Two Designers on 8 Bathroom Shower Tile Ideas to Try in 2020

Designs, Colors and Tiles Ideas, 8 Bathroom trends for 2020

Two Designers on 8 Bathroom Shower Tile Ideas to Try in 2020
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The next year is coming and with him the Designs, Colors, and Tiles Ideas, so here it is the 8 Bathroom trends for 2020.

Often the concept of the bathroom design is linked to the whole living space design arrangement, and its style is determined by the full visual idea. There is also a variety in the bathroom design trends when it comes to the minimalist bathroom’s design for small urban dwellings and the luxurious large houses with bathtubs, jacuzzi, and large walk-in showers.

1. Modern Bathroom Designs

The big names on the international design scene are working on bathroom collections, inventing and collaborating with manufactures for creating a wide variety of shower and bathroom appliances. Which comes to show the importance of the subject, the trends in bathroom design are strong and influenced by global developments as any other aspect of interior design tendencies.

2. Compact Living

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The Danish furniture design studio Norm Architects offer a stylish modular system of consoles and furniture, along with an elegant daybed and a pouf, suitable for the bathroom and other premises of the home called Frame & Rest.

Inspired by mid-century industrial interiors and embodying the Nordic attitude towards simplicity and elegance in combination with creative Italian craftsmanship this collection successfully satisfies the market search for versatile bathroom furniture.

3. Woodworking

Wood replaces the cold ceramics, and the smart merger between bathroom and bedroom creates a warm and comfortable atmosphere. The wooden panels that radiate from wall to ceiling create a unique expression for the clean, modern design. Simplified shapes and an abundance of wood as a material provide an optical rest and serine emanation for the open bathroom concept.

And speaking of marble, it has its trendy statement, carrying the clear, elegant lines of the Nordic style, or offering contemporary dynamic spotty presence the marble bathtub is not the only luxury is an artistic statement.

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We explore the design but we never forget the color trend for a bathroom design. The bicolor combinations is a coming keen on the bathroom design scene, white on the inside, colored on the outside or a combination of entirely black basins and toilets with eye-catching shades on the ceramics around.

The delicate pink tonality, give an elegant and soft atmosphere for the bathroom arrangement where a fine contour line is drawn around the objects. Inspired by the harmony and contrasting dialog between forms, volumes, and materials the collection evokes purity and airy feel for the thin metal pieces and the exquisite marble details.

Another material that inspired a trendy color and textural expression is the concrete. You can see it in a beautiful contemporary expression of an urban concert, in its soft form, that thanks to the full versatility of sizes and shapes: hexagons and mosaics, or in herringbone pattern gives a new, dynamic expression to the bathroom in a trendy gray hue.

First, the graphic patterns and 3D expressions of the tiles are becoming light, with delicate contours, keep delicate and in the same colors and the main tile body.

There is also a visible play of shapes, prints and geometric forms and between matt and glaze surfaces. The triangular shapes and contrasted between the main surface and the gaps filling.

As for colors Denim blue and mutter earthly tonalities seem to be hot and trendy in these new collections.

The six dusty shades create a light three-dimensional effect, which brings a fluxional and linear movement. The geometry of the shapes carved in alternating matt or glass surfaces gives a dynamic expression for this trendy collection.

The tape begins with standard black and white base tiles that feature eight patterns in five different shades. The small, colorful patterns lay on top of the raw tiles is at first hard to decipher until you get closer. Tape can be used indoors and out, and for both floors and walls, with an endless array of possible combinations.

Beyond just functional, in the sense that this tiles composition offers an easily cleaned surface for walls and floors, the patterns that can be created between the color and geometrics variety of the collection take on a modern artistic element you don’t see with most tile collections these days.

6. Modern Bathtub Designs

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The freestanding tub is very hot and trendy in the international design scene lately. Its creative forms vary from traditionally inspired to imaginatively modern, the textures, materials, and expressions of this bathroom piece are rich and diverse.

It is interesting to follow what creations are composed of renowned and creative designers from all around the world, so we will explore them in detail.

But one thing is sure the bathtub is no longer just a functional addition is an expressive ornament, integral piece of modern bathroom design that invites pleasure and aesthetical delight.

7. Matte Black Bathroom Fixtures Are on Trend

Matte black bathroom fixtures with a dash. The eclectic style inspiration for this collection is giving bout elegant and progressive feature to any bathroom decor, the dark stylistic can be applied in classic designs or innovative combinations it will always provide an expressive statement.

