Guide: Five Ways to Style Skinny Metro

Guide: Five Ways to Style Skinny Metro

By Victoria Smith

Mar 8, 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 Navy - 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 Green 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 Skinny Livid Pale MetroTeaming this gentle shade with bright white will create a modern space that’s still nice and soft. 

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