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20 Bathroom Tile Designs With a Twist

March 04, 2021

There's nothing wrong with sticking with classic subway tiles and never-goes-out-of-style penny rounds. But if you're ready to break out of the design box, try one of these unexpected tile designs.

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Turn Over a New Leaf

Move over squares, rectangles and hexagons, there's a new shape in tile. These leaf-like tiles in gray and white flow from the backsplash of the vanity to horizontal stripes in the shower. The organic form brings movement and interest to the coastal bathroom.

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Pair Cool With Warm

A classic marble floor and natural wood vanity make way for statement-making pattern on the wall. The blue-and-white motif is lined in a terracotta hue, adding to the warm contrast brought in by the brass fixtures and hardware.

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Step Out of the Safe Zone

Although traditional white and neutral tiles are timeless, it doesn't mean you should shy away from color. Here, jade green subway tiles are a striking backdrop to the marble-and-gold vanity. Classic basketweave floor tile balances out the abundance of hue.

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Look for the Littles

Teeny tiny tiles are the best way to incorporate intricate and one-of-a-kind designs. Centered in the main bathroom, the shower has an elaborate mosaic composition on its outer wall. Elongated marble tiles in a herringbone pattern ground the expansive space.

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