| Date: 25.04.2018

We’re celebrating 40 years of business here at DTW – that’s right, we were founded in 1978! So we’re looking back over some of the interior design trends we’ve loved over the years in our guide to 70s Inspired Groovy Tile Choices.

Among the avocado kitchens and the sickly peach bathroom suites, we discovered a collective love of colour in the ‘70s that has never really left us. If you grew up around that time, we’d bet good money that you hankered after pastel pink bathroom tiles accompanied by matching shag carpet. While that might not be the bathroom of your dreams today, we have some more contemporary options to share with you.

70s Inspired Groovy Tile Choices

For a simple splash of colour, how about these Fabulous Mini Bevelled Metro Tiles? This aqua shade will make a perfect soothing interlude for your kitchen splashback or bathroom. Or we offer several complementary colour options in the same style, so you can mix and match to create a personalised design.

If you’re into more subtle hues, we’d like to point you towards pink metro tiles. This sumptuous plum colour is sure to make even your bathroom sink feel luxurious and decadent. With a lighter grout choice, you can play with the texture of a bold feature wall or even add an accented border to a more neutral space.

70s Inspired Groovy Tile Choices - Eco Coral

If pink’s not your jam, we have so many other metro tile shades on offer.

For a truly 70s vibe, why not combine a few shades to create the wow factor, as customer Madeleine has done in her shower using a variety of shades from the same range of metros.

70s Inspired Groovy Tile Choices - Avila Brown

Customer Project with Avila Brown Metro Tiles

How often do you see shabby chic referenced in interior design magazines? Well, we have the 70s to thank for the coining of that phrase and the rise in popularity of mix and match styles. Admittedly, it can be a tricky look to carry out if you haven’t got a designer’s eye, but we think that a patterned tile choice can make even the plainest of rooms pop. Some of our favourite 70s inspired groovy tile choices are these Riga tiles that look great on walls or floors. Check out our full range of patterned tiles here.

70s Inspired Groovy Tile Choices - Riga

Flower Power

Invoke the fun designs and bright colours of the seventies with a gorgeous floral design, such as our stunning Marrakech range. If a whole floor or wall is too much, try framing a small section with white tiles for a fabulous feature. One of our favourite 70s inspired groovy tile choices!

70s Inspired: Groovy Tile Choices - Marrakech

For more 70s inspired groovy tile choices, why not take a look at our website? We have a huge range of colourful and patterned tiles. And remember you can order free samples online so you never have to buy without being sure what you’re getting.

Or pop into one of our showrooms to have a look at the range for yourself.

70s inspired tiles - wood effect - Opera Tiles

If you’ve been inspired by our 70s Inspired Groovy Tile Choices, why not check out our guide to 70s Inspired Tiles: Wood Effect?

Back in the day, wood panelling was all the rage, possibly as a result of a fusion of Scandinavian and Far Eastern traditional decor styles.

While we don’t recommend covering all of your walls in panels of synthetic knotty pine (typically paired with a garish linoleum floor – for which we beg forgiveness from the design gods), we can suggest some surprisingly realistic wood effect tiles from our collection for your floors.

Advantages of wood effect tiles:

They are less difficult to clean and maintain than solid wood floors.
Their detailed wood texture is more anti-slip than laminate flooring (and we think it looks more realistic!).
They are less expensive and last longer than wood flooring.

70s Inspired Tiles: Wood Effect