In today’s contemporary bathrooms, remnants of midcentury modern bathroom tile design can be found in the smallest details. From bright patterns to streamlined cabinetry to vessel sinks, mid-century interior design has certainly left its mark.
Over the years, midcentury modern tile's funky side has oftentimes been traded for a more spare and subtle aesthetic–evident in the meteoric rise in popularity of white subway tiles. These styles have a rightful place in the midcentury genre and we love the look for its clean and simple decor.
However, today we’re going to turn back the clock a bit and pay homage to a time when midcentury modern bathroom tile design still had a sense of funky flair that makes it so unique among other design styles. Read on to see our favorite midcentury modern bathroom tile ideas.
Mad for Mosaics
Colorful mosaics were hugely popular in mid-century design, and don’t be afraid to think outside the square! Hexagon tile mosaics lend a vintage-inspired charm to any space. The vibrant colors in this ombre hex backsplash pop against the white walls in this mid-century bathroom.
Another mid century modern staple is the famous pink bathroom. Although the original version is often quite polarizing, you can easily update the look with softer pink mosaic tiles like this designer bathroom.
For something a touch more subtle, consider a white mosaic tile wall sprinkled in with touches of contrasting tile. We love the design idea of inserting mustard, a classic mid-mod color, into clean white tile.
We love color here at Fireclay, and when it comes to mid-century modern style the feelings are the same. Tangy oranges, terrific teals, and sunny yellows reigned supreme in mid-century interior design.
In this bold bathroom, delicious orange tiles pair with terrazzo, another midcentury staple, for the ultimate visual interest.
Earth colors were always en vogue during this style period, and this handsome primary bathroom exemplifies the idea of bringing nature inside with its wall-to-wall rich green tile.
If you’re looking for a simple MCM bathroom idea, you can’t go wrong with a light blue tile backsplash coupled with a dark wood wall-mounted vanity. Instant midcentury vibes!
You’ve heard of an accent wall, but what about an accent floor? This bathroom makes a fun mid-mod statement with colorful orange and white tile across the floor, and we couldn’t love it more.
A unique way to honor midcentury design in your bathroom remodel is to bring nature in through wallpaper and tile, demonstrated by this space featuring a large-scale succulent print wallpaper and coordinating straight-set ceramic tile.
Midcentury interior design cannot be discussed without paying homage to its fun and playful patterns. The bold geometric shapes and colors of midcentury graphic design can easily be achieved with tile in the bathroom–there are endless possibilities!
This sunny retro bathroom used two custom colorways of handpainted tile with geometric shapes across the floor for a stunning statement (not to mention the incredible sunken tub!).
Oversize polka dots make this kids' bathroom memorable. These dots are achieved with handpainted tile in a custom (and very midcentury) pink-and-mustard colorway.
Hexite tile creates clean lines and symmetrical patterns across the floor of this bathroom. Choosing a fun color for the floor while keeping the rest of the room neutral really lets the tile shine.
Backsplashes are the perfect place to introduce patterned tile to your bathroom. This space boasts a rounded pattern on handpainted tile that adds an element of softness.
Fireclay’s wide array of glaze colors and tile shapes allowed this bathroom to go in a fun direction, with a tri-colored floor and color-blocked walls.
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