September 1, 2022 | Updated: September 2, 2022
The calming and relaxing qualities of the colour green are highly suited to bathroom décor. With green bathroom tiles, the space takes on the healing qualities of a home spa.
Tiles are the backbone of any bathroom design (given their unique characteristics), whilst green has a biophilic quality. Together they are a winning combination. The bathroom is after all, where nature is at its most raw, a space dedicated to bodily care. To help you design the optimum green-tiled bathroom we have put together a collection of ideas and inspiration for going green.
Nowadays green is not only a colour but a philosophy, signalling an awareness of the environment and its finite resources. It’s no accident that green today is synonymous with caring for the planet. It is a restful, characterful, and highly versatile colour. Few colours can match green for creating a calming and luxurious setting.
Although in theory water is colourless, when we come across it in nature water tends to take on the character of its surroundings. So the Mediterranean is crystalline blue, and the Atlantic has a greyish-blue tone. Lakes and rivers in the UK, on the other hand, adopt a panoply of green shades. So it follows that green evokes water and that is precisely why the colour looks so comfortable in our bathrooms.
Green is one of those colours that changes radically across the spectrum of shades. From turquoise to aquamarine to sage there’s a green shade for every individual design. If we also think about the different styles of tiles and their dimensions, the possibilities of green tiles are literally endless. The following looks include some wonderful illustrations of the power of green bathroom tiles on both walls and floors.
Bathroom wall tiles help maximise the light; they bounce reflected light back into the space. Green wall tiles can create a warm glowing effect in the bathroom. To get the most from green bathroom wall tiles we recommend:
We now go through each option one by one, showing examples and explaining the best way to use the various types of green wall tiles in the bathroom.
A feature panel of green geometric tiles with a metallic sheen can create a highly contemporary look. The colours range from sage green to lighter tones.
Notice the ceramic timer effect parquet flooring which perfectly complements the green tiles. Simple geometric lines for the sanitary ware and storage area allow the green tiles to shine through. The effect is decorative yet functional.
The simple rustic style wall tile in a mixture of light green, mint and pistachio shades provides a beautiful backdrop.
The colour and the texture of the tile are the ideal choices to showcase the sculptural sanitaryware. This is a modern take on rustic design combined with cutting-edge contemporary bathroom furniture.
This glazed green wall tile is laid in a chevron pattern with contrasting white grouting. The tile is laid from floor to ceiling, contrasting colours on entire walls for the different planes.
The clean lines of the installations are complemented by the tile selection. Green provides just enough character to prevent the minimalist approach from becoming boring.
Highly dramatic bathroom décor is underlined with green mosaic tile that forms a recessed bathroom shelf.
The lighting, combined with the green marble wall finish, creates an extraordinary space. The lighter shades of the mosaic are the perfect foil for the darker veined marble and stone WHB.
What happens when a classic tile design, like the metro tile, meets the colour green? The results can be disarmingly seductive. Especially given the numerous variations that affect the outcome, such as:
Green isn’t just for bathroom walls. The bathroom floor can be given more life and architectural interest with green flooring tiles. For the best results, we recommend that you adopt the following tips:
Green is admittedly tricky to combine with other colours. There are many examples of colours that simply do not work with green. However, it is this very specific quality that makes it stand out when it is combined successfully. The following tips are a foolproof way to combine colours with green in the bathroom.
For small bathrooms or en-suites, where you want to make an impact, dark green bathroom tiles provide a solution. Contrast with a lighter grout to lift the overall visual effect. A ridged or textured tile in dark green is guaranteed to create a dramatic effect of light and shade.
Equally, a gloss finish helps to balance the deeper colour shade and reflect any available light back into the space, creating a warm green glow. For large bathrooms combine dark green with white or another lighter shade of green.
The silvery green shade of sage is named after the dried-out eponymous herb, a soft and earthy shade that is having a moment right now in décor generally. In the bathroom, few colours compliment white sanitary ware as well as sage green. Pastel shades and light greys are ideal companion colours for sage green.
One of the most vibrant shades of any colour is emerald green. It has a deep blue-green hue and is named after the precious stone. The colour is luxuriant and enveloping, suitable for making a striking designer statement. Dark shades and organic materials like timber, leather and metallic finishes work well with emerald green.