50 Gorgeous Bathroom Tile Ideas To Get Your Design Juices Flowing

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So you're planning a bathroom. One of the most important considerations you'll face is what tile to use: on the floor, in the shower, maybe even on the walls. The tile you choose will have a huge effect on the look of your bathroom, and also on your budget. To help you out in your decision making, we've rounded up 50 (yes, 50) beautiful bathroom pictures to inspire your tile choices. Let's take a look.

Bathroom Floor Tile

Boldly colored cement tile covers the floor of the bathroom in this London flat.

Marble tile adds a luxurious touch to the bathroom of this Boston home.

Classic black and white mosaic tile covers the floor of a bathroom in this Austin home.

A black floor helps to ground the bathroom of this Cape Town home.

Mosaic floor tile coordinates nicely with the other elements in the bathroom of this Michigan home.

Patterned cement floor tile draws the eye in the bathroom of this Austin home: the other elements in the bathroom are kept fairly simple, to let the tile floor take center stage.

In another bathroom in the same home, large-format tile makes for a minimal look, and also minimal grout lines.

The black hex tile floor adds a bit of pattern to the bathroom of this Chicago home.

The mosaic tile floor in the bathroom of this Australian home swaps the expected black-on-white pattern for white-on-black.

A white herringbone tile floor brightens up a dark-walled bathroom by Caitlin Wilson.

Let's start with the floor tile. Depending on what you're planning on doing with tile elsewhere (and also on your budget), your floor tile may be very simple, or very colorful and attention-getting. Dark tile can help to ground a big, bright space: lighter tile can open up a smaller, darker space. If you do decide to go for broke with floor tile, you probably want to keep the rest of the elements in the space fairly simple.

Shower Tile

I like the unique edge detail on the hex tile lining this shower from MyDomaine.

Black zellige tile makes a strong statement on the walls and floor of this shower by Alexander Design, as seen in Luxe Interiors + Design.

This design by Jillian Harris uses differently colored penny tiles for an ombre effect.

Brightly colored mosaic tiles make a bold statement on the walls of this shower from Inside Out. (Image credit: Inside Out)

The marble subway tile that lines the walls of the shower in this Berkeley home makes for an interesting twist on a classic.

Dark subway tile covers the walls of a shower at The Dean, a new boutique hotel in Providence, Rhode Island (spotted on Yatzer).

Hexagonal cement tiles cover the walls of a shower from Tiles of Ezra.

While wall tile is optional elsewhere in the bathroom, you'll definitely want to have it in the shower. You can go with a fairly simple tile treatment, or use your shower area to make a big statement. And if you're looking to DIY the tiling of an existing shower, we've got all the instructions you need here.

Bathroom Wall Tile

The walls in the bathroom of this Australian home are covered in subway tile, laid in an unconventional pattern.

In this New Orleans home, dark grout makes the penny tile on the walls pop.

The color variation in this tiles in this bathroom from MyDomaine adds a subtle texture.

In this bathroom from Benjamin Vandiver, patterned wall tiles make a bold statement.

Popham Design makes plenty of beautiful cement tiles, some of which can be seen gracing the wall of a bathroom here.

The walls of this space from Home Adore are covered in beveled pink subway tile.

Bright blue tiles add a colorful touch in this Barcelona home.

Inexpensive hex tile, paired with dark grout, makes a striking statement in this bathroom spotted on Homes to Love.

This is where it starts to get really fun. Whether you take it halfway up the wall or all the way to the ceiling, wall tile can have a dramatic effect on the look of your bathroom. Even if you decide to go with traditional penny tile or subway tile, there are ways to make it pop.

Small Bathroom Tile Ideas

This petite bathroom in a stylish Edinburgh home is completely clad in subway tile.

In this small bathroom by Studio LS, a wall of patterned tile steals the show. Keeping things simple elsewhere keeps the look from becoming overwhelming.

Simple black and white tile makes for a classic look in this bathroom from Apartment 34.

In this space from Homedit, simple, neutral tile is the name of the game.

Marble tile on the walls and floor gives this little bathroom from 34 Kvadrat a luxurious feel.

In this small bathroom from Inside Out, patterned tile grounds the space and adds a dose of personality.

Classic white subway tile covers the walls of this bathroom from Share Design.

Here's another small bathroom with colorful patterned floor tile, from Dezeen.

When picking tile for a small bathroom, you want to be careful not to overwhelm the space. This doesn't mean that you can't make some adventurous tile choices, just that if you do, you'll want to balance them out with more neutral tiles elsewhere.

Subway Tile in the Bathroom

Subway tile frames the shower in this bathroom by Kate Lester Interiors.

This bathroom remodel from Stories features subway tile laid in a stepped pattern.

In this space from Inside Out, dark grout gives traditional subway tile a little extra dimension.

This bathroom from Royal Roulotte has a wall covered in beveled subway tile.

Subway tile is hugely popular for a reason: it has a timeless, classic look, it's incredibly versatile, and also, it's cheap. And if you think you know subway tile, you might be wrong: there are plenty of different varieties, and different ways to lay the tile that will shake up the traditional look.

Wood Tile Flooring

A wood floor adds a warm, lovely touch to a space, but wood flooring in a wet space like a bathroom can be a bit of an issue. The solution, if you really want to get the look, is a floor made of ceramic tile made to look like wood — all the beauty and (visual) warmth of wood, with all the resilience of tile.