15 Shower Tile Ideas

Blue and white patterned tile in bathroom shower

The Spruce / Michelle Becker

Whether you want to create a zen-like spa vibe or prefer to use your shower as a design opportunity to go wild with color, pattern, and texture, shower tile options are endless. Here are some designer ideas to help inspire your own shower tile makeover.

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    Pretty Pattern

    Shower tile

    Lauren Miller / Ashley Montgomery Design


    For this simple, cheerful bathroom from Ashley Montgomery Design, a vintage-inspired black-and-white patterned tile with an airy design adds a delicate graphic punch in the shower and spills onto the floor for a cohesive look. Wood and gold-toned metallics add warmth to the monochromatic palette.

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    Blue and White

    Blue shower tile

    Mike Garten / Studio DB


    You can't go wrong with a blue bathroom. This fun contemporary bathroom designed by Manhattan-based architecture and interiors firm Studio DB has a trippy Greek Islands at 3 AM after plenty of ouzo vibe with hexagonal blue-and-white shower and floor tile in a quirky modern design. Contrasting orange accents and bright white throughout the space keeps the color and pattern from overwhelming.

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    Seafoam Green

    Green shower tile

    Romanek Design Studio




    For this serene, organic bathroom designed by LA-based Brigette Romanek of Romanek Design Studio, gorgeous seafoam green tiles on the walls and floor of this expansive shower create a dreamy low key spa feel. The slanted wood clad ceiling, picture window, and bright white organic modern work together to create a bathroom where you will want to linger.

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    Orange Crush

    Stunning shower tile

    Matthew WIlliams / Studio DB


    This feel-good orange-and-white patterned shower tile in a bathroom designed by Manhattan-based architecture and interiors firm Studio DB is graphic, colorful, daring, and energizing. It's a great example of how easy it is to turn a simple bathroom into a statement room. Clear glass doors on the spacious shower show off the tile to its full effect.

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    Teal Green

    Blue shower tile

    Matthew Williams / Studio DB


    This spacious shower designed by Manhattan-based architecture and interiors firm Studio DB uses saturated, atmospheric patterned teal green tile on three walls to create an enveloping space that conjures up a dip in the sea. Glass shower doors allow the color to shine.

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    Vintage Modern

    Shower tile ideas

    House Nine Interior Design




    Jojo Barr at UK-based House Nine Interior Design used graphic zigzag white and black shower tile on the walls and floors of this stylish bathroom. A pair of glass doors with black metal grid frames, a reclaimed wood accent wall above the classic tub, and teal paint on the wall above the double vintage pedestal-style sinks creates a pleasing mix of old and new, a punchy, pleasing atmosphere grounded in history with modern sass and edge.

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    Groovy Neutrals

    Groovy shower tile

    Mike Garten / Studio DB


    For this lighthearted bathroom designed by Manhattan-based Studio DB, groovy swirly patterned tile in a subdued soft gray and white palette creates a shower with attitude that is more of a wink than a loud statement. Shocking pink paint on the underside of the freestanding sink adds an extra dose of cheekiness and plays off the otherwise neutral tones of the tile.

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    Color Block Black and White

    Black and white shower tile

    Leclair Decor



    This sharp bathroom from Ottawa-based Leclair Decor has a warm modern feeling thanks to the use of shower tiling in a mixture of textures with black and white color blocking. It's a look that is easy to achieve and creates a sense of depth and architectural interest that makes the space more inviting. A warm wood sink console, vintage rug, and natural pottery lend earthy vibes to keep it feeling friendly and not too stark.

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    Alternating Layers

    Shower tile

    Leclair Decor



    Ottawa-based Leclair Decor updated the spacious bathroom of a historic Montreal home by using alternating layers of soft gray and white tiling to create a frame within a frame within a frame on the shower wall. This simple trick adds visual interest, texture and allure to the shower while keeping the overall look light and bright and creating a handy storage niche for soap and shampoo. A teak wood shower bench adds a touch of warmth and black metal accents on the glass shower doors adds a graphic touch.

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    Well Marbled

    Shower tile



    For the bathroom of a remodeled 1950’s house by noted Pacific Northwest modernist Roland Terry, Seattle-based OreStudios chose large square marble tiles on the shower wall, with smaller gray and white toned tiles on the shower floor to add texture and keep the overall look harmonious, serene, and timeless. Gold-tone accents and pale oak cabinetry and sink console add warmth and contrast.

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    Graphic Black

    Black graphic shower tile




    For the Puget Sound bathroom of a graphic designer and fine artist, Seattle-based OreStudios chose graphic black tiles in varying sizes with white grout that creates an unconventional and visually stimulating pattern on the shower walls. Small white penny tiles with black grout were used for the shower floor and to create a soap niche, adding variation and interest while sticking to the sophisticated color palette.

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    Baby Blue

    Baby blue shower tile




    In this serene bathroom design from OreStudios, robin's egg blue tiles in the shower of a remodeled 1910 Seattle mansion have a classic look that works well with the home's historic bones but nonetheless feel fresh and updated. Using the same powder blue tile in the shower niche makes it disappear, and using soft gray tiles on the shower floor and glass doors keeps the modest sized shower feeling light and airy.

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    Wood Effect

    Wood effect shower tile




    In a 1950s rambler north of Seattle with a lush garden outside the windows, OreStudios used wide pale wood effect shower tile with a matching shower niche. Simple silver-toned plumbing fixtures and glass doors help create an airy and relaxing shower area that fits in with the overall design of the house, which aims to bring the outdoors inside.

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    Rustic Industrial

    Shower tile

    Lauren Miller / Ashley Montgomery Design



    White subway tile on the walls of this spacious shower in a bathroom designed by Ashley Montgomery Design is a perfect foil for a rustic paved stone shower floor. A black painted ceiling and sink console adds a tough edge to the rustic industrial design.

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    Black Herringbone

    Black herringbone shower tile

    Leclair Decor



    In this stylish modern traditional bathroom, the designers at Ottawa-based Leclair Decor used glossy black subway tiles in a herringbone pattern on the shower wall and bright white paint throughout the space to achieve a modern traditional look that is echoed throughout the home. The black-and-white palette is softened with warm wood and metallic accents.