Bathroom tile trends
Changing the tiles in your bathroom is the perfect way to give your space a makeover. With so many different options available, you're sure to find new tiles to suit both your style and budget. Check out our favourite trends, in cool and warm neutrals.
1 Thinsation: Go ultra-modern with skinny strips of honed marble in grey and white. Marble Collection grey dolomite line mosaic, $50 per 30.5" x 30.5" sheet, Stone Tile International.
2 Masculine lines: Shimmering metallic detail lightens and gives depth to soft black tile. Porcelain Waterfall in Black, $5 per sq. ft., Olympia Tile & Stone.
3 Contemporary classic: Various thicknesses and a staggered pattern add interest to classic white polished marble. Sino Carrara marble rectangles,
$26 per sq. ft., Cercan Tile.
4 Subdued shine: Glass mosaic turns ethereal with a delicate, milky art glass look. Glass Aurore Grigio Chiaro mosaic, $21 per sq. ft., Ciot.
5 Return of the hex: Classic white and black in a honed finish is sophisticated and bold. Marble Collection white dolomite and black
hexagon, $38 per sq. ft., Stone Tile International.
6 Texture rules: Reptilian-like texture is emphasized in an iridescent glazed finish. Ceramic Last Dance, $8 per sq. ft., Stone Tile International.
7 Circle story: Polished penny rounds get a modern update in multiple contrasting shades. Multi-grey marble penny rounds, $25 per sq. ft., Saltillo Imports.
8 Crystal chemistry: Polished and raw stone looks ultra-chic in light blue and grey hues. Azul Crystallino marble split-face rectangles in Grigio, $50 per sq. ft., Cercan Tile.
Mix & match
Mixing multiple mosaic and patterned tiles creates a striking high-end look.
Coasmati by Michael S. Smith, from $194 per sq. ft., Ann Sacks.
Top paint picks
These tiles pair wonderfully with these paint colours.
From left to right: 1 Horizons 10BB 73/039, CIL, 2 Corniche C2-312, C2 Paint, 3 Delicate White D40-1, Olympic.
If you prefer warmer neutrals, try some of these tiles.
1 Pearl jam: Mini-tiles set in a brick pattern shine like no other in an
opulent, pearlescent finish. Boutique Collection mother-of-pearl bricks with porcelain backs, $24 per sq. ft., Olympia Tile & Stone.
2 Making rounds: Raised, bead-like texture takes ceramic floor tile to the next level. Ceramic Kaos in White, $10 per sq. ft., Ciot.
3 Natural disposition: Rough, tumbled stone is perfectly in tune with strippeddown, rustic decor. Travertine Tuscany Blend bricks, $12 per sq. ft., Lowe’s.
4 lattice love Diamonds are the hot geometric pattern, especially in warm shades and a polished finish. Marble Lattice Wooden mosaic, $26 per sq. ft., Saltillo Imports.
5 Seeing stars: We love the way this unique polished mosaic subtly references a Moravian star. Marble North Star mosaic in Oriental White, $28 per sq. ft., Saltillo Imports.
6 Go with the grain: Delicate graining and a muted green shade make this glazed tile both modern and organic. Porcelain Signature in Olive, $4 per sq. ft., Olympia Tile & Stone.
7 Visual interest: Pronounced veining rules the bathroom this season. Alexandra Nuvolato marble with porcelain back, $25 per sq. ft., Ciot.
Top paint picks for warm neutrals
These paint colours will fit wonderfully with any of our warm neutral tile picks.
From left to right: 1 Easy Feeling 30YR 74/045, Color Your World. 2 Dead Salmon 28, Farrow & Ball. 3 Painter’s White 90YR 64/040, ICI Paints.
Big and small
This vanity area is defined with contrasting tile shapes in the same colour. Settecento porcelain Urban Mood in Clay, $5 per sq. ft., Antica Tile & Stone.