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Metro tiles-too bathroomy for a kitchen?

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nowgotosleep Sat 13-Apr-13 17:03:27

Redoing the kitchen, white units and walnut worktops. Like the idea of sky blue, duck egg or sage metro tiles but now wondering if they are more suited to a bathroom. So quick poll, are they too bathroomy?

NomDePlume Sat 13-Apr-13 17:09:37

A friend has hand made glazed ones in pale duck egg as a cooker splash back, they look lovely. They don't look as 'bathroomy' as the sharper edged, more uniform DIY store type ones.

nowgotosleep Sat 13-Apr-13 17:51:40

Thanks, not sure my budget can stretch to handmade ones though nom! I'll have a browse online and see what I can find.

lalalonglegs Sat 13-Apr-13 18:15:07

I've used them for kitchens - it's never occurred to me they were the preserve of bathrooms, I thought they were designed for tube station confused.

wendybird77 Sat 13-Apr-13 18:22:56

Metro tiles are great in a kitchen. Do a search on and see thousands of photos for inspiration!

nowgotosleep Sat 13-Apr-13 18:34:36

Thanks, I had it all planned out so glad the general consensus is that they are fine in the kitchen! Don't want to go back to the drawing board.

AlwaysReadyForABlether Sat 13-Apr-13 18:35:41

Mine were put up today so I hope they're fine for a kitchen!

GrandPoohBah Sat 13-Apr-13 19:57:42

I have them in my kitchen...

Flossiechops Sat 13-Apr-13 22:03:26

Me too smile

Ruffello Sun 14-Apr-13 07:44:38

We have white units and walnut work tops too and recently tiled with a green version of these

bootsycollins Sun 14-Apr-13 07:46:35

I have white metro tiles and oak units in my kitchen, looks fab.

Mandy21 Sun 14-Apr-13 09:10:44

I had metro tiles in my last kitchen and loved them. Didn't think they were bathroomy at all (and we had white ones which is probably closest to bathroomy you can get!)

greendental Sun 14-Apr-13 09:43:03

Another one with metro tiles in the kitchen. They were put up 8 years ago and I still love them!

paneer Sun 14-Apr-13 09:45:13

I've have them in my kitchen, up 10 years ago. They are really good and dont look bathroom like at all. And easy to wipe down.

nowgotosleep Sun 14-Apr-13 10:10:51

Thanks everyone!

ruffello I saw those tiles yesterday and though they looked lovely. Did you buy them from that website, if so would you recommend them?

Ruffello Sun 14-Apr-13 17:51:50

Yes, we did buy them from Tons of Tiles and were very pleased with the service. We ordered several samples before choosing a 30X10 cm metro tile described as lime green, but in reality is a much softer colour. I can't see that particular colour on the website now so maybe it's discontinued.

AlwaysReadyForABlether Tue 16-Apr-13 22:04:27

Just to say the tiling is finished in my kitchen now and I think it looks great - not bathroomy at all.

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