Tiles remain the best investment for your bathroom. Durable, easy to clean and available in almost every colour and pattern imaginable, it is at once a functional and striking choice. And while opting for muted tones might feel like the natural choice, there has never been a better time to step out of your comfort zone to explore new and interesting configurations. Colour or pattern block walls and floors with tiles in different tones, shapes and textures for a dramatic effect. Similarly, classic motifs such as herringbone, chevron and basket weave get a high impact update when played out in contrasting colour tones. In this West One Bathrooms project (opposite page) vertical strips of completely different tiles work together seamlessly to create one cohesive and memorable look.
1. WHITE FLOWER PATTERN TILE, POR, DE KLEIPOT; 2. ANN SACKS TERRAZZO TILE, POR, KOHLER; 3. PALM MOTIF TILE, POR, NEW RAVENNA; 4. HALFMOON PATTERN TILE, POR, CLÉ