20 Fresh Bathroom Tile Trends to Look for in 2017

What's your tile personality?

I have a confession to make: I'm a certified #tilephile. I am over-the-moon passionate about tile. I love looking at it, talking about, shopping for it and pinning it. I even married a tile guy (no joke). And lately, I just can't get enough of all the fresh, gorgeous bathroom tile trends I've been seeing in my newsfeeds.

From luxe materials to new takes on old favorites, this year's tile trends are a reflection of the growing demand for personalized design throughout the home, even in utility spaces. So whether you're planning a bathroom overhaul or simply dreaming about your someday sanctuary, grab some inspiration from these stunning, artistic takes on bathroom tile. Who knows? You might just become a #tilephile, too.

Fish Scale (a.k.a. Mermaid Tile)

Mix + Match

White Spa Bathroom With Soaking Tub and Marble Floors

White Spa Bathroom With Marble Floors

Enter instant bliss when you walk into this gorgeous spa bathroom that offers up every luxury. Sink into the freestanding soaking tub while taking in the stunning marble floors and walls and bathing in the natural light streaming in from the huge picture window.



Subway tile + large marble squares + basket weave = a gorgeous new way to do neutrals.

Textured, Natural Stone

HGTV Smart Home 2017:

Southwestern Vibes

The inviting walk-in shower with glass door and window inside has walls lined with stacked stone that reflects the home's Southwest location.

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

I'm IN LOVE with this desert-modern look from HGTV Smart Home 2017.

Think Pink

Photo by: Oh Happy Day


Beautiful Brick

Ok, so it isn't technically tile, but brick has officially made the list of my favorite bathroom materials.

Floors With Personality

Contemporary Bathroom With Glass Shower Door, White Subway Tile

Updated Shower With Glass Door & White Subway Tile

This remodel was in conjunction with a few other projects in one residence, all in preparation for the arrival of a new baby. The shower stayed in the same place, although the plumbing was moved. The toilet was moved to the opposite wall, and the sink was moved to the center of the bathroom. A freestanding tub was then installed on the opposite wall from the shower. Classic white subway tile on the shower walls and tub wall create a clean backdrop for the geometric pattern cement floor tiles.

Photo by: Laure Joliet Photography

Laure Joliet Photography

A perfect option for those of us who aren't all that confident with color.

Glazed Terra Cotta

I would never leave this bathroom. Ever.

Studies in Geometry

I hated geometry in high school, but I love it on this wall.

High-Gloss, Beveled Subway Tile

A shiny, sassy take on the classic, farmhouse-inspired trend.

HGTV Dream Home 2016 Built-In White Tile Shower Bench

Expressive Tile

An inexpensive alternative to more pricey tiles, simple subway tiles were installed in a herringbone pattern in the shower. White grout between the tiles lends a more cohesive look.

Add Class With Glass (Tile)

Bathroom with Green Tile

Bathroom with Green Tile

After 19. The bathroom downstairs in the Pasquella home now has a new hip modern feel. Light colored tiles on the floor and wall keep the room light and bright, and by adding the glass tile and a metallic mirror, the room has a hip new feel.

Hexagonal Tile

Child’s Step Stool

Child’s Step Stool

Bathroom step stools are a must for a house with small children. This DIY version is simple to make with basic woodworking skills and is perfect to give those little ones the leg-up they need!

Photo by: Marian Parsons, Mustard Seed Interiors

Marian Parsons, Mustard Seed Interiors

Photo by: Dane Tashima

Dane Tashima

Pretty Penny Tile

White Marble Vanity with Blue Mosaic Tile Backsplash

Focal Point

A handsome framed mirror creates a focal point behind the vanity, and contrast for the surrounding blue tiles and white ceiling and walls.

Black Grout

Contemporary White Bathroom With Tile Shower

Contemporary Bathroom With Clean White Tile Shower

Gold hardware and fixtures add a touch of glam to the clean white tiled shower with a glass door. Penny round tile is used as the shower and bathroom flooring, bringing a classic note to the space. Abstract art adds a touch of color.

Photo by: Alexis Manfer

Alexis Manfer

It's super stylish and it cuts down on how often you have to deep clean your shower.

Dark + Moody

Black and White Contemporary Powder Bathroom

Black and White Contemporary Powder Bathroom With Crystal Pendant

Elegance meets luxury in this fun powder room where black hexagon tiles are outlined in gold glitter grout on the backsplash. West Elm's diamond crystal pendant pairs well with the circular sink and mirror, Caesarstone counters and floating walnut vanity.

Photo by: KuDa Photography - Darius Kuzmickas

KuDa Photography - Darius Kuzmickas

Black and White Art Deco Powder Room

Powder Room Featuring a Black Tile Wall, Art Deco Mirror and White Bowl Sink

This powder room's got style! An impactful, black, tile wall is a unique and gorgeous for the space. A mirror with an art deco feel is the bathroom's centerpiece. Farmhouse-style vanity fixtures provide ample light, and a vessel-style sink in a floating counter adds classy simplicity.

Photo by: Allison Corona Photography, Let It Shine Photography, Doug Petersen Photography

Allison Corona Photography, Let It Shine Photography, Doug Petersen Photography

Black is back in a big way. I'm especially loving it paired with distressed gold accents and gold grout.

Tile-Inspired Wallpaper

Blue Contemporary Bathroom

Turquoise Flower Petal Wallpaper in Contemporary Bathroom With Sleek White Vanity Sink and Sconce With Pom Pom Trim

Bright shades of turquoise and blue create a flower petal design on the wallpaper in this bathroom. A sleek white cabinet supports the built in sink below a mirror with wavy white trim. A white sconce is trimmed with a light blue pom poms for a fun finish.

Photo by: G CRAWFORD


Dimensional wallpaper, like the floral design in this Massucco Warner Miller bathroom, gives you the tile look you love at a fraction of the cost. 

Fun Florals

Basket Weave

HGTV Dream Home 2017: Walk-In Shower With Basket-Weave Marble Tiles

Inviting Shower

The pool bathroom's inviting shower with frameless glass door includes basket-weave marble tiles that add just the right graphic impact.

Photo by: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Wood-Look Porcelain

The Batson's master bathroom has new gray paint and a shiplap accent wall. A large mirror is framed in matching wood. A modern light fixture illuminates a his and hers vanity with a marble countertop and rectangular vessel sinks. The original claw foot tub was kept and refinished, and new tile flooring installed, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. After #8. (Afters)

This trendy porcelain marries the look of hardwood with the durability of tile. Win-win.

Pops of Bold Color

White Contemporary Bathroom

Blue Patterned Tile Accent Wall in Spacious Glass Door Shower With White Subway Tile Walls and Gray Marble Flooring

Overlapping ovals creates a gorgeous pattern on the blue accent wall under the skylight in this shower. White subway tile covers the rest of the shower visible through the glass door. Gray marbled flooring adds depth to the bright, white room.

Photo by: Grey Crawford

Grey Crawford

Bathroom With Yellow Floor

White Bathroom With Yellow Floor

A sunny floor wakes up this entire bathroom, part of a master bedroom suite. The playful floor and shower niche in yellow and gray are made from cement tiles.

Photo by: Alyssa Kirsten

Alyssa Kirsten

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