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.
Architectural Digest (AD) Magazine, a leading interiors magazine is a brilliant resource of design news and inspiration, and their article about black and white kitchens is always a point of reference when discussing anything two-tone.
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With that in mind, I have put together a spectacular black and white tile edit which 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.
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.
Mashiro Plain Harlequin Ceramic Tilessize: 4 1/2x7 1/2x5/8
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Karasuba Rustic Ceramic Tilessize: 2 5/8x8 3/8x5/8
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When it comes to tile fixing pattern, 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.
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.
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.
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.
The second of our two boldest designs are these 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.
An interiors 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 is 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.