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Transform your space with coloured tiles: 2 bathrooms, 6 different looks
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Transform your space with coloured tiles: 2 bathrooms, 6 different looks

Posted by Ruth Foster in Inspiration | 1 week ago 7 min read

Looking to refresh your bathroom without a full renovation? We’ll show you how, with 6 stunning and distinct styles, new coloured tiles can completely transform your space.

Are you bored looking at the same 4 walls, day in, day out? We hear you…

If your bathroom could do with a brand new look, but you don’t want to splash out on a major renovation, the answer lies in the power of coloured tiles. Whether you're aiming for a serene sanctuary, a bold statement or a playful vibe, the right tiles can completely transform your space.

At Victoria Plum, we believe that every bathroom has the potential to be a reflection of your unique style. In this blog post, we'll show you how 2 bathrooms can take on 6 distinct looks, simply by switching up the tiles. Get ready to be inspired and discover the magic of coloured tiles—your dream bathroom is just a tile away!


Play it safe with neutrals

When it comes to designing the perfect bathroom, choosing the right colour palette is crucial, and there's a compelling case for opting for neutral tones. Neutrals, such as soft greys, warm beiges and crisp whites, create a serene and timeless look that transforms any bathroom into a relaxing oasis.

These versatile hues not only enhance the sense of space but also provide a blank canvas that can easily adapt to changing trends and personal styles. By incorporating neutral colours, you can achieve a harmonious and elegant bathroom that feels both modern and inviting, making it an ideal choice for any home.

To demonstrate how different neutral shades can change the overall feel of your bathroom, we’ve picked out 3 different colours and applied them to the same bathroom. Take a look…

1. Lighten up with light grey

Starting off with one of the lighter neutrals, grey bathrooms are, judging by the sheer number of customer bathroom photos we receive, the most popular option for British homeowners.

So, what makes this shade so popular? Well, firstly it offers a clean, sophisticated look that is both calming and relaxing, which—let’s face it—is exactly the kind of thing you’re trying to achieve in a bathroom.

Light grey is incredibly versatile, blending seamlessly with both modern and traditional design elements. This adaptability allows you to pair it with various textures and accent colours, from sleek, polished chrome fixtures to natural wood accents, creating a cohesive and stylish style.

Additionally, light grey enhances natural light, making your bathroom appear brighter and more spacious. Its neutral tone also provides a timeless appeal, ensuring your bathroom design remains elegant and up-to-date for years to come.

Calcolo Lucas grey matt porcelain wall and floor tile 300 x 600mm

For a clean, sophisticated look, choose Lucas grey matt tiles from Calcolo

2. Beige can be far from boring

While beige is often (unfairly, in my opinion) associated with boredom, it can be a smart choice for your bathroom.

First off, beige offers a warm and inviting ambience, creating a sense of comfort and relaxation that's perfect for a bathroom retreat. This versatile hue complements a wide range of styles, from modern minimalist to classic traditional, making it easy to integrate into any design vision.

Additionally, beige serves as an excellent backdrop, allowing you to experiment with various textures and accents, such as wood finishes or metallic fixtures, without overwhelming the space.

And finally, if you need further convincing, beige tones are timeless, ensuring your bathroom remains stylish and appealing for years to come.

Calcolo Limestone beige matt porcelain wall and floor tile 300 x 600mm

Keep your bathroom feeling warm and welcoming with Limestone beige matt tiles from Calcolo

3. Alluring anthracite grey

Stone-effect tiles are another fantastic option for your bathroom, bringing the beauty and texture of stone without the high cost and maintenance associated with the real thing.

For a slightly darker, more theatrical look, dark anthracite greys are an excellent choice due to their sophisticated, modern appeal. The deep, rich tones of anthracite create a striking contrast against lighter elements, adding depth and drama to the space.

These tiles are not only stylish but also practical, as their darker hue is less likely to show dirt and water stains, making maintenance easier. Additionally, anthracite tiles can provide a sense of luxury and elegance, transforming your bathroom into a chic retreat.

