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Mix and Match Tiles- 6 Ways to achieve Bathroom Bliss

There are many different ways to mix and match tiles and once you view the options available it can be mind dazzling. Before you head out shopping for tiles, it’s a good idea to come prepared and have some thoughts on the bathroom look you are wanting to achieve.  A great place to get inspired is looking through interior magazines, reading online blogs and scrolling through the endless bathroom designs on Pinterest and Instagram.
Once you have decided on your perfect bathroom style, just apply a few simple rules and you’re well on your way to creating your own bathroom bliss.

1. Same Colour tiles, Different Sizes

If you’re wanting to achieve a timeless bathroom design, this is the look for you.  Floors and walls are draped in the same colour tile, yet different sizes are used on the walls to break up the consistency and to create interest and intrigue.

st james porcelain tilesSt James is a versatile porcelain tile collection as it offers a timeless array of colours in different formats that can be used together to create a unique effect as shown here on the walls.


The Hellin porcelain collection has a vast selection of different formats- (300mm x 600mm, 600mm x 600mm and 600mm x 1200m) Hellin also offers an effective tactile feature tile. The above image shows an array of sizes and feature tile used with stunning outcome.


Stream offers so much flexibility in terms of different sizes available including this beautiful geometric feature tile that can also be used on floors.

2. Feature on the Floor, Plain on the Walls

This is an effective way to get creative with your tiles and make the floor the hero of the space.  Wall tiles are kept plain and subtle allowing the floor to shine.

Valentina porcelain tilesBeautiful bathroom design using Valentina porcelain tiles. These terrazzo look tiles create a lot of wow on floors while walls remain simple and white. Bathroom design by Helen McVean Projects

Hola Pattern tiles create a stunning effect in this new bathroom by Perini Renovations

3. Feature Wall Tiles

Similar to above but in reverse.  Wall tiles are the show-stopper in this bathroom style and floor tiles are kept neutral and plain in colour.

terrazzo tilesNatural Terrazzo tiles used boldly as a kitchen splash-back

4. Go Geometric

Geometric tiles can make quite the statement in a bathroom.

red travertine mosaicsRed Travertine mosaic tiles in hexagon  format


5. Marble

Marble tiles create the ultimate luxurious style in your bathroom and looks effective when used on walls or together on floors and walls.  Different marble colours can also be combined.

marble mosaic tilesCarrara natural marble mosaics

6. Colour

Inject some colour and creativity into your bathroom with stunning bright tiles.  Colour tiles look best when balanced in the space and are mainly concentrated in one area.

Cabra colour porcelain tiles

Cabra mosaic tiles are available in a myriad of colours from neutrals to earthy tones to bold and bright.

As you can see, tiles offer the ultimate in creative design solutions for the bathroom with their incredible range of shapes, materials, colours and of course, patterns. As demonstrated in these beautiful examples, pairing different tiles together to create your own unique look is an excellent way to bring some character and personality to your home!