiles include beautiful handmade styes, ones with natural stone finishes, embossed styles, and 3D ones.
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