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    • moonpenny
    • By moonpenny 11th Aug 18, 11:03 PM
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    Bathroom tiles
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    • 11th Aug 18, 11:03 PM
    Bathroom tiles 11th Aug 18 at 11:03 PM
    Was wondering what is "fashionable " in bathroom tiles?

    Have been looking round for my new bathroom and thought I would go for glossy but there doesn't seem to be many about. It made me think glossy would perhaps look dated. Any views on the subject?
    Also having problems with the colour.
    My bathroom is really small and north facing and doesn't get much light so thought I would go for a beige colour to warm things up. However, beige looks quite sickly and almost peachy and claustrophobic but grey looks cold.
    Any ideas?
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    • ic
    • By ic 11th Aug 18, 11:35 PM
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    I had the same concerns for my north east facing bathroom, and like you was worried that a beige-y colour would over do it. I went with these tiles from B&Q arranged horizontally in a brick pattern, and then had a border of these tiles from Tile Mountain as a six inch band around the whole room placed head height to add a bit of colour. The floor is tiled with black granite tiles with anthracite grout. I have warm led downlights and the room is not at all cold, everybody loves it.
    * my posts are made in good faith and only represent my own opinion, experience or understanding of a situation.
    • another casualty
    • By another casualty 11th Aug 18, 11:53 PM
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    I moved into my flat last year,and the first thing I did was get a builder into ripout the bathroom and start from scratch .
    The reason I hated my bathroom before, was because the small white tiles and blue border going across the middle looked dated ..and ugly
    The purple Lino which resembled a colour from a 70's drug dealers flat wasn't a good match either . Oh, and the bathroom has no windows
    The saving grace for me , was that only half of the bathroom was tiled and the upper wall and ceiling were painted. Fair enough, but the colour was like a mouldy tub of anchor butter.

    So , I chose fairly dark brown laminate flooring . The tiles I chose are a light cocoa type colour and are very large . I painted the ceiling and walls white . So, 2 types of brown . I got away with it . Everyone loves it .

    So , maybe if you looked at your overall colour scheme from too to bottom ? I was lucky to have a decent budget for once .
    Not sure of your flooring , but if budget allows change Lino for example ? Then hopefully you could have a colour in mind for your tiles? Maybe paint a neutral colour on walls,space permitting?

    Forgot to mention if it helps, my tiles are not glossy
    Hope this helps
    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 12th Aug 18, 1:11 AM
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    Forget which way your room faces. I've designed that many bathrooms and the light changes through the day anyway so it's never the same. The overall feel of a really successful design is all about the design and matching, contrasting and complimenting materials. It has nothing to do with light or trying to make a room feel bigger. You want it to feel like you want to spend time relaxing it no, not 'bouncing light' around it.

    If you want to nod to current trends then beige and cream is really something to steer clear of. It's dated.

    Grey is not just one colour, it has a spectrum of its own so it isn't cold unless you pick a cold grey woth no proper colour mixed in to it. Current greys are actually very warm.

    I don't pick gloss very much at the moment; matt appears more expensive and I also try to pick sizes that aren't too ordinary. Large format tiles for me when there's more budget, otherwise a longer, thinner tile that the usual 20x10cm metro tile, but similar.

    Being restrictd to shopping in B&Q or Topps Tiles would make me suicidal these days as choice is poor and Topps is a rip off. It's more expensive than Fired Earth where ranges are similar. Walls & Floors have so much choice, I'd start there.

    Example:

    Topps: https://www.toppstiles.co.uk/tprod41885/linear-grey-matt-tile.html?utm_source=google-shopping&gclid=CjwKCAjwkrrbBRB9EiwAhlN8_OFUl5cjM_6 aDyFzR2p5l3rKCflAswiUr_39ZZKJ_SJajfKldGmkqRoC4lgQA vD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

    Walls and Floors:
    https://www.wallsandfloors.co.uk/linear-tiles-grey-matt-linear-tiles?gclid=CjwKCAjwkrrbBRB9EiwAhlN8_DulQHpysEJN8V eDMO4fBP4gSqtTLhva19flOS4Gkk1_AjHs10Dt9RoCDRsQAvD_ BwE

    Same tile, less than half the price.
    Last edited by Doozergirl; 12-08-2018 at 9:14 AM.
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    • jk0
    • By jk0 12th Aug 18, 8:21 AM
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    I use a design similar to this in my rentals:




    I think (hope) that by choosing a retro design, it will never look dated.
    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 12th Aug 18, 10:35 AM
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    I use a design similar to this in my rentals:




    I think (hope) that by choosing a retro design, it will never look dated.
    Originally posted by jk0

    I love Art Deco - long may it live !
    • MovingForwards
    • By MovingForwards 12th Aug 18, 10:54 AM
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    Cant you do the lower half of your wall in white tiles and leave the upper half to paint/repaint as you see fit? Obviously, it you have a shower you will have to do floor to ceiling in that section.
    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 12th Aug 18, 11:44 AM
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    I thought grey was so "last week". Remember if you go for super trendy it will be super dated long before you want to replace it.
    Tall, dark & handsome. Well two out of three ain't bad.
    • JohnB47
    • By JohnB47 12th Aug 18, 12:01 PM
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    I know you have a small bathroom so this comment might not apply.

