What Colour Looks Good With Black and White Chess Tile Bathroom Floors
A traditional or contemporary bathroom with black-and-white chessboard-style square tiles has it all over the pink, seafoam-green or even powder-blue deluxe powder rooms that are so difficult to decorate. Adapt the strong floor tiles to your home decor with shade — or the lack of it — to provide a little additional personality to the space. If you want to focus on the ground, avoid competing patterns on the walls such as stripes, chevrons or teddy wallpapers and go for sound, coordinated or solitary hues.
Keep it functional but eye-catching black tile flooring and jade subway tile walls. Line the baseboard area with large white or white marble square tiles, the same size as the chessboard shingles on the ground. Construct the green metro tile up from there, with white grout to keep it light and sharp. In a huge bathroom, vary the walls by setting adjoining walls using all-horizontal subway tiles on a wall, alternating with all-vertical tiles on the next wall. By using the same rich green, a diverse pattern still looks unified, and the bathroom gets an additional jolt of energetic design.
An old-fashioned bathroom with black-and-white chessboard flooring is lively when the walls are medium-gloss, whipped-butter-yellow enamel, and the trim, curtain and towels are white. Add a barn-red farm cabinet in one corner to stash dressing items and additional towels. Hunt for tub and sink faucets using vintage or reproduction ceramic handles and stark black-on-white letters to indicate Hot and Cold. In case you have to cover a part of this standout floor using a carpet, ensure it is the same shade as the walls.
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Paint an outsized chess piece in bright red tooth and place it on a corner tile in the bathroom. Slick matte charcoal paint on one wall and distress the remaining walls with metallic silver rag-rolled paint or a “wrinkled” platinum or silver wall covering. Black porcelain fixtures with platinum-finish faucets, a glass shower enclosure or clear shower curtain, plus a modern glass chandelier or Mid-Century Modern satellite-style pendant are urban, edgy and theatrical. A square Japanese soaking tub is a nice touch, but a claw-foot tub with a matte black outside and metallic-painted feet mixes vintage and modern. Towels must be solid white, charcoal and deep crimson.
White on Black and White
The black-and-white chessboard-style flooring tiles are all of the drama you need in the restroom, so paint or tile ceiling and walls all white. Low-gloss white paint is functional in a bathroom, as are outsized white subway tiles from floor to ceiling. White fixtures and lots of clear Lucite and mirror rebound gleam all over the space — medication chests covered in mirror panels, an adjustable round mirror secured to the wall by chrome braces over the sink, a mirrored laundry hamper or storage closet and crystal clear towel bars, toothbrush holder and wastebasket empty the space of shade. Play with just one accent that you can easily change when the mood strikes. Cover the window using a gauzy solid-color roman-style shade in royal blue, cinnabar or violet and set a crystal vase on the toilet tank using a single blossom in the same shade as the colour.