Blog/Tile of the Year 2019 from Original Style

Industrial style bathroom featuring a freestanding nickel bathtub and extra large format blue metal effect porcelain wall tiles

Steel Midnight Blue porcelain tiles from the Tileworks range at Original Style


For almost two decades Pantone, the global colour authority, has made annual announcements as to what it predicts will be the most sought after colour in the coming year. Paint companies have jumped on the bandwagon and make their own predictions for colour of the year. And now it seems to be the turn of the tile.

Industrial style bathroom featuring a freestanding nickel bathtub, Crittall Style shower screen and large format metal effect blue tiles from Original Style

The Steel Midnight Blue tiles make a real statement when used alongside the Antico Casale Fumo brick tiles also from Original Style



At the end of last year, Devon-based tile manufacturer and supplier Original Style announced that Midnight Blue is 2019’s must have tile. The dramatic dark blue metal-effect tile reflects the current interiors trend for moody, dark and atmospheric interiors.

Measuring 1200 x 600 mm, the extra large format oxidised steel effect tiles will add a sense of drama and opulence to any room. And they need not be reserved to the kitchen or bathroom. The added versatility provided by the lengthy dimensions makes these tiles also suitable for use in areas of the home that don’t traditionally feature tiles.

As seen here, the Midnight Blue porcelain tile can be teamed with Original Style’s Antico Casale Fumo brick tiles to create an urban edge with a distinctly industrial feel. This scheme looks impressive in a bathroom but looks equally at home in a living room and would make quite a statement if used in a bedroom.

The rich colour tones of Midnight Blue, with its tonal alterations that are reminiscent of a moody night sky, work particularly well alongside earthy colours, luxurious metallic finishes, warm lighting and nomadic inspired décor in a living space.

The dramatic blue also sits nicely alongside luxurious brass taps, natural greenery and a warehouse window inspired shower screen to create a sumptuous and sophisticated bathroom sanctuary.

An industrial style bathroom featuring the Midnight Blue Tile of the Year 2019 from Original Style

Industrial style brassware and a warehouse window inspired shower screen give this bathroom an urban edge.


Industrial style living room featuring 2019 Tile of the Year Midnight Blue from Original Style

Tiles aren't necessarily commonplace in the living room, but these faux brick and oxidised metal effect tiles look right at home.