8. Playing with Contrasts

Combining the simple geometrical shapes with rich tactile elements, the rectangular monolith of the base with the round arch of the pipes.

Even the design set of the bathroom collection offers juxtaposition between the undulated shapes of the rough brick construct and the smooth surface of the bathroom elements.

This intriguing dialog can be wonderfully rendered in any contemporary setting.

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Two Designers on 8 Bathroom Shower Tile Ideas to Try in 2020
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We try to be really good at keeping our promises. We told you in our 2020 kitchen trends post that we would be back with more trends this week, and I am pleased to give you our 2020 bathroom trends report (since it was the other favorite last year:)).

Last week we talked about the dream of the “fantasy kitchen” but if you ask me, the “fantasy bathroom” is right up there.

I mean it’s really too close to call because who doesn’t ALSO want a beautiful bathroom to leisurely bathe and pamper themselves silly in? So to help plan your fantasy bathroom mood board, or maybe a real mood board if you’re lucky, we have compiled nine trends that we’re banking on seeing all over the interwebs this year. Some are unexpected and some (in our opinion) are a long time coming (in a great way). Let’s put on our shower caps and see what 2020 is going to look …

1. Color Saturated High Gloss Tiles

design by soho house los angeles | photography by sebastian boettcher

Yep, 2020 is new, colorful, AND shiny.

Now, most bathroom tiles have at least a subtle sheen to them because, well, they need to be water-resistant (duh) and easy to clean (which a gloss provides).

But what has not been in vogue is the super shiny gloss. Matte has been ruling for far too long and 2020 is here to stage a coup.

design by thomas walter of atlelier ordinaire | photo by amandine & jules | via domino

What is also VERY EXCITING is that bold colors are finally taking a tile stand. To be clear, we will never not love a clean white/neutral bathroom but we are also, more than ever, ready to see bold and even jewel-toned tiles. This royal blue below is so much more eye-catching than if it were a simple white and we are here for it.

design by flack studio | photography by sharyn cairns

2. Unexpected Tub Shapes

design by scarlett gowing | photo by paul raeside | via architectural digest

It can seem as though there is not a lot of wiggle room when it comes to tubs shapes. Oval and pill-shaped guys are basically it, right? To that we say not quite (rhyme not intended).

This beauty above nearly stopped both Julie and I in our tracks. The footed detail somehow makes that big tub look visually light. All I want to do is jump in, relax, and enjoy what looks an incredible view.

It’s such a beautiful and modern alternative to the classic clawfoot tub.

design by sarah sherman samuel | photo by matthew williams | via domino

Now, these next two bathrooms were designed by our favorite trendsetting designer, Sarah Sherman Samuel. Both of these tubs are somehow simple yet unique at the same time. The unexpected shapes really take these bathrooms to the next level without screaming, “Hey, look how cool I am.”

design by sarah sherman samuel | photo by jason frank rothenberg | via domino

We will say though, that a round tub may not be the ultimate lounging tub due to its shape. However, it could be great for little kids since lounging isn’t their bath goal? Regardless it looks extremely cool.

3. Unconventional Double Vanities

design by chzon | photo by karel balas

Since we were just talking about unexpected tub shapes let’s keep the good times rollin’ with two new big ways double vanities are changing it up. The first is the double “single” vanity.

In the Portland Project master bathroom, Emily and the design team chose to install two single vanities on either side of a door. While that looked amazing, this is not that.

This is a deliberate design choice to place two single vanities next to each other instead of one vanity with two sinks.

design by reath design | photo by laure joliet

It seems an interesting choice since you would ly lose counter and maybe some storage space. But it does look pretty cool if done right (which these two designers absolutely did). The one perk, however, is that it’s an easy way to avoid the ever sweet, “your stuff is on my side!” dispute that typically happens in bathrooms shared by siblings… or was that just me and my brother??

design by liz hoekzema of klh homes | photography by dionel fisher | via domino

The other double vanity trend we feel is on the rise and that we LOVE (if you have the space), is the double vanity island. Look how amazing this one is, designed by Liz Hoekzema of KLH Homes. It’s innovative, smart and SO beautiful. Sign me up, please!

4. Natural Stone Sinks

design by hernandez greene | photo by eric pasiecki | via architectural digest

Behold the beauty of the natural, raw stone sink.

Does your heart skip a beat too?? I started seeing these pop up more and more at the tail end of last year and my little eyeballs could not get enough.

