white tiles

Pairing white tiles with colour accents in the kitchen

Timeless and fresh, white tiles can be a great way to make a room feel clean, light and more spacious. White floor or wall tiles are the perfect neutral and provide a canvas to complement an array of different colours and distinctive interior styles. Here we explore a few ways to incorporate this most versatile of tile options:

Glossy white tiles and grey kitchens

In recent years grey has emerged as the colour of choice for kitchens and it would be hard to find a better combination than grey kitchen units paired with a glossy white tile.

Scandinavian-style kitchens – with units painted in soft tones of Gustavian grey or in pale rustic wood – demand a simple, subtle and understated wall and floor covering and white tiles are ideal for the purpose.

Sleek modern kitchens in deep slate or lighter pearl grey also benefit from the contrast of sparkling white tiles.

White tiles with vintage pastel kitchens

The trend for pretty, vintage-inspired pastel kitchens has picked up velocity and white tiles are an ideal accompaniment for cabinetry in quaint candy hues. Where kitchen units are painted in soft pastel shades of lavender, mint, duck egg blue, lemon or rose pink, fresh white is sufficiently neutral to stop them from overwhelming the kitchen scheme whilst still allowing them to pop.

Pair vivid kitchen units with classic metro white tiles

Boldly coloured kitchens spanning the retro, industrial and Shaker styles demand a tile which is in keeping with their distinct character but doesn’t jar– step forward the glazed metro or Subway tile in white.  Glossy rectangular white tiles are a design classic and have seen a resurgence in popularity in recent times, largely due to their versatility and the ease of pairing them with strong hues.

All white tiles: perfect for contemporary kitchens

Simple large format style tiles are the perfect partner to the clean lines of modern wood or high gloss kitchen units. Large format white tiles with rectified edges can be laid closely together with minimal grout lines for a sleek and seamless look on kitchen floors.

Tilemates: for white tiles and beyond!

Besides our broad selection of white tiles, we also supply an extensive range of tiles in a spectrum of shades – from subtle neutrals through to vivid brights and dazzling mosaics.

With five showrooms in South East England - in Brighton, Crayford, Petts Wood, Tunbridge Wells and Welling – Tilemates offers customers a variety of ceramic and porcelain tiles to suit all homes, budgets and interior styles.  We also offer a stylish stock collection which can be despatched for next day delivery from our Chessington tile distribution warehouse.

If you would like to find out more about our tile ranges, please speak to a member of the Tilemates team at your nearest showroom or call our Chessington Head Office on 020 8397 6284.

  • The Guild
  • TTA
  • Brighton

    Tel: 01273 412000

  • Crayford

    Tel: 01322 555453

  • Petts Wood

    Tel: 01689 878667

  • Tunbridge Wells

    Tel: 01892 514004

  • Welling

    Tel: 020 8303 4023

  • Head Office

    Tel: 020 8397 6284