Whether used as an accent or as part of a bold, dramatic scheme, black tiles are both graphic and classic. If a true black feels too dark or too flat, then look to rich, deep greys, charcoal-hued black slate tiles, or break up black with white tiles for a crisp monochrome interior. Or, try a tile with natural veining in a lighter shade, which will soften the overall effect.
If you love the idea of bringing some black into your tiling scheme, there are a plethora of ways to work with this impactful shade. If in doubt, start with a flooring project, as black floor tiles are as striking as they are practical. There are few designs more timeless than a black-and-white chequerboard tile floor, or the decorative Victorian designs that adorn many an elegant front path or hallway. Our Regent porcelain mosaic tiles are inspired by these traditional Victorian tiled floors, and combine black, cream and rust red to create for a warm and graphic flooring option.
Black bathroom tiles, particularly when used on walls, might feel a little more of a commitment, but using a dark colour in a space such as this can have a hugely calming effect. Our Form range delivers the perfect black tiles for bathroom use: subtly textured, and available in a selection of earthy shades, they’re ideal for combining with paler colours or patterned shades to create a tactile and timeless space. To make even more of a statement, look to a style such as the Piazza Nero in matt porcelain. This faux marble tile is cut through with beautiful veining in white and reddish-gold tones, which are set against a charcoal base.
When searching for black kitchen tiles, it’s worth considering how the other materials and tones in your palette will interact with this powerful shade. If light is an issue, choose a tile with a heavy, reflective glaze to offset the effect of using a dark colour. Alternatively, opt for a small-scale design, like a mosaic tile, and allow the grouting details to break up an expanse of black.
Should a graphic black wall tile be on your list of must-haves, then we have plenty of designs to choose from. Our Monochrome Decor porcelain tile range brings together a playful collection of black-and-white geometric shapes, all of which have a handmade appearance and a vintage feel. Or, for a more organic feel, try a terrazzo-style black or dark grey tile, such as our Zappa porcelain design.