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The Top Bathroom Tile Trends for 2021

Whether you’re a trend setter yourself or prefer to be inspired by others, Tile Club has the top trending bathroom tile ideas and designs you can expect to see in 2021 so you can get started on a bathroom renovation fit for the future!

The Top Bathroom Tile Trends for 2021 - From Black Marble and Gold to Bold Ceramic Subway Tile

Bathroom tile ideas for 2021 are screaming “be true to you.” From modern subway tiles, bringing the outside in with wood-inspired pieces, a newfound appreciation for handmade details, and a comeback by terrazzo there is truly a bathroom tile style for everyone in 2021!


Modern Subway Tiles

Etched Marble Subway Tiles are a Trending Twist on a Classic Bathroom Tile Design

The Carrara Dots Etched Marble Subway Tile is here to spice up your bathroom or walk-in shower. This gray textured marble tile is a non-slippery, moisture resistant option that can be assembled in different patterns like classic straight subway tile to herringbone or chevron to help you achieve the perfect look for your bathroom.

This isn’t your grandmother's bathroom tile! 2021 bathroom tile trends indicate a desire for a fresh take on classic subway tile bathrooms. With everything from the zellige ceramic style of our Mallorca White Ceramic Tile, the matte look of Frosted Glass Subway Tiles, to Etched Subway Marble Tile for added depth and texture, you can add a touch of modern to your bathroom with a simple and clean looking tile design. 

If you love the look of classic ceramic subway tiles, you can breathe fresh life into this traditional home staple by giving them a unique tile layout! Create a herringbone shower wall and break things up with a mosaic inset!

Traditional Ceramic Subway Tile Shower Wall in a Herringbone Layout


The Wood Look

Wood Look Marble Mosaic Tile for a Cozy Farmhouse Bathroom

The Roman Flower Wooden Beige and Carrara Marble Mosaic Tile is one of our most popular marble mosaic tiles, offering contemporary and organic bathrooms a breath of fresh air that’s sure to brighten your space!

Get the best of both worlds when you combine the natural look of wood with a durable, slip and moisture-resistant medium like porcelain or marble tile! This popular Scandinavian bathroom trend has earned its place as a 2021 bathroom tile must-have for contemporary and farmhouse bathroom styles. 

Scandinavian Bathroom Design with Blonde Wood Look Tiles for a Minimalist Shower

The Gems Bianco wood-inspired porcelain tile is a large format bathroom tile option that looks great with upscale, trendy decor or toned down for a warm and welcoming contemporary farmhouse feel.

For wood-like styles for bathroom floor tile ideas check out the Kasai Carta Rectified Porcelain Tile, or the Nova Hex Wooden Beige Marble Tile for a unique accent wall design. Natural stone veining or patterned porcelain add the grain of wood, creating a cozy look without the stress over water damage! Whether you're planning a 2021 renovation of an indoor or outdoor shower, the wood-look is sure to please all nature lovers. 

Vintage Farmhouse Bathroom with a Slipper Tub and Marble Hexagon Floor with Wood Grain Details

Blooming Botanicals

Similar to the natural beauty of wood look tiles above, botanical prints are a major trend in bathroom design! From potted plants to create that ‘jungalow style’, or floral patterns for your wall treatments, there are so many stunning opportunities to infuse a sense of organic style into your interior. Of course, our favorite would have to be using flower tiles to create a sense of nature indoors!

Botanical Bathroom Design with Japanese Cherry Blossom Patterns on Porcelain Tile

These gorgeous porcelain tiles combine a Japanese design sense with a sturdy building material that can be installed just about anywhere. From our white Sakura tile pattern adding a whimsical flowering branch detail to your bathroom floors and matching shower stall, to the black wood look design creating a dramatic bathtub surround, these beautiful botanical bathroom details make it Dark and Moody Bathroom with Black Botanical Walls in a Sakura Tile Print for Waterproof Wallpaper

If you love the traditional look of flower wallpaper but want a waterproof version for your bathroom, an intricate marble waterjet mosaic tile combines the best of both worlds! This stunning flower pattern in white Carrara and Bardiglio is breaking into our top 2021 bathroom trends thanks to the timeless beauty of the marble petals.

