Our top contemporary-style tile picks

Thursday 2 July 2020, Written by Laura Tompkins Tags: Contemporary

Contemporary styles work in kitchens, bathrooms, and well, every room in the home! A modern design style can be created with tiles in many ways, in a variety of formats, textures, finishes, and colours. We’ve got plenty of options for contemporary style-tiles, from stone and wood-effect to large-format glass and metallic finishes. Here’s a closer look at some of our top picks…

Kitchens

In recent years, modern kitchens have consisted of sleek, streamlined cabinetry with minimalism playing a vital role and a similar approach can be adopted with tiles. Our collections host a number of contemporary-style tiles that not only provide the perfect modern finish but are also brilliant because they work in both small and large kitchens. When we say ‘contemporary-style tiles’ we’re typically referring to large-format. Larger sizes are wonderfully versatile for a variety of settings and fewer grout lines make for a more even, seamless finish and can help a space to appear bigger than it is – especially in smaller spaces:

Large-format tiles work beautifully in larger kitchens too and again create a seamless expanse of space, particularly on floors:

For walls take a look at our Glassworks collection, the reflective iridescent options pair beautifully with large-format tiles from our Tileworks collection. For smaller kitchens, glass tiles are great for bouncing light around the room to again give the impression of more space. Even muted tones of white can help create this feel:

For larger spaces think about incorporating a feature wall or focal point, this is a great way to add impact and style. We love our Copper Leaf glass tiles for this effect:

Bathrooms

Contemporary-style bathrooms are a popular choice, the minimalistic modern look is stylish, practical and lends itself to a tranquil, spa-style feel. Our Tileworks collection offers a wide range of large-format options in muted, natural finishes and styles. Wood-effect tiles are a great choice for bathrooms, they look beautiful on walls and floors and create a really modern, fresh look:

Stone-effect tiles are also stunning in bathrooms, we love ‘Amelia’ a lightly detailed tile with gorgeous veins in a number of shades and finishes:

Glass tiles are great for bathrooms too as not only are they practical, but they also offer an eye-catching design statement to an interior scheme. To create a contemporary style with a bit more edge, why not opt for a dark and moody feel? Our Antique Mirror tiles are perfect for creating this look:

Hallways

You may not initially associate tiles in the hallway but they are wonderfully durable and a great choice for floors. Take a look at how these Pietra Lombarda floor tiles create a chic and calming entranceway:

Concrete-effect tiles also naturally lend themselves to a more contemporary feel, pictured below is Celaya in white and grey, used on walls and floors for a modern yet homely effect:

 

To view the full collections take a look at the Tileworks and Glassworks brochures for a world of inspiration…

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

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