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5 Modern Bathroom Tile Ideas for 2017



Bathroom trends change year in and year out, but there is always one constant staple in each bathroom, tiles. The uses for tile in bathrooms are endless and because of this, we have seen a huge demand for specific tiles in our 2017 bathroom designs.

The expert bathroom designers at Crystal Bathrooms have put together their top 5 tile trends for 2017. This will help to give you some fantastic ideas for your own bathroom re-design and renovation.

Subway Tiles

Subway tiles were a big hit in 2016 which has continued on well into 2017. Subway tiles bring a really clean and modern look to your bathroom. Many homeowners love this look so much they have included subway tiles into their kitchen designs. While we will continue to see subway tiles be used throughout 2017, keep an eye out for a smaller and thinner tile that looks especially sleek.

If you are worried about your subway tiles becoming dated then don’t be. Subway tiles have been around for years and have become a timeless classic. Sick of seeing boring subway tile walls? Try running subway tiles vertically or a herringbone design to shake things up and add some dimension.

Patterned Tiles

Patterned tiles have become a huge hit in 2017. They are fantastic if you want to add a feature wall or floor. There are so many patterns to choose from that you will be spoilt for choice. Don’t fret about trying to find a pattern that goes together, some of the best bathroom designs we have seen have featured mismatched patterns.Want to incorporate a pattern but not sure how to go about it? The design team at Crystal Bathrooms will be more than happy to work with you to help incorporate patterned tiles into your bathroom design.

Honeycomb Tiles

Also referred to as hexagon tiles, honeycomb tiles add fantastic depth to any bathroom renovation design. The best part about honeycomb tiles is that they fit in perfectly with any bathroom design, whether it be a modern design or homestyle/country style.Hexagon tiles are perfect for adding colour into your bathroom. These tiles make great feature walls and floors. Play around with different colours and tones to come up with a perfect design your family and friends will be jealous of!


Geometric tiles are on trend at the moment. Similar to honeycomb tiles, they are fantastic for those who are willing to be more daring with their tile choice. These prints add a stylish touch to any bathroom. The best part about this tile is the choice to add as much or as little colour as you like.Add small accents of colour that blend in with your overall design or be really creative and add bright mismatched colours to make a real stand out feature. Geometric tiles aren’t for the faint hearted, bright and bold tiles will definitely get your guests attention.

Mermaid Tiles

Last but definitely not least is mermaid tiles, aka fish scale tiles. Bright and beautiful, mermaid tiles add texture, depth and a big hit of colour. If you want something different that looks 3D and draws the eye then fish scale tiles are worth looking into.New to the market there are some amazing colours available that will really take your bathroom to the next level. While this tile choice may seem a bit out there for some people, don’t discount the idea. Used in the right way fish scale tiles will really make your bathroom pop for all the right reasons.

While this is just the tip of the iceberg, there are so many bathroom tile ideas out there that can be incorporated into any bathroom design. The team at Crystal Bathrooms are always available to talk design and help you design the bathroom of your dreams. No matter how conservative or adventurous you want to be, we can help.

Contact Crystal Bathrooms and request a free consultation for your upcoming bathroom renovation today.

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