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The New Metro

The Metro tile has become a cult classic in modern homes and is now the go-to for many homeowners looking for a stylish yet inexpensive tile. This simple tile exudes sophistication and can be used in many ways making it a versatile option. Play with contemporary lay patterns like herringbone and basket weave or create a contrast with a coloured grout for something a little different. The classic white will never go out of style however the Metro tile is a great way to inject some colour into the home and this season we've introduced three brand new colours to our Metro range so you can create a balance between timeless chic and on-trend tones.

Deep Blue

A jewel toned cobalt hue is perfect for adding a touch of luxury to a small space. Use en masse to create a real style statement and pair the glossy finish with a matt marble floor to play with texture and add depth, try our marble-effect Legato tile. The look of the moment is to combine this strong colour palette with gold fixtures, anything mid-century inspired is going to give you a unique but lasting statement.


Red is another key colour for 2017 however it can be a hard colour to style and can date quite quickly. This berry hue is the perfect antidote; the subtle coral-pink undertones offer a more versatile hue that look perfectly at home in a more rustic country styled room. Mix in some brushed chrome and rustic wood to keep the look warm but modern; a neutral colour palette in the rest of the room will help tone down the look, just avoid anything too stark like bright white as this will immediately create a harsh division in your space.


Possibly the boldest hue, this contemporary jade green packs a real punch and works really well in a compact space. You can play with proportions by matching your wood colour with the tile which will help widen the room. If your ceilings are a little lower create a border of a lighter tile above to create the illusion of more height. This colour works well with both contemporary and heritage inspired fixtures, invest in a roll top bath for a nod to the classic Victorian bathroom.


Those all-important finishing touches can really make the difference to the overall feel of a room and can help make an inexpensive tile choice look much more luxury. Our range of capping pieces are available in two styles, a classic rolled edge and a thin modern strip so you can play with proportions, borders and tile finishes to create whatever look you like.

If you're looking for more inspiration on how to decorate with these key colours then take a look at our Pinterest boards where we explore different ways to use blue, red and green in your home to stay on trend this season.

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