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Bold Bathroom Tile Ideas that Will Turn Heads

Posted by Daltile Team on Jan 28, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Color, Graphics, and Texture of Epic Proportions

Ready to make a change that will have people talking for months, maybe years? Then it’s time for a no-fear bathroom remodel design. Go for that contemporary color scheme or the latest and greatest in new tile accents. Bold design will set you and your bathroom apart as the unforgettable trendsetter of the neighborhood.

Go Bold with Color

Color Wave in Purple Magic 1 x 1 mosaic

“I advise students on the subject of color as follows: If it looks good enough to eat, use it.”     -Abe Ajay, Artist

Color can evoke emotion, connect people, and inspire attraction. When used strategically, color is powerful. It’s the quickest way to make your new bathroom stand out. Tile offers you almost endless color schemes to match any personality or trend.


The monochrome and ombre trend is still hot. In fact, selecting one color and its variations in shade and tint is classic and never looks dated. You can pick outrageous colors without offense if you soften them with graduated tints throughout your design.


Sometimes you don’t have to splash the color all over the place to get some attention. Try adding your bold color as an accent wall, backsplash, or mosaic.

Black and White

They are basic colors, but they have a sophisticated and stunning effect in the bathroom. Black and white color schemes can stand alone or provide a backdrop for bright color accents.

Go Bold with Graphics

Stone a' la Mod in Uptown Blend Block Random Polished

“You can’t criticize geometry. It’s never wrong.”    

-Paul Rand, Graphic Designer

Even muted colors like taupe can have a striking aspect with a little geometry. Stark grout lines, geometric layout, and even mosaic can help your powder room be a stand out among bathrooms.


You don’t have to use bright colors or edgy designs to create a bathroom that gets attention. A classic mosaic can add an elegant centerpiece to your space. But mosaics are also innately customizable. You can design your own personalized mosaic for a one-of-a-kind bathroom.

Pre-Assembled Mosaics

The latest technology lets you create intricate mosaics without the fuss. Pre-assembled mosaics give you the intricacy of mosaic at a fraction of the work and cost of hand-laid mosaics.

Geometric Layout

Tile makes it easy to add some geometry to the room. Use a grid layout for a straightforward feel or shake it up a bit with a hopscotch layout. Selecting a contrasting grout helps make the pattern pop.

Go Bold with Texture

Spark in Toasted Luster 12 x 24 decorative accent

“A subtle amount of texture attracts the eye.”    

-Clyde Aspevig, Artist

Texture can add as much drama to a room as a shocking pink wall. It embellishes the sensory experience. No bathroom is complete without it.

Wallpaper-Like Tile

Wallpaper is on its way back in. Before you run the other direction, consider the good qualities of wallpaper. Nothing can create texture as simply as wallpaper. Tile can create the same features without the difficult aspects wallpaper usually brings.

Wood-Look Tile

Hardwood creates a warm texture that introduces class and comfort like no other material. But you certainly cannot put wood on the bathroom floor. Wood-look tile lets you take advantage of the textures wood offers and leave behind the war between wood and water.

Façade Stone

The natural roughness of stone adds a theatrical sensibility to your bathroom. It is unexpected and makes a potent impression. Try it on an accent wall or even as a tub surround.


You’ve got nothing to lose. Go bold with your bathroom remodel and be the talk of the town.


Topics: Remodel, Redesign, Bathroom Tile Ideas, Mosaic

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