While these guys are total stunners, they are ly best suited for a beautiful powder bathroom since they are such a statement and ly hard to clean with everyday use.

design by amber interiors | photo by tessa neustadt 

The design genius of Amber Interiors has been using these beauties in her recent projects as shown in these two beautiful bathrooms. They truly add so much texture to a space that you don’t need much in the way of accessories or art. They are just that visually interesting.

design by amber interiors | photo by tessa neustadt 

If this is what bathrooms in 2020 are going to be , I am extremely happy. But to be fair, I am sure they have a hefty price tag so they will remain in my personal fantasy bathroom.

5. Wide Grout Lines

design by sarah sherman samuel

Ok, full transparency, we did talk about this trend last October in this new grout ideas post. BUT I am bringing it up again because it’s too good and important not to. This is a trend that we are betting will find a big voice in 2020 and I for one can’t wait to hear it (well, see it – sinks don’t talk).

design by bigger than the three of us

6. The Tub Nook

design by crosby studios

Let’s talk a little more about tubs, shall we? I think that if a freestanding tub isn’t your thing or you don’t have the space for one then you should highly consider a tub nook. This trend is taking the traditional tub layout and making it cozier (aka better).

design by pablo chappelli | photo by ricard romain | via elle decoration nl

Aside from its initial purpose of being a place to clean yourself, a tub or bath should be a place of escape. A tub nook is exactly that, a cozy escape that looks beautiful. I now want nothing more than to feel I am in a stylish bath cocoon.

7. Raw, Earthy Tile

design by georgia ezra | photo by amelia stanwix | via the new

I know that colorful, shiny tiles are in for 2020 but so are really natural textured tiles (with zero sheen). There is just no in-between.

Just in the kitchen trends post, these tiles are incredibly beautiful but also a bit rough to the skin if you install them on the floor.

We don’t want to discourage you if it’s your dream but maybe just invest in some pretty bathroom rugs or really good, thick socks.

design by rory dobner | via drummonds

Don’t get me wrong, I understand the appeal because my eyes are in love with this look. We think it may be best in a powder room where you and your guests are ly to be barefoot less.

8. Asymmetrical Mirror & Sink Combos

design by viya home

We really love this trend even if it’s not the most practical because almost anything asymmetrical in design is good by us. It keeps things interesting for the eye. So if you are looking to create a cool moment in your bathroom why not try an asymmetrical mirror?

design by chzon | photo by karel balas | via archilovers

So when you are thinking about asymmetrical mirrors in a bathroom, there are two ways to do it. You can chose a mirror that is asymmetrical in its actual shape the two photos above. Or you can install a regular mirror asymmetrical to the sink in the two photos below.

design by sarah sherman samuel | photo by jason frank rothenberg | via domino

We really love this particular look because if you think about it you don’t really need to look at yourself when you are washing your hands or brushing your teeth. So placing a sink to one side and then installing a large mirror to the center of the vanity (instead of a sink) looks extremely cool and a purposeful design choice.

design by 2LG Studio | photo by megan taylor

9. Swap Out your White Seat Cover (Rental-Friendly!)

design by mark lewis interior design | photo by rory gardiner | via remodelista

Now, changing out your toilet seat cover is not a new idea but it is absolutely having a comeback in 2020. Plus it’s a great, easy, and affordable way to upgrade your bathroom (and toilet).

design by lilly bunn | photo by emily gilbert | via elle decor

This is actually something that I have been planning to do in my own bathroom because it is going to instantly change the look and feel of the space and it’s SO rental-friendly. Ideal, right?!

design by heidi caillier design | photo by haris kenjar photography

If this wood seat doesn’t convince you I don’t know what will. It just brings so much depth and texture. I can’t believe I just said that about a toilet accessory. O boy, I can’t wait to see what other insane 2020 design-related things I will end up saying this year. Only time will tell.

This is where I leave you (for today, of course). These nine trends are pretty darn dreamy and once again we hope that your design imagination has been sparked because at least to us, there is nothing better. BUT what do you think? Are any of these now on your dream renovation list? Are any of them too crazy to even consider? Tell us because we love hearing your thoughts.

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Rebooting the Bathroom

Two Designers on 8 Bathroom Shower Tile Ideas to Try in 2020
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To update a bathroom, you could swap out the cabinet pulls and switch the faucet. But if you’re ready for a bigger change, almost nothing is more effective than new tile.

