Forget white, the is the must-have tile colour for bathrooms this year

It has surged in popularity

If you are looking to give your bathroom an update, why not give blue a go? Blue tiles have become the most sought after tile colour according to Porcelain Superstore.

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Tile specialists Porcelain Superstore have revealed that blues have overtaken grey as the most sought-after tile colour on Instagram. With #bluetiles tagged in 27,069 posts on Instagram, while #greytiles tagged only 25,409 times.

The trend for blue tiles follows the surge in popularity for blue paint that started with Pantone naming Classic Blue as its Colour of the Year 2020. Search for the colour has surged on Google, reaching a peak this month.

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'Homeowners are getting braver in their tile choices,' explains Abbas Youssefi, director of Porcelain Superstore. 'Gone are the days when whites and other pale shades were the sole choices when it came to tiles.'

'We are seeing a solid increase in the number of sample requests we receive in bolder shades and our blue tiles are certainly receiving a lot of love right now.'

Here are a few ideas on how to incorporate the trend into your home.

Blue tile ideas

You don't need to stick with classic straight-edged tiles. When using blue, drop tiles are ideal for creating a design filled with curves and soft edges. The tiles will look like they are almost flowing across the wall.

2.Stack tiles for a modern look

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A high-gloss tile in turquoise blue can be the lift a bathroom needs. Instead of laying the tiles like bricks, stack them for a more modern feel.

3. Cover the floor in patterned tiles

Adding blue doesn't mean you have to stick to a block colour. Different shades of blue can create stunning patterned tile floors. When adding a patterned floor, keep the rest of the room simple to make the flooring the statement.

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Will you be adding some blue to your home?

Rebecca Knight
Deputy Editor, Digital

Rebecca Knight has been the Deputy Editor on the Ideal Home Website since 2022. She graduated with a Masters degree in magazine journalism from City, University of London in 2018, before starting her journalism career as a staff writer on women's weekly magazines. She fell into the world of homes and interiors after joining the Ideal Home website team in 2019 as a Digital Writer. In 2020 she moved into position of Homes News Editor working across Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, Gardeningetc and Ideal Home covering everything from the latest viral cleaning hack to the next big interior trend.