kitchen wall tiles

Using floor and wall tiles to create a retro-style kitchen

In recent times we have seen a real resurgence in the popularity of retro-inspired interiors: this is a look which can work especially well when translated into a kitchen setting. Vintage-influenced floor and wall tiles pair with painted cabinets and decorative flourishes to deliver a real statement for the home.

Take inspiration from your favourite era - the 1950's is an especially strong and distinctive trend to adopt, should the mood take you.

Metro wall tiles

Crisp, chic and versatile, our glossy Metro subway wall tiles will add a subtle retro feel to your kitchen scheme. In a traditional rectangular brick format of 7.5cm x 15cm, and with a crackle-glaze surface, choose from a neutral palette of classic white, stone or cream - an ideal base, whether you have a pastel or bold colour theme in other parts of the kitchen. Alternatively, pretty shades of mint, antique green or duck egg blue will give a quaint feel to a space if you opt for kitchen units in shades of grey or white.

If you're seeking to inject some pattern into your kitchen scheme then we also have a number of options which will do just that.

Hexatile patterned floor and wall tiles

With a muted palette of cream, stone, terracotta, brown and blue, our highly patterned Hexatile draws on a number of influences including Victorian and art deco with geometric and floral motifs blending 20 different combinations for a patchwork look.

The hexagonal porcelain product can be used either for flooring or as wall tiles, as a feature wall or splashback, to lend a real vintage aesthetic to a kitchen.

Monochrome Hexatile floor and wall tiles

Our Hexatile is also available in shades of grey and white - perfect for those who seek a cooler, more sophisticated monochromatic scheme for their kitchen floor or wall tiles.

Activ Yaras Textile ceramic wall tiles

Why not add interest to walls with the geometric designs of our Activ Yara Textile wall tiles. In a palette of white, taupe and grey, these 25 x 40cm tiles comprise 6 squares of intricate pattern which give a patchwork effect and can be combined with plain coloured tiles of graphite, moon and taupe.

Accessorise your floor and wall tiles with retro details

Besides choosing retro-inspired floor and wall tiles, you may also wish to select some vintage accessories to enhance your kitchen scheme:

  • Use open kitchen shelves to display attractive vintage jars, crockery, cookware and ceramic or tin canisters
  • Opt for stylish retro-inspired appliances, from toasters and kettles to free-standing American-style fridges
  • Reclaimed or repurposed  artefacts (or those which replicate older styles) such as a large wall clock, sign or retro poster, can add additional appeal to walls
  • Lighting is an all-important consideration and will ramp up your retro kitchen style

Ceramica: for floor and wall tiles with distinction

In addition to our retro-influenced ranges we also have an extensive collection of contemporary floor and wall tiles, for those seeking a more modern look in their home. We also offer natural stone and mosaic options.

We have five showrooms across the south east of England - in Addlestone, Ashtead, Amersham, Folkestone and Wimbledon - and, whether you’re looking for floor or wall tiles, our highly experienced team is on hand to offer advice and assistance with your home tiling project.

Visit your nearest showroom or call us and speak to a member of the Ceramica Tiles team on 020 8397 6284.

  • The Guild
  • TTA
  • Addlestone

    Tel: 01932 353 141

  • Amersham

    Tel: 01494 728 500

  • Ashtead

    Tel: 01372 277 727

  • Folkestone

    Tel: 01303 278 750

  • Wimbledon

    Tel: 020 8543 5413

  • Head Office

    Tel: 020 8397 6284