Replacing tiles that are damaged, stained, outdated or just not to your liking is an opportunity not just to refresh a bathroom, but to give it a whole new style. And with all of the materials, shapes and colors currently available, you have the chance to create something extraordinary.

But that’s also the problem: With all those choices, how do you know you’ve made the best one?

Ceramic is the most common material for bathroom tiles, but there are several other popular options, including natural stone, glass and cement. Each offers a decidedly different look and feel.

Susana Simonpietri, a partner in the Brooklyn interior design firm Chango & Co., said she prefers cement tiles when she wants a graphic punch, because they often come in vibrant colors and patterns.

“Most of these companies have so many different colors,” she said. If you want something unique, she added, “they can customize the tiles for you — really, the choices are endless. It’s a lot of fun.”

For the bathrooms in a recent project on the North Fork of Long Island, she chose two types of cement tile: rectangular tiles with a blue-and-white pattern of elongated triangles from Popham Design for one bathroom floor, and hexagonal white tiles with blue outlines from Clé for another.

Of course, the dramatic effect tiles these create, Ms. Simonpietri noted, doesn’t appeal to everyone.

“A lot of people want that classic white bathroom,” she said. For those clients, she often chooses large rectangular tiles made of white marble, as she did in a beach house she recently designed in Amagansett, N.Y.

If you prefer a Zen- environment that’s a little more colorful, she suggested using ceramic tiles in subdued hues or glass tiles in blues and greens.

Whatever you choose, it will set the design direction for the room — especially if the tile has a graphic pattern or bold colors.

“When you’re driven by a specific color or pattern, it really informs all the other decisions,” said Keren Richter, who runs the Brooklyn interior design firm White Arrow with her husband, Thomas Richter.

For the walls of a bathroom they renovated in a 19th-century loft in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, they collected an assortment of vintage blue-and-white Portuguese azulejos. “I found them on eBay over the course of a year,” Ms. Richter said.

The square tiles had different geometric patterns that the Richters mixed freely, but because they were a common size, they could be combined to form a cohesive whole. Still, before the installation, Ms. Richter said, “We spent a lot of time laying out the pattern and numbering all the tiles to make sure they worked together.”

“As long as you can unify the pieces you’re using through color or shape,” she added, “it can work.”

To allow the Portuguese tiles to be the star of the room, they chose simple white hexagonal tiles for the floor, expanses of white plaster for the remainder of the walls, and a color-coordinated blue for the doors. For another bathroom in the same home, they did the reverse, laying vibrant blue Moroccan zellige tiles on the floor, with white tiles on the walls.

Using patterned tile is just one way to add drama to a bathroom. The shapes of the tiles can also add visual interest, especially when you use different forms on different surfaces.

For instance, you “might do one wall of a walk-in shower in a particular shape, hexagons,” said Jamie Chappell, the creative director of the San Francisco company Fireclay Tile. Then you could use a rectangular subway tile on the other walls.

She pointed to customers Megan Gilger, of the blog Fresh Exchange, who installed hexagonal tiles with an earthy-blue glaze on a bathroom floor and rectangular tiles with a silvery-green glaze on the walls. Anna Liesemeyer, of In Honor of Design, used hand-painted square tiles on the floor of her bathroom and star- and cross-shaped tiles on the walls.

Studio DB, a New York design firm, uses this technique as well. For one client, the designers installed hexagonal cement tiles with a red-and-white stripe from Original Mission Tile in a swath extending across the floor and up the back wall of the shower. “Then we did subtle subway-style tiles on the other walls to keep it from getting too crazy,” said Britt Zunino, a principal of the firm.

If all that feels a little too much drama, there is a subtler way to introduce visual interest to a bathroom: Instead of choosing a vividly patterned tile, focus on the installation pattern.

Simple square and rectangular tiles don’t have to be installed in a grid. In fact, while a grid, or straight stack, looks modern and clean, it can also feel cold or institutional. A common option is an alternating, or running bond, pattern that staggers tiles bricks in a wall.

Or if you’re using rectangular tiles, “you can do what is called soldier stack, which is where you set the tile on its short end. Especially in a low-ceilinged environment, it gives you verticality,” Ms. Chappell said. “Or you could do herringbone to introduce something a little different that’s still classic.”

Some designers prefer to mix tiles with the same finish and varying proportions, for a less symmetrical installation.

With all those colors and shapes to play with, it’s easy to forget about the humble material that holds it all together: grout. But the color of the grout and the width of the grout lines have a big effect on how your bathroom is going to look.

