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3 Timeless White Bathroom Tile Trends

By Pearl |

All-purpose and always flattering, there’s everything to love about white bathroom tile. No matter what your style is, you can count on white to go the distance. We’ve rounded up three ways to work with white that will never fall out of favor (check out our Pinterest Board for even more trends). 

Herringbone
Herringbone tile has been around for a long time and remains a timeless classic. A pattern you'll never tire of, go from floor to ceiling for a blog look like this: 

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Tile Shown: 2x6 in White Wash // Design: Becki Owens 

Consider a fresh take on herringbone by flipping the pattern on its side. 

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Tile Shown: 3x6 in White Wash // Design: Whitney Leigh Morris

Straight Set
If you’re going modern or mid-century, consider stacking your white tiles either vertically or horizontally.

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Tile Shown: 2x8 in Sugar // Design: Jen Pinkston // Image: Katie Jameson 

If you are looking to make your white tile pop a little, choose a slightly contrasting floor tile color: 

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Tile Shown: 1x6 in Sugar with 2" Hexagons in London Fog // Design: Sarah Sherman Samuel // Image: Zan Passante 

You can also go big with a horizontal straight set pattern for a sleek, modern look: 

3x12 Backsplash in Egret Matte

Tile Shown:3x12 Glass Tiles in Egret Matte

A vertical straight set pattern can also help to make your ceilings look higher (and who doesn’t want that?)

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Tile Shown: 2x8 in White Gloss with 6" Hexagons in Daisy // Design: Caitlin Flemming 

Pattern Play
See a tile pattern or shape you love but not sure how to make it work? You can never go wrong with white tile. 

Hexagons are another classic choice for a bathroom application. From your walls to your floor, you simply cannot go wrong with this always-in-style shape. 

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Tile Shown: 6" Hexagons in Calcite // Design: Sarah Sherman Samuel 

A specialty shape, like our Ogee Drop, can add dimension and texture to an all-white tile installation: 

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Tile Shown: Ogee Drops in White Wash // Design: Becki Owens

With just the right amount of color variation and luster, our Chaine Homme Tile in White Gloss takes Emily Henderson's guest bathroom from "standard to extra special."

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Tile Shown: Chaine Homme in White Gloss // Design: Emily Henderson // Image: Tessa Neustadt 

There are lots of opportunities to pattern play with our field tile sizes, like a parquet for example. If you want your pattern to stand out a bit, choose a slightly darker tone of grout like this: 

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Tile Shown: 3x12 in White Wash // Design: Becki Owens

Tile Installation Tip: Highlighting your chosen pattern with a darker grout color can make your pattern pop (see install below), but make sure to check with your Design Consultant about how dark you should go with your grout color and always use grout release with a white or light shade of tile to prevent staining during installation. 

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Tile Shown: Small Diamonds in White Wash // Design: Whitney Leigh Morris // Image: Monica Wang Photography 

Another classic tile shape that has become increasingly popular over the last couple years is our Star and Cross. Perfect for bathroom floors or walls, this pattern is just as dynamic in white as it is in one of our bright glazes: 

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Tile Shown: Mini Star and Cross in Tusk // Design: In Honor of Design // Image: Rustic White Photography 

Don't forget about our Glazed Thin Brick! With four shades of white to choose from, this material can absolutely be used for your shower walls, bathroom backsplash, and floor. We, however, do not recommend it for your shower pan flooring due to its more porous nature. 

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Brick Shown: White Mountains // Design: Anja Michals // Image: Vivian Johnson 

Ready to work it with white tile? Order color samples online to see what shade and material will work best for your project. Need some help? Simply chat, call or fill out our Design Assistance Form and one of our talented Design Consultants will get back to you shortly.

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