Tile high club

Go boldly with pat­tern, writes Cather­ine Nikas-Bou­los

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Mono­chrome sub­way tiles have been the break­out star of re­cent years, dom­i­nat­ing bath­room walls and kitchen splash­backs. While there’s noth­ing like a bit of or­der in th­ese typ­i­cally busy rooms, there’s a new wave of tile de­sign emerg­ing with an em­pha­sis on colour — and big on per­son­al­ity. Tak­ing their cues from Mex­i­can, Span­ish and Moroc­can tile tra­di­tions, de­sign­ers are mov­ing away from mono­chrome and into more colour­ful ter­ri­tory to make bold state­ments.

No longer look­ing to fade into the back­ground, colour­ful tiles are the new style trend for those look­ing to stand out from the crowd. Re­tail­ers such as Academy Tiles im­port from coun­tries like Italy, Spain and Turkey where tra­di­tional pat­terns are be­ing in­ter­preted in con­tem­po­rary ways.

Res­i­den­tial projects the com­pany has worked on in­clude lay­ing multi-coloured hexag­o­nal tiles in a liv­ing room, while an­other project fea­tures large blue and white tiles in the liv­ing area that mimic the look of a rug.

Leave out the grout

Ahoy Trader takes things one step fur­ther, el­e­vat­ing its tiles from func­tional to works of art. Use them on their own on a blank wall, or hang them to­gether like art­works. The old rules of group­ing colours or pat­terns to­gether in a log­i­cal way no longer ap­ply. If you’re keen to give this a try, the splash­back is a great place to start. If you’re feel­ing bolder, go for it on the liv­ing room floor.

Play around with pat­tern with th­ese hand-fin­ished ce­ramic tiles from Winch­ester Tiles laid in a patch­work pat­tern.

Jen­no­liART cre­ates cus­tom tile mu­rals to give a room a per­sonal touch of luxe.

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