Black and white is a timeless combination that’s also incredibly versatile. This dynamic duo can be bold and playful, as well as classic and sophisticated. The versatility of these colors also lends itself to every room in your home.
To prove our point, we’ve found 20 unique black and white tile looks for your floors, showers, backsplashes, walls, and even fireplaces.
Unique Black and White Tile Patterns
There’s nothing subtle about a black and white color combo, so you might as well go with an equally bold pattern. This application certainly did, giving us white diamonds/squares that pop against a black tile background. Note: You could simply rearrange these tiles for a totally different pattern.
A striking geometric pattern makes these stark black and white colors stand out even more, creating a tile countertop design you don’t see every day.
Black and White Tile Flooring
Black and white combinations have been a classic choice for flooring, particularly in a checkered tile pattern. This entryway creates a twist on the typical design by laying it diagonally and adding a border (we also get a hint of the unique geometric pattern that transitions into the rest of the home).
White mosaic hexagon tiles became a popular bathroom flooring choice in the early 20th century, and they’re still widely used today for vintage charm. This bathroom adds a custom black design to a hexagon tile floor and creates a unique retro look. Note that this fully tiled area (check out the tiled ceiling!) makes this bathroom a fully functioning wetroom, completely protected by the waterproof installation system of ceramic tile.
For a more modern look, these larger hexagon tiles outlined in black showcase the honeycomb playfulness of the hexagon shape.
Add instant personality to an otherwise simply decorated space with a graphic patterned floor in white and muted black.
This black and white marble-look tile in a checkered pattern isn’t quite complete yet, but it’s already gorgeous! The installer did an amazing job aligning the tiles throughout the spacious entryway.
Black and White Tile Showers
Classic and modern looks combine in this shower with large-format white marble-look tiles and sleek black hexagon tiles in two sizes.
Small showers can make a big style impact — just check out this shower transformation. We love the energy of this design! Each tile has one white triangle and one black triangle and by placing the tiles randomly, the homeowner created a one-of-a-kind geometric pattern.
Wash off the day and soak up the sunshine in this stylish outdoor shower — fittingly decorated with a black and white sun motif!
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Black and White Tile Backsplashes
Is this tile backsplash creating an optical illusion, or is it just us? Either way, it’s undoubtedly creating a striking style impact with its black and white trapezoid tiles.
This graphic black and white backsplash pairs perfectly with the dusty blue cabinets, gold hardware, and white countertops.
Jazz up all-white tile by adding a black and white tile pattern to an accent area, such as this range backsplash.
Black and White Tile Walls
This impressive bathroom creates a sensory experience with pops of black diamond tiles that combine to look like three-dimensional cubes, plus have a texture you want to reach out and touch.
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Penny round tiles have never looked so luxurious. Mosaic stripes of black and white lead us right to the main attraction: a massive freestanding tub.
What a kitchen! The clean geometric design of the black and white tile walls makes the oven hood absolutely resound with brightness.
Black and White Tile Fireplaces
Black and white pairings provide the perfect contrast for the fiery hues of a fireplace. Ceramic tile is a smart choice for fireplace surrounds because it is flame-resistant and won’t melt or burn like other materials could. In this home, black and white checkered tiles add a modern twist to the Victorian fireplace.
This black and white tile fireplace proves that a little pattern goes a long way, creating a sophisticated focalpoint that doesn’t overpower the rest of the room.
This rustic living room is balanced by the whimsical touch of the fireplace’s floral-snowflake black and white tile design.
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Be Bold With Black and White Tile
Did any of our black and white tile designs catch your eye — or your heart? Find more black and white tile inspiration to fall in love with on our Black and White Tile Pinterest board.