For Shelley Cattle of Fowler Homes Waikato, the use of blue as an accent colour in this new home almost happened by chance.
With a penchant for coastal luxe interiors, where soft neutral greys, white and natural woods work in harmony, Shelley Cattle knew that this home, with its somewhat rural outlook, required a slightly different aesthetic and a pop of bold colour that would connect to its setting.
Crisp, clean lines with universal appeal
Wanting the tiles in this home to have crisp clean lines with universal appeal, Shelley Cattle narrowed in on the City collection of 100x300mm subway wall tiles for the master ensuite – a collection of high gloss tiles with straight rectangular edges available in 11 colourways.
With a uniform colour, no surface undulation and no wavy edges, the City tiles had the contemporary, fresh aesthetic she was hoping for.
From there everything fell into place.
There were really only two of the City colourways she felt appropriate for this home, both in shades of blue.
A cocooning and soothing character
The co-owner and operator of Fowler Homes Waikato selected City Navy Blue, a rich deep blue which has a cocooning and soothing character.
This was tiled to the ceiling behind the bath and walk-in shower in a vertically stacked pattern that further emphasised the clean, minimalist lines she was after.
The adjoining walls were tiled in Blanco Brillo White Mat and the space was then tied together with Shabby Bianco, a soft grey cement-effect porcelain with a slightly industrial character – the perfect choice in this contemporary, semi-rural setting.
The Shabby Bianco flowed across the floor and into the shower and behind the bath, terminating in a full-length nib wall shelf.