Trend Alert: Penny Tile


The latest tile to makes its way into stylish bathrooms and kitchens is actually not that new – the penny tile has been around for a long time, over a century in fact. You wouldn’t know it because it looks incredibly modern and fresh, making a graphic statement to walls and splash backs even walls and floors. It’s known to be cost effective and easy to install, even with curved wall installations. And with its subtle bubbly  texture, the feeling on bare feet is quite a treat!

The tile is popular in black and white, but also found in other hues such as teal, for an even more playful look, or even in metallic or mosaic for a more glamorous look.  The penny tile looks stunning used on an entire wall, but is also a great foil for other tiles and materials, such as porcelain and marble.

Penny tiles in bathrooms


A band of sea blue penny tiles adds a splash of colour to this otherwise neutral bathroom by Tenille Joy Interiors. An easy and affordable way to add interest to a bathroom, without having to tile the entire wall.


Black penny tiles compliment this smokey grey bathroom by Jo Hensley Architects. Without the small, circular penny tiles, this space would feel quite traditional, but the tiles add an art deco element for added glamour and intrigue.


This unconventionally shaped bathroom uses penny tiles in the custom vanity, for a fresh and contemporary look. The blue grout adds colour and fun to the minimalist design, without overpowering.


Even the humble subway tile gets taken to a new level when combined with pearl coloured penny tiles. A contrasting recessed tiled shelf is a great way to add subtle interest to a bathroom.

Penny tiles in kitchens

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White penny tiles with black grout working beautifully with grey cabinetry, silver hardware and matte black accessories in this modern but timeless kitchen.

Penny tiles work with any style

Another thing to love about penny tiles is how versatile they are. Here are some examples of how well they work with different interior styles:

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