Matching the grout as closely as possible to the tile color and using thin lines will make the grout almost disappear. A contrasting color and thicker lines will make individual tiles visually pop, and can be used to give budget tiles a stylish lift.

For the bathroom in their office, the designers at White Arrow installed inexpensive square white tiles on the walls in a straight stack, then finished them with thick black grout lines to create a bold grid.

“We were trying to maximize the visual impact with a very minimal budget,” Ms. Richter said.

Chip Brian, the chief executive of the New York general contractor Best & Company, said his installers sometimes use grout lines as thin as one thirty-second of an inch. But such installations usually require precisely cut, or rectified, tiles that are perfectly uniform in shape.

For tiles with slight irregularities, thicker grout lines are a better choice.

“Any time you’re installing super-irregular tiles, the assumption we have is that you want an artisanal hand-laid visual, and to do that you’re typically imparting a much thicker, very substantial grout line,” Mr. Brian said. “That’s when the color of the grout becomes so important.”

Because most tiles are unfinished on the sides, installations that don’t run wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling usually require some sort of trim at the edges for a clean, finished look.

Some ceramic tile and stone manufacturers make special trim pieces, or tiles with bullnose edges, for this purpose. Other options include thin metal strips, available in a variety of finishes from companies Schluter Systems, or even simple wood trim that can be painted to match the wall.

And if you don’t enjoy standing on a frigid bathroom floor in the winter, that’s a relatively easy problem to fix when you’re retiling. An electric radiant-heating mat, made by companies nVent Nuheat or Warmly Yours, can be rolled out on the floor before the new tiles are laid to eliminate the chill.

For homeowners who opt to install the tile themselves, Mr. Brian had some advice.

First: “Mix your boxes.”

Different batches of tile, he explained, often have slight color variations. “We carefully unpack all the boxes, mix the tiles and then lay out the tiles on the floor to mimic the walls,” Mr. Brian said, to ensure the color will look consistent across the room.

He had the same advice about grout: Mix the contents of each container to blend pigment that may have settled to the bottom, and then mix multiple containers together to create a consistent color.

Finally, if you have never tiled before, remember that your first attempt almost certainly won’t be your best.

“From the time you start the bathroom to the time you finish, your skill set usually comes up the curve pretty quickly,” Mr. Brian said. “You might focus on the area behind the toilet first.”

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40 Bathroom Tile Design Ideas – Tile Backsplash and Floor Designs for Bathrooms

Two Designers on 8 Bathroom Shower Tile Ideas to Try in 2020

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Think Outside the Box

Studio DB used marble hexagonal tiles to protect the hardwood floors in this open concept master bathroom. And while they serve a functional purpose, the partial coverage and angular shapes also make a unique and modern style statement.

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Consider Use Case

The night sky-inspired floor tiles lay the perfect foundation for this whimsical children's bathroom designed by Cameron Rupert Interiors. With contrasting prints, playful motifs, and pops of red, it's a space both kids and adults can love.

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Take it to the Top

The white painted hexagonal ceiling tiles meet the stained wood shiplap to visually separate the shower and the sink area in this forward-thinking bathroom designed by Leanne Ford Interiors.

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Create Texture

Between the orange penny tiles on wall, marble tiles on the floor, and bronze statement sconce, there's so much amazing texture in this Heidi Cailier-designed bathroom. The olive cabinets and brass accents round out the color story perfectly.

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Make a Statement Wall

This master bathroom designed by Regan Baker Design is a showstopper, thanks to the entrancing statement wall. It's rich in both color and pattern, which helps give more depth to the otherwise bright white surfaces. The plant wall brings some life while the area rug add warmth.

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Sharpen Things Up

The intricate tiles that cocoon the bathtub and cover both the floors and walls make you feel you're immersed in an art exhibit, not merely looking at a bathroom. The row of solid gray tiles that break up the floor and tub sharpen up the overall aesthetic.

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Try Zellige Tiles

The green marble shower and tub is the obvious winner in this Emily Henderson-designed bathroom, but the zellige tiles on the ground are unsung heroes. The natural, handmade feel of the tiles speaks to the natural stone while classic subway tiles or a patterned mosaic would throw off the organic appeal.

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Mock a Material

Who needs hardwood floors in the bathroom when you can have mock-wood tile floors? They're super easy to clean and they add a modern, cheeky edge. In this bathroom designed by 2LG Studio, the black tub frame complements the sharp black lines in the tiles nicely.

