Choosing the Right Brick or Metro Tiles
Brick and metro tiles, otherwise known as underground or subway tiles, are one of the most popular methods for decorating your home. Presenting a classic look, these chic tiles can be used in several rooms and boast a contemporary charm that other dĂ©cor techniques fail to display. If youâ€™re planning to use brick or metro tiles in your home, here are a few ways to incorporate them into your interior dĂ©cor.
Use white tiles to contrast with wood
Have wooden shelves or cabinets in your kitchen? Opt for plain white metro tiles like the Country Brick range or Classico gloss white bevelled metro tiles. Wood, especially dark wood, provides an eye-catching contrast and a homely feel. Furthermore, it contrasts beautifully with dark grout. Wood also helps to add warmth to glossy white tiles, preventing themÂ from feeling clinical.
Use white tiles with bright shades
Metro or brick tiles are a versatile feature that can be paired with bright, zesty shades for interesting character. Using gloss white tiles with lime, orange or yellow can look stunning in a kitchen. Alternatively, pair with blue or teal shades in a bathroom. Use matching accessories to create a bright, fun setting.
Pair dark tiles with white walls
If you prefer the minimalism of white walls, then why not pair them with dark metro or brick tiles. The Reflex Brick range tiles in dark grey are sleek and sophisticated, ideal for a contemporary style kitchen or bathroom.
Pair with dark walls
Dark grouting in white tiles ensures they pair well with dark walls. Choose from navy, grey or black walls for a contemporary look. Dark walls help to make your tiles pop and look extremely elegant if you have white bathroom furniture or fittings.
Use brick tiles in the shower
If you prefer to keep tiles to a minimum, why not use glossy white or light grey tiles in your shower area. Brick and metro tiles can make a shower enclosure look modern and clean, without being too minimal. Itâ€™s also a great way to refresh your bathroom without having to decorate the whole room.
Use in a strip
Using a strip of tiles is a subtle way to incorporate them into a room. In a bathroom, use them above your basin area and under a statement mirror or cabinet. In a kitchen, use a strip of white metro tiles to create an impact. Place them above your worktops and use a pale coloured grout to keep your kitchen bright and airy.
Use them to create a fresh feel
Use gloss metro tiles alongside gloss cabinets and furniture for a light, fresh feel. Glossy finishes help to bounce light around the room to create an interesting impact. Pair with shiny silver shelves and elements for a dazzling look that will still feel contemporary in years to come.
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