Bathroom tile ideas to inspire your moodboard

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The latest bathroom tiles are packed with colour, pattern and texture. Sounds just like your style? Read on to find your perfect wall and floor coverings…

Are you thinking about completely renovating your bathroom or simply want to update your vanity unit’s splashback? To help get your moodboard going, I’ve compiled an edit of the latest bathroom tile ideas.

slim metro tiles in a range of colours such as blue, green, neutral and purple
Echo tiles, from £22, Waterworks.

But first, what’s popular in bathrooms at the moment? Daring patterns, such as stripes and checks, are on the rise. Perfect for adding depth and interest to any wall or floor, these laying patterns are especially handy if you want to cleverly zone your bathroom. For example, you can go for timeless chequerboard flooring and add a fun twist to your shower by decorating the walls with linear stripes.

So, if you feel like your bathing and showering space lacks charm, play around with fun laying patterns to achieve an envy-worthy design.

striped shower and chequerboard floor in modern bathroom
Stucco tiles in Red and Ivory on the wall and floor, and Maroc tiles in Bordeaux and Beige in the shower, all from Ca’ Pietra, available from March.

Square solutions are also proving popular – great for upgrading your showering space or even cladding your bath or washstand for a modern and cohesive look. The best bit? They are available in a myriad of colours and finishes, from matt to glazed and glossy. And, if you really want to get creative with your bathroom, opt for coloured grout.

red bathroom with square tiles, coral basin and black brassware
Garnet glazed square tiles, £139.68 per sq m, Bert & May.

However, if you prefer a more pared-back aesthetic, natural or stone-inspired tiles are always a timeless choice – whether you fancy large-format and drenched in swirls or neutral with subtle veins. Terrazzo or speckled-effect slabs are also another stylish way of adding a dash of character to your space.

blue bathroom with wood stand, white basin and circular mirror
Milos Blue 60 x 120cm tiles, £69.49 per sq m, Fired Earth.
bathroom design with metro grey wall tiles and terrazzo square tiles
Shellstone Olive patterned tiles, £44.12 per sq m, Stone Superstore.

Lastly, a classic favourite at the KBB HQ are zellige tiles – these Moroccan-inspired slabs are imperfectly perfect. Expect irregularities in shape, colour and glaze, however, that’s all part of their charm. And Zellige solutions are ideal for infusing your bathroom with a spa-like feel.

Scroll down to shop our edit of beautiful bathroom tile ideas…

shower with zellige tiles and matt black mixer
Folio Satin ceramic tiles, £53.76 per sq m, Mandarin Stone.

Shopping edit

bathroom tiles with stripes, marble and flower pattern
1. Lucy Floweret decor tile, £61.95 per sq m, Walls And Floors. 2. Milos Blue 60 x 120cm tiles, £69.49 per sq m, Fired Earth. 3. Kiki Decor Peach decorative tiles, from £58 per sq m, Quorn Stone. 4. Country Hexagon Cotto tiles, £65.90 per sq m, Baked Tile Co.
boldly patterned and colourful square slabs
1. Comporta tiles, £10 per tile, Everett and Blue. 2. Discotheque Tiffany tile, £42 per sq m, Claybrook. 3. Gambas Original handmade tile, £210 per sq m, Maitland & Poate. 4. Melville Blue patterned tile, £56.69 per sq m, Porcelain Superstore. 5. Akacorleone collection AK105, £113 per sq m, Mosaic Factory.

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