Inspiration and DIY Let Bathroom Tiles Be the Foundation of Your Next Remodel

Photo features Stratford Place Dorian Grey 12 x 12 floor tile on the floor. Wall and tub surround features Dorian Grey 10 x 14 wall tile and 2 x 9 Universal decorative accent.
 
 

LET BATHROOM TILES BE THE FOUNDATION OF YOUR NEXT REMODEL

The style of a room is only as good as its foundation, and bathroom tiles can either make or break your overall design. The bathroom is an integral part of your home, and it should be imbued with your personality. Start by choosing tile for your floor, vanity, backsplash, or walls, and let your choice serve as the foundation of your new, remodeled bathroom. If you're not sure where to begin, here are a few tips on letting your initial tile choice guide the rest of your new and improved design.

Think Globally

Tile can be used to make your space feel like it belongs in a different part of the world. Want to step into an Italian-inspired powder room? Or maybe a bold, Spanish-style space? If so, start by finding the right tile to create the design you're dreaming of. Here are a few ideas:

  • Italian Warmth
    Give your bathroom an Italian look with Artigiano ceramic wall tile. The soft colors and rippling look of this glossy tile were inspired by designs found in southern Europe. It will give your bathroom a handcrafted look made of warm earth tones, which are popular in Italian design.
    Photo features Veranda Sand 13 x13 field tile in a grid pattern on the wall.
  • Spanish Style
    Add bold colors and bright style to your bathroom to create a Spanish flair. Use Festiva bathroom tiles, for example, to create a design that looks like it should be in sunny Spain. You can mix and match different tile colors to create an interesting pattern and design.
  • French Country
    The soft colors and the simplicity of the Composition wall and counter glazed tile are perfect for creating the muted look of a French country bathroom. Light pastels and clean lines will give your bathroom a soothing, streamlined look.

Make an Eye-Catching Floor

Try using tiles to create an eye-catching floor in your bathroom. This focal point will capture the attention of your guests as soon as they step into the space. Here are a couple dramatic flooring ideas:

  • Wood-Look Tile
    Using wood-look tile in the bathroom is a hot design trend. While real wood and moisture don't mix well, wood-look tile has the character and style of real wood but the qualities of tile. For a look that immediately demands attention, check out the Saddle Brook line, which closely resembles rustic reclaimed wood.
  • Stone Mosaic Tile
    Cover your floor with natural stone mosaic tile for an element that will immediately be noticed. Olympus Slate, for example, offers bathroom tiles that have a multitoned look and offer a lot of texture. These stone mosaic tiles will give your bathroom a natural, rustic appearance that will look great for many years.

Let Color Be Your Guide

Choose bathroom tiles based on the color theme you want to use. For instance, if you want your space to look light and airy, go with a light tile. If you want it to feel more dramatic, go with a darker or brighter tile. This will help to form the perfect backdrop for the rest of your design. Here are a couple more tips:

  • High-Contrast Colors
    Create high contrast with two shades of tile, and give your bathroom a sleek, modern look. If this is the look you're going for, check out Identity wall and counter glazed tiles, which come in bold shades that you can mix and match in order to add drama to any bathroom. For a classic look, create contrast with black and white tiles.
    Photo features Biscuit, Architectural Gray, and Black 4-1/2 x 12-3/4 field tile on the wall.
  • Dramatic Color
    Fill your bathroom with color to create a highly dramatic design. Modern Dimensions, for example, offers an array of bright shades of color. Mix and match these tiles to create contrasting and complementing color patterns, such as bold stripes or a solid accent wall. Colorful tile is a good way to add life and personality to your bathroom design.

Bathroom tiles are available in many colors, patterns, and styles, making it a great element to start you renovation project with. It offers a strong foundation for building a design that is representative of your personal taste. When you start with the right tile, you'll be able to design an amazing space.