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Choosing the Ideal Tile Colour for Your Bathroom: A Guide

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When it comes to designing or renovating a bathroom, choosing the right colour tiles is essential for creating the desired atmosphere and aesthetics. The colour of the tiles can significantly impact the overall look and feel of the space, so it's crucial to consider various factors before making a decision.

In our article "Bathroom Wall Styling: Matching Your Tiles, Vanities, and More," we briefly outline the process of selecting the perfect colour for your bathroom wall tiles. However, in the process of colour selection, we have many factors to consider, such as the overall style and decoration of your bathroom, the size of the space, the amount of natural light available, and personal preferences. In this article, we will discuss some popular colour options for bathroom tiles and provide tips on how to choose the right colour for your space.

Before Your Design

Although the quality and price of tiles are important factors, you wouldn't want to choose something that isn't visually pleasing. Even if the product's quality is good, the design plays a significant role in setting the mood. Before making your decision, consider your bathroom's style and opt for a design that complements it. 

Another important factor to consider before choosing a colour for your tiles is the size of the room you plan to install your flooring. If you plan to install tile flooring in a small bathroom. Whites, pastels and faded neutral colours naturally draw your focus to the open areas on the floor. They help highlight appliances and wall colours. 

If you want to install tile flooring in a bigger bathroom, go for darker shades of tile. Dark grey, black and brown can make an open area feel cosier and inviting. 

What's the Perfect Colour for Bathroom Tiles?

When it comes to choosing a tile colour, personal preference plays a crucial role. Natural colours are most popular and are used for a calmer look while bold colours give the room a more dramatic appearance. Light-coloured tiles create the illusion of a larger room, while darker colours can visually shrink the space and impart a cosier feel. If your bathroom receives ample natural light, opting for darker tiles is recommended. However, in spaces lacking natural light, lighter-coloured tiles can infuse warmth into the area.

Light coloured tiles

Light coloured tiles can make a room feel larger and more open, creating an airy atmosphere. Popular choices right now include shades like grey, cream, and off-white. Just keep in mind that the lighter the colour, the more likely dirt, dust and stains are to show up.

White tiles stand as the quintessential choice for a multitude of bathrooms worldwide, offering both lightness and remarkable versatility. For example, our Ceramics White Tiles, available in both matte and polished finishes, are perfect for high impact walls in bathrooms for both residential and commercial, offered in sizes of 300x600mm and 300x900mm. 

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If you're not looking for plain white tile, consider our Terrazzo TWS01L Lappato White Tile, it is a kind of patterned white-based tile, which can bring fresh feelings to your bathroom.

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Neutral coloured tiles

If you are unsure what colours other features of the room will be, such as bathroom surfaces, cabinets, or fixtures, neutral colours are a good option. Neutral coloured such as beige, sand, and grey are all colours that harmonise well with a variety of different interiors.

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For example, this refined rustic look with meticulous attention to organic design details, suitable for bathroom, kitchen and living area. This Stone Arena Matt Light Grey tile offers striking design solutions to achieve breath-taking results, and available in sizes of 1200x600mm, 600x600mm and 300x600mm. 

Another choice is this ENZO Surface Tec Moon Tile, which is also available in sizes of 1200x600mm, 600x600mm and 300x600mm. This advanced Micro Surface Tech makes cleaning anti-slip tiles a breeze. With this cutting-edge technology, you can confidently use these tiles indoors or outdoors, boasting a P4 slip rating for enhanced safety.

Dark coloured tiles

Dark coloured tiles can create a dramatic and moody ambiance in a bathroom, offering a contemporary and luxurious look, especially when contrasted with bright white fixtures like sinks, toilets, and baths.

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For example, this Porcelain Mosaic Kit Kat 22x145 style is classic encaustic, with the Black series rectified porcelain tiles boasting intricate designs in muted hues. Their matte finish enhances the charm of the patterns and colours.

Dark grey is also a good choice, such as our Stone Arena 600x600 Matt Dark Grey Tile. The Stone Arena series showcases the distinctive and captivating beauty, along with the dynamic Terrazzo visual effect, of natural stone replicated in practical and cost-effective porcelain tiles. Available in a variety of matte-finished colours and rectified tile sizes including 1200x600mm, 600x600mm, and 300x600mm, the Stone Arena series provides stunning design solutions to achieve breathtaking results.

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Pattern Tiles & Mosaic Tiles

Patterned tiles in bathrooms are typically seen as a way to infuse the space with personality, style, and creativity. They have the potential to evoke different atmospheres, from timeless elegance to contemporary flair, depending on the chosen design. Moreover, these tiles can serve as a striking focal point, elevating the overall aesthetic appeal of the bathroom. However, perceptions of patterned tiles may vary depending on individual preferences and design sensibilities. While some may appreciate the visual interest and character they bring, others may prefer a more minimalist or uniform look. Ultimately, the perception of patterned tiles in bathrooms is subjective and influenced by personal taste and design objectives.

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Mosaic tiles present an excellent choice for incorporating your mix-and-match bathroom concept. With a variety of designs, shapes and colours, they give you a way to bring beauty and style into a room without compromising on its function. As shown in the image below, this Mosaic style of blue tiles make the bathroom walls look incredibly beautiful and textured. Their amazing pattern and rich colour add a stunning touch, making the space more visually appealing and elegant.

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Another popular choices for bathroom tile colours include lighter shades of blue, earthy greens, beige, and neutral tones. These colour ideas can help achieve a modern look in line with current trends. 

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When mixing and matching bathroom tiles, it's essential to envision the desired design and theme for your bathroom. Opt for a combination of 2-3 colours to strike the right balance and enhance the overall aesthetic. For instance, this style mixes with Ceramics Flat White Tile, Big Terrazzo Matt Light Grey Tile, and Big Terrazzo Matt Grey Tile together to create a harmonious and visually appealing bathroom style.

How to Pick the Right Grout Color for Your Bathroom Tiles?

Don’t forget the grout! Just as the colour of your tiles impacts the overall ambiance of your bathroom, the colour of your grout plays a crucial role too. But how do you choose the perfect shade? Here are some handy tips to help you decide:

  1. Grout colour doesn't always have to match the tile colour. While matching colours create a cohesive look, opting for different hues can add depth and drama to your space.
  2. If your tiles are intricately patterned or highly pigmented, matching grout colours can make them stand out even more. On the other hand, contrasting grout colours draw attention to the layout of the tiles. Additionally, dark grout is better at hiding typical stains compared to lighter shades, which may require more maintenance.
  3. Match the grout with the accenting colours in the tiles or choose a darker shade to highlight certain colours. If you're unsure or not a fan of white, go for a safe neutral colour like grey, beige, bold blue, or cream.


More about bathroom design and tile trends

At Tilemall, we offer a variety of colours, sizes, and styles for tiling your bathroom and kitchen. So, if you're ready to plan your tile arrangements, why not add a pop of colour? Our collection features a stunning array of tiles organised by colour to explore, just click our link “Colour”, and you can find many colours of tiles including blue tiles, white tiles, grey, black, green, mixed and so on. Design your bathroom with our high-quality and diverse range of colourful tile options. 

Furthermore, if you're unsure about how bathroom tile colours will complement each other, or if you'd like to preview different design styles, you can try our free TMhouse visual design tool. Simply drag and drop with your mouse to see the desired design effects. 

Want to learn more about bathroom design and tile trends? Remember to check out our tile and bathroom blog! We will put out more helpful articles, tips and guides to help you achieve the perfect design harmony for your space.