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Tile Trends: Shower Niches We Love

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Tile Trends: Shower Niches We Love

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What do we love more than shower tile? Shower tile niches. The perfect spot to add a fresh pop of color to your bathroom decor, a shower niche also offers useful storage for soap and shampoo. There are endless ways to design your tile niche. Oftentimes you'll find shower niches with a uniform tile color and pattern that seamlessly blends in with the rest of the space. However, today we're here to show the ones that stand out.

Glass Tile Shown: 2x8 in Dustive Olive Matte

Image: Modern Maggie

This sunny niche adds a bright splash of color to this modern white shower. Adding a small plant (real or faux) can infuse playful outdoor inspiration into your morning routine.

Tile Color Shown: 2x2 in Daffodil

You don't have to choose a different tile color or pattern to add visual interest to your shower niche. Simply reorienting the tile can break up a uniform look. This sleek monochromatic tile features glazed edges to this niche a modern finish.

Tile Shown: 2x8 in Driftwood

Framing your niche with tile can help create an interesting shadow box effect, lending some depth and dimension. Use the same tile color to give contrasting patterns a fresh contemporary look.

Tile Color Shown: Sugar

You can also go the route of framing your shower niche with a contrasting color, rather than a pattern. This French-doored shower feels all the more luxurious with symmtrical niches and wood shelving.

Using the same tile pattern for your niche and shower floor can also help to create a thoughtful and sophisticated design. We love how the hexagon tile is echoed in this black and white shower.

Tile Shown: 4" Hexagons in White Wash

Fireclay Blog: Finding the Trim that is Best for You

When designing for your shower niche, don't forget about tile trim, especially if you plan on using a contrasting color. Our handy trim guide can help you figure out which trim option is best for your aesthetic.

Shower niches are also a budget-friendly solution to showcase your favorite Handpainted tile design. Surround it with solid-colored tile to give the pattern room to breathe.

Handpainted Tile Shown: Ensenito in Warm Motif

Image: Apartment Therapy

A niche also offers a fun design opportunity for showers built with alternative materials like cement. This playful ikat pattern adds fresh point of view to the shower's industrial and minimalist look.

Handpainted Tile Shown: Old Cairo in Neutral Motif

Want to find your niche? Order free color samples online now. Need some help? Simply call, chat, or fill out our Design Assistance Form and one of our talented Design Consultants will get back to you shortly.

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