Wall Tile Idea – 5 Reasons Why You Should Get Creative With Fish Scale Tiles

Wall Tile Idea - 5 Reasons Why You Should Get Creative With Fish Scale Tiles

 

This type of tile is known by many names. They’re sometimes called scalloped tiles, mermaid tiles, fish scale tiles, or ogee tiles. They’re showing up with increased frequency in bathrooms, kitchens, and even a few floors. So here are five reason you might want to consider these tiles for your next project.


 

First, they’re a versatile style that can look appropriate in everything from traditional to contemporary homes.

Wall Tile Idea - 5 Reasons Why You Should Get Creative With Fish Scale Tiles

Tiles designed by Kakelmakeriet

Second, they’re an easy way to inject a bit of fun into your kitchen, bathroom, or floor. While other styles of tile can look fun, fish scale tiles do it the most effortlessly.


Wall Tile Idea - 5 Reasons Why You Should Get Creative With Fish Scale Tiles

Kitchen designed by Stacey Kouros Design

Third, they can add color to your space like no other tile can. Like real scales on a fish, varying tones of similar colors can create a dynamic and unique look that other tiles won’t be able to achieve.


Wall Tile Idea - 5 Reasons Why You Should Get Creative With Fish Scale Tiles

Bathroom designed by Camilla Molders Design.

Fourth, they’re one of the most versatile types of tile out there. They can be arranged with their scales pointing upward, downward, or a combination of up, down, and sideways, with each configuration resulting in a drastically different look.


Wall Tile Idea - 5 Reasons Why You Should Get Creative With Fish Scale Tiles

Moroccan Fish Scale Tiles by Mercury Mosiacs

Finally, fish scale tiles can add a unique texture to your space. While the pattern may be daunting to some, when the tile matches or blends well with the grout, the focus is less on the pattern and more on the texture, making it a great tile even for people who prefer a more subtle look.


Wall Tile Idea - 5 Reasons Why You Should Get Creative With Fish Scale Tiles

Bathroom renovation by Emily Henderson. Photography by Jessica Isaac.

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