The walls of your bathroom can be the perfect canvas for your own personal style, whether that’s colour, pattern or texture. The walls of your bathroom can express your character relatively easily. Unlike tiles used for flooring wall tiles do not need to be durable giving you more freedom and choice. If you have a busy bathroom you could go for an easy to clean glossy tile or if you have a smaller household and love contemporary style you could choose a modern pattern or texture for your walls.
Choose the perfect finish to suit your chosen bathroom style
Just like wallpaper, tiles can add pattern to your walls, Moroccan patterns in particular are extremely fashionable and will inject some exotic warmth to your bathroom. You can also mix and match patterned tiles for a vintage salvaged look, mixing retro geometrics with florals will give your bathroom an unexpected twist.
You can also use plain tiles laid onto the walls in a pattern to add interest, in particular, herringbone and chevron patterns are easy to spot in interior magazines at the moment. For an extra touch of class opt for grey subway tiles as a versatile alternative to white.
Nothing screams luxury like marble tiles. Whether you’re designing a contemporary or traditional bathroom marble is always a great option to inject some hotel style. Marble works perfectly in large walk in showers or wet rooms.
Equally pleasing to the eye are slate or granite tiles, which come in a huge range of natural tones. Slate tiles would work wonderfully if you love the grey interiors trend as they are usually quite a dark and textured stone which compliments grey tones perfectly.
Wall tiles come in a huge range of sizes and shapes, from oversized squares to rectangular subway tiles or mosaics. Large tiles will always look modern and work beautifully in a minimalist scheme as they won’t jar with a simple room. Subway tiles have been traditionally used in bathrooms for decades and are particularly reminiscent of 1930’s style, making them perfect for more classic homes.
To update a subway tile you could use coloured grouting which happens to be very trendy at the moment. Mosaic tiles are seen in a lot of hotel spas and for good reason, they add multiple tones and dimension to a space. Depending on the colour and the way they are used, Mosaics can be used to reference almost any decade.