4 Black and White Tile Inspirations

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Black and white tiles always have always been trendy for years. At Country Floors it is our mission to stay up to date with the latest interior trends. We want to bring those trends straight to you. But sometimes what we think are trends become foundational elements of design that never go away. Black and white kitchens are a fantastic example of just that design interior trend.

Latest tile trends 

With that in mind, I have put together a spectacular black-and-white tile edit that you can use to create a beautiful black-and-white kitchen of your own, inspired by those incredible kitchens in AD.

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Here are four of our best-selling tile designs, including both traditional and contemporary styles which you can choose from to create a striking black-and-white kitchen.

Chelsea Glazed Brick

These are essentially textured Subway or metro tiles. They are available in various lengths and colors, including a variety of black and white tile variations. The texture replicates brick, which is ideal if you are looking to create a chic, industrial kitchen with large overhead lights and a commercial black and white block floor. All-metal countertops and dark wood surfaces also go well with these tiles.

When it comes to tile fixing patterns, then think out of the box with our Chelsea glazed brick tile beyond the usual pattern format. A vertical tile is a great way to achieve that designer edge or a herringbone pattern for that extra chic look. Ask our designers we will show you some inspiring ways to create the ultimate kitchen splashback with the Chelsea Glazed Brick tile collection. Still, a firm favorite with interior designers and homeowners, this tile comes top of my kitchen tile edit.

Marble French Parquet

Speaking of black and white tiles, let’s look at the French parquet. It lends itself to classic European architecture, using its woven, geometric patterns on black tiles. And transforms it into an ultra-modern interior choice. Use these tiles for your kitchen backsplash to set off black granite or marble surfaces and a black slate or marble floor.

Banter Parquet Black Honed Marble Waterjet Decos 12 1/16x12 1/16

Banter Parquet Black Honed Marble Waterjet Decos

Parquet De Chantilly Black Honed Marble Waterjet Decos 8 1/2x8 1/2

Parquet De Chantilly Black Honed Marble Waterjet Decos

Fontainebleau Parquet Black Honed Marble Waterjet Decos 4x7 1/2

Fontainebleau Parquet Black Honed Marble Waterjet Decos


Metallic fixtures and fittings, like a copper or bronze basin, will give your space an industrial edge. Country Floors is renowned for tile with classic heritage with a contemporary feel and this tile certainly encapsulates our true heritage with our twist on a French classic.

Oval Scale Marble Waterjet Decos

Oval Scale Black, Diana Royal Honed Marble Waterjet Decos

This is the first of two bold patterned mosaic tiles that are perfect if you want to make a statement. These tiles are ideal for splashbacks and feature walls, but if you are feeling brave, you could even use them on your floor or to clad your kitchen island. Whichever you choose, make sure you throw some plain white porcelain or ceramic in there somewhere to soften the look.

Modern Scale Marble Waterjet Decos

Black and white marble mosaic scale design kitchen backsplash
Modern Scale Black, Diana Royal Honed Marble Waterjet Decos

The second of our two boldest designs is this modern scale decor.  These are more parred back in their design yet equally striking when laid floor-to-ceiling. These black and white tiles are perfect for kitchen splashbacks, especially when paired against dark wood or set beside gold metal fixtures.

Other considerations

An interior tile trend has been using colored grout in between tiles. This is to make a statement and certainly adds another dimension to a tiled wall. This can be achieved using any of our black or white tiles for your kitchen walls or splashback. With a white tile kitchen backsplash, you might consider using black grout for instance, or a seamless black tile splashback can look seamless with a designer edge with black grout.


There is more to your kitchen than the tiles you use. Tiles might set the foundation, the backdrop. But you need to make sure you carry your style through with your choice of furnishings. For instance, if you are opting for a glazed brick tile, consider large-format concrete tiles and a concrete basin to complete the industrial look. On the other hand, if you are committed to a black, white, and copper palette, make sure your chairs match.

Wall art is another great way to bring your style into your kitchen – you can also use large-format, decorative mirrors to make the space look even bigger.

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