Design Hacks

All About Herringbone Tiles

You probably have seen them all over instagram and pinterest - beautiful herringbone tiles in some key bathrooms of 2021. The icing on the cake of many rooms - but what is a herringbone tile exactly? Essentially herringbone tiles are just tiles that are laid on a 45 degree angle. Herringbone patterns invite a fun element to the space, a focal point of sorts. 

You can keep it clean and simple by choosing tiles in one uniform colour, creating a calm background such as with @teacherishappy (below).



Or play around by adding colour contrast within the tile range. 


Another option is to choose 4-5 tiles in the same colour scheme but slightly different tones. That way you are creating depth and an interesting space like in the example of Louise Mackay Interiors (@louisemackayinteriors).