4 Types of Tiling Combos to Spice Up Your Cookie-Cutter HDB Interior Design


Dedicated to homeowners who want to steer away from cookie-cutter homes with the use of homogenous tiles, we bring to you a stack of tiling design inspirations.

 

Tiles are such customisable pieces of art due to the array of options available for you to discern which is the perfect fit for your home. Even after deciding on the interior design theme for your upcoming home renovation, the selection of tile materials and shapes, their arrangements and where to incorporate them – the possibilities are truly endless.

To add things to the mix, there are diverse tiling design alternatives which you may or may not have heard of. In this article, we introduce 4 types of tiling combinations and how they can be effectively implemented and tailored to different HDB interior design themes in hopes of encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone.

1. Monochrome Checkered Tiles and Mix Tiles: Modern Industrial HDB Interior Design

 

Modern Industrial Interior Design Singapore Buangkok Woods The Interior Lab
Featured Project: Buangkok Woods | Modern Industrial Interior Design Singapore | The Interior Lab

For one, flooring tiles can serve a functional purpose by demarcating the different living spaces in one common space. This Modern Industrial HDB interior design employs the use of bold monochrome grid tiles for the kitchen flooring and patterned mix tiles for the dining area, generating a flowing sense of continuity throughout the dark monochrome setting, while preventing visual clutter despite the use of strikingly dissimilar tiles.

 

Modern Industrial Interior Design Singapore Buangkok Woods The Interior Lab
Featured Project: Buangkok Woods | Modern Industrial Interior Design Singapore | The Interior Lab

Mix tiles combine tiles of similar colour scheme but of different design styles, resulting in an eccentric patchwork that complements an assortment of interior design themes. The similar tiling applied to the dining area is reflected in the bathroom to visually separate the wet and dry areas, simultaneously breaking the uniform shade of warm-hue cement with the verve of the mix tile design.

 

2. Terrazzo and Harrogate Tiles: Vintage Eclectic HDB Interior Design

 

Vintage Eclectic Interior Design Singapore East Delta @ Canberra The Interior Lab
Featured Project: East Delta @ Canberra | Vintage Eclectic Interior Design Singapore | The Interior Lab

 

Vintage Eclectic Interior Design Singapore East Delta @ Canberra The Interior Lab
Featured Project: East Delta @ Canberra | Vintage Eclectic Interior Design Singapore | The Interior Lab

Echoing the tiling design style from the above, this Vintage Eclectic HDB interior design was built in the concept of space distinctions using Terrazzo tiles for the living area and the Harrogate tiles for the open concept kitchen. Terrazzo is traditionally defined as the marriage of marble chips and concrete, hence when paired up with tightly-knit patterned Harrogate tiles, a complementary contrast is drawn. This striking juxtaposition of tiling combination imbues the home with a touch of vintage feels along with the dark retro turquoise walls.

 

Vintage Eclectic Interior Design Singapore East Delta @ Canberra The Interior Lab
Featured Project: East Delta @ Canberra | Vintage Eclectic Interior Design Singapore | The Interior Lab

Harrogate, on the other hand, is patterned tiles of various designs that are historically reminiscent of the British Empire in the mid-to-late 19th century. The bathroom utilises a spread-out version of the monochrome Harrogate tiles, bringing out the classic Victorian vibes in conjunction with the opulent gold accents of the bathroom accessories and wainscoted cabinets.

 

3. Concrete Greyscale Retro Tiles: Scandinavian Industrial HDB Interior Design

 

Scandinavian Industrial Interior Design Singapore 8 Haig Rd The Interior Lab
Featured Project: 8 Haig Rd | Scandinavian Industrial Interior Design Singapore | The Interior Lab

Terrazzo is also a good option for minimalistic themes such as this Scandinavian Industrial home as it serves in the neutral colour palette, a twist to the conventional grey concrete floors frequently seen in Industrial-themed designs. With Scandinavian white as the predominant colour that forms the foundation of the interior, the eye of attention is instantly drawn to the spectrum of subdued black and wooden colours of the room.

 

Scandinavian Industrial Interior Design Singapore 8 Haig Rd The Interior Lab
Featured Project: 8 Haig Rd | Scandinavian Industrial Interior Design Singapore | The Interior Lab

The first impression of retro pattern tiles is typically associated with vibrant and rich colours; the one-tone greyscale retro tiles however provide subtle emphasis on the warmer furniture and lighting amidst the colder black metal in this HDB interior design. Tucked at the corner of the kitchen, a quaint breakfast dining area is formed.

 

4. Vintage Peranakan Tiles and Vibrant Eclectic Tiles: Modern Eclectic HDB Interior Design

 

Modern Eclectic Interior Design Singapore Serangoon Green The Interior Lab
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Peranakan tiles often complement Modern Eclectic homes as they perfectly bring out the fun playful personality of the vibrant interior design theme. The Peranakan pattern tiles harmonises the blend of mustard yellow and forest green shades that colours the built-in open shelves and storage cabinets in the kitchen, shaping a uniquely designed living space without the visual impression of an overly-complex design.

 

Modern Eclectic Interior Design Singapore Serangoon Green The Interior Lab
Featured Project: Serangoon Green | Modern Eclectic Interior Design Singapore | The Interior Lab

 

Modern Eclectic Interior Design Singapore Serangoon Green The Interior Lab
Featured Project: Serangoon Green | Modern Eclectic Interior Design Singapore | The Interior Lab

The 2 bathroom of the eclectic dwelling have retained elements that resemble each other, such as the similar use of wide concrete flooring tiles in the wet areas. The contrast between the two bathrooms stands in the implementation of different colour schemes for the wall tiling of the shower areas – cool refreshing emerald subway tiles for the master bathroom, and quirky hexagonal pattern tiles for the common bathroom.

With the diverse assortment of tiles dominating significant areas of different living spaces, they are crucial points of consideration in designing your future homes. We hope that these projects broadened your perspective on the different combinations of tiles that can be incorporated without compromising the functionality and aesthetics of the overall home interior design.

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