Black and white designs are as timeless as it gets when it comes to home decor - from interior design palettes to cozy textiles to black and white tile patterns! Not only is this one of the most classic color combinations for home decor, but it’s the easiest way to add style and personality to your interior!
Whether you opt for geometric home decor in bold black and white like this Hexagon Marble Mosaic Tile backsplash, or choose a light and bright white design for your kitchen, or want to add a cozy neutral accent to modern black decor, there are so many ways to decorate your home with this classic color combination!
When it comes to options for black and white tiles, the choices are endless! Classic white marble, silky black ceramic, rustic wood-look porcelain, or glossy white glass - there are so many stunning ways to add beautiful black or white accents to your home with tiles!
Creative Black and White Tile Designs -
Love the look of black and white tile together? This color combination is as timeless as it gets! Check out some of our favorite inspiration to pair black and white designs together to create modern colorblocked interior designs or classic and elegant interiors!
You can’t go wrong with a black and white geometric pattern! A black floor tile is always a favorite for your foyer or entryway, as darker flooring makes it easier to hide stains and wear in high traffic areas. This beautiful entryway floor plays off a white mudroom look with our Nero Marquina and Thassos White 6 Inch Hexagon Marble Mosaic Tile, the perfect choice for a dramatic geo pattern thanks to the pairing of two of the most opposite marble colors! The smaller hexagon tiles are a great slip-resistant floor option for any entryway, while providing one of the most stunning sights to greet you every time you come home!
Balance dark and light with a beautiful design with Nero Marquina Basketweave With White Dot Marble Mosaic Tile! This classic design is perfect for a striking vanity backsplash or a country kitchen tile wall accent!The dramatic combination is beautiful no matter where you choose to style the traditional tile design in a classic color combination!
A mix of white Calacatta marble and black glass make this gorgeous mosaic tile design a classic! The quatrefoil pattern adds a lace-like effect that plays off the white and black color palette, adding softness and romance to your interior! This beautiful bathroom wall with our Medieval Flower Glass & Calacatta Waterjet Mosaic Tile is easy to style to suit any interior aesthetic, but we love how shells and soft white flowers give it a seaside cottage feel! Add fluffy white towels and mix in taupe and slate blue accents to complete the coastal bathroom feel!
The Best Black and White Marble Tile Options -
Black and white marble always bring to mind classical beauty - from a grand hotel lobby checkerboard marble floor to a beautiful basketweave tile design! Check out our primer on where we source some of the finest black and white marble tiles in the world and how to identify which natural stone is right for your project!
Nero Marquina Hexagon Marble Mosaic Tile for a black bathroom floor
Nero Marquina - This beautiful black marble is prized for its deep true-black color and the lighter veins of white stone that create a stunning natural contrast. Each slab of marble is different thanks to the running veins - smaller tiles and mosaics will read closer to genuine black, while larger field tiles will demonstrate the distinct pattern that classifies Nero Marquina tiles.
When it comes to natural stone options for white tile, you can’t go wrong with the beauty of a classic white marble!
Thassos - This luminous white marble takes its name from the quarry near Thessaloniki in Greece where it is mined. It is the closest to pure white that you can find in natural stone, with a beautifully luminous finish that brings to mind the shimmer of quartz. Thassos marble has the least variation when it comes to white marbles, making it a stunning building material for field tile to create a white sugar kitchen backsplash, pure white shower tile, or polished outdoor tile. It also makes a stunning complement to many of the most exquisite mosaic tiles, by adding pure white details glass, metal, or other types of natural stone. It pairs beautifully with Mother of Pearl in some of our favorite designs, like our Geometric Pearl White Thassos Shell Tile - the shimmering stone is a gorgeous complement to the iridescent shell accents!
Carrara Hexagon Honed Marble Mosaic Tile adds White Marble Tile Detail to your Backsplash
Bianco Carrara - ‘Bianco’ means ‘white’ in Italian, where this classically beautiful marble is quarried from a region in Tuscany. Carrara marble is an elegant white canvas that makes for an exception white floor tile, or a beautiful wall covering. It also does extremely well outdoors, making this white marble a great choice for exterior tiles. The white marble has a natural gray veining that adds beautiful variation to each tile and brings out the organic luster of the quarried stone. Thanks to the relatively high variance in Carrara marble, it is less of a stark white that compliments cooler colors, gray tones, and soothing blues or greens in your interior color scheme.
What other materials work best for black or white tiles?
White ceramic tiles have been a popular staple of interior design since the invention of the subway! These crisp and timeless designs rose to prominence in public transportation, doctor’s offices, and commercial kitchens, since they were so easy to clean and maintain a pristine surface. They became prominent for use at home for that same reason - homeowners love how quick and efficient they are to keep clean!
White ceramic subway tiles are still a must-have for classic interior design! You can go for the simple and clean style or add a textured look with zellige-style tiles like our Mallorca White if you want to mix things up!
It’s easy to underestimate the vast range of styles that you can find in porcelain tiles! Our Kasai Notte Kintsugi 10x60" Rectified Porcelain Tile combines a wood-look finish and a deep charcoal black color with weaving lines that echo the Japanese art of Kintsugi - repairing broken things with gold to make them for valuable for being mended. It also makes for a stunning graphic design element, like this statement fireplace - pairing the organic lines of the beautiful tiled fireplace surround with a geometric diamond area rug and modern minimalist furniture in the same color scheme is a beautiful way to tie this living room together!
Black, or white, or both together - these ceramic tiles are as beautiful as it gets! The silky glazed finish of our Mallorca collection softens the stark colors of these tiles, adding a subtle iridescence and a handmade zellige finish. Using a ceramic square or subway tile is a great way to introduce black and white details into a homey and vintage kitchen or bathroom!
Want to mix things up a little? A patterned mosaic tile like our Spanish Grey Siesta is a beautiful way to pair black and white in your tiles while adding a little fun! These tumbled travertine tiles have intricate Spanish-inspired patterns to blend the colors together and create a softer, almost gray look thanks to the micro-details!
Ready to get creative with black and white tiles? Which way are you going - crisp and airy white kitchen, or modern industrial black bathroom? Something else entirely on your mind? Let us know in the comments!