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Bathroom Tile Trends for 2022

Is your bathroom in need of a refresh? One thing you can’t do without is tile. Tile is used throughout the bathroom, but it can be hard to keep up with the current trends since there are so many choices.

We put together a quick round-up of some of the bathroom tile trends we’re seeing so you can include them in your bathroom remodel project.

Baltimore contemporary farmhouse bathroom with wood-like tile flooring

Tile Trends in Flooring

Flooring sets the tone for your bathroom’s design style. We are currently seeing flooring that is either simple and sleek or over the top with bright colors and patterns. 

Here are a couple of our favorite trends:

Wood Look – Simple, lightly colored wood look tiles have moved from the kitchen into the bathroom. They create a timeless look, are easy to clean, and create a nice palette to work from when designing the rest of the bathroom.

Checkerboard – Bright checkerboard patterned tiles are also huge in bathroom design. They will be the star of the show, so the rest of your bathroom design will need to be a bit more modest.

Shower tile with a marble look in Baltimore remodel

Shower Tile Trends

Next up is the shower. We’ve seen white or gray subway tiles as the top trend in the last few years, but that is starting to change. Here are some ideas for a more up to date shower:

Wood Look – Wood-look tile is incredibly versatile. While it is great as flooring, it also works in the shower to create an earthy, sauna-like feel.

Couple the wood look tile with dark natural stone tiles, and your shower will look like a spa.

Marble –  Marble tiles of all shapes and sizes are making a comeback in shower design. Elegant white marble is the most popular and looks great coupled with a complementary patterned tile. We’ve seen huge rectangular tiles and small mosaic marble tiles on the shower walls and floors.

Remodeled Baltimore bathroom with half tiled wall behind free-standing tub

Tile on Walls

We see a lot of bathroom remodels where the floors are simple, and so is the shower, but the rest of the wall space has floor-to-ceiling tile on at least one of the walls. 

Here are a couple of ideas on tile trends for the bathroom wall:

Hexagons – A shape that doesn’t get the attention it deserves – the hexagon has become a top trend in bathroom walls. Using hexagon-shaped tile in an otherwise simple bathroom will add texture and create a stunning accent wall to your bathroom.

One idea is to add hexagon-shaped tiles to the wall behind a freestanding bathtub with a beautiful chandelier to light up the wall creating a stunning centerpiece for your bathroom.

Half and Half – Using tile on the bottom half of the wall and a bright complementary paint color on the other half is something else that is very on-trend. We have seen many solid-colored tiles on the bottom half in whites or grays with a bold paint or wallpaper choice on the top half of the wall. 

What tile will you choose for your bathroom remodel? We can help you find the perfect shapes, sizes, patterns, and materials for your bathroom project. Give us a call, we can’t wait to get started.

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