How to make the most of dark interiors using tiles

Friday 12 January 2018, Written by Laura Tompkins

Often interiors lend themselves to a certain style, for example Victorian properties might have more traditional features and furnishings, but modern homes tend to have contemporary fixtures and fittings. Whatever style home, many homeowners focus on creating light where rooms are naturally dark but might be unaware just how striking the room could look by making the most of the darkness. It can be a tricky scheme to get right, so this week we’ve come up with a few ideas for creating wonderfully warm and cosy spaces with tiles for darker areas of the home.


Deep colours and warm hues make for a wonderfully indulgent bathroom and it’s a great room to commit to a bolder style. Blues naturally work well and look gorgeous in deeper tones teamed with grey and even black: 


Although many people worry about using dark colours in their homes, when used carefully they make for a calming, cosy and relaxing atmosphere. These kitchens are just that and have interesting sophistication about them too:

Outside your home

Often inspiration for our own homes comes from other places we’ve visited or seen, so here are a few more atmospheric interiors to finish off this week’s post.

For more ideas, head over to our Inspiration pages or browse more images on Pinterest.

Sign up to our newsletter

Original Style in Exeter, Devon, UK on Houzz