Chic and cutting edge, bathroom black and white tile has been around since the early 1900’s. Reproductions of the ever popular fad are popping up in bathrooms all across the world.
There are many patterns, and variations that make black and white tile so appealing. The most simplest of all is the checkerboard pattern. It’s an easy alteration of black/white over and over again offsetting the colors with each new row.
In the early 1900’s, a pinwheel pattern was established and is still the fad of today. This pattern, is a single black square surrounded by a white square. Over the years, the pinwheel has changed as well. Turning the black square off angle so to speak inside of the white square, giving it more of a diamond appearance.
Marbling is another fashionable trend for the bathroom. The elegance of marbled black/white tiles lends a more expensive look without a huge cost. In some cases, these marbled tiles are cracked purposefully and then placed over a dark colored grout. This hip new twist can additionally be accented with gold leaflets for a bit of sparkle, making the whole piece look rather unique and eye-catching. It is sure to be a topic of conversation whenever you have visitors over to your home.
One of the most attractive looks is the mosaic look. This can be a bit more expensive since finding tile already cut in this pattern is rare. Therefore, you will find yourself creating your own mosaic patterns. It requires smaller tiles and a whole lot of patience. You may want to design this look prior to actually doing it since it can be a little complicated laying these unique patterns of tile and you wouldn’t want to ruin the tiles you have and have to pay for new ones. Have the design drawn out on a piece of paper, then try out putting together just one pattern; if all goes well then proceed with the rest of your tiles.
For subtle looks, add a single colored tile to your black/white tiles. The color will easily stand out in the middle of the otherwise neutral color, which makes the color an eye popper and gives a unique and fresh look to your room.
A new and exciting tile is black and white tattoos. They are fun, creative ways to spice up the ever popular look. These tattoos come in many variations of flowers, hearts, paisley’s, and kaleidoscope looks.
Another nifty trick is brickwork for your bathroom tiles. The look is created with larger tile at the top of the wall and smaller rectangle ones beneath. The black and white tile can be alternated or you can have one color more than the other. Whatever your dreams are for your bathroom black and white tile, the possibilities are endless, and the only limit is your imagination. You can create modern, contemporary looks, or make it retro depending on how you want the bathroom to interact and fit-in with the rest of your home.