Throughout history black and white design represents the duality of life- the light and dark, good and evil. They are a classic combination that represent the total absence and presence of light. The deep contrast and simplistic nature of this duo can provide an opportunity to expand your design in dramatic ways, while still being versatile. Take into consideration these 5 ways to bring black and white into your design.
1. Back to Black
This sophisticated bathroom offers a moody take on black and white. With an entire wall of our 366 Satin Black Large Diamonds paired with a bright white sink and gold fixtures, this stunning design brings home luxury to the next level. The light grout brings out the cube-patterned diamonds which balances the dark tile, adding a much-needed texture to the room.
For more MCM tile designs, visit our blog "10 Mid Century Modern Designs With Handmade Tile"
Large Diamonds - 366 Satin Black
Photography and Design - Workroom C
2. White Tile, Black Grout
This Penny Round floor is a trendy take on pairing white tile with black grout for a graphic, retro look. The variation of our 130 White glaze paired with our 11 Deco White glaze adds to the appeal by varying the white tones, making them appear almost grey with the black grout surrounding it. This is a creative way to bring a ton of movement to your space, while white tile.
For more ways to get creative with grout, visit our blog "How to Choose Grout for Handmade Tile"
Small Penny Rounds - 130 White. 11 Deco White
3. Mix With Greys
Bringing in other colors to black and white design is an effective way to balance the feel of your space. This impressive kitchen design by our friends over at Construction2Style is a perfect example of balancing the graphic whites and blacks with the cooler greys. Using achromatic colors (black, white, and grey) in this Medium Diamond custom layout can be a perfect way to keep your space neutral, while adding an exciting element of design.
For more of this wavy design, visit our blog "Trendy Tile Designs Based on One Custom Backsplash"
2”x6” - 130 White. Medium Diamonds - 130 White, 77E Grey, 60 Silver Lining, 815W Light Grey, 155 Steel, 912W Cloudy Sky, 366 Satin Black, 613 Black 2"x6" Subway Tile - 130 White.
Photography: Chelsie Lopez Productions
4. The New Classic
This modern take on the black and white checkerboard pattern is everything. Instead of squares we chose our Medium Fish Scales in the wave pattern with matte and glossy finishes in white and black. And the best part? This ready-to-ship stove splash is conveniently located right here on our website!
Medium Moroccan Fish Scales - 613 Black, 366 Satin Black, 301 Marshmallow, 130 White. Pencil Liners - 613 Black.
5. Calçada Portuguesa
Feeling a bit more adventurous? This Portuguese- inspired black and white floor is as custom as it gets. Calçada Portuguesa, or Portuguese pavement, uses creative designs hand crafted by artisans to brighten up the cobblestone streets of Portugal. We updated this wave pattern, using Medium Cube Diamonds to give our own flair on this historic design. This entry tile floor is a stunning example of the heights of black and white design.
For more custom flooring ideas, visit our blog "7 Custom Colorful Tiled Floors We Love"
Custom Cut Medium Diamonds - 130 White, 11 Deco White, 366 Satin Black, 613 Black, 155 Steel.
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