9 Green Tile Ideas That Bring a Fresh Feel To Your Bathroom

  • 01 of 09

    Tile Backsplash In 3 Shades of Green

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    Green Square Tiles On Bathroom Backsplash. Getty / Fotosearch

    Full disclosure: I'm a sucker for green in the bathroom.  Not just any green, but vibrant, glowing, SAHD-destroying green that makes you feel alive the moment you turn on the light.

    One awesome way to bring green colors into your bathroom is with ceramic or porcelain tile or glass mosaic tile.

    And within that realm of tile, you might want to install it as a backsplash along the countertop.

    So, if you're not a green maniac like me, you'll be limiting your green commitment to just four rows of 1-inch square tiles.  And if you end up loving the color, you can always extend to other areas of the bathroom, such as the shower/tub.

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  • 02 of 09

    Pure Green Simplicity--In 4" Square Tiles

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    Green 4 x 4 Ceramic Tiles Near Bathtub. Getty / Kate Davis

    No bells and whistles, no drama, no fireworks: this is simple, pure green tile.

    Yes, these are 4-inch square ceramic tiles, your standard bathroom tiles that would pass unnoticed if white (or, if viewed by prospective home buyers, with a resolution to take a sledgehammer to them and lay down some real tile.)

    But color saves the day. Imagine laying back in the tub and losing yourself in this color.

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  • 03 of 09

    3 x 1 Startling Green Glass Tiles Behind Swirly Bathroom Sink

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    Green Glass Tiles Behind Bathroom Sink. Getty / Glow Decor

    Which one is more awesome, the crisp green 1" x 3" glass tiles on the wall...or that swirly sink?  

    Note how the vertical white lines counterbalance the green. Otherwise, we might overdose on green (yes, it is possible; just wait until the end of this gallery).

    Another nifty detail is how the tiler laid the tiles in brickwork fashion, giving the field an orderly, modern look.

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  • 04 of 09

    Green Tile In Bathroom Demarcates Sink Area

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    Large Light Green 12 x 12 Tiles In Bathroom. Getty / JazzIRT

    Great usage of green tile in this large bathroom. First of all, the designer toned down the green. Employing those electric greens we saw in earlier photos would be too much, too bright.

    Then: this sherbet green tile demarcates the sink/shower portion, providing a visual border between this and the toilet area.

    You're also looking at a thoroughly contemporary bathroom style:  frameless glass shower, wall-mount toilet, vessel sinks, and yes, a cantilevered (wall-mount) bathroom sink.

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  • 05 of 09

    Retro Green 1960s Shower Tiles

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    Retro Starburst Tiled Shower. © Ann Sacks

    When Ann Sacks, one of my favorite tile retailers, offered these 4" Starburst tiles, I fell in love with them right away.

    Also available in putty and pastel yellow, these retro tiles work best when sprinkled among other, non-embossed tiles of the same color (as seen just to the left of the shower head).

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  • 06 of 09

    Green Celery Shower Tiles?

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    Shower Tile - Barry Celery Tile. © Ann Sacks

    Another very lazy, relaxed matte green shower tile from the Ann Sacks/Barbara Barry series.  From this article, I note:

    A purely simple and clean tile choice and layout for this shower: square 5" x 5" glossy tiles in gloss, towards the bottom bisected by 3" x 6" tiles, and then at the very base 1" x 5" surface bullnose.

    Layout is unusual and frantic, though. That narrow band of listello tile, two rows down from the inset, feels uneven and irregular. Otherwise, a gorgeous shower tile.


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  • 07 of 09

    Sea-Green Glass Mosaic Tile Makes Shower Area Gorgeous

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    Modern Bathroom With Rich Green Tile and Cantilevered Counter. Getty / Macie J Noskowski

    This combination of the sea-green glass tile around the bathtub area and the natural wood wall-mounted counter is unbeatable.

    Luxuriate in that extra-long stretch tub as the light pours through the windows and cascades over shimmering tile.

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  • 08 of 09

    Green and Blue Glass Tiles Around Shower

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    Green and Blue Glass Tiles Around Tub. Getty / YinYang

    A perfect counterbalance to the medium-dark wood bathroom cabinets is the multi-color glass tile that makes up the finish of this large frameless glass shower and the bathtub surround.

    Green tile combined with blues and browns is a smart combination, and it brings down the total "greenness" of the room, if you happen to like the color but not necessarily love it.

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  • 09 of 09

    Can You Overdose On Green In a Bathroom?

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    Shower With Tons of Green Tile and Frameless Shower. Getty / Lisa Romerein

    This is the greenest bathroom for the green-lover. Unless you're such a person, this bathroom might just be a total turn-off for you.

    But a climax is always the best way to end a story, isn't it?

    For red and blue bathrooms, see there: