5 of Our Favorite Uses of Black Tile

Though black may seem like a dramatic and daring interior design choice, it can symbolize elegance and sophistication. And lately, there’s a black tile trend regarding how people bring their kitchens and bathrooms to life. Black walls and floors are simple yet dramatic, often bringing a whole room together.

If you’re interested in centering black in your home, look at some of our favorite ways to include the color in tile designs below.

1. Flooring

Designed by Forty Degrees North and built out by Jem Enterprises – both based in San Antonio, Texas – this kitchen uses Nola Black cement tile for the immaculate flooring. The hexagonal tile’s white detailing creates a geometric pattern that stretches across the kitchen and beyond. Group three tiles and the result is a star shape that transforms your entire floor into the night sky.

 

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One of the things we love most about black tile is that it looks good with most other neutral colors. In this room, the tile floor matches the black cabinetry, while white exposed brick and marble countertops complement the dark color in a timeless black-and-white pairing. Gold accents in the kitchen’s appliances and lighting bring the room together as a luxurious, modern oasis for all cooks.

2. Walls

 

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Another successful use of black tile reveals itself in DIY expert Liz Morrow’s bathroom, where she used Trident Black cement tile on one wall as a focal point. Like the Nola tile above – which boasts five white lines – each Trident Black tile only has three white lines. Trident’s effect is more like looking through a kaleidoscope than at the stars when placed next to each other.

We adore how the geometric wall looks combined with this bathroom’s rustic cabinetry with a simple slab countertop. Add gold accents to the lighting and mirrors, plus tiny potted plants, and you have an incredibly cozy and chic bathroom.

3. Flooring and walls

We know that black goes well with almost any color, especially when matching it with more black. When combining different tile patterns of the same color, take a note from Tulsa, Oklahoma designer CBC Builds.

In this bathroom, they mixed black spotted terrazzo tile flooring with black tile walls for a matching, maximalist look. The white speckles in the floor’s 12×12 Black Terrazzo tile bring out the white grout between the wall’s tile.

 

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The textural contrast between the floor’s fuzzy appearance and the wall’s harsh white lines highlights the straight edges of the bathtub and the shower’s geometric shape by architect Shane Fernandez.

4. Backsplashes

Next is a kitchen in Little Rock, Arkansas, designed by Jill White Designs using a bold 2×6 Black Zellige tile backsplash. This textured backsplash provides contrast when paired with smooth, black marble countertops.

 

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The brown and bright white veining in the black countertops brings the whole room together by matching the color of the cabinets and the light reflected throughout the space.

The black backsplash counterbalances the natural, light wooden cabinets. The contrast between the dark tile and brown wood is all this sleek, black-on-black kitchen needs to lighten up and welcome those who enter.

5. Showers

 

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Last but not least, this bathroom highlights Vertex Black cement tile on the shower walls for an incredibly modern, geometric look. The black hexagonal tile, with one white corner, can be put together with like pieces to form various patterns.

Four + Four, two families of designers out of Los Angeles who redesign houses together, used cement tile to create a white line through the black. The small white detailing in the shower wall matches the toilet and sink and the two-inch hexagonal Casablanca Carrara Marble flooring.

The black-and-white tile also complements the neutral-colored leaf wallpaper reflected in the mirror, tying together opposite ends of the room by connecting similar tones.