Posted on: March 15, 2022 Updated on: March 16, 2022

On the surface, our Skinny Metros are so simple, but these elegant tiles are actually anything but. Handmade in Spain, their rich, glossy glaze provides a ripple effect that draws the eye and adds depth to wherever they’re used, while the colours - from bright White to vibrant Teal - offer so much flexibility in terms of arrangement. There are myriad ways to use these special tiles, but here are five of our favourites... 

Great Grout

Using a contrasting grout can make perfectly pale tiles really pop. Take a leaf out of Oliver Hooson’s design book and go for black to create a cool monochrome grid effect. 

Perfect Partners

Skinny Metro’s classic, pared-back aesthetic and understated charm make it a natural partner to just about anything. Seen here with our Fennel terrazzo, it’s the perfect foil to busier designs and will bring a measured hit of calm to any scheme.

Opposites Attract

Looking for a cool contrast? Team Skinny Metro tiles with an intricate design such as our Amanacer for a knockout pairing of patterned and plain. We also love how the Skinny Metro’s smooth, glossy surface sits beautifully with the rough-textured exposed brick on the back wall…

Let the Texture Do the Talking

A whole wall clad in Skinny Metro tiles can provide a texture-packed focal point, as seen in this gorgeous kitchen from Lisa Dawson. Using the tile in this side-by-side formation also elongates the wall, really enhancing those lovely high ceilings. 

Brick by Brick

Another example of Skinny Metros lining the walls, this time in a calming Cloud Grey. Teaming this gentle shade with bright white will create a modern space that’s still nice and soft.