Fresh Ideas for Bath Tile
Add personality to your personal space with unusual colors, patterns, and shapes. Here, some inspiring ideas for creating a distinctive look with lasting appeal
Colorblock Bands Build horizontal stripes from a mix of bricks and squares in different sizes and colors for a unique wainscot. Tonal hues and a single finish keep it cohesive. Since you don’t need much of each tile, search odd lots and overstock to rein in costs.
Similar to shown: 3" x 6" Vermeere Ceramics Gloss Subway Tile, $21 per sq. ft.; Complete Tile Collection
Geometric Patterns The encaustic look has staying power, with strong, simple graphics gaining ground. Add your own twist: Rotate half the tiles 90º to change up the pattern.
Shown: EliteTile Forties Vertex 73⁄4" x 73⁄4" Ceramic Field Tile, $5.45 per sq. ft.; Wayfair
Unexpected Shapes Tired of Moroccan arabesques? Consider fan, a.k.a. fish scale, tiles. Use contrasting grout to make the shape really pop.
Shown: Jeffrey Court Beverly Blue Fan Ceramic Mosaic Tile, $14 per 83⁄4" x 13" sheet; The Home Depot