You might think that basic white tiles are boring but you’d be wrong! Classic and timeless, a plain white subway tile will always look great in any space. However, if you’re after something with a little more pizzazz here are 8 spaces that use white tiles with some sophisticated and striking results.
1. Think Vertical
The standard rectangular tile pattern is to lay them horizontally. But if you think outside the square and lay them in a vertical pattern, that simple 30cm x 60cm tile becomes a gorgeous statement piece.
2. Grid Pattern
A more rigid grid pattern using squares and rectangles of the same height can also work well. By mixing the two as this bathroom demonstrates it gives a clean and clear cut feel to the space.
3. Herringbone Pattern
Herringbone is always a popular option for tiled showers. Here, used as a kitchen splashback, it provides the perfect mix of classic – modern style to complement the shaker style cabinetry. The dark grout ties in with the black countertops and bespoke handles.
4. Mixed tiles
There’s no issues with mixing different types of white tiles in a space, since they’ll still look uniform. This bathroom has had fun with a combination of traditional subway tiles, moulding tiles penny tiles and herringbone tiles on the floor to create a beautiful looking space filled with light and texture.
5. High-contrast grout
Thick, bold, high-contrast grout ups the style ante when you’re using white tiles in an otherwise neutral space. Here it’s been used in a bathroom to provide an edgy, modern feel to match the matt black tapware, light fittings and floor tiles.
6. Coloured grout
To liven up plain white tiles coloured grout is always an option, like this vibrant red used in a shower. A great way to add a pop of colour and personality into your space. You don’t always have to go with earthy and neutral shades.
7. Use the same tile on your floor & wall
You can create a designer look and feel by using a suitable tile on both your floor and walls. The consistency in appearance can help a smaller space look bigger, while giving your bathroom a stylish spa feel.
8. Mimic moulding
White tiles that resemble moulding and baseboards can be used at the top or bottom, or even the mid line of a tiled wall to create a finished look. This would work well in vintage era bathrooms.
We hope these ideas for white tiles have brought out your creative side. Drop into our showroom for more ideas and advice on how you can best use white tiles in your home. Or click here to view our product range.