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Get 10% off tapware when you order tiles and tapware together. Use the code YABBY10 (T&C apply)
Get 10% off tapware when you order tiles and tapware together. Use the code YABBY10 (T&C apply)

Designing a Cohesive Bathroom: A Guide to Pairing Tapware with Tiles

Mark Wilkinson -

When it comes to designing a bathroom, kitchen or laundry, choosing the right tapware and tile combination can make all the difference. Tapware, in particular, can add personality and style to a space, and it's important to choose a finish that complements the tile selection. In this blog, we'll explore Yabby's tapware ranges and provide tips on how to pair tapware colours with tiles to create a cohesive and stylish look.

If you're looking to add character and charm to your space, consider Yabby's Antique Brass tapware. The vintage and authentic style creates a luxurious feel that's perfect for traditional-style bathrooms or kitchens. Pairing Antique Brass tapware with warm, textured tiles, such as terazzo look or subway tiles, can enhance the beauty and elegance of the tapware. 


Yabby's Warm Brushed Nickel tapware has a subtle gold tone, making it more subdued than Chrome and Brushed Brass. The warm, inviting tone is versatile and complements a wide range of design styles. Customers generally pair warm brushed nickel tapware with warm, light hues, such as ivory or beige tiles. This combination creates a soft, serene look that's perfect for creating a relaxing atmosphere. 


Matte Black Tapware

Yabby's Matte Black range is a bold and dramatic choice, and it pairs well with lighter tiles to create a contrast that makes the tiles stand out. Light-coloured tiles, such as white or cream, are perfect for this tapware, as they enhance the boldness of the black finish. Pairing matte black tapware with light tiles creates a modern, sleek look that's perfect for contemporary-style bathrooms or kitchens. 

If you're looking to add a touch of luxury and elegance to your space, consider Yabby's Brushed Brass tapware. The warm, golden-yellow metal compliments many other colours and styles, making it a versatile choice for decorating. Pairing this tapware with coloured tiles, such as green or blue, can accentuate both the tiles and the tapware, adding a rich and sophisticated touch to your space. Check out how our customers have paired their green tiles with brass tapware in our Good in Green blog post.

Chrome tapware is a neutral colour that can match well with many different styles and colour schemes, making it a versatile choice. Depending on your design goals, you can create a seamless blend or stark contrast by pairing chrome tapware with both light and dark tiles. For a classic, timeless look, consider pairing chrome tapware with white subway tiles. If you're looking for something more contemporary, consider pairing it with dark tiles or patterned tiles. 


In conclusion, choosing the right tapware and tile combination, alongside the right lighting is important for creating a cohesive and stylish look in your bathroom or kitchen. Yabby's tapware ranges offer a variety of finishes, from bold and dramatic to vintage and sophisticated. By pairing tapware colours with the right tiles, you can create a personalised look that reflects your style and taste.

Don't be afraid to experiment with different combinations to find the perfect match for your space.

Mark Wilkinson
Mark Wilkinson is the co-founder of TileCloud and Yabby, two eCommerce businesses that are shaking up the renovation industry. He oversees finance, operations, and business administration, ensuring everything runs smoothly behind the scenes. Previously, he co-founded a commercial tiling business, which ultimately led to the start of TileCloud where he was a Project Director, managing procurement, contracts, and finance. Mark begun his career with roles in project management, services management and contracts administration, which gave him a solid foundation in the construction industry. Mark holds a Bachelor of Construction, Project Management from the University of Technology Sydney. With a passion for innovation and efficiency, he continually seeks ways to enhance his businesses and the industry.