Ideas for a Small Bathroom Remodel With Dark Tiles


Dark tiles in gray, black or purple can give a bathroom space an upscale look. There are many interesting ways to use dark tiles on flooring or walls. A small bathroom will have a high-quality look, if you take time to plan details. It's important to use fixtures and faucets that are costlier in a small bathroom. Everything will show up more in a small space, so invest in the best materials you can afford.

Mix Dark With Light

  • Create light in the small space during the initial design. For example, sketch the space to include a large mirror on one wall or a large window. Adding dark tiles can make the space seem smaller if you fail to use a few techniques to expand the space. For example, if you use 9-inch black shiny tiles on the floor, add stark white grout to enlarge the floor space visually. Install a mixture of dark and light tiles on a sink vanity as well.

Infuse Walls With Light

  • Use light materials on most of the wall spaces. You can, for instance, use light brown tiles on three of the walls and the floor. But, you can create a fourth wall with light brown tiles interspersed with dark brown tiles. Use a few dark brown tiles in the floor pattern, too. Try using cinnamon-colored towels to tie everything together.

Use Jewel Tones

  • You might want to create a very artistic bathroom. Use, for example, 6-inch white tiles interspersed with deep burgundy 2-inch tiles turned on a diagonal. By installing tiny tiles in dark jewel-tones, such as deep purple, burgundy and dark green, you can make a small bathroom floor a true work of art. Add these darker jewel-toned colors around the top border of a 5-foot-high wall of white tile. Paint the top half of the room white, but use towels in various jeweled-toned colors to match the darker tiles.

Add Dark Tiles to Flooring

  • Gray tiles can give a slatelike finish. Use textured, dark gray tiles on the floor of a bathroom with white walls and white fixtures. Install brushed nickel faucets and handles to harmonize with the gray tiles. Use light gray and stark white bath towels together for a high-tech bath design.

Feature Vanity Wall Space

  • Put focus on the vanity sink wall. The vanity area should be the focal point of any bathroom, so use dark tile to direct attention to this space. In a small bathroom, you can add black, dark brown or burgundy tile on the wall starting roughly 12 inches above the sink space. Install a section of dark tile approximately 2 feet high from left to right across this wall. Add an ornate mirror above it to call further attention to the vanity wall.

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