Fashions change every season and home decorating is no different. There are always arguments when choosing tiles as to prove which colour goes with what better. There is only personal preference when it comes to colour, as people often disagree as to which colours work well together and which don't. The important thing is to have fun with it and create a space that you love spending time in.
Neutral and earth tones are soaring in popularity as there is so much choice available and so many great ideas as to what do with them. Natural stone mosaics are extremely versatile and one idea really taking off is to have a matching wall and floor tile around a bathroom and use a large stone mosaic in the shower area and then maybe using a smaller mosaic tile around the sink and/or above the toilet in a strip.
Grey and red tiles are also increasing in popularity as the greys produce a cool, calm feeling and the red produces a real striking colour. Maroon within the reds is an interesting choice, and we have a metro tile that customers are liking a lot in this colour.
Black and white is a classic combination and one that will never date and is still proving as popular as ever. Try mixing a plain black and white tile with an interesting decor tile to add that bit of extra something. Popular for walls and floors as a chequerboard pattern and when using a glossy small tile on the walls it really does give off a stunning appearance.
White tiles are still the most popular tiles for any room of the house. Complimenting both contemporary and traditional designs you can create anything as it is the perfect base colour.
The canvas is completely clear for you to create whatever you wish, whether it be a feature wall in the shower of a bathroom or a border tile featured around the entire kitchen, you can create a space which you love spending time in.
Our most popular white tile is the glossy bumpy white wall tile and is available in 3 sizes, 250 x 330, 200 x 200, 250 x 200. The subtle undulating appearance gives a refreshing impact to a plain space. The glossy appearance also helps to keep the light reflected around the room.
Mention red tiles and the most common perception is modern, funky or a bit out there. Traditionally red tiles have been used for many, many years. Quarry tiles are making a huge comeback at the moment as the variations within the reds available is so vast. Terracotta was once the only shade available in these particular tiles.
Red tiles are proving a huge hit for kitchen wall tiles and bathroom wall tiles as they can really bring some life to a classic white bathroom suite or a simple kitchen. Red metro is our bestselling red tile. The striking pillar box red really shows off the bevelled edge and in a kitchen or bathroom this would be such a striking feature.
Neutral tones such as ivory are a great base colour for any room of the house simply because they are so easy to accessorise with.
The word Ivory when describing colour conjours up an image of bone coloured tiles with no life to them. This is not the case, some of our most popular ranges are ivory and look simply stunning. Ivory and other neutral colours are easily dismissed by people as being boring. These people are missing the incredible designs and possibilities that can be created using the subtleties of this colour.
Grey tiles are steadily increasing in popularity. Once thought of as dreary and depressing, this colour is now seen as calm and soothing. It’s a great colour to work with as it is neutral and works great with other stronger colours.
Grey tiles are extremely stylish and we have some great designs.
Glossy and matt finishes seem to be as popular as each other. Matt finish grey tiles seem to be a popular choice for floor tiles in bathrooms and kitchens currently as they offer more slip resistance with that particular type of finish.
Cream is a colour that is often thought of as a peaceful, soothing colour and that’s why so many people choose it for their tiles. Cream coloured tiles are extremely versatile as they go with most other colours, especially when using a darker coloured shade for contrast and depth.
Cream is an easy base colour. Often people want something striking in their bathrooms, kitchens or whichever room they are tiling. However, if you start with a neutral, light base colour then you can choose accessories to complement the colour. Brightly coloured towels, tea towels, vases, candles etc. So many people say how bored they get with the accessories they’ve picked, so make them changeable and by choosing a tile that is simple to work with you will save money in the long run as you won’t be ripping them out sooner!
Browns have been slowly making the leap from boring to elegant. Some of the most popular choices for floor and wall tiles are brown. Simply because, they go with so much. Earth tones such as beige, cream and ivory are increasingly in popularity, and instead of the darker shades decreasing, they are also on the up!
Brown tiles often create a warm feel to a room. Brown has a lot of depth and is a great colour to use with a contrasting colour. Using a darker brown as a floor tile and then using a lighter brown or even cream on the walls will create a beautiful effect.
Black tiles are an extremely popular choice for many rooms of the house. Black is such a classic colour to use as it never dates and if used in the right place can be really quite striking.
Often when using black tiles it is best to think about lighting, indoor and natural. If a room has lots of natural light then using black tiles on a floor and wall should not be a problem. If there is no natural light in the room at all, it could make the room feel smaller. Pay attention to proportions when using a bold colour such as black, maybe a feature wall rather than entire wall?
Earth tones as the colours such as beige and browns are known as, can be used to help keep a room feeling light and spacious, especially in small rooms such as en suites and cloakrooms.
Using co-ordinating shades of similar colours can create a really dramatic effect. This idea works especially well in a small area where you want to keep the natural light and use a lighter tile such as a cloakroom or en suite. Try using a slightly darker beige/light brown as a floor tile and then a lighter shade for the walls and perhaps a mosaic sheet above the sink, or above the toilet. The possibilities are endless.