30 Beautiful Bathroom Tile Design Ideas

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A tiling project can be a great way to completely change the look of a bathroom. You can go with a relaxing feel with tile in neutral tones, add some visual interest with mosaic tile, or make an impact with large-scale bathroom tile. The options are virtually endless to find a design that's perfect for your style and your space.

Here are 30 bathroom tile design ideas to help inspire you.

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    Modern Gray and White

    modern gray bathroom tile
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    This modern bathroom uses a minimalist color scheme with white walls and shades of dark gray porcelain wall and floor tiles. The fixtures and accessories are also simple. There's a plain glass wall shower and double sinks with a plain black countertop and white sink basins. 

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    Accent and Border Tiles

    bathroom tile with a decorative border
    Daltile

    When used with discretion, border and accent tiles can add pizazz without breaking your tile budget or overwhelming the space. This bathroom features a continuous band of accent tile from Daltile along the bathtub that is also used as a border between the second and third row of wall tiles. A diamond-shaped accent tile adds additional interest. 

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    Tile Insets

    bathroom tile in an accent alcove
    Interceramic

    It takes a certain kind of bathroom to be able to pull off this look. Large, 16-inch square tiles with a wall inset give this room a unique and regal look. The floor also features an inset with diagonally set tiles framed by an accent border. 

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    Striking Harlequin

    harlequin bathroom tile
    American Olean

    This bathroom features a lively design of sharply contrasting black-and-white harlequin tiles above the sink. To prevent the space from becoming overwhelming, the designer has toned down the black-and-white pattern with conventional white subway tile on the rest of the walls.

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    Classic Ornate

    ornate bathroom tile in blue and cream
    American Olean

    Can it get any more lavish than this? American Olean pulled out all the stops with its Candalara Glass line. The silvery blue chair rail works perfectly with the blue square wall tile, and the neutral ivory on the lower walls and floor help to keep the space feeling open and bright.

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    Relaxed and Elegant

    neutral beige square bathroom tile
    American Olean

    A soothing tile design guaranteed for restful baths, this offering from American Olean infuses your bathroom with high style. The neutral square floor tile blends perfectly into the slightly smaller wall tile. And the chair rail adds a subtle but elegant touch.

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    Plentiful Patterns

    checkerboard bathroom tile
    American Olean

    This bathroom tile features a distinctive diagonal design with an inset border behind the bathtub. It stands in sharp contrast with the checkerboard floor design. The variety of angles and patterns makes for a visually energizing bathroom, but the neutral color scheme keeps it from becoming overwhelming.

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    Cool and Simple Whites

    white mosaic bathroom tile
    American Olean

    An all-white bathroom tile layout can feel cold and sterile. That's why this bathroom features off-white floor tile that is a salt-and-pepper mosaic with contrasting gray grout. This prevents the white from being flat and boring. The collection is from American Olean's Salt and Pepper B&M group.

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    Elegant Travertine

    travertine tile in a shower
    American Olean

    In addition to the elegant natural stone travertine wall tile, this bathroom includes extra functional touches, such as the seat and corner soap dishes. Plus, the shower features a subtle but stylish inset. This tile is from American Olean's Azteca tile collection.

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    Coffee, Wine, and Ice Color Scheme

    square bathroom tile with blue accents
    American Olean

    This modern bathroom features large swatches of color from the American Olean Glacier Tile collection. Open showers require extra floor space to allow for a "splash zone." That means you can go a little bigger and bolder with your colors and design without it feeling overwhelming.

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    Porcelain Walls and Floor

    ceramic beige bathroom tile
    Armstrong

    This bathroom features easy-to-install 13-inch porcelain tile from Armstrong's Avignon collection. The same tile used for the floor extends halfway up the walls. Notice the floor pattern with inset tiles set at a diagonal and framed by a border. This gives the space some subtle flair and prevents all the tile from blending together.

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    Basic but Beautiful

    ceramic marble tile
    Armstrong

    Formal yet friendly, this bathroom tile design is an affordable installation using Armstrong ceramic tile. The same tile is used for the floor and walls, but the walls are bordered by a complementary accent tile and trim border from the same collection. 

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    Diagonal Mosaic Inlay

    diagonal mosaic inlay on a bathroom floor
    American Florim

    This bathroom tile design highlights American Florim's Navajo Series inlaid in the center of the floor. Turned diagonally and with a border added, this embellishment is well worth the time and nominal expense to install it. It acts like a tile area rug to bring together the space.

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    Glass Mosaic Backsplash

    mosaic backsplash
    Marazzi

    Mosaic tile was practically invented for the bathroom. Its small scale works well in what's typically a smaller room in your home. And there is no better place for mosaic tile than around the sink area to act as a focal point. A mirror helps to break up the pattern, so it doesn't feel busy.

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    Pink With Metal Mosaic

    metallic mosaic backsplash
    Ann Sacks

    This is a bathroom straight out of 1940s Hollywood. It's pure fantasy with the curved back wall, the 5/8-inch brushed stainless steel mosaic tiles from Ann Sacks, and the Kohler pink Dolce Vita vessel sink. This bathroom certainly requires a homeowner with stylish flair. 

