Bold, Unexpected Ways to Use Classic Round Penny Tiles

Bold, Unexpected Ways to Use Classic Round Penny Tiles

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Dabney Frake
Apr 22, 2016
(Image credit: Studio MRS)

When you've seen classic round penny tiles so many times, in so many places, it's refreshing to see designers innovate ways to make them look more custom and personal. These bathrooms all figured out how to turn a basic material into something unique.

Neither the green shade of the tile, nor the curve joining the walls and the ceiling of this bathroom from Studio MRS, says status quo.

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This Hollywood Hills retreat combines a little bit of big crazy pattern (in the form of Kismet tiles) and tempers it with a smaller all-black classic. The combined effect is an eclectic and beautiful bathroom.

(Image credit: Domino)

These small ceramic circles have been around for over a century, and straddle the design line between quietly understated and boldly graphic. For something new, don't limit the tile to the floor. Take it all the way up the wall as well, and even over countertops for a more daring look. The black tile in this bathroom from Domino heightens the drama.

(Image credit: Homedit)

Kiss your contractor if you can find someone to do this novel pattern in your bathroom. Via Homedit.

(Image credit: Atelier St)

Red penny tiles highlight the shower alcove in this German "Waldhaus" cabin from Atelier St.

(Image credit: Tom Mark Henry)

Tom Mark Henry played with scale in this Australian home, using extra large penny tile that's entirely unexpected.

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