Elegant Bathroom with a Soaking Tub and Flower Print Marble Wallpaper Tile

Neutral Bathroom Details

Top Bathroom Design Trends for 2021 - Neutral Tile with Copper Accents

Who said neutral bathroom decor had to be boring? The Silver Grey Triangles Wooden Beige Marble Mosaic Tile says “have your cake and eat it, too” with a neutral color and extra-dimensional look ideal for bathroom showers and accent walls.

If you’re an “out with the old, in with the new” kind of person, these 2021 neutral and white bathroom tile ideas and trends are for you! Rather than renovate your bathroom tile from year to year, choose neutral colors like whites, beiges or gray bathroom tile ideas to give your bathroom a versatile backdrop. You can explore tiles by color to find the colored tiles in the textures, sizes and shapes that speak to you. Once you have your base color - from timeless white marble to warm natural stone - you can switch out colorful accessories every season to give your bathroom a fresh new look without the need for a sledgehammer!


Think Pink (Bathroom Designs)!

This warm and romantic trend is on the rise! With the head over heels love for ‘cottagecore’ design, adding the blushing tones of pink to your home can create that charming cozy feel. Thanks to the glazed finish, our La Riviera Rose ceramic tiles in classic squares or subway tile designs add a blush of color to your space in the most stunning way!

2021 Bathroom Trends - Think Pink for Ceramic Tiles in Blush


Geometric Tile

Diamond Pane Marble Wall Tiles for 2021 Bathroom Tile Trends in Geometric Prints

Geometric can still be classic! This gorgeous diamond pane pattern combines Bardiglio & Carrara marble to create a gray and white combination that combines this fabulous trend with our neutral favorites!

Geometric Shower Tile with Porcelain Wood Look in Blue Triangles

Pair wood grain with mod geometric patterns in shades of blue for this gorgeously tiled shower in our Melange Blue Porcelain!


The possibilities for gorgeous bathroom tile ideas are endless with geometric patterned tile. With options like the dramatically dimensional Square Weave Equator & Thassos Mosaic Tile, trippy Grey Hex and Square Carrara Glass Waterjet Tile or a dramatic look of Nero Marquina and Thassos White Hexagon Marble Mosaic Tile, you’ll have no problem designing an intriguing bathroom that has your guests taking extra trips to the ladies room just to get another glimpse.

Geometric Design go Glam for an Art Deo Bathroom for 2021 Bathroom Design Trends

See more of our favorite ways to design with geometric bathroom tiles!


Good as Gold

There is something to be said for the timeless look of gold! This trending 2021 bathroom tile and fixture style is here to stay, pairing beautifully with a variety of different design styles from modern farmhouse, contemporary or as an upscale bathroom tile choice for a child. Get the rich look of gold tile in different shapes and textures like the upscale Glossy Gold Hexagon Glass Mosaic Tile or the captivating texture and design of the Golden Arrow Marble Mosaic Tile.

Bathroom Design Trends for 2021 - Gold is a Go!

Beauty is in the eye of the gold-holder with the breathtaking design of the Gold Bouquet Marble Tile. This timeless floral pattern soaked in a rich gold color offers a luxurious look for a truly stunning bathroom or shower wall.

Modern Glam Gold and Marble Bathrooms are Trending for 2021 and Beyond

Trendesign Book is calling gold one of the hottest trends of the year for bathrooms! When it’s paired with marble floors and walls as a glamorous accent, this bathroom look is always in style! 

Gold Penny Round Tiles for a Modern Luxury Bathroom Design Trend

Our  Gold Glass Penny Round Mosaic Tile is a dazzling way to dress up your bathroom walls or shower to give it a glam gold finish!

 

Marvelous Marble

Ah, marvelous marble. Between the intricate detail of Marble Mosaics, the classic look and unique color choices of Marble Subway Tiles and the use of Marble Field Tiles to cover large areas for floors and walls, the possibilities for a beautiful marble bathroom are endless. Timeless Calacatta Gold Honed Marble Tile is an excellent choice for creating a luxurious walk-in shower, while the Wooden Beige Polished Marble Tile offers a wood-like look for your rustic or modern farmhouse bath.