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    White, Black, and Blue Geometrics

    blue patterned tile
    Ann Sacks

    Ann Sacks' tile features many patterns and styles that you won't typically see on the racks at big box home improvement centers. Case in point: this glossy 2-by-6-inch tile that sports a white, black, and light blue pattern. It's one of those rare tiles that works equally well in bathrooms for children or adults.

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    Retro '60s Starburst

    retro starburst bathroom tile
    Ann Sacks

    A blast from the past? These starburst tiles from Ann Sacks come in pastel yellow and green, as well as a putty-colored one. At 4 square inches, they are versatile and would look great on the shower walls, tub surround, or lower wall section.

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    Mosaic Wall With Complementary Floor

    dark tile on bathroom walls
    Ann Sacks

    This wall tile from Ann Sacks, called Zen Weave Mosaic, is a stunning mixture of dark colors. The floor tile, Petal in Gray, picks up on the occasional tan highlights sprinkled throughout the wall mosaic. Overall, it creates a moody, contemporary bathroom design.

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    Concrete Floor Tile

    concrete patterned floor tile
    Ann Sacks

    Fanciful swirls move from tile to tile in this design from Ann Sacks/Andy Fleishman. No matter which direction you set the tile, it will always mate up with swirls in adjoining tile. These 12-by-12-inch concrete tiles can be butted edge to edge without grout, or they can be grouted as shown here.

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    Shades of Gray

    gray subway tile
    Bedrosian's

    This bathroom is high-style urban design with everything in a different shade of gray. And those tile names? Chelsea, Battery Park, Greenwich, and Midtown. On the bathroom wall, there's a classic gray subway tile. And the floor features a stone-glass blend tile from Bedrosian's Manhattan Series.

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    Vertical Mosaic

    glass and stone bathroom tile
    Bedrosian's

    Toilet enclosures are often dim, dismal affairs—nothing more than drywall boxes. But this bathroom brightens up its divider with glass-stone blend mosaic tile from Bedrosian's Manhattan Series. The vertical placement of the tile adds to the visual interest, making the tile the star of this bathroom.

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    Marble-Look Porcelain

    marble porcelain tile on a bathroom wall
    Bedrosian's

    You can have real marble tile in your bathroom. But that natural stone comes with a high price and ongoing maintenance. So many tile manufacturers now offer porcelain tile that looks like natural stone, such as marble. This one comes from Bedrosian's Calacatta line of porcelain tile. Porcelain is a form of ceramic tile with a very low water absorption rate, which adds to its durability and longevity.

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    Large-Scale Porcelain

    large-scale bathroom tile
    Bedrosian's

    You'll need a large bathroom to have tile this big. This bathroom floor is 24-by-24-inch glazed porcelain tile from Bedrosian's Cesare Magnus series, designed to look like natural stone. Laying the floor tile in this grid pattern creates a clean look that complements the diamond and mosaic wall tiles.

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    Oval Accents

    white oval bathroom tile
    Nemo Tile

    Beautiful white tile from Nemo Tile introduces smooth, graceful ovals to an accent wall in this bathroom. At 10 inches wide and 5 inches tall, this tile would be overwhelming if it were used on all the walls. But it's perfect for highlighting one particular area and nicely complements the oval bathtub.

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    Glossy Wall and Striking Floor

    white rectangular wall tile and black-and-white diamond floor tile
    Nemo Tile

    This entire bathroom has several stunning tile accents. The wall features Nemo's Frame Cotton, a high-gloss off-white with a large rectangular pattern. The tub surround features a complementary black rectangle. And the diagonal checkerboard floor tile in black and white ties it all together.

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    Oversized Subway Tiles

    oversized subway wall tile
    Merola Tile

    Subway tile brings a simple, traditional, and clean look to the bathroom. And it's versatile enough to work with many design styles. At 8 by 12 inches, these white Merola wall tiles qualify as subway tile—though quite large ones. But they still bring those clean lines to the space.

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    Modern Mottled Gray Porcelain

    gray porcelain tile
    Merola

    If you like a stark modern look, consider a tile like this 10-by-13-inch Merola Rapunzel Gray. Pair this kind of modern tile with other contemporary bathroom elements, such as a vessel sink, floating countertop, and fixtures that mount to the wall.

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    A True Stone-Look Porcelain

    porcelain floor tile that looks like stone
    Stonepeak

    Not all "stone-look" porcelain tile truly looks like stone, but this one does. The tiles covering the shower and bathroom floor are from Stonepeak's Quartzite collection. These tiles have sharp, 90-degree edges that allow you to fit them tightly together for a neat look. 

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    Linear Copper Tub Surround

    linear copper wall tile
    Villagio Stone and Tile

    Copper-tinged linear porcelain tiles are used for this bathtub surround. This tile comes from Villagio Tile & Stone. Copper-colored tile can bring warmth to a sterile bathroom space. And it pairs perfectly with copper bathroom fixtures.

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    Enormous Wall Tiles

    large-scale dark bathroom wall tile
    Hispano Azul

    Most bathroom tiles range from tiny mosaics up to around 13 square inches. But this bathroom features massive 23.5-square-inch tiles from Hispano Azul set in a grid pattern from floor to ceiling. Large tile is impressive on its own, so you can keep the layout simple.