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Bathroom Trend Alert: Pattern

Bathroom Trend Alert: Pattern

I’ve always been a big believer in using patterns in a space to bring it to life. The trouble is, doing this in a tasteful and timeless way can sometimes be challenging, especially when you’re talking bathroom design! I’m excited to be partnering with Kohler to talk about a trend they’re forecasting will be big in kitchen and bath design in 2017: Bathroom tile pattern!


Bring Your Bathroom Design to the Next Level with Bathroom Tile Patterns

When I was building my home from the foundation up, I had a totally clean slate. I knew I wanted the bathrooms to have a “wow factor” but still feel classic and sophisticated. I used patterns through tile and wallpaper to bring life to even the smallest powder baths.

Bathroom Tile Patterns For:

  1. Guest bathrooms
  2. Kids bathrooms
  3. Master bathrooms


Wow Guests with Bathroom Wall Tiles

Let’s start in my guest bath. We shared a peek of this shower tile on our Instagram page, and it got an overwhelmingly positive reaction! Patterned cement bathroom floor tiles have been making waves for quite some time, but using a simple yet dramatic patterned cement tile on your shower surround is a fresh new way to give your bathroom an exciting pop of interest.

{Kohler Artifacts Hotelier // Kohler Artifacts Rite Temp Valve Trim // Kohler Artifacts Bath Spout // Kohler Forte Handshower // Kohler Awaken Shower Hose}

Because the shower was more visually busy, I kept the floors a bright white in a herringbone pattern for a clean contrast. I love the way the two bathroom tile patterns complement each other in scale and color.

The hints of bronze from the Kohler Artifacts Collection were the perfect touches to give this modern bathroom a classic and sophisticated finish.

Tile Patterns for Kids Bathrooms

In the shared kids bath I used the opposite combination: a classic subway bathroom wall tile for the shower and a fun patterned cement tile for the bathroom floor. I knew this would be a high-traffic space, so the use of patterned bathroom floor tiles helps conceal the dirt and grime that is inevitable with three kiddos (and they love the dynamic bathroom tile pattern).

I finished the space with a twist on classic for the bathroom wall tile with subway tile in a basket weave pattern. I always prefer making a statement with a full backsplash from counter to ceiling.


Sophisticated Bathroom Tile Patterns for the Master Bathroom

In my master bath, I wanted to create a serene sanctuary. I always imagined it would be the place I would come to after a long day of work and play to relax in the amazing Kohler soaking tub, but I could have never guessed my kids would love this bathtub even more than I do! It’s so fun (and helpful!) that they can play in the space while I get ready.

{Kohler Vintage Freestanding Tub // IV Georges Brass from Kohler}

I kept the look clean and classic in the master bath with an all-white palette but kept the theme of pattern with the herringbone bathroom tile pattern in a beautiful porcelain marble bathroom floor tile.

{Photos by Elijah Hoffman}


When it comes to bathroom tile patterns, you can go bold with wild designs and loud prints or keep things soft and sophisticated with neutrals and classic patterns. Whether you’re starting from scratch, revamping your bathroom wall tiles, or taking a sledgehammer to your current bathroom floor tiles for an update, adding a little touch of pattern to your tile can create visual interest. Let your bathroom showcase your sense of style with tile patterns.