Using black tiles successfully

Jersey Mix 20 x 31.6

Here at Tiles 2 Go, we are Preston’s leading tiling experts. As a result, we always keep our finger on the pulse of tiling trends and tips. When it comes to tiling colour schemes, there are many changes to what is popular, and what is not. If you are renovating or redecorating a property, its important to avoid these fast paced trends, and simply target the timeless classics. After all, unless you’re a DIY lover and plan to redecorate every year, trends quickly become unfashionable. However, one tiling colour scheme that is here to stay, is monochrome. As a result, we have produced this guide to using black tiles successfully.

using black tiles successfully


Using black tiles can leave your room feeling a little dark and drab, and this puts off many homeowners and landlords. However, this isnt always the case.

If you opt instead for high gloss black tiles, the reflection of light will be just the same. In fact, reflective and glossy black tiles can make your room sparkle. Show off your opulent style.


Many people think using black tiles makes your room look boring. However, we feel that tiling layouts can be used to great effect with black tiles, especially for wall tiles.

The herringbone tiling pattern is a great layout to use with glossy black tiles. Especially when this is coupled with the right lighting and the right grouting colour.

Subway tiles in a brick-bond layout, in glossy black, are perfect for the kitchen back-splash. This is very effective, especially when the rest of the kitchen is in white. As a result, your eye will be drawn to the back-splash, which makes it a fantastic feature wall.

For the best possible layout effect, choose a grouting colour that will make your layout stand out. For example a grey or silver grout can be very impressive.


If you want use black tiles for your tiling border or feature wall, why not make them stand out further by accessorising in black? A plain white kitchen suite can be made to shine with a black feature wall and black appliances and accessories.

In summary

Using black tiles successfully doesnt have to be a challenge. Glossy black tiles can be just as reflective as a lighter colour, and layout designs are very effective in black. Why not take a look at our range of black tiles today, online or in store, here at Tiles 2 Go in Preston?