48 Eye-Catching Bathroom Tile Ideas

Whether you favor bold brights or sleek neutrals, channel this design inspiration to create a spa-like oasis.

Spain, Morocco, Japan, you name it — the designers featured here looked around the globe to infuse a home's most intimate space with international flair.

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christina rottman master bathroom
Jonny Valiant
Tiled Tub

The grays and blues of a California bathroom by Christina Rottman echo the Pacific Ocean just outside. The tub's teal tiles from  match an antique rug from  to a T. 

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new vintage bathroom
Michael J. Lee
Basket Weave

With Carrara marble peaking out from beneath the cast-iron clawfoot tub, a basket weave insert from provides additional detail in the center of a Massachusetts master bathroom. Interior designer Hattie Holland chose 's Parma Gray for the trim since it "has a historic feeling with that gray cast and plays off the Carrara marble so well."

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Maura McEvoy
Undulating Waves

Colleen Bashaw drew inspiration from soothing spas to pull together this guest bath. Floor tile from ebbs and flows across the room, while 's Palm Leaves wallpaper adds a tropical touch up top.

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<p>Designed by SuzAnn Keltzein, the dark walls and geometric tiles in <a href="http://natipernavigare.info/room-decorating/bathrooms/a6206/glam-black-and-white-bathroom/" target="_blank">this "dramatic" washroom</a> get an extra dose of luxury with a lavish chandelier. Bonus points for the asymmetrical claw-footed tub.</p>
Nathan Kirkman
Hexagonal Pattern

"I wanted drama!" says designer SuzAnn Kletzien of this daring en suite bathroom. The impact begins with a dynamic hexagonal-tile "rug" by . In Nero Marquina, Pacific White and Thassos marbles, it's a luxe version of traditional penny-tile. 

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<p>The shower's Adriatic Sea hexagonal tiles are by Fireclay Tile; a niche is inset with a vintage mirror.</p>
David Tsay
Bright Blue

Adriatic Sea tiles by line the shower in Justina Blakeney's "Jungalow." The pattern — and trio of niches — set off a jewel-like mirror.

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James Merrell
Navy Walls

This "fisherman's shack" sits directly on top of the water, so bands of  tile echo ocean views outside. The floors look shipshape thanks to Carrara hexagonal tiles. 

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<p>The designer finally got a chance to use Davlin gold-leaf glass tiles from Ann Sacks in her newly enlarged master bathroom. </p>
Gold Leaf

"I've always loved those glass gold-leaf tiles ... they are so Liberace!" says Bailey McCarthy of 's Davlin collection. Calacatta Gold marble and an antique chandelier make the renovated master bathroom a real showstopper.

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Trevor Tondro
Honeycomb

Glass doors put a shower on full display, so Matthew Quinn played up the view with Origami Kiki marble tiles from . The irregular pattern and hexagonal shapes "are dynamic, but the neutral palette makes sure it isn't too loud visually," he says. He kept the rest of the shower unobtrusive with AKDO Soft Gray marble tiles.

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TREVOR TONDRO
Cement Style

Cement floor tiles pick up the gray and "add just the right amount of pattern," says designer Daleet Spector of an understated bath. "And they're cool and fresh on bare feet. The room is luxurious but in a very modern, understated way."

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Karyn M. Millet
Circular Pattern

The circular motif of 's Beau Monde Glass Mosaics tile in this San Francisco master bathroom echos the round stool and Roman shade.

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moroccan tile bathroom
Eric Striffler
Moroccan Blue

In a Cape Cod bathroom, designer Kyle Timothy Blood created a T-shaped carpet of tile in a Moroccan pattern. "Did you notice how the 'carpet' runs right under the vanity?" the designer says. The tile and woodwork is from Mosaic House.

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sigma shower system
Trevor Tondro
Checkerboard Floor

The shower stall of a California guest bathroom is clad in Carrara marble tiles from and the Soho marble tiles are from .

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Jean Allsopp
Textured White

Marmi Blanco tile by and a floral wall-covering create a focal wall in a feminine bathroom.

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Nathan Kirkman
Mosaic "Rug"

"The first thing we shopped for was that tub," says Chicago-based designer Julia Buckingham. "It's the crown jewel." A "rug" made out of tile balances the focal point, "and you'll never need to dry-clean it."

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portuguese tiles
Amy Neunsinger
Artisan Touch

Hand-painted Portuguese tiles bring drama to the powder room of Mark D. Sikes's Hollywood house.

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Eric Piasecki
Silver Trim

Silver travertine tiles, 's Palladium, line the walls and floor of a Boston townhouse's master bath.

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Johnny Valiant
Blue Ombre

The master bath walls in a Manhattan penthouse are tiled in 's Mughetto, and the floors in 's Savoy.

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kids bathroom
Roland Bello
Whimsical Combo

Graphic Escher tiles by and zebra wallpaper elevate a kids' bath in an apartment decorated by Miles Redd.

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nemo subway tiles
Annie Schlechter
Colored Grout

Gray-grouted subway tiles line the walls of an apartment's second bath.

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William Abranowicz
Moroccan Motif

A powder room in a worldly Los Angeles home features 's Maghreb 4 tiles on the wall.

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Trevor Tondro
Modern Bohemian

"I like to blur boundaries," says designer Karen Vidal. The tile she chose for this 1970s beach house bathroom is similar to that of a cement floor in Spain, but the pattern is based on a block print from India.

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thg fixtures
Trevor Tondro
Vintage Palette

In a boy's bathroom, turquoise tiles by Mission Tile West create a 1930s-inspired vibe.

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Anne Schlechter
Spanish Colonial

In a Spanish Colonial-inspired powder room, the graphic tiles are original to the Richmond, Virginia, house.

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Mark Weinberg/Studio D
Floral Mural

"I love cherry blossoms," says designer Caroline Beaupère. "And this master bath in a house in Jersey City, New Jersey, was inspired by hanami, the Japanese tradition of going to see the blossoms as part of a celebration of spring.

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Industrial chic bathroom
HeddenPhillips.com
Industrial Chic

Designer Deirdre Doherty gives a fresh look to this bathroom in an old Spanish Revival. By blending in a bit of industrial chic, the space feels totally new. (The wall tile is Michael S. Smith for and the floor tile is Cluny by .)

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chevron floor tile
Trevor Tondro
Chevron Floor

In a New York City bathroom designed by Alla Akimova, the drama is really on the floor. in Vetro Bianco on the walls and the vanity reflect light beautifully. (The chevron, composed of Dark Emperador and Thassos marble, was custom cut by .)

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blue bathroom
Francesco Lagnese
Blue-on-Blue

A Nantucket beach house's blue master bathroom gets its airy look from high ceilings and walls painted a pale blue. Designer Frank Roop drew the mosaic tile floor on a computer with CAD software, and manufactured it in one piece, like a carpet.

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mother of pearl liner tile
Annie Schlechter
Vintage Glamour

In an art-deco bathroom, mother-of-pearl liner frames the Arpell Bianco tile by .

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cl sterling son sconces
Bruce Buck
Built-In Frame

A geometric design encloses the mirror and sconces in a New York bathroom, with tile by .

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yellow and white tile bath
James Carriere
Yellow Stripes

Glass tiles from line the walls and floor in the guest bathroom of this California country home by designer Jay Jeffers. The amber stripes break up the space and add a note of whimsy.

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