Comparing the most popular colours for bathroom wall tiles

Comparing the most popular colours for bathroom wall tiles

Regarding bathroom design, various elements play a crucial role in creating the desired look and feel. Choosing bathroom wall tile colours is one of the most important factors, as the shades chosen can dictate the room's overall feel. Whether you're aiming for a restful look, a bright and colourful space, a light and cosy feel, or a dramatic aesthetic with contrasting colours, your choice of wall and floor tile shades can make or break your design vision.

In this guide, we'll explore some of the most popular colours for bathroom wall tiles and how to make the best selection to complement your style and needs.

Choosing black and white tiles for bathroom walls

Black and white is a classic combination, so it's unsurprising many of us choose this scheme for our bathroom walls.

Black and white tiles never go out of style. They fit seamlessly into both traditional and modern bathroom designs, making them a versatile choice. The combination of black and white tiles also lends a modern and minimalist look to a bathroom that is both sophisticated and simple.

Those looking for a juxtaposing tile design may be interested in monochrome tiles. The stark contrast between white and black tiles creates a visually striking effect, adding depth and dimension to your bathroom walls.

Black and white tiles provide a neutral canvas that allows you to add colourful accents with accessories or other decorative elements. This flexibility makes it easy to change the bathroom's overall look as and when you choose.

Where are black and white tiles appropriate in bathrooms?

Consider in your tile design incorporating white and black tiles to complement wooden features. White tiles can complement light wooden features, such as shelving, adding a feeling of warmth. Additionally, in bathrooms with limited natural light, white tiles can make the space appear brighter and more spacious.

Interested in black and white bathroom wall tiles?

Our recommended range:

Kelly Hoppen Strip tile with chair

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The Kelly Hoppen collection offers a combination of Kelly’s trademark neutrals alongside patterned tiles with contemporary organic shapes. The collection has been designed to be really usable and to have a classic yet modern feel.

Browse through the entire Kelly Hoppen range here.

Fired Earth offers a range of black and white tiles in square and mosaic shapes, allowing you to create various design patterns and effects.

Browse through our range of black and white bathroom tiles here.

Choosing neutral-coloured tiles for bathroom walls

Neutral colours, such as cream, beige, brown, and light grey, have consistently remained popular for bathroom wall tiles. Here's why:

Neutral-coloured tiles are incredibly versatile and can complement virtually any bathroom design style, whether traditional, contemporary, maximalist or minimalist. They offer a good base for a layered interior look too.

Neutral tones come in various shades, allowing you to create contrasting patterns or maintain a one-shade look. This versatility makes them suitable for a host of different design styles.

Opting for neutral colours can boost your home's resale value. A bathroom with neutral-coloured tiles is attractive to potential buyers or renters – it offers a blank canvas for them to personalise.

Neutral schemes are also great for rental properties. They are also considered future-proof, as neutrals don't go out of style. No matter which trends come and go, your bathroom will still look current.

Where are neutral tiles appropriate in bathrooms?

Consider neutral tiles for homes with a small bathroom, such as those under the stairs, or en-suites. Neutral-coloured tiles help maximise the available space while maintaining a fresh and airy feel.

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East Hampton Hexagon Mosaic

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The East Hampton collection is made of luxurious, cool, grey-veined marble tiles in a variety of styles and formats.

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Fired Earth offers cream tiles in square, mosaic, metro, and rectangle shapes, giving you plenty of design options to suit your preferences.

Browse our range of cream bathroom tiles here.

Choosing multicoloured tiles for bathroom walls

Multicoloured Bathroom Tiles

If you're looking to make a bold statement with your bathroom wall tiles, consider multicoloured options. These tiles can feature a variety of colours or go for vibrant block colours. Bright-coloured tiles, such as red and blue, can create a bold and vibrant atmosphere in your bathroom. They immediately catch the eye and become a focal point of the space.

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Nina Campbell Rivage Coral Tile

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Our collaboration with Nina Campbell complements the colour scheme used in her iconic fabrics and wallpapers.

Browse the entire Nina Campbell Rivage range at Fired Earth here.

Unique and Individual

Multicoloured tiles often come with unique designs or patterns, making each tile distinct. This adds an element of individuality to your bathroom's design. Multicoloured tiles are ideal for creating accent walls or eye-catching splashbacks in your bathroom. They can transform a mundane space into a work of art.

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Choosing metallic tiles for bathroom walls

For those seeking a luxurious and glamorous feel, metallic-toned tiles can be an excellent choice. Options include copper, gold, and silver tiles, each with a unique appeal. Metallic tiles can manipulate light, making the space appear larger and more open. This effect is especially beneficial in bathrooms, where space may be limited.

The shimmer and reflective qualities of metallic tiles can enhance the overall aesthetic of your bathroom. They work exceptionally well in en-suite bathrooms or spaces where you want to create a sense of luxury. Metallic tiles can be paired with neutral or monochromatic colours to create a stunning contrast that elevates the design.

Interested in metallic bathroom wall tiles?

Our recommended range:

Metallic Vitreum Argentum Tile With Bath

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Fired Earth offers a selection of metallic bathroom wall tiles that transform your bathroom into a luxurious retreat.

Browse through our entire range of metallic bathroom tiles here.

If you're struggling to make a decision about which wall tiles will work best, Fired Earth offers a bespoke design service that helps you visualise the final outcome of your bathroom. This service is particularly useful when choosing colour schemes for bathroom wall tiles.

Find out more about our bespoke design service here.

Why Choose Fired Earth?

With years of experience in the industry, Fired Earth stands out from other tile companies in several ways:

  • Authenticity: Fired Earth is known for its commitment to authenticity, using high-quality materials and working with artisans to create stunning tiles.
  • Handmade tiles: Many of the company's tiles are handmade, ensuring each piece is unique and crafted with care.
  • Collaboration with well-known designers
  • Fired Earth has a history of collaborating with renowned designers, creating exclusive and innovative tile collections.

If you're ready to transform your bathroom with the perfect wall tiles, don't hesitate to get in touch with Fired Earth. Our expertise and extensive range of tiles will help you achieve the bathroom of your dreams.

Contact Fired Earth for more information, or visit one of our showrooms today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you paint bathroom wall tiles?

Yes, you can paint bathroom wall tiles to change their colour and appearance. It's essential to prepare the tiles properly and use suitable tiles.

Browse through our range of paints here.

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