Current Top Trends in Bathroom Tiles

No longer is it easy to choose tiles for a bathroom remodelling project. There are so many different styles, shapes, colours, and textures that it can be hard to choose. 

A few years ago, people used tiles because they were suitable for their function (water resistance, durability, low maintenance). Now, how they look is just as important as how they work. Because of this, manufacturers have made more styles available so that homeowners can choose something unique. 

With the help of experts, we have come up with some of the top bathroom tile trends for you.

Graphic patterns

It’s a great accent tile for any room, whether on the wall or floor. The intricate patterns on these tiles will draw you in and win your heart, whether the colours are soft and muted or bright and bold. 

Patterned tiles will keep getting more popular. From subway tiles to ceramic, graphic pattern tiles can be found anywhere, including your bathroom. This style gives homeowners a lot of room to be creative, or they can hire a designer to do it for them. 

Most people who want patterned tiles choose ceramic tiles, but porcelain designs are starting to come out with the same thing. Now, tiles will come in a wide range of bright colours and prints.

Matte finishes 

Matte finish tiles are still trendy. They have a soft but firm style of beauty that doesn’t get too much. Matte tiles don’t show blotches and water traces as quickly as shiny tiles. This makes them perfect for the bathroom floor, particularly in bathrooms with a lot of foot traffic. 

Because they have a low sheen, they are easier to care for. When you put in matte finish tiles, make sure there will be enough natural and artificial light because these tiles don’t reflect light.

The bathroom looks more dramatic when the tiles have a glossy finish. They tend to make things look and feel elegant and well-polished. This is why they still have a lot of fans. 

They work incredibly well in small bathrooms because they reflect a lot of light and make the room look bigger than it is. But because they are harder to clean and could cause you to fall, glossy tiles are often only used on walls or areas of the bathroom floor that don’t get a lot of use.

Go for these tiles if you want elegance that doesn’t shout out its sophistication. They are also fantastic for giving your bathroom a natural look. But if you want something a little more dramatic and eye-catching, glossy finish tiles are the way to go.

Neutral tiles

Neutral colours are used a lot in modern designs, and this will still be true for a long time. Bright colours like blue, red, and yellow aren’t usually found in bathrooms.

Instead, people are falling in love with neutral colours, especially ones that aren’t too bright, like grey and cream. Beige and grey have become very popular as neutral colours that go well together. So much so that a new colour has been given a name and is now available in products. So keep an eye out for the word “Greige.”

You can get ideas for your project by looking at our design ideas. White is a great choice when a bathroom needs a little more light. The bathroom is made to be a place to relax, and these colours add to that feeling. 

Being neutral lets the mind stay calm and relax, making the home feel like a sanctuary. These colours can be used for everything from the floor to the ceiling. 

Subway tiles

Some people might think that subway tiles are dull. Those white rectangles that are 3 inches by 6 inches are often used. But newer subway tiles won’t be the same size or pattern as now. 

In particular, these tiles will come in more colours, bigger sizes, and different patterns than usual. These types are getting broader and longer, and now they can be as big as 8 by 20 inches. 

When you add a different colour grout to the mix, you can significantly change it from the usual all-white look. You can also put tiles of different colours in vertical and lateral bands or use tiles with different patterns to make a beautiful composite image for your bathroom wall.

Homeowners are even starting to mix and match tiles with different patterns or styles to get that distinctive bathroom look we all want. Since subway tiles can be put together in so many different ways, there are no limits to what you can do.

Dimensional tiles

Tile makers aren’t just making more tiles with different colours and patterns; they are also making tiles with different shapes. The most popular shapes for bathroom tiles will range from the traditional rectangle to many other geometric shapes. 

The hexagon is a shape that has become popular again in recent years. Hexagonal tiles of all sizes, colours, and textures are making a comeback in the bathroom, especially on shower floors, where they give a room a unique look.

To take it a step further, use different coloured tiles to make unique patterns and repeat them all over the space. 

When used in smaller rooms, they make the room seem bigger, especially when they are paired with neutral colours. In large bathrooms, they look great in areas like the spa zone or the makeup station.

Planks of wood

Wood planks are just starting to make a name for themselves in the market. Sizes of tiles that aren’t the norm are becoming more and more popular. Most are getting bigger, but you can change the size to fit your needs with planking. 

Most widths are 6 inches, but lengths range from 12 inches to 48 inches. So you can make intricate patterns like herringbone. Realistic wood-grained tiles like oak, maple, and cherry are the most common, but many other ways make them look old, worn, or whitewashed. 

Porcelain wood-grain tiles are great for the bathroom because they are easier to clean and resist water and stains without sacrificing style. The wood grain tiles add to the natural feel that is important in a bathroom. For a more exciting look, you could mix wood grains with natural stone planks or other materials like concrete. This gives your floor a style that you didn’t expect but like.