Tile is enjoying a bit of a resurgence lately, and not just well-mannered, inobtrusive subway tile, but also bolder tiles in all kinds of shapes, colors, and patterns. And nowhere is this more true than in the bathroom, where tile has become not just a utility but a showpiece, something that can define the entire look of a room.
Feast your eyes on these 15 bathrooms where tile is the star of the show.
Above: Graphic cement wall tile in a tumbling block pattern adds a bit of excitement to an otherwise quite traditional bathroom by Benjamin Vandiver.
In this bathroom spotted on My Domaine, a beautiful (and subtly variegated) green subway tile adds just the right amount of color.
How beautiful are these starry cement tiles? They're from Popham Design.
Floor tile adds a punch of pattern to a bathroom from Desire to Inspire.
Ceramic fishscale tiles, glazed in a beautiful variety of cool colors, take center stage in this bathroom from Desire to Inspire.
More starry cement tile, this time paired with a lovely old wood floor. It's the best of both worlds. Image from My Domaine.
Graphic cement tile perks up an airy bathroom spotted on Yellow Letterbox.
The bright blue mosaic tile lining the shower almost glows in this bathroom from Inside Out.
Mosaic tiles form a beautiful pattern on the tub surround in this bathroom from Elle Decor España.
Light blue fishscale tile lines the tub and walls of this bathroom by Emily Henderson.
Cement floor tile adds warmth and color to a modern bathroom from Dwell.
Classic black and white checkerboard tile (except in this case it's navy, in a subtle twist) makes this bathroom from Planete Deco beautiful and unique. Turning the wall tile on a diagonal changes things up a little and keeps the effect from being too overwhelming.
Here's that star tile again, in a bathroom designed by Pohio Adams. The sky blue tile turns to cover an accent wall too, and beautifully complements the gold towel bars.
And finally, the tile-covered bathroom of a Moroccan hotel, from My Paradissi.