Fish scale tiles, also known as mermaid or scalloped tiles, have seen a resurgence in recent times. They are perfect for creating an accent wall, splash backs or eye-catching floor and wall designs.
Design and Texture
Fish scale tiles offer a unique shape that can add style and texture to your space.
They are often associated with a Moroccan influence when used in home décor but can work with most design influences due to the variety of finishes and textures available.
You can choose from flat surfaced tiles for a clean and crisp look, indented tile faces, or undulating tile faces to introduce shadow and shape to your wall or floor. The play of shadows can soften the surface and contrast well with hard stone or wood look tiles.
The color range for fish scale tiles is extensive. Neutral colors such as white, black, greys, and beige are common. However, there are also new exciting color ranges like rustic glazed white, metal plated silver finish, and antique finish that looks like weathered smooth silver in light but charcoal colored in shadow. These unique finishes add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your space.
The arrangement of fish scale tiles can greatly impact the overall effect. They can be arranged facing down for a mermaid scale effect, up for a sunrise effect, to the left or right, diagonally, or in a way that creates soothing curvy lines. Consider transitioning from tile to wall along the tile’s natural shape to draw attention to the unique pattern.
For 2023, fish scale tiles are being flipped on their head to create shapely scallop detailing. Leaving the edges exposed for a scalloped border or freestyling it for a cascading effect that sweeps from one side of the wall to the other can make a striking statement. Finish by painting the wall in a bright, contrasting hue.
Fish scale tiles offer a versatile and stylish choice for your home décor. They are perfect for those looking to add a unique touch to their space. Whether you prefer a Moroccan influence or a beachy interior decor, fish scale tiles can cater to your design needs.