Patterned bathroom tiles: 18 bold designs you will love

Do you feel like your bathroom is missing the wow factor? Why not give it a refresh with the help of some pretty patterned tiles?

Made from porcelain, ceramic, or cement, patterned bathroom tiles can instantly elevate any bathroom – from cloakrooms to grand ensuites.

The latest designs are embellished with an array of patterns to offer you plenty of versatility. Picture geometric forms, botanical motifs, speckled terrazzo, timeless prints, and much, much more.

Plus, these ornate tiles are available in a myriad of colours and numerous shapes to help you achieve your dream look.

We’ve collated some of our favourite patterned bathroom tiles to show you just what’s possible and get your moodboard going.  And, if you’re curious to see more of our shopping edits, make sure to grab our August issue – on sale on 4 July 2023 – in newsagents nationwide, on the KBB magazine app, or via Readly.

Let’s take a look, shall we?

How to include patterned tiles in your bathroom

One of the most popular ideas is to create a feature wall behind your bath or basin. Or, you can opt for a statement floor, but paint the walls in a complementing colour to balance it out.

A more creative way of embracing patterned tiles is by zoning your space. Stick to one tile shape and pattern to section off and spice up your shower area.

Team bath? Then, choose hexagonal tiles, decorated with bold prints, to make a statement around your freestanding tub – simply lay the tiles in a fun pattern and also take them up the wall for a bold look.

Printed mural tiles are another great way of adding interest and colour to your bathroom. You can bring an exotic touch to your scheme through tropical patterns or create a dreamy backdrop for a bubbly soak with the help of nature-inspired panels.

If you’re not ready to fully commit to a maximalist bathroom scheme, then a compact downstairs loo is ideal for experimenting with bold wall and floor coverings. Renovating your interiors is all about letting your creativity flow and making spaces that reflect your personality, so have fun with it!

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Terracotta coloured bathroom with mosaic tiles on the floor and basin stand
Pavilion porcelain tile in Russet Red, £99 per sq m, Ca’ Pietra. Basin by London Basin Company
patterned bathroom tiles on the wall behind a blue vanity units and freestanding bath
Tangier Ava blue ceramic tiles, £54.53 per sq m, Mandarin Stone.
patterned bathroom floor with a freestanding tub and freestanding mixer
Kimono B tiles in Laurel/Pure white, £144 per sq m, Marrakech Design. Interior design: Samantha Saunders at Mink Interiors. Photography: Chris Snook.
patterned bathroom tiles in the shower area with steel-framed enclosure
Memphis Porcelain tiles in Denim, £65.40 per sq m, Artisans of Devizes.
patterned bathroom tiles in the shower area
Capello tile in Forest Green, £76 per sq m, Topps Tiles.
tropical mural behind the vanity units with a round mirror
Tropical Oasis single tile, £174.96 per sq m, Original Style.

Shop the look

Ready to get creative? Take a look at our roundup of colourful designs, which are all set to elevate your bathroom walls and floors.

a roundup of colourful wall and floor coverings
1. Screen printed porcelain tiles, £172 per sq m, Domus. 2. Discotheque Bronski porcelain tiles, £42 per sq m, Claybrook. 3. Priory encaustic effect patterned floor tile, £46.49 per sq m, The London Tile Co. 4. Luken Arinka patterned floor wall tile, £25.95 per sq m, Tile Mountain.
an edit of printed wall and floor coverings
1. Kandi Gumball wall and floor tile, £44.95 per sq m, Walls And Floors. 2. Darkroom Canola Yellow Split Shift Three tile, £180 per sq m, Bert & May. 3. Cement tile 10700, £108 per sq m, Mosaic Factory. 4. Bohemia Nights Tierra Noche tile, from £150 per sq m, Maitland & Poate.
a mix of wall and floor coverings
1. Frammento porcelain replica-terrazzo tile in Multi, £54.31 per sq m, Fired Earth. 2. Rosetta red patterned tile, £63 per sq m, Porcelain Superstore. 3. Bodega 15cm x 30cm tile, £48.84 per sq m, Baked Tile Co. 4. Oasis tiles, £32.95 per sq m, Realonda.

Swapping old bathroom tiles for new solutions is a dusty job which needs precision, so make sure to seek help from a professional.

Don’t forget to grab your August issue in newsagents nationwide, on the KBB magazine app or via Readly – on sale 4 July 2023.

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