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10 combinations of tiles that will look great in your bathroom

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Of all the rooms in your house, the bathroom is where you have the most freedom to decorate… much more than any other space such as the bedroom or the dining room. In the bathroom, you can play with the colours, textures and designs of the coatings, especially since the latest tiles that are available in the market come in hundreds of different models, colour combinations and finishes.

In this ideabook, we bring you 10 combinations of wall coverings with tiles that will inspire you to get creative when it comes to decorating your bathrooms.

1. A mix of textures

 Bathroom by homify

Remodelación de Baños en Bogotá.


If you don’t think that it is a good idea to have two textures in a single room, this bathroom will make you change your mind. As you can see, it’s easy to combine two textures successfully if they have a similar characteristic such as colour, which can be used as the medium that unites, combines or contrasts them.

2. Whites and browns

A combination that never goes out of fashion, white represents purity and cleanliness, while brown is the shade that is closest to earth. Combining these two colours always works well, and in this bathroom, they blend with modern forms to create a stunning effect.

3. Greyscale

A colour palette with different shades of grey, is an elegant choice for the bathroom. Add to that a touch of black, which accentuates the sophistication even more, and you get a bathroom that is beautifully decorated.

4. Tiles with patterns in earth tones

Just when you think a design has gone out of fashion, it will surprise you by making a strong comeback during the next year. That happens quite often with patterned tiles that go well with the classic design style of old-fashioned bathrooms. The only difference is that nowadays, this type of tile has textures, and the colours are subtler than the aggressive tones that were used in the past. If you are going to use tiles with patterns, try to combine them with solid, but neutral, colours such as white or grey.

5. Sand tones with varied textures and materials

Ideally, the bathroom should have a warm ambiance to make it suitable for relaxing after a busy day. What are the best colours you can use on the tiles to achieve that? If you live in a cold place, warm tones such as beige, yellow and orange, which are reminiscent of the sand on beaches, can create a welcoming setting when you sink into your bathtub.

6. White with black and other bold colours

 Bathroom by Vowen

Baño Niños


A completely white bathroom is never enough. It needs a cheerful touch of colour in a section of the walls or in the columns so that it can transform from a sterile space into a vibrant one. Bright colours can add the missing detail in an all-white bathroom.

7. White with plain black

This bathroom looks like it is inspired by a gala as it replicates the classic combination of an all-black tuxedo with a white shirt. It’s an elegant room, no matter where you choose to place each of the colours. The important thing is that white should be predominant, and overall, the colours should look balanced.

8. Mosaic on the floor and wooden furniture

Contrast between the floors and walls is another winning combination that works in tiled bathrooms. All you need to do is to ensure a balance in the overall decoration of the room. You can do this by using solid colours in the opposite section to where you place printed mosaic tiles. For example, if you use mosaic on the floor, you should keep the walls plain white.

9. Nature-inspired tones and white furniture

As most sanitary fixtures come in white, the best way to prevent your bathroom from looking boring, is to use a colour such as beige on the walls to provide a soft contrast in your bathroom. As an additional colour to infuse warmth and vibrancy to the room, you can place some plants or use a carpet in green.

10. Floral print on the walls with white furniture

 Bathroom by Grand Design London Ltd
Grand Design London Ltd

The Broadway, SW19—Extension & Bathroom Renovation

Grand Design London Ltd

And, this is among our favourite bathrooms. It has a floral theme with delicate prints that repeat themselves throughout the walls. The silver-grey background neutralizes the bright colours of the flowers. This brilliant combination is very harmonious. In a room such as this one, for the decoration to be complete, you must consider the other accessories to use, and the floor should be in a neutral colour.

Which of these combinations is your favourite? Answer in the comments.
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