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Top 4 Bathroom Tile Trends of 2022

Top 4 Bathroom Tile Trends of 2022

Picking out tiles for your bathroom remodeling project is not so simple anymore. There is so much variety in design, shape, color, and texture that it can be overwhelming.   A few years ago, tiles were mostly laid down for their functional benefits (resistance to water, durability, low maintenance) but today, their aesthetic impact is just as important as their function. This is why manufacturers have expanded their selections to provide especially unique styles for homeowners.  We have identified the top 4 bathroom tile trends of 2022 you should be on the lookout for. They focus on the finishes, colors, shapes, and patterns.


Trend #1: Neutral Tiles (Especially Whites!)

Contemporary designs make big use of neutral colors and this remains the case for 2022 bathroom tile trends. Bright colors such as blue, red, and yellow are not commonplace in the bathroom and will not be the shining star anytime soon. Instead, homeowners are falling more in love with neutrals and especially nude neutrals such as grey and creams.  Grey and beige have become super popular as complementary neutrals.  So much so, that a new color has emerged by name and is featured in product selections. So be on the lookout for “Greige”.

For bathrooms that need a bit more brightness, white is perfect.  The bathroom is built for relaxation and these colors reinforce this atmosphere. By being neutral, they allow the mind to stay calm and relax creating a sanctuary in the home. You can use these colors from the flooring to the ceiling. To ensure the bathroom doesn’t become lifeless, layer in different shades of neutral colors, textures, shapes, and/or finishes to bring everything together in a new and lovely way.


Trend #2: Textural Tiled Finishes

Add variation, color depth, and surface interest in any area of the bathroom by incorporating textured field tile.  Textures can appear subtle or pronounced depending on the material used, the finish applied, and the color desired.

Raked sounds just like the name… it’s as if someone pulled a rake over the surface and left all the lines across the surface.

3D dimensional tiles can inspire just about anything, from a feeling to an object or place.  But when it’s all said and done, it’s usually considered a piece of art.  This category comes in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and styles which can be combined into endless combinations for a one-of-a-kind space.

These types of tiles create new focal points in the home using distinctive tile pieces and applications as diverse as a dining room wall.  Elegance just isn’t for the rest of the home anymore.


Trend #3: Metallic Finishes

METALLIC?! Yes, metallic, is our soon-to-be shining star of trendy bathroom remodels. 90s babies rejoice. This is at the end of our list because it is more of an up-and-coming tile trend for your bathroom. However, we’re already in love with it. Metallic is shiny and reflective, giving your bathroom a gorgeous yet edgy makeover. This modern look isn’t quite there yet, but we expect to see it popping up more and more over the next year.


Trend #4: Large Format Tiles

Tiles continue to be larger and are getting larger. The wood plank look is still holding but they are now getting larger and go up to 48” long. There is now a porcelain large format that can replace stone to be used in shower walls or a kitchen backsplash. It is a more difficult tile to install and there is a shortage of qualified and experienced installers to install it. Luckily, DBI is both qualified and experienced with all tile types.

Endless Options

Choosing the right tiles for your bathroom can be quite a challenge. There is so much variety. You have to choose what color, finish, and shape you want not to mention the material itself.  Hopefully, the above information on bathroom design trends for 2022 will help you decide which tiles will look best on your bathroom floor or walls.