Your bathroom should be a sanctuary, a place of tranquility and style, and the tub surround plays a pivotal role in achieving that perfect ambiance. Tile marries form with functionality, allowing you to surround your tub (and yourself) with statement-making style.
We've rounded up 17 tile tub surrounds from Scandi to maximalist that will leave you inspired and ready to take on your next project.
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1. Color Block Pattern Play
Not only does this well-appointed bathroom play with color using green and white tile, it also plays with pattern. 4x4 Ceramic Tile in warm white Tusk sets a soothing scene in a classic offset pattern along one wall and the tub front, playfully contrasted by 4x4 in green Peabody in a modern stacked pattern along the other two walls.
2. Herringbone Haven
This soaking tub is wrapped in luxury thanks to a wainscot of blue-green 2x8 Ceramic Tile installed in a timeless herringbone pattern that continues across the floor for a seamless look.
3. Peaceful Pastels
Experience instant serenity as you step into this beauty of a bathroom filled with powdery pastel pink. The built-in niche, tiled in the same pink hue, stylishly adds extra storage to the tub surround.
4. Multicolor Triangles
If your personal style has an eclectic edge, consider specialty-shaped tiles in a bright color blend for an eye-catching bathroom refresh and playful vibes–perfect for a kids' bathroom.
5. Archway Addition
Lauren Bradshaw punched through a wall to add this bath nook complete with an unforgettable archway, and the result speaks for itself. Glossy warm-toned Sand Dune Tile is the cherry on top of this beautiful space.
6. Soak Up Some Color
Want to amp up your tub design? Just add a splash of color. Olive green mosaic tiles add depth and dimension to this soaking bath-shower combo that will put you in another state of mind.
7. Go For Glass
Our radiant Glass Tile makes for a fresh and contemporary statement surround, like this vertical straight set tile install that beautifully anchors the rest of the space. Plus, Glass is impervious to water and stains so it’s an excellent choice for wet areas, and comes in 24 breathtaking colors with 2 sheens available so you can bring your unique vision to life.
8. Rainbow Stripes
Wake up your morning routine with a cheerful tile design. Handmade Ceramic Tile in a rainbow array of colors brings all the smiles to this tub surround as colorful stripes, interspersed with white, wrap around the tub and are echoed on the backsplash opposite.
9. Soft & Neutral
The perfect neutral tile on your tub surround can help to create a calming atmosphere while making it easy to add in pops of color via bathroom decor–or Handpainted Tile accents like Sam Ushiro did above.
10. Get Textural
Celebrate the beauty of simplicity with a textured touch. This beautiful space exudes understated luxury thanks to the Glazed Thin Brick’s division of color blocking, romantic texture, and multi-patterned installation.
11. Mermaid Vibes
There’s nothing wrong with classic subway tile, but why not try a dynamic pattern? Emily Henderson’s primary bathroom features a sinuous scalloped tile surround in refreshing blue Crater Lake for an elevated mermaid-inspired look.
12. Contemporary Checkerboard
The classic checkerboard with a twist, this sustainably-built log cabin by Lawless Design features large-scale square Ceramic Tile in a restrained red and charcoal checkered pattern.
13. Wabi Sabi Mosaic
This stunning Wabi-Sabi bathroom is like a breath of fresh air after a long day. Take a soak surrounded by tranquility courtesy of vertically stacked mosaic tiles in our warm, creamy Milky Way glaze that wraps around the surround and frames the large window overlooking nature.
14. An Eclectic Edge
If you love a unique look, why not mix things up? An eclectic blend of pinks in a 90-degree herringbone pattern makes this tub by Jen Pinkston truly unforgettable, complete with large niche for easy storage space.
15. Two-Toned Craftsman
Step inside a craftsman bathroom that feels more like a contemporary spa thanks to the gorgeous tub surround. Subway tile in soft green Rosemary showcases handcrafted color variation from the ceiling to the tub, where the edge of the tile is complemented beautifully by 3x3 Sheeted Tile in olive green Peabody down to the floor.
16. Freshened Up White
This elevated beach house puts a new spin on white with hand-cut tile around the tub in the form of our interlocking Chaine Homme. Pair it with a Handpainted Tile floor and you have eye-catching elements in every direction.
We love a bathroom that really goes for it. Case in point, Claire Thomas’s Hollyhock Cabin bathroom in which every square inch is filled with charm thanks to Mosaic Tile laid in a golden plaid pattern complete with pops of blue.
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