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How to Style Grey Tiles

Grey might not be your first choice when it comes to home decor; however, it is becoming increasingly popular due to the resurgence of trends, such as industrial and rustic styles in modern homes.

Why are grey tiles so popular?

A neutral hue with a sophisticated edge, grey is one of the most popular colours in interior design. As the halfway point between black and white, grey is the perfect neutral shade that easily transitions between the seasons, becoming warm and cosy in winter and cool in summer.

Above, Yuri™ Graphite 90% Recycled 1175×1175 Tiles

How can I make my grey room look better?

Don’t be afraid of colour

Grey is a versatile shade that pairs well with a host of different colours, so don’t be afraid to go bold with bright colours! It provides the perfect backdrop to make colours pop and avoids washing out more pastel shades as opposed to white, creating a warm and uplifting feeling.

Above, Capsule™ Victorian Green Tiles

Scandi vibes

With a focus on minimalism and clean lines, the Scandanavian interior design trend maximises functionality without sacrificing style. Grey is a fundamental colour with this look, as it provides a warm and uplifting vibe that works well on its own without fuss.

Above, Osby Charcoal Patterned Porcelain Tiles

Add texture

Grey interiors offer the perfect base for a textured look. Its neutral shade lends itself perfectly to layering, allowing you to create depth and character in your home without it looking like it’s too much.

Above, Rock Charcoal Décor Stone Effect Wall Tiles

How to style light grey tiles

Light grey tiles are a refreshing alternative to white, effortlessly adapting to any environment and style. This shade is more compatible with other colour schemes than darker greys. Providing a neutral backdrop for both traditional or modern interior schemes, light grey provides a calming atmosphere without the harsh glare that comes with white tiles.

1. Oasis 2. Raku 3. Ledbury 4. Tiveden 5. Form 6. Arctic 7. Gea 8. Pickett™ 9. Arabesque 10. Linear 11. Erice 12. Mizuki™ 13. Chatham 14. Metro

How to style dark grey tiles

Dark grey tiles offer a bold, dramatic feel to your home, calming the senses with their deep, moody hue – this makes this hue the perfect choice for creating a space that is both relaxing and stylish. Punctuate this dark shade with bright pops of colour for a charming, playful look, or give it a chic appearance with pale creams and taupes.

1. Stonemood 2. Rock Charcoal 3. Raku 4. Stacked Slate 5. Candour 6. Osby 7. Gea 8. Scintilla 9. Scultura 10. Mizuki 11. Chatham 12. Yuri

Our favourite looks

We’ve put together five of our favourite grey interior looks to inspire you to use this stunning shade in your home.

1) Raku Square Silver Tiles

Mingled tones of white and grey combine to create the unique, vintage-style look of our Raku Square Silver Tiles. Designed in a hard-wearing white-bodied ceramic format, Raku Square features a combined matt and gloss finish with a striking crackled glaze that gives these tiles an antiqued, handmade look. 

Above, Raku Square Silver Tiles

2) Terrazzo Hexagon Mottled Grey Porcelain Tiles

As an amalgamation of the most popular design trends, these Terrazzo Hexagon Mottled Grey Porcelain Tiles serve as a modern twist on traditional terrazzo tiles for a fun and fresh approach to tile design. These tiles featured a cool, grey colour palette and realistic stone-inspired flecks.

Above, Terrazzo Hexagon Mottled Grey Porcelain Tiles

3) Chatham Carbon Brick Tiles

Whether your project is inside, outside, on walls or on floors, our Chatham Carbon Brick Tiles are the perfect choice for contemporary design! They feature an elegant flat brick shape with a unique shadow or “smokey” effect throughout their surface giving an overall tonal gradient finish.

Above, Chatham Carbon Brick Tiles

4) Form Silver Grey Polished Tiles

These large square polished 60×60 tiles have a light silver grey colour and are made from porcelain with a realistic natural stone effect. Their rectified edge means the tiles can be fitted closer together to create a more seamless wall or floor.

Above, Form Silver Grey Polished Tiles

5) Optimum Grigio Stone Effect 20mm Porcelain Paving Slabs

Our Optimum Grigio Stone Effect Porcelain Paving Slabs are designed with an urban, brushed concrete effect design in fluctuating shades of light grey that accurately emulate the changes in colour that are associated with genuine concrete. Part of our indoor/outdoor range, these versatile and hardwearing tiles have a matt finish with variegated flecks that pepper the lightly textured surface.

Above, Optimum Grigio Stone Effect 20mm Porcelain Paving Slabs


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Anna Marie Clementson
Anna Marie Clementson