Whether you’re improving instead of moving, or just looking to freshen up your bathroom, replacing your existing bathroom tiles (or adding some new ones if you don’t already have tiles) is a great place to start.
With lots of modern bathroom tiles available, choosing a style to suit both your colour palette and budget can be a minefield, so here are some things to bear in mind:
It seems like an obvious one, but you’d be surprised how many people get this wrong when choosing a contemporary style tile. Whilst we may have come a long way from the avocado suite of yesteryear, that doesn't mean the bathroom colour palette should be confined to white
Contemporary bathroom tiles are a fantastic way to introduce some colour into an otherwise boring bathroom. Whether you already have a strong colour influence or wish to introduce one, be sure to take into account the size of your bathroom. Smaller bathrooms will benefit from light, bright colours to ensure they don’t feel too stuffy and cramped, whereas a well-lit, spacious bathroom can get away with darker, bolder colours and patterns. Another factor to bare in mind is whether you will choose matching or different tiles for walls and floors, or whether you will select one style for both.
Plain or patterned?
Patterned tiles are becoming increasingly popular, with bold, bright Moroccan patterns set to be a key interior design trend for A/W 2016. To ensure your bathroom withstands changing fashion trends, choose a colour from your patterned tile and add plain coloured accessories such as towels and storage baskets.
A more subtle way to add a sleek, modern edge to your bathroom without going for an all out pattern is by experimenting with textures, and there are some beautiful contemporary textured tiles now available within the Original Style range.
But if you’re an all-white, minimalist kind of homeowner, then you needn’t miss out either. There are a plethora of beautiful contemporary bathroom tiles featuring classic, sleek lines and subtle patterns: think slick and shiny with a large marble effect; echoing the style typically found in high-end luxury day spas. What could be better for creating a calm, tranquil place to unwind?
Choosing the right accessories
Copper is a hot trend in the interior design world right now, so why not pair your new contemporary tiles with a copper coloured light fitting or towel rail, if the budget allows? Add hues of rose gold with blush pink towels to add a luxury feel to your bathroom.
Visit us in store
Many elements of interior design are tactile, but arguably no more so than tiles, particularly if you are to be feeling them under-foot every day on your bathroom floor. The best way to get a feel for your new tiles is to visit our showroom. We’d be happy to advise you on contemporary style tiles to suit your space, plus you can take samples home to see them in situ in your bathroom.