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Be Bold: Choose Black

Posted by Rebecca | Wednesday, February 21, 2018

You might not think of black as a natural recommendation for tile choice as we prepare to transition into Spring, but bear with us.

As trendy as minimalism is in interior design, it’s pretty hard to replicate the undisturbed perfection of the nearly empty living room you might see pictured in design magazines or on Pinterest if you live in a house that you actually intend to - you know - do some living in. White spaces can be difficult to clean, while grey can become boring pretty quickly. Enter: the black tile.

El Barco Boira

This black glossy metro tile injects personality and intrigue into this kitchen. We love the way the gloss reflects light back into the space, which might be surprising for a black tile. The black is sophisticated yet warm, while the clean lines of the contrasting grout colour add some rich texture to the palette of the room.

We would pair these wall tiles with one of our giant matte floor tiles, like the Cover Grey Large Porcelain Tiles. Or for a slightly more home-y finish, we would suggest a wood effect tile like the Carson Rustic Wood Effect Tile.

Somewhere on your tile decision journey, you’ve probably considered mosaics - but, have you considered black mosaics? A black mosaic accent wall in the bathroom or splashback in the kitchen looks impossibly sleek and timeless.

Black Mosaic

There are plenty of complementary tiles to choose from for your floor choice too - a mosaic wall does not need to be paired with a mosaic floor: think instead about maybe a hard-wearing slate-style floor like this beautifully textured floor tile or this muted option.

Top tip: The grout colour will make a huge difference with the styling of any mosaic. But, fear not, whatever look you’re going for, whether a rigid neutral grid or a multicoloured piece of wall art, we’ve got you covered with our huge range of grout shades, from Sage to Charcoal to Ivory.  Plus, there are so many sources of geometric and graphic tile inspiration online, for example, if you need some convincing on multicoloured grouts, check out this amazing London apartment.

Orly

We have further options if you're still not fully sold on the idea of all-black tiling. For a choice with a dash of colour and a whole lot of intrigue, we recommend the Orly range (pictured above). Or, if it's a more classic look you're after, the Regent range has you covered. Take your time and peruse our full range of black tiles online today.

And remember, you can easily order free samples through our website and you can always drop into one of our showrooms to get some advice and suggestions.

As you change your soft furnishings over the years, these sophisticated choices are sure to enhance whatever contemporary additions you choose. 

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