Who really cares about the trends for bathroom tiles? They change all the time – pink, blush, subway, blue, green! The truth is that none of us rebuilds a bathroom in a year or two, right? So, why am I even writing this post and wasting your time? Good question.
I believe that there is a big difference between trends and fads. Practical, useful and beautiful trends are here to stay. Weird and crazy fads are like a one night stand. They are tempting but never stay for long.
Here I share some bathroom tiles trends hoping that this will help you to save money and get the result that you want- a functional and inspiring bathroom that will serve you for a long time!
Note: If in doubt, contact me for a design consultation before buying. Bathroom design is my passion so I am here to help.
Herringbone Bathroom Tiles
Herringbone bathroom tiles, both on the walls and the floors replaced the subway tile. I like herringbone because it offers an unexpected and easy way to use inexpensive tile for an interesting look. You can play with different colors, textures- from ceramics to marble. Don’t forget the grout color to help you define the pattern.
In the above bathroom, herringbone bathroom tiles are installed using matching grout color which contributes to a softer look.
A perfect tile pattern matching between the two walls is obvious here. The contrast between the grout and the white tile is graphic and sharp. I am guessing this was an intention of the design. If this is the look you want, consider carrying it through with fixtures and furniture.
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Timeless Neutral Colors and Black and White Bathroom Tiles
Neutral colors bathroom tiles, as well as a black and white combination, is always in style. There is no limit to different options if you want to stay away from colors. Use textures, shapes, and patterns if you want a variety without adding strong colors.
A combination of similar geometry in different scale for the backsplash and the floor is possible because of neutral colors. The bathroom looks like you never want to leave it. So relaxing!
Waterjet mosaics is highlighting this beautiful shower. Notice that this shower is barrier free with a linear drain installed in the back. The design is not only stunning but also highly functional.
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Patterns-Field Bathroom Tiles
Patterned tile (called field tile) is here to stay for a long time thanks to boho style movement as well as the love for the mid-century design. Be careful not to overdo it. A pattern- on-pattern design is lovely if done right.
I love the bathroom above and everything in it. The pattern is used in relationship with solid color tile, and it lets your eye to rest and appreciate it much more than if it was all over the place.
Above is an example of overdoing it with a pattern in my opinion. Even if you got it on sale and love it try to stay away from using it all over the place.
Here above is another example of a great application of patterns.
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Cement Look Bathroom Tile
Cement look is not just for commercial spaces anymore. It can look very cool in residential bathrooms. Have a look below:
Cement look is very popular and it will continue for quite a long time.
Choose a minimalistic style and use concrete tiles while introducing natural elements, such as rustic or reclaimed wood. Very cool!
Statement Colors for Bathroom Tiles
Statement colors for bathroom tiles are confidently coming back. They made a timid entrance with pastels and then blossomed into a variety of shades and tones that are much stronger.
Blue and Green Bathroom Tiles
It is no longer just all blue or all green. You will see many photos of bathrooms with a combination of green and blue. Green is not so timid anymore. In the previous years, blue colors and tints were dominating choices by many people. In the years to come, we will see more of deep green and sage.
Here above are the examples of successful, dreamy and original tile design. Love it!
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Terrazzo Bathroom Tiles
Terrazzo bathroom tile is not just for the floors. They are now used for the walls as well.
Color Blocks with Penny Rounds Bathroom Tiles
It all started with creative designers who were using recycled bottle caps for wall art. Then the penny rounds trend was picked up by tile manufacturers and it became instantly popular. Now penny rounds bathroom tile comes in any imaginable color. But that is not all. The latest trend is color blocking with penny rounds, and I love it!
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New Art Deco Bathroom Tile
Energetic, sexy, and powerful art deco style is now revived with a modern twist! But now it is not limited to architecture and furniture. Thanks to modern technology and printing capabilities, you can have your bathroom tile in a variety of patterns.
New Art Deco style backsplash is all about geometry of different forms in this bathroom. Gold finish of the lighting fixtures, the faucet, and the mirror create a composition while nickel pulls of the vanity work with the flooring. The vanity looks like a fine furniture piece that effortlessly floats above the surface. Rustic and refined at the same time!
Fantasy Marble Bathroom Tiles
It is fun to fantasize and be open to the interpretations of nature. There is nothing remotely boring about a backsplash in fantasy marble!
Ombre Effect Bathroom Tiles
Remeber ombre a few years ago? I was interviewed by Sherwin Williams as well as Vision Magazine on the subject. Guess what? Now you can see gentle gradation of colors that an ombre effect offers in your own bathroom.
What is out?
If you are planning on bathroom renovation and looking for bathroom tiles I suggest to stay away from a stripe of listello across the top of your shower.
I am fascinated to see so many options and bathroom tile designs. I just scratched the surface here in this article, but please tell me what you think. If you need me to consult you before you buy I will be thrilled to do that. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.