I’m specifying a beautiful black and white tile from Veranda Tile Design for a current bathroom renovation project. A client had saved some photos from Houzz and I tracked down Veranda Tile’s Lugano pattern in black and white with the help of Diane Morgan at Upstairs Downstairs Tile in Acton, MA. I’d describe it as an Arabesque style tile with a flowing scroll pattern. The tile is created from a cement/mineral/pigment aggregate, poured into molds and topped with standard gray cement, and hydraulically pressed to create a thick tile. Tiles are cured with water and fresh air to create an environmentally friendly product.
While looking up black and white patterned tiles, I also came across Bestile’s Modena Blanco Nero tile. The bold, graphic patterns create an interesting patchwork look that is very popular right now. The pattern looks great in small areas as well as large expanses.
While the 8” x 8” Veranda and Bestile patterns work well for floors, I found coordinating tiles from United States Ceramic Tile for the shower floor in this bathroom design project. Black and white basket weave or pinwheel patterns coordinate beautifully with the larger scale scroll patterns. A glossy white Arabesque pattern from Anatolia is a also winner with the Veranda Lugano tile.
Light or dark granite choices can both work well for counter tops, combined with the black and white patterned tiles. I’ll post photos when the project is complete!