Designing with Black and White Tile and Stone
By Bedrosians Tile & Stone | 8/13/2019
Every yin needs a yang, every positive needs a negative and as everything that is white needs a black to create balance. Black and white is a classic color combination that has been been a staple in the interior design world since it began. This combo creates a stunning, dramatic and unquestionably sophisticated look to any room. Let these spaces below inspire you to design black and white into your home.
“To see in color is a delight for the eye but to see in black and white is a delight for the soul” – Andri Cauldwell, contemporary American photographer.
Wow your guests as they walk into your home by creating a black and white entryway. Enhance the look with black light fixtures, cabinetry and bench seating.
Tile your home's porch in our black and white porcelain tile Vivace in Caviar Roads. Because porcelain is so durable, you can create continuity from outside to inside the house by adding it to the inside entry area.
You're sure to make your guests smile with this combination of black and white porcelain hexagon mosaic tiles from our Le Cafe Collection.
Vivid and graphic, black and white kitchens feel clean, fresh and dynamic. Tile the floor, backsplash and/or walls to create this look in your home. Try using our marble-inspired large format Magnifica® Porcelain tile and slabs for a backsplash and get creative with your open shelving by tiling the back with our encaustic tiles. Backsplash used here is Magnifica® Porcelain in 60"x120" Statuarietto and Remy 8"x8" cement tile in Nouveaux.
Our Allora 9" hexagon porcelain in Telaio adds an instant statement to your kitchen. For perfect balance, decorate the rest of the space with subtle additions of black and white and soften the look with textured accents like these woven lampshades below.
If you want a mostly white kitchen, but desire a pop of boldness, try tiling the backsplash in the Loire deco option from our Cloe Collection. And to complete the look, tile the rest of the backsplash with Cloe in White and add a black countertop using quartz, granite or porcelain.
We love how this black and white tile, Enchante Moderno, ties together the black counters, faucet, window and shelving frames with the white walls.
Black and white bathrooms feel so clean, crisp and fresh. For a truly luxurious shower that feels like a high-end hotel spa, cover your shower walls in natural marble slabs. This homeowner, Brittany Hebert Boothby, chose our Mont Clair Danby marble slabs in her bathroom. To complete that spa-feel, you can tile the shower floor using the dark shades of our Hemisphere Collection, a pebble stone mosaic.
Achieve a sophisticated take on black and white using our custom Paseo Collection on the floors, 4”x8” in color Black Diamond (matte finish). The wall and showers feature our Magnifica Porcelain panels in color Calacatta Super White.
Even in small bathrooms, a graphic floor is an excellent way to bring in black and white. Used here is our Le Cafe 1" hexagon mosaic in the Mix pattern
Round out your designs by tiling the floor and walls of your bathroom with our porcelain 360 collection penny rounds using the Charcoal and White color options.
White subway tile (Traditons 3"x6" in Ice White Bright) with black grout creates a bold outline that helps fold in other black accents in the space, like the tub surround and faucet. Because the walls are clean and simple, you can be go graphic with your floor, using an encaustic look tile like Palazzo 12"x12" porcelain tile in Castle Graphic Dynasty Deco.
The stark whiteness of this living/kitchen, designed by Kate Arends of Wit & Delight, is balanced with black furniture, wall mirrors and accessories. Achieve this look using our brick collection Avondale 2"x8" in Early Grey.
This fireplace is amazing tiled in Enchante Moderno. The double opening makes it a large canvas, thus creating a vivid focal point in the room.
Take your black and white designs outside and create stunning outdoor living spaces. Most porcelain tile is an excellent surface option for patios and eating areas. This outdoor kitchen is faced with Enchante Moderno.
This patio is so inviting. It is tiled in our 8"x8" Vivace porcelain tile in the Caviar Roads pattern. To get the look of the black tiled exterior, try our 2.5"x10" porcelain Urbanity Collection in Black.
Throw open the windows and the outside in. Porcelain flooring in an excellent option for indoor/outdoor sunrooms. This space is tiled in Allora 8.5"x10" hexagon porcelain in the Fiore deco.
Create the looks above in your home by using the same products featured in this story. Visit any of our showrooms to browse and choose the best products for your next project.
Designing in black and white - it's all good!