The sanitary room classic conquers living spaces: white tiles


The bright, clean and usually friendly appearance of white tiles has led to the popularity in front of all in bathrooms. The timelessness and elegance increasingly fits in with modern interior design and features that follow the objective style - whether glossy or dull.

Discreet unbundled companion

White ceramics are a classic in both household items such as crockery and under the tiles. The radiant brightness signals clarity and purity with maximum light reflectivity. Since hygienic confidence increases the quality of use, especially in bathrooms, white tiles are often the first choice.

Structure and textureless uniform white surfaces emphasize their tile character through darker joints. When joints are colored in the same white or jointlessly put on impact, optical effects of a "non-color" are created. The neutrality of the achromatic color white gives every other feature the full effect. White tiles can be used to access living spaces such as living rooms, lounges or bedrooms.

Especially with factual and sober interior architectural approaches, white tiles allow other design features and materials such as steel or glass a great opportunity for development. Ceramic tiles with a high gloss factor underlay the overall appearance with a radiance that benefits the other materials. The white itself always remains discreetly in the background.

Different tile formats

The brightness of the white tiles creates an expansive look even in small rooms, which can be significantly increased by the clever use of mirrors. Unaccompanied white tiles are perceived as restrained brightness without their own characteristics. In combination with other colors, shapes or materials, white tiles are perfect as a supplement and help for the visual effect.

  • White tiles with sculptural patterns or ornamental structures create a subtle decorative effect, which is influenced by shadows.
  • Tile surfaces in white can be interrupted with a few punctiform drops of color such as individual colored tiles or a border, without affecting the brightness.
  • Mosaic patterns in different shades of white should be examined for their contrast strength so as not to create the effect of "paleness".

Tips & Tricks

The high light reflectivity of white tiles, which is also present on matte surfaces, requires special attention with regard to lighting. Emitters can dazzle, and a too dark basic illumination quickly creates a "hospital" atmosphere, which also results from small tile formats with pronounced joint contrast.


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