    Having had numerous bathrooms over the years, all with traditionally small (approx 6" square tiles) I now realise how useful the large tiles (approx 12" X 24") are. We had them fitted in our bathroom a few years ago. Matt/off white on the walls and matt/light grey on the floor.

    Not only are they stylish (a matter of taste of course) but particularly above and around the shower/bath they have the great benefit of having a low area of grout, so that they are really easy to keep clean.

    We also use one of those little window vacuums and a microfiber cloth to dry down our shower walls each time and the grout stays as good as new.

    You will find it hard doing that with small tiles. So my advice is - whatever colour and finish you choose, go big with the tiles.

    Another choice might be those big panels you can buy. I think it's called bathroom cladding. Various colours and patterns and no grout at all.
    • moonpenny
    • By moonpenny 12th Aug 18, 1:43 PM
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    I thought grey was so "last week". Remember if you go for super trendy it will be super dated long before you want to replace it.
    Originally posted by EssexExile
    So what are the fashionable colours now without going dark?
    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 12th Aug 18, 2:34 PM
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    So what are the fashionable colours now without going dark?
    Originally posted by moonpenny
    I'm a 67 year old man. I have no idea. I would use colours I like, not colours other people like.
    Last edited by EssexExile; 12-08-2018 at 2:35 PM. Reason: Add last sentence
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    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 12th Aug 18, 3:02 PM
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    So what are the fashionable colours now without going dark?
    Originally posted by moonpenny
    Get on Pinterest or Instagram and have a look and see what you like.

    Grey in bathrooms is fashionable in modern bathrooms. Soft grey, large format tiles that you'd find in Porcelanosa. A sort of concrete colour.

    Marble is becoming very fashionable, as is the 1930s look.

    Patterned tiles also with panelling. Interiors are moving in a more 'traditional' direction.
    Last edited by Doozergirl; 12-08-2018 at 3:07 PM.
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    • Ganga
    • By Ganga 12th Aug 18, 3:51 PM
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    I love Art Deco - long may it live !
    Originally posted by Silvertabby
    Just goes to show not everyone is the same,that bathroom looks awefull to me
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    • moonpenny
    • By moonpenny 12th Aug 18, 6:28 PM
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    Just goes to show not everyone is the same,that bathroom looks awefull to me
    Originally posted by Ganga
    Ha Ha! Me too. I hate retro.
    I am of the age when so called "retro" was the thing in my day and I definately would not want to re-visit. It all seems been there / done that old fashioned.
    • ceredigion
    • By ceredigion 12th Aug 18, 6:39 PM
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    So what are the fashionable colours now without going dark?
    Originally posted by moonpenny
    Copper leaf sized straight on to the wall, then lacquered to seal and water proof. You asked?
    • keith969
    • By keith969 12th Aug 18, 6:55 PM
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    So what are the fashionable colours now without going dark?
    Originally posted by moonpenny
    White is timeless. Anything else is... remember avocado?
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    • kleapatra
    • By kleapatra 12th Aug 18, 7:16 PM
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    I planned to go grey but in the end I couldn’t resist these beautiful blue ones!

    https://imgur.com/gallery/o6PKzl8
    • choccyface2006
    • By choccyface2006 12th Aug 18, 7:31 PM
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    We've just had our bathroom fully tiled in these....

    https://www.toppstiles.co.uk/tprod46912/mokara-cappuccino-tile.html

    I absolutely love them even though our dark bathroom is only 7x8 feet it doesn't make it feel small thanks to an extra large bath, white ceiling with LED down lights. We had the tiles laid like in the photo with an off-white grout and the lighter square floor tiles in lines, it looks perfect, modern yet classic.

    Sarah
    Last edited by choccyface2006; 12-08-2018 at 7:34 PM.

    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 13th Aug 18, 1:38 PM
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    “ I love Art Deco - long may it live !
    Originally posted by Silvertabby

    Just goes to show not everyone is the same,that bathroom looks awful to me
    Originally posted by Ganga

    Our real house is 'classic neutral' - but I can happily indulge in my love of art deco in my dolls house. I've just finished the bathroom in there - and the tiling is very similar to the real bathroom shown in the picture.
    • JohnB47
    • By JohnB47 13th Aug 18, 1:46 PM
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    I love Art Deco - long may it live !
    Originally posted by Silvertabby

    I quite like art deco but that's a bit OTT for me.


    I can imagine myself looking in that mirror and seeing Hercule Poirot looking back!
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