darren

  1. selecting wood-look tile throughout

  2. selecting dimensions of (above) wood-look tile

  3. selecting tile shape, design and accent feature white/white tile for shower


#1 - SELECTING WOOD-LOOK TILE THROUGHOUT

Client Selected

Client stated they want not too light but not too dark, and that he wants to run some of the tones throughout with the furniture.  I think an ash-gray tone with very subtle tans, silvers and whites mixed in will help give a modern look and allow for integration of similar tones as well as compliment the white structure units (countertops, cabinets, etc).  Client chose a tone titled "Tabula" by a company called "Centura".  Although my person opinion would be a tone similar to the one in the photo below, I believe the one you selected would work too.

 

 

MY PERSONAL CHOICE ----



#2 -SELECTING DIMENSIONS OF (ABOVE) WOOD-LOOK TILE

I believe a long plank style would be the most modern and help to elongate / connect your space.  The size I recommend is 6" x 24", a common size in wood-tile.

(Please only pay attention to the sizes of the tiles below, not the colors.  Although I do like both colors.)


#3 - SELECTING TILE SHAPE, DESIGN + 
ACCENT FEATURE WHITE/WHITE TILE FOR SHOWER

I agree with client as far as tone-on-tone (white).  Whether you want to do a matte vs. glossy or all same type with a decorative border or a recessed storage inlay, all would suit your look.  below are examples of the options available that i believe are the most appealing, functional and modern but timeless.

Explanations in accordance from top to bottom.

  • 1st --  vertical herringbone recessed with silver & white against a horizontal white subway tile

    • The colors and differing shapes both complement & contrast each other
       
  • 2nd -- less condensed white marble with a harder, more condensed white marble recessed inlay

    • The tones graduating into each other brings similar tones in a contrasting formation
       
  • 3rd -- a "reversal" 

    • The wood from the floors on the inside of the shower and the bathroom floor from the apartment and shower surfaces white, reversing the contrast  leading to a surprisingly refreshing appearance
       

  • 4th -- multitude of storage and wide DIFFERENTIATION of shapes

    • Although introducing a new color such as this photo would be lovely, I would stick to white on white.  However, I would suggest shapes and reflection-levels similar to this, where you have an extra large matte white tiles with a long storage recessed inlay with lots of storage that is outfitted with tiny, glass, 1x1 shiny tiles.