Tiles with a tropical flavour

Thursday 6 August 2015, Written by


If you love the tropical vibe then you can give your kitchen or bathroom a colourful makeover using tiles for walls and floors with striking colours, decorative effects and different textures. Here are some suggestions:

  • Looking for tropical island colours of azure blue seas, the green of waving palm trees and shell strewn white sand? Try Aurora Borealis Aura glass splashbacks for bathroom or shower walls and Moonbeam mosaics for the floor. Meanwhile a Mohaka green Glassworks splashback adds a bright lime zing to your kitchen
  • For a waterfall shower effect, install Aurora Borealis Silver large format glass tiles with deep blue Winchester tiles and wood effect floor tiles from Tileworks
  • Shell  and shell effect mosaics and wall tiles are perfect as a subtle nod towards a desert island theme without going over the top. Or be bold and dramatic with Glassworks Black Pearl (without getting too Pirates of the Caribbean  of course)
  • Tumbled glass and silk textured mosaics also provide a tropical beachy feel for your bathroom.  Replicate a star lit sky with twinkling Batu mosaics in a relaxing bathroom

Going wild with tiles

For more of a jungle/safari look, animal prints and textures work well on walls. Try our Fabulous Creatures from TIleworks for the look and feel of animal hide, or the croc texture of Futura hexagonal mosaics.  Create a sense of informality with mosaics in mixed colours and textures or place iridescentmosaics and tiles to catch the light - all would add atmosphere to your wet room, bathroom or kitchen.

 Looking for more inspiration? Visit the Style File and our Pinterest pages.