Calcolo Lucas anthracite matt porcelain wall and floor tile 300 x 600mm

Transform your retreat with the opulent Lucas anthracite tiles from Calcolo


Go big and bold with bright colours

While neutrals offer a timeless elegance, bold and bright colours can inject a sense of vibrancy and personality into your bathroom, creating a space that feels energetic and unique.

Bright hues like vivid blues, striking greens and blush pinks can transform a simple bathroom into a dynamic statement area. These lively colours not only take the mood up a notch but also make smaller spaces feel more expansive and lively.

By choosing bold, bright colours, you can showcase your personal style and create an invigorating environment that wakes you up in the morning and adds a cheerful touch to your daily routine.

To show you how such vivid colours can create totally different looks, we’ve decorated the same bathroom with 3 different shades. Check it out…

4. Barbie-inspired blush pink

One of the more surprising things to happen in recent years, the Barbie movie featuring Margot Robbie as everyone’s favourite plastic doll, propelled pink to the top of the colour charts. And the love for this most feminine of colours hasn’t gone away.

Thanks to this blend of nostalgic charm and modern versatility pink bathrooms really are experiencing a renaissance. This hue, ranging from soft blush to vibrant fuchsia, offers warmth and personality, creating various moods from serene to bold.

Light shades of pink enhance space and brightness, making bathrooms feel larger and more inviting. Additionally, pink pairs beautifully with contemporary fixtures and metallic accents, adding a touch of luxury and sophistication. Choosing pink is a bold expression of your own personal style, allowing you to infuse your space with unique flair and individuality.

Calcolo Glory pink gloss ceramic wall tile 75 x 300mm

Create your own dream house and bathroom with these Glory pink tiles from Calcolo


5. Totally turquoise

Blending the calming properties of blue with the rejuvenating energy of green, turquoise brings a refreshing and invigorating vibe to any bathroom.

A highly versatile colour, that promotes a sense of serenity (perfect for a home spa bathroom), turquoise pairs well with neutrals and contrasts beautifully with whites and metallics. It’s a great way to add a pop of colour without being overwhelming.

A turquoise backdrop helps to create visual interest, highlights features and fosters an inviting, energising ambience, transforming your bathroom into a stylish and tranquil sanctuary. If blue bathrooms are your thing, turquoise takes the look a step further.

Calcolo Flash turquoise gloss ceramic wall tile 130 x 130mm

Add a touch of serenity to your bathroom with Flash turquoise tiles from Calcolo


6. Back to nature with gloss green

If recent bathroom trends are anything to by, green bathrooms are surging in popularity due to their soothing and natural appeal, reflecting a growing desire for tranquillity and connection to nature in our living spaces.

This versatile colour, ranging from soft sage to deep emerald, creates a calming, spa-like atmosphere that promotes relaxation and wellbeing, while its association with nature brings a refreshing and rejuvenating vibe.

As you might expect, green pairs beautifully with organic materials, like wood, while combining well with other colours. This blend of serenity, versatility, and natural beauty makes green bathrooms a top choice for modern homeowners.

Calcolo Glory green gloss ceramic wall tile 75 x 300mm

Refresh and rejuvenate with Glory green gloss tiles from Calcolo


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If you’ve spotted a look you like, why not browse our full and comprehensive range of kitchen and bathroom tiles? From on-trend metro tiles to opulent stone, wood and marble-effect designs, whatever your style, we’ve got you covered. You can even try before you buy your whole bathroom, with inexpensive samples. Begin browsing by clicking below.

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In need of further bathroom tile inspiration?

At Victoria Plum, we’re full of fresh ideas for your bathroom, and when it comes to tiles, there’s no exception!

For quick and easy access, you’ll find all our bathroom tile ideas in one handy place. So, whether you wish to browse our tiles inspiration gallery or discover unusual ways to use your tiles, we’ve got everything you could possibly need. Start your bathroom tiling adventure today!

Author, Ruth Foster

Posted by Ruth Foster in Inspiration | 1 week ago

As our resident Interior Designer, Ruth is passionate about home-related trends and loves light, airy interiors shaped by organic forms and colours. With a background in textiles for interiors, she is studying for a masters in interior design.

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