21 April 2022
Bathroom décor should, ideally, be bright, hygienic, characterful and practical.
Choosing cream bathroom tiles helps tick all these boxes. The colour reflects light, is easy to maintain, and most importantly, is cheery. This article provides advice on how to make the most of cream tiles and avoid their pitfalls in bathrooms.
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As a colour, the very word conjures up a range of images. The associations that come to mind are connected with wholesomeness, the natural world and luxurious indulgence. In the UK, the colour has a specific hue that references cultural and natural phenomena; the colour of biscuit, light mustard, soft yellow, primrose etc.
Cream is, in fact, a mixture of white with a touch of yellow. The many variations on cream are a function of adding black or darker shades in order to produce a deeper hue of cream. Ivory, off-white and beige are all therefore considered cream within the decorative palette of colours.
If we mix white with a small amount of yellow we get the colour cream. So, the family of cream tones includes off-white, beige and ivory to magnolia. The original version of the colour references the dairy product; the layer of butterfat that floats on top of freshly obtained milk.
The bathroom is typically a space where white predominates. However, we highly recommended featuring other colours and shades in bathroom décor to avoid a sterile-looking environment. Cream is a neutral but warm colour choice that isn’t prone to changing fads in décor. Although neutral, cream is easily distinguished as a colour in its own right, especially when juxtaposed against white. You will easily see the contrast with white sanitaryware against cream coloured tiles on walls.
Cream has just the right amount of warmth to provide a cosy feel to the hard surfaces of the bathroom. The challenge with cream bathroom tiles is to add visual interest.
To complement the cream bathroom and add interest, there are a number of tried and tested approaches:
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Wall tiles and floor tiles fulfil very different functions in the bathroom. On the one hand, floor tiles must be resistant and hard-wearing, easily cleaned and hygienic. Wall tiles, on the other hand, must also be resistant to moisture but, just as importantly, must reflect the light and add warmth to compensate for the hard surfaces. Cream bathroom tiles succeed on all these counts.
Below we outline design tips for a cream bathroom colour scheme:
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For the best use of cream floor tiles in the bathroom, follow these recommendations:
On vertical surfaces, cream wall tiles help reflect the light back into a bathroom. Handled carefully, the cream palette is luxurious and visually rich. The following tips will help achieve the best results in cream bathroom tiles:
There are two choices for making the best colour combinations with cream:
When it comes to tiles, the single most popular combination of colours, guaranteed to work in bathroom décor, is cream and white. The white provides the hygienic and pristine finish we demand in the bathroom, while the cream lends character and warmth.
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No, but it all depends. The distinct advantage that cream offers is the sheer variety of tiles made in the cream colour palette. This doesn’t mean dropping our guard, however. To make bathroom décor more visually interesting the colour cream requires effort. Textures, dimensions and materials must be carefully matched and combined to provide depth and visual interest, without sacrificing an overall vision for the bathroom décor.