bathroom wall tile ideas

6 bathroom wall tile ideas to inspire your next project

If you’ve ever watched Fixer Upper, you know how much Chip and Joanna Gaines love their custom bathroom wall tiles. And for good reason.
Bathroom wall tiles give this utilitarian space a custom feel. They are also low-maintenance, easy to clean, and can increase the value of your home when the time comes to sell.

Bathroom tiles are available in a huge variety of patterns, textures, shapes, and sizes. If you’re thinking about remodeling your bathroom, here are five wall tile ideas to help you get those creative juices flowing:

Marble Wall Tiles

No two pieces of marble are alike, making it a great choice for a custom design. Marble creates a clean, crisp, modern look. It’s smooth and easily wiped dry and comes in a wide variety of colors and veining patterns. Opt for a white marble if you’re going for a minimalist style or choose black marble to make a bold statement.
If you’re planning to sell your house, however, you might be wise to go with classic Carrara marble which buyers can accent with their own color choices.

Ceramic Wall Tiles for Bathrooms

Perhaps the most common bathroom wall tiles are ceramic because they’re durable, long-lasting, and easy to maintain. With a great range of styles, colors, and patterns, ceramic tiles work well for both walls and floors and can typically be found at a reasonable price. It’s a quick, easy, and cost-effective way to transform your bathroom.

Subway Tiles

Another inexpensive option for a quick bathroom reno is subway tile. It’s the rectangular shape laid out in a brick pattern that gives them the “subway” name, but you can mix and match wall colors and patterns to create your very own custom design. Best of all, subway tiles are a timeless classic you can work into any style, any time. Choose from ceramic (the most common), marble, glazed terracotta, or more.

Natural Stone

Natural stone tiles are a great way to add texture and give a bathroom a luxurious feel. We’ve seen natural stone used in bathroom renovations everywhere from small cabins and cottages to large century homes in the city. The design options are endless.
Here’s the best part: if you’re not quite ready to install real stone, you can find all kinds of affordable (faux stone) options.

3D Bathroom Wall Tiles

Adding 3D bathroom wall tiles to your bathroom can give the space texture and personality beyond traditional flat tiles.
Granted, some 3D tiles are priced a little higher than standard tiles, but once you see the spectacular impact they can have, you’ll see why we think they’re worth that little bit extra.

Terracotta Tiles

The name terracotta comes from the Latin word “terra cocta.” It was later translated to Italian as “terra cotta,” which means “baked earth” or “cooked earth.” Terracotta tiles, whether glazed or unglazed, are a traditional, environmentally-friendly, and natural-looking option for your bathroom. And when properly sealed with oil and wax (or synthetic sealant), terracotta tiles are completely waterproof, making them ideal for a warm, southwestern bathroom design.

Now we want to hear from you. What are some of your favorite bathroom wall tile designs? Share them with us in the comments below.