Natural Wood Bathroom Countertop with Geometric Marble Mosaic Tile Backsplash

Marble will remain one of the most popular bathroom tile choices, thanks to the natural beauty of stone and the variety of ways you can style it! This geometric marble mosaic tile comes along paired with natural wood cabinets and modern vessel sinks, or you can go the classic route with Carrara marble subway tiles for your shower, or black and white field tiles for the floor!


Small [But Mighty]

Micro Mosaic Tiles are Trending for 2021 Bathroom Design

Tiny chips of marble that make up the Luxor Bianco Carrara & Thassos White Micro Mosaic Tile work together for a refreshing flair perfect for both indoor and outdoor shower spaces.

They say beautiful things come in small packages (or something along those lines) and what better example than the small yet mighty designs created by Mosaic Tile. Mosaic tiles like the Bloom Micro Mosaic Tile make excellent shower floors and floors prone to moisture thanks to their durability, heat and moisture-resistance, and more grout lines for a more slip-resistant tile flooring option.


Bold Colors and Designs

The flip side of our mini mosaic designs are larger-than-life bold designs! Although they don’t have to be any specific size or even a large-format tile, you can’t miss the impact these splashy tiles can make in your interior. 

You can still achieve a minimalist bathroom look while creating a striking design by opting for dramatic color - our Mallorca Black ceramic tiles combine the dark glaze with a handcrafted look to bring drama to a sleek bathroom style. 

Bold Colors Make these Ceramic Wall Tiles on Trend for 2021 Bathrooms

You can combine color and pattern to create an eye-catching accent wall in your bathroom, or give your shower extra character! The mix of Bianco Carrara marble and emerald green glass creates an eclectic pattern that will make a stunning focal point behind your bathroom mirror  - keeping the medicine cabinet and vanity minimal will be key to letting the tiled wall stand out.

Go Green with this Trending Marble and Glass Brick Tile Bathroom Wall

Terrazzo

It’s official: Terrazzo is back and better than ever. This speckled tile screams fun, and with dozens of color options, chip sizes, and tile sizes available, your inner child will have a ball finding the terrazzo tile design to spark your imagination and leave your guests speechless.

Top Bathroom Trends for 2021 Include Terrazzo Tile for Walls and Floors

This playful pink bathroom combines two of our favorite trends for 2021 - terrazzo details as well as eye-catching rental listing pics! The signature terrazzo look given to this Byron Bay AirBNB has made it one of their most popular bookings for a social-distanced long-term getaway.


Perfectly Imperfect

Tiles may be set in perfectly uniform lines, but the individual pieces can be anything but! Express your individuality with tile designs that embrace unique finishes, shade variations, or the natural veining that sets them apart.

With their distinctive yet imperfect handmade appearance, the bathroom tile options found in the Zellige Tile Collection bode well in minimalist and modern bathrooms in need of a simple and unique texture with a lively touch. 

Trending - Zellige Ceramic Tiles with a Unique Finish for a Non-Uniform Look

The warm and welcoming feel of the La Riviera Lavanda Blue glazed ceramic tiles adds a dreamy texture to your walls, working well with a stone top vanity and rustic accents for a revamped bathroom fit for a country farmhouse or elegant cottage.

If natural materials are more your style, the dramatic veining of Nero Marquina Square Marble Mosaic Tile flaunts a sharp contrast of black tile with crisp white veining for a highly sought after tile choice. A high variance in veining found in the Bardiglio Penny Rounds Marble Polished Mosaic Tile makes this tile a staple for timeless shower walls and floors.

On Trend Bathroom Designs for 2021 - Marble and Live Wood for a Natural Look inspired by Southern California Interiors

The natural variation found in Calacatta Gold marble gives the stone its signature warmth! The creative shape and marbled pattern of this marble mosaic tile vanity wall adds to the organic feeling of this bathroom with a live edge wood counter and potted plants!



Whatever path the 2021 tile trends lead you down, Tile Club is ready to help you choose the colors, textures and tile styles that spark the most joy for your next bathroom renovation project. Shop our beautiful and unique collections today!

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