Eight kitchens with tiled worktops that are pretty but practical

Fruit Box, UK, by Nimtim Architects London studio Nimtim Architects opted for bright white tiles to cover the worktops of this kitchen and teamed them with plywood cupboards, shelves and drawers for a deliberately simple look.

East Village Apartment, USA, by GRT Architects The focal point of this kitchen in an East Village apartment is an island covered in oxblood-coloured tiles, which stand out against a backdrop of white-oak cabinetry with oversized handles.

West Bend House, Australia, by Brave New Eco Duck-egg blue tiles adorn the surfaces of this galley kitchen, which studio Brave New Eco created in West Bend House in Melbourne.

De Sijs, Belgium, by Officeu Architects Officeu Architects combined a mix of pastel-hued square tiles to decorate the worktops in this kitchen, which features in the De Sijs co-housing project in Leuven.

Palma Hideaway, Spain, by Mariana de Delás Green tiles are used to create focal points throughout this lofty apartment, which architect Mariana de Delás has hidden in a former motorcycle workshop in Palma de Mallorca.

Screen House, UK, by Studio Ben Allen This pared-back kitchen features inside Screen House, a north London flat that was modernised and reconfigured by Studio Ben Allen.

Dawnridge House, USA, by Field Architecture Large grey tiles are used across the countertops of this wooden kitchen, which Field Architecture designed within a house in California.

Bismarck House, Australia, by Andrew Burges Architects At Bismarck House in Bondi, Andrew Burges Architects used a palette of what it described as "outdoor materials" across the ground floor.

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