The Coolest Bathroom Tile Ideas You Need To Try

White subway tile is overplayed.

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Johnny Valiant

If you're planning a bathroom reno, you may be married to the idea of all-white and marble-everything, but hear us out. There's a place for bold, patterned tile in your life, and we think that's inside your shower. Or on your bathroom wall. Or maybe even your tub? You get the idea. And if you really want to stick with a white, light, and airy vibe, we've got tile ideas for you on this list, too.

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Karyn M. Millet
Ring Around The Rosie

The circular motif of the tile in this San Francisco master bathroom echos the round stool and Roman shade.

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Johnny Valiant
Ombre Amazingness

No—ombre isn't just a trendy hair color. It also looks seriously cool on a tiled bathroom wall.

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yellow and white tile bath
James Carriere
Sunny & Striped

Yellow stripes break up a neutral-tiled wall and add a bit of whimsy.

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justina blakeney bathroom
David Tsay
Feelin' Blue

The pattern—and trio of niches—set off a jewel-like mirror in this tiled shower.

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powder room with blue and gray
Francesco Lagnese
Bringing Sexy Back

The grey side-splash marble tile adds sleekness to this totally sexy bath.

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Trevor Tondro
Go Bold or Go Home

If you're going to do color, why not go bold? This pool house bathroom's sink sits on a 1920s Turkish relief panel, surrounded by walls in vivid green glass tile.

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mosaic tile waves bathroom
Maura McEvoy
Tidal Wave

In the girls' bathroom of a New York apartment, mirrors hang on top of waves of mosaic tiles.

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Trevor Tondro
Honeycomb

Play up a glass-doored shower with an irregular pattern and hexagonal shapes. They're dynamic, but a neutral palette makes sure it isn't too loud visually.

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Jessica Isaac
Under The Sea

This baby blue scallop tile creates a bathroom fit for a mermaid.

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colleen bashaw white and gray bathroom
Maura McEvoy
Ride The Waves

This bathroom's floor tile ebbs and flows across the room, while palm leaf wallpaper adds a tropical touch up top.

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blue and white bathroom
Luca Trovato
Blue and White 4ever

You don't have to tile your whole wall. Instead, try wainscoting glazed tiles to help break up neutral paint.

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christina rottman master bathroom
Jonny Valiant
Splish, Splash

The grays and blues of this California bathroom channel the sea. Instead of your floor making the statement, tile your bathtub and leave everything else more neutral.

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clawfoot tub
Nathan Kirkman
Cast A Hex

If you want max drama, go with a dynamic hexagonal-tile. With a chandelier and gold clawfoot tub, this bathroom is living its most glam life.

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frank roop blue master bathroom
James Merrell
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay

This "fisherman's shack" sits directly on top of the water, so bands of navy tile echo ocean views outside. The floors look shipshape thanks to Carrara hexagonal tiles.

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blue bathroom
Francesco Lagnese
Blue on Blue

A Nantucket beach house's blue master bathroom gets its airy look from high ceilings and walls painted a pale blue. The mosaic tile floor adds even more coastal charm.

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shiplap bathroom
Trevor Tondro
Keep Calm & Cement On

Cement floor tiles pick up the gray and add just the right amount of pattern to this understated bath. They're cool and fresh on bare feet, so the room is luxurious, but in a very modern, relaxed way.

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moroccan tile bathroom
Eric Striffler
Moroccan Your Socks Off

This T-shaped carpet of tile in a Moroccan pattern runs right under the vanity, so every space is covered.

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sigma shower system
Trevor Tondro
Check Yourself

The shower stall of a California guest bathroom features a checkerboard pattern. Since the busy tile is relegated to only the shower floor, it doesn't feel too chaotic.

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clawfoot bathtub
Jean Allsopp
Flower Power

White textured tile and a floral wall-covering create a focal wall in a feminine bathroom.

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light-filled bathroom
Nathan Kirkman
Fake Out

This looks like a rug, but it's actually made out of tile. Bonus: You'll never have to dry clean it.

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portuguese tiles
Amy Neunsinger
Small, But Impactful

Hand-painted Portuguese tiles brings color to this tiny powder room.

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Eric Piasecki
Silver Lining

Silver travertine tiles line the walls and floor of a Boston townhouse's master bath, and it's insanely chic.

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moroccan bathroom
William Abranowicz
Pattern, Pattern Pattern

A Los Angeles powder room, or a Moroccan riad? You could have fooled us.

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Trevor Tondro
Boho Goals

The tile pattern in this 1970s beach house bathroom is based on a block print from India. It's how to make boho feel a bit more modern.

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thg fixtures
Trevor Tondro
Vintage Vibes

If you don't have a modern bath, play up your houses history. These turquoise tiles up the 1930s-inspired vibe.

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cherry blossom bathroom mural
Mark Weinberg/Studio D
Cherry (Blossom) On Top

This master bath was inspired by hanami, the Japanese tradition of going to see the blossoms as part of a celebration of spring.

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chevron floor tile
Trevor Tondro
You Can't Go Wrong With Chevron

It's your favorite pattern for a reason—now try it on on your bathroom floor.

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cl sterling son sconces
Bruce Buck
Frame It

A geometric design encloses the mirror and sconces in a New York bathroom, almost framing it.

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white bathroom with oval tub and polished tile
Francesco Lagnese
Shine On

Skip the matte tile and try polished instead. The tiles in this Georgia beach house's bathroom shine, making it look extra luxe.

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new vintage bathroom
Michael J. Lee
Insert Here

A basket weave insert looks gorg against the marble floor in a Massachusetts master bathroom.

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