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Tiles and Tapware: a design style guide

Tiles and Tapware: a design style guide

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There are many things to consider when redesigning or creating a bathroom from scratch: the layout, the type of shower, basin and toilet and the overall look and feel. But have you ever considered how well your tile choice will pair with your tapware? Read our guide to find out which tile colours pair best with Phoenix Tapware finishes.

Tile Shades


When it comes to bathroom colour palettes, white is a popular colour choice for a reason. Favoured for its clean and crisp appearance, it’s not uncommon to find bathrooms decked ceiling to floor in white tiling.

From accentuating a sense of space to amplifying natural light within a small room, all-white bathrooms have numerous benefits. They’re also extremely versatile when it comes to tapware pairings.

Suggested tapware finishes: Matte Black, Brushed Gold, Brushed Nickel

Teel Wall / Bath Outlet and Teel Shower / Wall Mixer. Image @vogue32sq


Not too bold and definitely not boring, grey is a classic choice for interiors because of its versatility and ability to be paired with a range of other colours. Invoking a sense of calm, dark greys create a more dramatic look while soft greys are a more neutral choice.

Suggested tapware finishes: Chrome, Brushed Gold, Blush Pink, Sage Green

Vivid Slimline Wall Basin Mixer Set


Dark and atmospheric, the distinctive palette of black tiles gives you licence to get creative with texture, finish, shape, and pattern to bring out the personality in your space. Whether you choose an all-black bathroom or just a feature wall, it’s a shade that really packs a punch.

Suggested tapware finishes: Matte Black/Brushed Rose Gold, Brushed Gold, Chrome, Gun Metal

Vivid Slimline Wall Mixer Set

Tile Colours


Blue bathroom tiles can deliver everything from serene, calm tones to a touch of Mediterranean summer. From classic navy tiles to shimmering peacock blues, blue is a popular colour choice for bathrooms.

Suggested tapware finishes: Brushed Gold, Brushed Nickel, Chrome, Powder Blue


Vivid Slimline Wall Mixer Set


Depending on its degree of brightness, green can be an energizing or relaxing colour that is reminiscent of nature. Green tiles are a beautiful way to add elegant, rich verdant warmth to your space’

Suggested tapware finishes: Brushed Gold, Matte Black, Brushed Nickel, Oatmeal

Zimi Shower Mixer and Twin Shower Mixer and Wall Outlet


Terrazzo tiles are available in a variety of different styles from more pared back, neutral looks that use a predominately white palette, to more vividly coloured options that combine a variety of tones, from orange to green, black and many more.

Suggested tapware finishes: Brushed Gold, Matte Black, Brushed Nickel, Oatmeal

Vivid Slimline Outlet and Wall Mixer. Image:

Blush Pink

A newer bathroom trend, blush pink tiles bring a touch of playfulness to your home. Blush softens other intense neutrals like shades of brown, grey and black and is a compromise between a bold magenta pink and a saccharine pastel colour.

Suggested tapware finishes: Brushed Gold, Matte Black, Brushed Nickel, Blush Pink

Zimi Vessel Mixer


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