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Black and white bathroom tiles

The classic black and white tiled bathroom; a popular and enduring choice; much-loved for its clean and relaxing feel, its simplicity, and its ability to emulate styles as different as 1920s Art Deco to modern rustic styles.

To help out, we’ve put together this list of ideas, with tips on how to achieve particular styles and looks with a great range of black and white tiles.

Bristol mosaics for a classic art deco feel

 

Use Eternity patterned tiles for a striking look

Shape it up with these stunning Eternity black and white tiles to create the perfect pattern on walls, floors, or both! These distinctively decorative tiles will allow you to unleash your creative flair with a wealth of possibilities for design. Used on their own or as a feature, the soft monochrome will really bring the wow factor to your bathroom.  

Bristol mosaics for a classic art deco feel

 

Use Bristol mosaics for a classic art deco feel

Transport yourself back to the vogue bathroom styles of the 1920s and 30s with a covering of these Bristol mosaic tiles. Their strict vertical and horizontal divisions, off-white colouring and flecked black patterns ooze the same simplistic stylishness of many Art Deco designs while their lightly bevelled surface adds a hint of interest and relief to walls. Consider using them in conjunction with all white furnishings or a key piece of art deco bathroom furniture

Regent black and white tiles to nail that Victorian opulence

 

Use regal Regent black and white tiles to nail that Victorian opulence

If you’ve desired a pristine black and white Victorian bathroom, adorned with all its opulent accessories, the standalone bathtub, the hanging chandelier and the elaborate wall mirror these Regent tiles are a great first step to achieving that authentic look. The classic diamond pattern is ideal for both walls and as black and white bathroom floor tiles.

Metro for a vintage New York subway look

 

Use retro metro for a vintage New York subway look

First made famous by the architects of the New York subway at the turn of the 20th century, these rectangular wall tiles have become a recurring staple of interior design over the last 100 years. In black and white tones they can now be used to emulate the subterranean passageways of the metro itself, or as an innovative way to create feature wall patterns and focal points in the bathroom. For a more classic Victorian look, consider using bevelled edge metro tiles.

Black Mosaics for that chic and glitzy finish

 

Use all black Mosaics for that chic and glitzy finish

Glitzy, glamorous and elegant in the extreme, large-scale use of black mosaics is a sure way to add a dash of modernist style to your bathroom. Finished surfaces can be filled with light coloured grouts (as shown) to accentuate vertical and horizontal lines. Be wary though, because using mosaics like these in tight-knit rooms can sometimes make for a claustrophobic feel. Instead, why not think about using mosaics for shower installations or as feature walls around baths.

White and off-white tiles for a roomy, modern feel 

Use oversized tiles in whites and off-whites for a roomy, modern feel

Large tiles in light colours have proved a real hit in the bathroom design sector in the last couple of years, with their ability to add space and airiness.  The slightly off white tiles look great with this unusual black bath. A word of caution if you choose gloss tiles take care as they will become slippery when wet.

Brick Lava tiles for a truly eye-catching feature wall

 

Use Brick Lava tiles for a truly eye-catching feature wall

Feature walls have long been a way to add your design flair and creative thinking to a room.  These Brick Lava tiles add a dash of relief to the wall and are perfect for creating focal points or accentuating fixtures, while 

Slate effect tiles for a natural style

 

Use slate effect tiles for a natural style

These super stylish slate effect tiles are actually manufactured in hard wearing porcelain and come in a matt finish with a bit of grip making them a natural choice for use in bathrooms or wet room areas. They are available as both black and white floor tiles perfect for monochrome simplicity or mix-and-match designs alike.

Wood effect tiles for a rustic, New England finish

 

Use a herringbone pattern for a creative look

These Fabulous Mini Bevelled Black Metro Tiles look fantastic placed in a herringbone pattern. Go with black on its own or mix with white tiles for a beautiful black and white wall. Tile top to bottom, or finish midway with exposed edges to for a quirky look. Bring out the bevelled edges with white grout or keep it chic with black.

All white with black accessories for a well-defined space

 

Use Orly patterned tiles for versatile vintage 

If you're looking to create a vintage vision for a fabulous feature wall, these Orly Tiles are the perfect choice. These classically patterned porcelain tiles will give you a softer black and white effect, adding some subtle floral detail to your bathroom. Whether you group a fee tiles together in small sections or with a large repeat, the possibilities are endless.

All white with black accessories for a well-defined space

 

Use all white with black accessories for a well-defined space

In many ways the visual strength of a black and white tiled bathroom is derived from its stark use of contrasts. This particular trick is one way to capitalise on that fully, by juxtaposing black accessories and fixtures with white tiles that dominate the room’s wall and floor surfaces. On the wall, tiles like the Next large white tiles in gloss ceramic are a great option. 

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