25 Ways To Mix And Match Tiles In Bathrooms

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We usually don’t use the same type of tile all over the bathroom and mix them up using some on the walls, some on the floor and maybe some more for accenting. How to mix and match bathroom tiles right to achieve a cool and not tasteless look? Here are some tips.

Pick your must have tile first and then look for a match. Typically when we start a bathroom renovation we have one tile that we dream of including in our design. Sometimes it is a really special or unique accent tile and sometimes it is as simple as knowing that you want white subway tile. Rock not more than three different tiles to achieve a stylish look – too many different tiles won’t bring elegance. Consider maintenance: tiles made from natural stone require more maintenance and do have to be sealed. Bathrooms are very wet areas and you may want porcelain or ceramic tile since they are almost maintenance free. Now let’s take a look how to mix and match.

Same Color, Different Tiles

If you want to achieve a timeless bathroom design, this is the look for you. Floors and walls are draped in the same color tile, yet different sizes and maybe different shapes are used on the walls to break up the consistency and to create interest and intrigue. The space looks cohesive yet not boring at all.

white tiles - subway ones on the walls and hex penny tiles on the floor for a soothing and calming look

white tiles - subway ones on the walls and hex penny tiles on the floor for a soothing and calming look

white marble tiles - graphic ones on the floor and square ones on the walls create a harmonious and cohesive space

white marble tiles - graphic ones on the floor and square ones on the walls create a harmonious and cohesive space

the same green color and different sizes of tiles with white grout for a relaxing and soothing little bathroom

the same green color and different sizes of tiles with white grout for a relaxing and soothing little bathroom

same grey stone tiles - longer and narrow ones on the walls and large ones on the floor

same grey stone tiles - longer and narrow ones on the walls and large ones on the floor

neutral tiles - square ones and penny hex tiles plus an accent with blue and white mosaic tiles over the sink

neutral tiles - square ones and penny hex tiles plus an accent with blue and white mosaic tiles over the sink

Carrara marble tiles on the walls and floor, smaller ones and larger ones on the floor for a neutral look

Carrara marble tiles on the walls and floor, smaller ones and larger ones on the floor for a neutral look

grey marble tiles - square ones on the walls and penny hex tiles on the floor create a chic and neutral combo for a bathroom

grey marble tiles - square ones on the walls and penny hex tiles on the floor create a chic and neutral combo for a bathroom

An Accented Floor, Plain Walls

This is an effective way to get creative with your tiles and make the floor the hero of the space, besides it’s a very trendy idea that you may often see today.  Wall tiles are kept plain and subtle allowing the floor to shine and stand out.

a neutral bathroom with white subway tiles and large grey tiles on the floor that stand out in these light shades

a neutral bathroom with white subway tiles and large grey tiles on the floor that stand out in these light shades

black and white graphic tiles on the floor, white subway tiles with black grout on the walls in a walk-in shower

black and white graphic tiles on the floor, white subway tiles with black grout on the walls in a walk-in shower

black hex penny tiles and white subway tiles create a bold look, and wood adds warmth and intrest to the space

black hex penny tiles and white subway tiles create a bold look, and wood adds warmth and intrest to the space

black marble tiles on the floor bring luxury and chic, and white marble tiles on the walls just add to it

black marble tiles on the floor bring luxury and chic, and white marble tiles on the walls just add to it

bold blue and yellow mosaic tiles on the floor set the tone in the bathroom, and white tiles on the wall just calm them down

bold blue and yellow mosaic tiles on the floor set the tone in the bathroom, and white tiles on the wall just calm them down

bold mosaic tiles with catchy patterns and white tiles on the walls that accent the floors even more

bold mosaic tiles with catchy patterns and white tiles on the walls that accent the floors even more

catchy black hexagon tiles on the floor and white tiles on the walls that help accent the floor

catchy black hexagon tiles on the floor and white tiles on the walls that help accent the floor

chic black and white mosaic tiles on the floor and white subway tiles with black grout on the walls for a bold look

chic black and white mosaic tiles on the floor and white subway tiles with black grout on the walls for a bold look

grey marble hex tiles on the floor are a refined and stylish accent, and white subway tiles on the walls are a cool backdrop

grey marble hex tiles on the floor are a refined and stylish accent, and white subway tiles on the walls are a cool backdrop

hex penny tiles forming floral patterns on the floor and neutral white subway tiles with black grout on the walls

hex penny tiles forming floral patterns on the floor and neutral white subway tiles with black grout on the walls

navy hex tiles on the floor ad white tiles on the walls create a bold and catchy combo for a modern bathroom

navy hex tiles on the floor ad white tiles on the walls create a bold and catchy combo for a modern bathroom

white subway tiles with black grout on the walls make up a cool combo with black and white mosaic tiles on the floor

white subway tiles with black grout on the walls make up a cool combo with black and white mosaic tiles on the floor

white tiles on the floors for making up a neutral space and black and white mosaic tiles on the floor for a statement

white tiles on the floors for making up a neutral space and black and white mosaic tiles on the floor for a statement

Accented Walls, A Plain Floor

Similar to above but in reverse. Wall tiles are the show-stopper in this bathroom style and floor tiles are kept neutral and plain in color.

a bold turquoise fish scale tile wall is a statement in the bathroom, and neutral grey tiles on the floor

a bold turquoise fish scale tile wall is a statement in the bathroom, and neutral grey tiles on the floor

beautiful marble tiles on the walls are highlighted with grey tiles on the floor for a catchy look

beautiful marble tiles on the walls are highlighted with grey tiles on the floor for a catchy look

beautiful white marble tiles on the walls and black matte tiles on the floor create a stylish and timeless combo

beautiful white marble tiles on the walls and black matte tiles on the floor create a stylish and timeless combo

catchy small black tiles on the walls give your bathroom a sexy feel, and grey tiles on the floor make it calmer

catchy small black tiles on the walls give your bathroom a sexy feel, and grey tiles on the floor make it calmer

chic patterned mosaic tiles on the walls and neutral light grey ones on the floor plus brass accents

chic patterned mosaic tiles on the walls and neutral light grey ones on the floor plus brass accents