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3 Tile & Black Fixture Trends

By Pearl |


Image: Interior Collective

Black fixtures are popping up in our favorite bathroom and kitchen tile installations, and we couldn’t be more on board. Set amongst intricate designs, funky swaths of color, and fresh blank slates, it’s true when they say that black really does go with everything. We’ve rounded up three tile and black fixture pairings to show how a little bit can go a long way (take a peek at our Pinterest Board for extra inspiration).

1. Handpainted Tile

Image: Dustjacket Attic


Handpainted Tile Shown: River Rock in White Motif

Handpainted tile can often be the star of the show (with good reason), so rounding it out with matte black fixtures can help to ground your space. This kitchen’s slender faucet is just what this kitchen’s backsplash tile needs (reminiscent of our River Rock design).


Image: Planete Deco

From the wall sconce to the utensil rack, everything about the kitchen fits right in among this kitchen’s handpainted tile backdrop.


Handpainted Tile Shown: Valencia in Neutral Motif

2. Accent Colors


Tile Shown: 4x4 in Stilbite

Top and Bottom Images: Design Milk


Tile Shown: 4x4 in Huckleberry

Pink tile and blue tile make a chic showing in this modern home. And while the color makes a big impact, black showerheads and faucets help to tie it all together.


Image: Plastolux

Exposed light fixtures add interesting contours to a space like the black outlines in this study, but a wall of playfully colorblocked tile wall helps to tone down the industrial look.


Image: My Domaine


Tile Shown: 3x6 in Sea Foam

A decisive black outline and accents can also anchor natural variation in handcrafted tile like in this painterly sea green tile bathroom.

3. Black & White


Image: My Domaine


Tile Shown: 4x4 in Frost

It’s no secret that black and white are a natural pair, but we still can’t help but get excited about these inspiring installations. This Swedish kitchen’s wall of classic white square tile enjoys a bit of drama with a black range hood and oven. 


Image: The Design Files


Tile Shown: Elongated Diamonds in White Gloss

A subtle Escher tile pattern peeks out against the kitchen’s fresh and minimalist decor. A curved black faucet offers a subtly decisive focal point.


Image: Apartment Therapy

Exposed lighting makes another showing here in this uniquely lit kitchen. A wall of white subway tile keeps this cozy space feel bright and open.


Fireclay Tile Inspiration Gallery: Orlando Soria's Picture-Perfect Parquet Bathroom

Last, but certainly not least, Orlando Soria shows us how a classic pattern like Parquet tile can look fashion forward in black and white.

Want to test tile against your favorite black fixture? Order color samples online now. Need some help? Simply call, chat, or fill out our Design Assistance Form and one of our talented Design Consultants will get back to you shortly.

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