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6 fun patterned tiles for bathrooms and kitchens
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6 fun patterned tiles for bathrooms and kitchens

Posted by Nicky Kingston in Inspiration | 5 months ago 5 min read

Create the perfect feature floor or wall with these 6 fun patterned tiles for bathrooms and kitchens.

One of the most thrilling parts of planning a bathroom or kitchen is choosing your wall and floor coverings. As they make up a greater proportion of your surfaces, the decisions you make can have a massive bearing on the overall look of your room.

Many people opt for plain tiles, often in a range of safe, neutral colours. Or, if you’re feeling a little more adventurous, you can mix and match different shades. However, if you really want to get with the latest trends, patterned tiles are the way to go!

To inspire you, we’ve picked out 6 of our favourite patterned tiles to demonstrate what you can achieve.


1. Victorian style

Patterned tiles from wall to wall can be a little too much, however that shouldn’t put you off using them in large quantity. One way of breaking up the look is to add wooden panels to the lower portion of your wall (painted in a colour that complements your scheme), then continue using the same tiles across the floor. This look lends itself particularly well to traditional bathrooms and kitchens.

Lucena Flor traditional matt wall and floor tile 450mm x 450mm

Lucena Flor traditional matt wall and floor tile 450mm x 450mm

These particular tiles are made from high quality glazed ceramic for exceptional durability and are pre-cut, giving the appearance of 4 smaller tiles once grouted. Inspired by Victorian designs, you can really enhance the look and feel of a period property.


2. A stunning backdrop

Of course, you needn’t go crazy with the amount of tiling in your bathroom or kitchen. You could simply create a backdrop by tiling part the way up the wall, like we did with these blue and white patterned tiles.

The Bath Co. Aragon petal blue matt wall and floor tile 200mm x 200mm

The Bath Co. Aragon petal blue matt wall and floor tile 200mm x 200mm

The tiles help to protect the most vulnerable parts of the wall from splashes and moisture, and also cuts the cost of tiling an entire room. As part of the timeless Aragon range, you can mix and match these tiles with other colours and designs, yet still produce a coordinated look.


3. Make a feature of your floor

Feature floors look great in bathrooms and kitchens, especially when paired with metro tiles on the walls. With these amazing patterned tiles, this is the exact look we’ve gone for.

Girona blue traditional matt wall and floor tile 200mm x 200mm

Girona blue traditional matt wall and floor tile 200mm x 200mm

With this type of tile, you will have to put a little more time and effort into planning, however, I think you’ll agree, all the hard work is totally worth it. The appearance of a vintage Victorian floor is simply stunning.

Choose the exact combination of tiles you need from the Girona range, including borders and corner tiles, in blue, red or monochrome colour schemes.


4. Combine tile designs

Another interesting way to use patterned tiles is to combine with other designs. In this example, the upper half of the wall uses a colourful motif, whereas the bottom half contains stylish metro tiles. A border has been used to create a break between both styles.

Valencia Ria traditional matt wall and floor tile 200mm x 200mm

Valencia Ria traditional matt wall and floor tile 200mm x 200mm

With this type of design, you can carry on using the same patterned tiles across your floor without it being too overpowering. The glazed porcelain tiles from the Valencia range come in a variety of Victorian-inspired patterns and colours, with a high quality matt finish.


5. Something more subtle

If you’re searching for a slightly more subtle look, rather than big bold patterns and bright colours, this ice white and blue design makes the perfect splashback for a bathroom wash basin or kitchen sink.

Glacier white and blue feature gloss wall tile 100mm x 200mm

Glacier white and blue feature gloss wall tile 100mm x 200mm

The textured finish works wonderfully well with plain tiles of a similar size, helping to break up what would otherwise be a rather uninspired-looking wall. This design is ideal for more modern or contemporary interiors.


6. No need to feel blue

As we’ve previously seen, patterned tiles don’t have to be big, bold and brash. They can be a little more subtle and sophisticated.

Granada blue traditional matt wall and floor tile 75mm x 385mm

Granada blue traditional matt wall and floor tile 75mm x 385mm

Bringing a relaxed air of calm to any bathroom or kitchen space, these gorgeous blue wall tiles are long and narrow, with 3 slightly different designs for an intriguing appearance.


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Browse our huge range for the best selection of patterned tiles, metro tiles, stone effect tiles and more, all at affordable prices.

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More tile ideas and advice

At Victoria Plum, you’ll find plenty of inspiration for your own tiling project, including great tile ideas for small spaces and some of the more unusual and exciting tile ideas we could think of.

If you’re going to do all the work yourself, don’t forget to check out our expert guide to tiling and find out how many tiles you need before you buy.

Author, Nicky Kingston

Posted by Nicky Kingston in Inspiration | 5 months ago

Nicky is our resident Stylist and loves bringing new and exciting bathroom trends to life. Nicky’s passion for design led to a 1st class degree in Surface Design & Textiles, before earning a reputation as a home stylist in London.

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