Last week I showed you a picture of some wonderful green wallpaper by Divine Savages that had been fixed above some dark green tiles and then suddenly I kept seeing gorgeous green tiles everywhere. And now it’s all I want. Watch out downstairs loo, this time I am really coming for you.
Have a look at this wonderful Milan apartment, decorated by Ilse Crawford and available to rent. Aren’t these glossy tiles wonderful? They work equally well with a dark grey or a white so you need have no fear on that score. Just add in a few plants – inside or outside and you’re all set.
And let’s not forget the glory that is pink and green. These tiles are in the Devol London showroom and are handmade at their Cotes Mill headquarters. These are the emerald green London tiles for reference, but they make others too.
Then I wandered further round the far reaches of the internet and found this Puglian trullo to rent with a glorious emerald green tiled floor. Note also the black bathroom fittings – that is definitely a thing as I wrote back in February.
I also found these tiles at Topps, which aren’t exactly the same green, which they do have by the way here, but there wasn’t a picture of them in situ. And I also wanted to show you this vertical layout, which may well replace herringbone as the new way to use metro tiles, which are a classic that will never go out of style. Personally I prefer the herringbone pattern, but Soho House has gone vertical in many of its bathrooms so it’s up to you.
Leaving the green for a moment and sticking with the layout of these pretty pink tiles in the bathroom of The Allens, otherwise known as @renovating_a_nightmare, although they seem to be turning it into a dream quite well. They also have a green tiled shower which is stunning – go and see on their instagram feed.
Ciara Elliott, the former editor of EKBB magazine, has opted for white tiles laid in herringbone and painted the wall pink but she has also added green to the adjoining room for a classic, yet modern feel.
While this bathroom, by Carol, an artist at @maxmademedoit has also chosen green walls to go with the bedroom next door and created a bold herringbone pattern with her white tiles using dark grout. The mix of black and brass means this room won’t date and the internal window creates a proper hotel feel.
Here Andrea Groot has chosen modern black fittings but laid her metro tiles in a traditional brick pattern which will give real longevity to her scheme. You will never go wrong with a black and white bathroom and she has added a twist with the hexagonal tiles on the floor.
Amy Wilson, of @thistyle_rocks, has a similar look in her bathroom with a wooden basin counter to warm everything up a little. Black and white always loves a bit of wood and, currently, everything loves a plant or a bit of greenery – which brings us back to the tiles.
Back to Ilse Crawford who used a high gloss square tile in her former London apartment but if you look around you will see that she often uses that green from the first flat in her work. In this scheme she had a couple of green chairs as well as bright rug.
So the moral of today’s story is – metro tiles will always be a classic however you choose to lay them, and a splash of green is an immensely versatile way to add colour and warmth to a scheme. Below, in case you had forgotten, is the wallpaper from last week over those green tiles.