Top Trends for Bathroom Tiles: Bathroom Tiles Ideas

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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. Creating patterns is my passion so I am here. to help.
Image Source: Doherty Design Studio
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 fantacy 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.

Suggested materials:

  • Boreal Blue 24×48 Porcelain Tile Boreal Blue   (
  • Do Up Reverse Sky 24×48 Porcelain Tile   (

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  • Karen Johnson Karen Johnson on Apr 17, 2020

    Love all your great design ideas. We built a log home in 2005. The master bedroom & bathroom are one big area. We would like to replace the carpet with tile however the tile on the toilet room floor, in the shower & around jacuzzi bath tub area is no longer available. The floor tile size in the rest of the house is 18x18, color is beige, tan & gray marbled effect. What would you suggest for a possible floor tile color & designator the master bedroom & bath area?


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