Using dark tiles in the bathroom effectively

Dark tiles can add style and elegance to any room, especially the bathroom. However, to achieve the best possible results there are a number of things to consider. Here at Tiles 2 Go, we are Preston’s leading tiling professionals, and we help homeowners and property developers make the right tiling choices, day after day. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about about using dark tiling colours in the bathroom effectively.

What are the key considerations for using dark tiles in the bathroom effectively?

Dark tiling is an option that can create a dramatic and visually effective feature in any room, including the bathroom. However, dark tiling can also be a risk, as this can make the room feel darker and smaller than it really is, especially in a room with limited natural light. So, if you want to use dark grey, black or any other dark colour (purples and blues are becoming increasingly popular) what should you bear in mind? Well, there are several things to consider, including:

  • Capture the contrast- with dark colours, creating contrast with the rest of the space often has a more dramatic and impactful effect. So tiling your whole bathroom black will not be as effective as using areas of contrast. As a result, you should choose dark tiles for either the wall or floor, or instead tile just a small area in dark colours, with plenty of light colours elsewhere.
  • Small areas- following on from the above point, creating small areas for dark tiles can be very effective. Why not consider a dark feature wall, or dark border tiles. The dark tiling colours can draw attention to key features or bathroom zones. A black or dark grey shower quadrant for example can be stunning in an otherwise light or neutral bathroom.
  • Floor tiling- dark tiles in the bathroom can be effective for floor tiling. Pair these with lighter coloured wall tiles for a stunning and contemporary effect.

Why not take a look at our range of tiles today, here at Tiles 2 Go?