Combining dark and light tiles effectively

Tiling trends can change frequently, even within the same year. But using both light and dark tiles together, or even black and white tiling, has long been popular, and very visually effective. But what should you consider when combining dark and light tiles effectively? Well, here at Tiles 2 Go, we are Preston’s leading tiling experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about using light and dark tiles together.

What are the important considerations for combining dark and light tiles effectively?

Tiles, and tile colours in particular, can have an important impact on any room. From creating a visual feature, to enhancing the sense of space or light, tiles, tile colour, and tiling layouts, are associated with a range of practical impacts. So when using both light and dark tiles together, you should consider:

  • The size of the space- while dark tiles can make any room feel smaller, light tiles have the opposite effect. And the contrast between these two colours can be used effectively, to increase the sense of space, and the feeling of light, in any room. For example, in a narrow kitchen, dark floor tiles and white wall tiles can create a contrasting effect that allows the walls to feel further apart, creating the feeling of space.
  • Visual tiling features- if you want to create a feature wall or area, like a feature shower enclosure, you could consider combining light and dark tiles in a visual tiling feature. Different tiling layouts, including grid tiling, herringbone tiling, and vertical subway tiling can create a stunning effect.
  • Patterned tiling- dark and light tiles can be used in different layouts, to create an effective feature. But you could also opt to use tiles that are patterned, using dark and light colours. These can be very effective, particularly in traditional or rustic kitchens and hallways.

For more information or advice, get in touch with Preston’s leading tiling experts today, here at Tiles 2 Go.