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Colours For Bathroom Tiles

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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As much as times change, some things never go out of fashion. In this case, tiling for bathroom walls will always remain one of the best options.

What has changed is the variety of what is on offer today; the forms and combinations of colours are constantly growing. If you are thinking of tiling your bathroom, we have put together an ideabook with seven combinations so you can be sure to pick the right selection for your home.

Black & Gold: Pure Glamour

 Bathroom by homify

Masia Negro, Decor Jewel Gold 7,5x15


Mixing different textures and colours is a very popular choice for chic and designer bathrooms. You can mix contrasting, complementing or clashing colours, and each example will be sure to provide maximum impact.

In this bathroom, the glossy and precision cut black tiles have been combined with a border of ornate gold to give a glamorous and wild look to this elegant setting.

Brown & White: Serenity

Around a decade ago, we discovered that the colour of tiles can add a fun twist to our bathrooms. Today, tiling is not limited only to shower space or floors, but can be applied to many different locations around the bathroom. As pictures, combinations of these little tile squares is infinite, and you have the freedom to play with different or similar colours.

In this bathroom, the different shades of brown combined with white, which is also commonly found in many health resorts, gives the aura of your own personal European spa.

Blue: Beach Nostalgic

If there is one colour that is always in fashion for bathrooms, it's blue. Thinking of both the sky and the ocean, though different shades, relate to water, and therefore are a harmonious choice for our bathrooms. In addition, blue tiles were first seen in swimming pools.

If we choose this combination, every day you will be nostalgic for the summer dips, but you can enjoy the pool atmosphere all year round.

Green With Envy

As if we were looking at a brick wall, these green tiles take us to the dark corridors of the nineteenth-century factories of industrial England. A touch of the underground that when combined with an ethnically inspired wallpaper, gives us this striking result for fans of the colour green.

A picture that really speaks for itself, the simple fixtures do not detract from the most beautiful and eye catching elements of the room.

Red & Beige: Separating Spaces

 Bathroom by CAFElab studio
CAFElab studio

Home Appia Antica

CAFElab studio

A good example of using tiles to make a space look bigger, is this: the red has been used in part of the shower with different patterns, while beiges and browns are used for the remainder.

Besides the color scheme, we also have different textures and sizes, which add more variety and interest to the bathroom.

Hues Of Hot & Cold

The yellow and cream coupled with the greyish blue tiles result in a bathroom with a warm aura. The mix of hues to the eye is slightly confusing; depending on the light or the way you look at it, one colour dominates the others. In most cases there is no right order, is better than just follow our instincts.

Just as important as colour, is proper installation. Be sure to prepare the wall well before placing the tiles, and use a technique that seeks to prevent any gaps between tile and brick.

Rainbow: For Those Who Want It All

There are seven colours in the rainbow and if you feel like experimenting with them all, don't hesitate to do so! Of course, try not to occupy the whole bathroom, as you can end up getting overwhelmed and tired. Just like this example, a strip of colour behind the shower creates an element of fun and pizzazz!

For other bathroom tile and colour scheme ideas see ’Which colour for the bathroom? and Bathroom ideas’.

Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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