Interiors with White Tiles & Black Grout // Curated by Yellowtrace.

 

White is clean and bright. Black is sleek and bold. Together they make a killer style combination. Seriously, what’s not to love about this black on white situation? A perfect mix of repetition, geometry and thin black lines, this timeless twosome brings about playful texture and boisterous personality to any space.

You know, I’ve come to realise that black grout can be a perfect friend to a humble little white tile. The sort of friend we all wish for – one who makes us look better, feel smarter and stand out in the crowd, when we are just your everyday run of the mill dude with nothing special going on for us. Relax, I’m talking about cheap white tiles here, not “oneself”, k?

Anyway, it just so happens that we’ve recently spotted a number of pretty cool projects that feature white tiles with black grout. From residential and retail interiors, to offices and styling sets, here are some of our favourite examples of interiors that grout it out in style. Respect!


 

CAMPER STORE IN GLASGOW BY TOMÁS ALONSO.

Camper Store in Glasgow by Tomás Alonso | Yellowtrace

Camper Store in Glasgow by Tomás Alonso | Yellowtrace

The third collaboration between Camper and Tomás Alonso takes shape into a new shop in Glasgow. Expanding on the theme started with the first two shops, a few basic ingredients are combined together- the ceramic tile system based on the standard 10 x 10 square plus three variations that allow to create visual geometrical patterns.

Photography by Sánchez y Montoro.
See our full feature on this project here.


 

ALICE MCCALL MELBOURNE STORE BY WONDER.

Alice McCall Melbourne Store by Wonder | Yellowtrace

Alice McCall Melbourne Store by Wonder | Yellowtrace

Located on a prominent corner of Melbourne’s Chapel Street, the design for the flagship store by Wonder features a bright palette of crisp white tiles, balanced with the intricate gold detailing of custom designed light fixtures.

Photography by Ella Thomas.
See our full feature of this project here.


 

BUTCHER AND BICYCLE COPENHAGEN SHOWROOM.

Butchers and Bicycles Copenhagen Showroom | Yellowtrace

Butchers and Bicycles Copenhagen Showroom | Yellowtrace

Butchers and Bicycles Copenhagen is an impressive and minimalist showroom in a converted 19th century stable building in Copenhagen’s meatpacking district.

See our full feature of this project here.


 

THE WHITE RETREAT BY COLOMBO & SERBOLI ARCHITECTURE.

The White Retreat by Colombo and Serboli Architecture | Yellowtrace

The White Retreat by Colombo and Serboli Architecture | Yellowtrace

White floors, white walls, white bed, white tiles with black grout: all part of the plan by Colombo & Serboli Architecture in this studio apartment nestled on the Iberian coast in Spain.

Images courtesy of Colombo & Serboli Architecture.
Photography by Roberto Ruiz.
See our full feature of this project here.


 

SUPER MARI BY LUKAS GAHLER.

Super Mari by Lukas Galehr | Yellowtrace

Super Mari by Lukas Galehr | Yellowtrace

Designed by Lukas Galehr of architecture collective MadameMohr, the Super Mari’ shop combines an Italian food store with a coffee shop and late-night bar. “In the closing hours most often the entire interior is closed so that only the tiles are visible, which gives the impression of an emptied-out swimming pool or a butcher’s shop, said Galehr.

Images courtesy of Lukas Galehr.
See other projects by Lukas Galehr on Yellowtrace.


 

JEAN-PIERRE RAYNAUD’S LA MAISON DE LA CELLE-SAINT-CLOUD.

Jean-Pierre Raynaud’s, La Maison de La Celle-Saint-Cloud | Yellowtrace

Jean-Pierre Raynaud’s, La Maison de La Celle-Saint-Cloud | Yellowtrace

In 1974, Jean-Pierre Raynaud opened La Maison de La Celle-Saint-Cloud in Paris, a house and art installation comprised entirely of white tiles.

See our full feature of this project here.


 

SANCAL SOFA STYLING.

Sancal Sofa Styling | Yellowtrace

Sancal Sofa Styling | Yellowtrace

Sancal Sofa Styling | Yellowtrace

Sweet styling for Sancal’s Copla and Float and sofa, utilising background panels of white tiles with black grout, mixed with beautiful pastel tones. Yummo!


 

PROJECT ORANGE STUDIO IN LONDON.

Project Orrange Studio in London | Yellowtrace

Project Orrange Studio in London | Yellowtrace

The concept for the Project Orange Office in London is based on a collage of studio’s favourite fragments from recent projects, aiming to challenge the sterility of the standard office.” The light fittings were first designed for Orange Cottage, while the joinery owes much to our hotel work… The studio is an expression of how we work and see the world, a collection of objects, memories and forms curated to form a hybrid space, layered with meaning.”


 

4 Responses

  1. Ari

    That Camper store is messing with my head, I love it!

    I’m a big fan of this look, you can really make some great patterns. Grey works well too.

    Bonus: Less scrubbing. Unlike white grout, grey or black won’t go grey in patches, which always looks dreadful. Tiles are so durable and resilient, but white grout just discolours so badly if it gets wet, which it is quite prone too seeing as tiles are so useful in wet areas.

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