Let me explain! Before considering colours, take a look at the size of your bathroom. Small bathrooms best suit lighter and neutral colours to create an illusion of a larger space, while larger bathrooms go well with solid and bold colours. Beware the rule doesn’t fit all; you can make a small bathroom look bigger by using a strong bold colour.
And then there are the tiles, the options are seemingly endless. Choose from ceramic, slate, glass, metal tiles, plain or patterned, large and small, smooth or textured...
Ceramic tiles are very popular; durable, with their glazed surface making them highly resistant to harbouring germs and usually very easy to keep clean.
Natural stone tiles like granite, slate, marble and even terrazzo are beautiful, distinctive, and luxurious. Albeit these materials tend to be porous, so you need to apply a seal to stop the tiles absorbing water.
With the majority of bathroom suites being sleek and white, tiles are a great way to add texture and interest into a room that can at times, look clinical.
The more compact the bathroom the smaller the tiles should be. Smaller tiles also require less cutting to fit around objects and make for a more flowing feel. If you’re lucky enough to have a big bathroom, large tiles give a sleek look with less exposed grouting in between.
With floor tiles, texture is a must - the rougher the texture, the less slippery when wet. Shiny wall tiles look chic and sleek while reflecting light which makes them a good option when in small or dark spaces. On the other hand, to add interest to your walls and reducing starkness look for embossed tiles.
White is the most popular colour choice for bathroom tiles; they are fresh-looking, classic, and reflect light to give the illusion of a more spacious, lighter room. If you’re worried about the room looking too stark introduce splashes of colour by adding colourful towels and other accessories to brighten it up.
Colourful or patterned tiles can be used to add detail here and there, or make a bold statement when used to cover the entire wall.
Be bold. Be creative. Be whatever you want to be but remember it is your bathroom and your taste.
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