12 Bathrooms Where Tile is the Star of the Show

published Mar 12, 2015
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Move over, subway tile. In these twelve bathrooms, the star of the show is bold, colorful tile that’s anything but understated. These tiles say ‘look at me!’ — and we are more than happy to oblige.

Above: the Portuguese azulejos in this bathroom from Attic Mag are absolutely breathtaking. If this was my bathroom, I might spend all day in there, staring at the wall.

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These blue tiles are also azulejos — the pattern above is wallpaper. From Living.

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Subway tile doesn’t have to be staid. These beveled pink tiles take this bathroom from Home Adore to the next level.

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All the other elements in this bathroom by M Plus are pleasantly understated, allowing the gorgeous encaustic tile floor to really shine.

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Beautiful tiles on the tub surround enliven Ron’s Parisian Style Condo in Hollywood’s Historic Colonial House.

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A beautiful bathroom in an L.A. restaurant, spotted on Domaine Home.

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I’m really digging the combination of brass and earthy, colorful tiles. From Chic Deco.

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Patterned encaustic tiles (and a blue clawfoot tub!) make this bathroom from HomeLife anything but boring.

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This wall — just gorgeous. (If you’re hoping to get the look, search for terra cotta tiles in a fish scale pattern.) From Inside Out, via Happy Mundane.

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These tiles create a lovely pattern in the bathroom of a home spotted on Fine & Country.

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A patchwork of antique Portugese tiles adds drama to the bathroom of a Stockholm home spotted on AD España.

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I saved the best and boldest for last — this riotously colorful herringbone tile (by Made a Mano), which might make this the world’s happiest shower.