Join our newsletter Name: Your Email Address Contact me with news and offers from other Future brands Thank you for signing up to Realhomes. For starters grey comes in a huge array of shades which makes it amazingly versatile – from barely there to charcoal – the spectrum is wide.
Sure you'll find a touch of grey in most rooms, but trust us when we say it works a chic treat in this very important space and will take all bathroom tile ideas to the next level.
Stephanie Lindsey, RID, NCIDQ, ASID, principal designer at Etch Design Group (opens in new tab) shares how grey tiles shouldn't just be reserved for a totally grey bathroom space:
In order to create a warm and inviting feel, we like to use smaller scale tiles, perhaps with a contrast grout color that can break up a wall of gray,’ says Caitlin Jones Ghajar, principal designer at Caitlin Jones Design (opens in new tab). This calming bathroom has subtle shades of grey in warming tones that prevent the space from appearing too cold.
The grey tiled floor adds a fun element and the pattern contrasts really well against the smooth matte walls. This master bath was designed for optimal comfort and function, yet with luxurious materials like marble tile and freestanding tub for a modern spa-like experience. 'In this powder bath, we used a fun textured grey tile and carried it all the way from floor to ceiling,' says Lindye Galloway, founder and chief creative officer at Lindye Galloway Studio and Shop (opens in new tab).
The square tiles almost give a padded feeling visually which makes this bathroom really stand out in a contemporary way.
There are two other grey tile designs within this bathroom space, with the tub having its only special mini-square zone. This charcoal hex tile flooring could be all the same, but instead, there are what you could call flowers dotted about within it, giving it that something special.
The blue vanity here is the focal point of the bathroom, but it wouldn't be so glorious if not for the subtle wall and floor tiles – which tie in perfectly with the marble countertop. Often less is more and this is a great example of how paler grey mosaics used as the bathroom backsplash offer a restful decorative view.
These grey bathroom floor tiles create a star pattern within the design in two shades.
We love this idea, so simple yet so effective – these round mosaic tiles are extremely versatile as you can see, and if you get the designer bug who knows what patterns you could come up with! Of course we can't not mention the striking floor tiles – those dark flecks of grey tie in beautifully with the dark tub and guess what – the grout is the same color as the wall tiles which works like a charm to create a sophisticated vibe. We choose our tile selections with three key “ingredients” in mind: weight, interest, and texture.
Since there were so many shades of milky whites throughout the space, we went for a darker tile to ground the space and add contrast against all the other elements,' says Lindye Galloway, founder and chief creative officer at Lindye Galloway Studio and Shop (opens in new tab). Floor to ceiling large format tiles will give your bathroom space an enveloping, cozy and dramatic feel – in all the best ways. Going big will actually create the illusion of space, as will less grout lines, so this look works well in smaller bathrooms. The pale wood trestle vanity gives a Scandi style to this smart gray bathroom. Warm gray tiles also pair beautifully with the subtle colorations of natural limestone and marble. If it's hard to tell, get multiple gray tiles from different manufacturers because with them side-by-side you'll see the difference in undertones,' says Stephanie Lindsey, RID, NCIDQ, ASID, principal designer at Etch Design Group (opens in new tab).