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Match Your Tiles

Featuring more shades of marigold than we knew existed, the zellige tiles bring so much personality to this designed by ETC.etera for Firehouse Hotel. Match your backsplash to your tiled floors and shower walls, for a similarly high-impact and cohesive aesthetic.

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Go Graysclae

If you prefer minimalist color palettes but still appreciate a little personality shining through, take note from this modern bathroom designed by Arent & Pyke. The grayscale tiles create a mesmerizing graphic pattern without feeling visually chaotic.

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Make It Monochrome

Monochrome always looks cool and this 2LG Studios bathroom is no exception. Plus, sticking to a one-tone color scheme makes the entire design process a lot easier. We also love how they made the awkward corner into something awesome with a custom vanity and mirror.

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Go Halfsies

Interior designer Shaun Smith's New Orleans home is a treasure trove of beautiful and clever design solutions. He worked around the retro tiled wall, choosing a blue color palette. Not only is it a good idea to keep wallpaper splashing range, but it can also cut your cost in half if you only buy enough for half the square footage.

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Treat It a Mosaic

Penny tiles are great for creating patterns, as seen in this impactful black and white bathroom designed by Leanne Ford. She created a mosaic of stripes stretching from the walls to the floor.

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Have Fun

How incredible is this bathtub? Designed by Studio Life/Style, the contrasting shapes elevate the bathroom to a special oasis. Seriously, we could stare at this wall for hours.

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Go for Shine

The shimmery gold details in this bathroom designed by Arent & Pyke pop against the dark gray grooved drawers and black sconces while the clay-hued zellige tiles contribute a little shine but also ground the space.

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Mix Your Tiles

Pack some punch with contrasting tiles, eye-catching hardware, and fun accents. The bright, fun pieces in this Arent & Pyke-designed bathroom, the white penny tiles play up the circle motif while the pink subway tiles add contrast.

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Make the Shower Pop

If you opt for plain and simple floor tiles, go bold in the shower (or the other way around). Here, Heather Hilliard made a statement with geometric tiles on the walls and in the shower to add a personal twist.

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Stick to One Color Family

In this bathroom designed by Studio DB, the neutral green colors and geometric tiles are the perfect fit for a kid-friendly space. They feel both timeless and youthful.

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Try Herringbone

Though it sticks to a neutral color scheme, this bathroom is full of fun surprises and innovative design. The wooden tub, speckled wall tiles, and herringbone floor tiles walk the delicate line between gritty and sophisticated beautifully.

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Be Colorful

Double sinks are always a win, especially when they're as farmhouse chic as the ones in this space by Hecker Guthrie. The sunny yellow backsplash brightens everything up, too.

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Don't Repeat the Pattern

A non-repeating tile pattern infuses this bathroom designed by Arent & Pyke with a surge of visual interest. The colors and shapes ensure enough consistency without looking matchy-matchy or formulaic.

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Accentuate High Ceilings

Play up high ceilings with a backdrop of floor-to-ceiling tiles (they also bring so much more texture than paint). The single pearl- sconce in this bathroom designed by Hecker Guthrie is a fun way to experiment and create new, interesting bathroom vignettes—plus, it breaks up the wall nicely.

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Incorporate Natural Stone

This bathroom designed by Studio DB has strong Art Deco roots, in large part thanks to the abstract shapes in the tiles. Though it's retro-inspired, each detail boasts a fresh, modern interpretation. We love how they also incorporate natural stone, mimicking the marble veining in the pastel vanity.

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Turn It Into Artwork

These are not your grandma's white bathroom tiles. The geometric black and white pattern of the floor adds just the right amount of flair to this simplistic bathroom.

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Studio DB makes another strong case for laying your tiles in a more experimental, outside-the-box way. In this bathroom, the floor tiles are scattered to create an exciting non-repeating pattern and then they crawl halfway up the wall for an unexpected, nonlinear edge.

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Go Glossy

Skip the matte tile and try polished instead. The tiles in this bathroom designed by Hecker Guthrie are a gorgeous sparkle, making it look extra luxe while still being in line with the modern style.

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Use Different Colors

As seen in this bathroom designed by 2LG Studio, the palm leaf tree truly brings it to life while the graphic tiles and sky blue paint set the stage.

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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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Balance Colors

In this bathroom designed by Elizabeth Roberts, our eye is immediately drawn to the pretty linen towels, marble hooks, hexagonal floor tiles, and whimsical floral wallpaper. The dark color helps ground the lighter, sweet wallpaper.

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Vintage Vibes

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