When it comes to the best bathroom tiles, these feisty upstarts make a strong case for upping your tile game. From sleek black to tile that beautifully mimics cement, perhaps it’s time you reconsider that safe, white ceramic you’re set on?
Published June 12, 2018, Updated August 3, 2020
Go With a Classic
Glossy subway tiles and sleek matte-black fixtures amp up the sophistication levels in this luxe ensuite bathroom featured on Save My Reno. These simple yet chic tiles leave room for incorporating various styles, as seen here with the shiplap panels on the soaker tub and hexagonal grey floor tiles. See more of how the Save My Reno team transformed a big bedroom into an ultra-functional suite.
When it comes to tile options, introduce a thoroughly modern “wow factor” to your crisp and simple bathroom with both floor and shower tiles. We love the unconventional shapes and geometric patterns paired together here. Find more modern, minimalist bathroom ideas to inspire you.
Pops of Colour
Rise and shine with vivid blocks of tile that will make you smile first thing in the morning. After all, what’s more refreshing that bright pops of colour? It makes for a welcome reprieve from a totally white bathroom.
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Shade It In
Black brick tile is beautifully paired with a chic vanity, lending this anything-but-basic small bathroom some attitude. Throw up a piece of wood art for a little something extra that stands out from the crowd. Want more from the Hidden Potential host? Check out Jasmine Roth’s dreamiest transformations to inspire your next reno.
This spacious bathroom renovated by Scott McGillivray gives us serious vintage vibes, thanks to the farmhouse-style floor tiles. The inspired look instantly elevates an otherwise monochromatic space. Looking for bathroom hacks? We’ve got the best ways to stylishly store and organize your toiletries.
This master bathroom designed by Sarah Richardson checks off all the right boxes, from the luxurious soaker tub to the double vanity. But it’s the soothing pastel blue tiles above the sinks and the non-linear floor tile pattern we love most. It all contributes to a grounding, serene atmosphere. See more from the second season of Sarah Off the Grid.
Herringbone is a clear front runner as one of 2020’s biggest ongoing home trends, and we can totally see why. These shower tiles add a dynamic pattern to an otherwise simple bathroom design.
Natural stone tiles are an absolute show-stopper. Bonus: both the veining pattern and square shape in this design will be forever fashionable, so no need to switch things up in a few years. Find more bathroom design trends that have been popular this year.
Although less common in bathroom designs, an accent wall can add a little oomph to your space. These deep blue brick-style tiles add a pop of colour and texture to this monochromatic space. Before you get started, check out Bryan Baeumler’s top mistakes to avoid when renovating a bathroom.
This light and simple renovation from Island of Bryan star Bryan Baeumler proves that you don’t have to go overboard to give your bathroom a clean touch-up. From the starburst floor pattern to the striped shower tiles, we love everything about this space.
Into the Woods
Give your bathroom some serious nature feels with the addition of wood-inspired tiles paired with a summery shower curtain that will hearken back to your days at summer camp. If you love this outdoorsy vibe, check out these fresh cottage decorating ideas.
For those who prefer the dark side, this black marbled approach is the way to go. Differentiate between the square tiles featured on the walls and those that make up the floors for a mix-match flow that seamlessly blends together.
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