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The Top 6 Bathroom Tile Trends For 2022

There’s a reason that we turn to tile flooring in bathrooms. Not only is it a durable material that comes in many different types, but it can hold up against all the moisture that builds up in the wettest room in the house. Tile is also one of the best flooring types for bathrooms because it is versatile design-wise, with a plethora of shapes, textures and colors that will fit any aesthetic you desire.

Those of us that lean toward bold tile patterns have often been told that it is not appropriate to use in smaller spaces. But that’s not the case! If you have a smaller bathroom, like a half bath, do not feel limited by what type of tile you can choose for your bathroom remodel. Just because it is a small space does not mean a bold choice will overwhelm the room! Tile can be used for flooring, serve as an accent piece on a single wall, or used to decorate just halfway up the bathroom wall.

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Choosing a Tile Trend For Your Bathroom

When choosing a tile trend, it is important to remember that if you are not planning on living in your home forever, it may be best not to choose something that’s “too trendy.” A prospective home buyer may not be crazy about your Art Deco-inspired tile choice, and replacing tile is not the quickest home improvement project. 

However, there are plenty of bathroom tile ideas that not only stand out, but are also still simple in nature. Which of these styles and tile ideas call out to you?

Deep Colors


When we think of bathroom colors, we often default to white and muted colors to achieve a relaxing atmosphere. But darker colors can create just as calming of an environment. Jewel tones like emerald green, sapphire blue and even black are excellent modern tile choices to add a luxe feel to a bathroom. They also pair well with gold hardware, further elevating the look. In 2022, we’re also seeing these same saturated colors in kitchen cabinets, so if you’re remodeling more than just your bathroom, you’ll find lots of options for tying in these beautiful tile colors throughout your home.



If there was a single shape that leads the pack in great tile design, it’s the hexagon. In bathrooms from the past, we have seen small hexagons relegated to the floor or creating dated flowers. But in 2022, hexagon bathroom tiles are continuing to grow in size and are making their way onto walls, backsplashes, and even showers.

Textured Tile


Let your bathroom walls come alive with 3-D tile! This eye-catching bathroom tile trend can be achieved with any color, pattern or finish that you desire, as the main focus is on the texture of the tile. Create an organic, rustic feel in your bathroom with disjointed natural stone tiles, like in this bathroom. Or get a geometric pattern going with tiles that mimic ocean waves.

Subway Tile


Yes, subway tile is still a thing in 2022! Before you turn your nose up at this classic style, know that it is more than just plain, white rectangular tiles. Subway tile has gotten an upgrade with beveled edges, textured faces, and all kinds of colors. Think coastal blue, dreamy grays, or even sea green. You can even stick with the traditional white for a classic, timeless look, but make it stand out by using a gray grout. This is an excellent choice for homeowners who do not want to get too trendy, but appreciate an extra punch of design smarts – and a style that will make for easy home resale.



If you are drawn by the intricate tile work in Moroccan-inspired spas and hammams, then a bold design pattern may be a good choice for your bathroom. These printed tiles come in an array of shapes, colors and designs that will fit the vibe you’re looking for. If you’re into bohemian creativity, but want to take it down a notch, lean more on a unique shape while choosing a monotone color pattern, like blue. Or, have the tile serve as an accent piece in a shower niche.

Handmade Tiles

Handmade tile

Zellige tile has already made a huge splash in 2022 and looks poised to dominate bathroom tile trends this year. These handmade Moroccan tiles hit several other trends on this list, like coming in saturated colors, availability in a hex shape (in addition to square and rectangular options), and each being an individual work of art with an imperfect texture. Though Zellige is in part known for it’s glossy finish, you can also find them (and many other handmade tiles) in a matte finish. Not only does a matte look provide a softer finish, but it is also less apt to pick up fingerprints and dirt the way glossy tile will.

Getting Started With Your Bathroom Remodel

If you are inspired by these 2022 bathroom tile ideas and want to explore your dream bathroom remodel further, Modernize can help. If you are in search of a great bathroom remodeler, don’t miss our checklist for hiring a bathroom remodeler.

Modernize can also help you bring your bathroom tile ideas to life by calculating your return on investment for your bathroom remodel, as well as avoid any hidden costs that might be involved.

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