13 creative bathroom tile ideas Give your bathroom a new look with these creative ideas for walls and floors Travertine walls These “timera” travertine tiles have a slightly pillowed edge that makes you want to reach out and touch them. The cocoa brown color sets off a white and chrome vanity beautifully. Pinterest Metal backsplash Metal is great from an aesthetic standpoint—it’s a rigid material that adds sparkle. “The backsplash is a perfect place to incorporate metal into the design, as it’s easy to clean and less likely to get scratched there than it would be as a countertop,” explains interior designer Terrell Goeke. Patterned tile wall On the wall, random-patterned ceramic tiles in five shades of green add an eye-catching element to the vanity, which is made from reclaimed Douglas fir. Mosaic vanity wall Ice blue glass mosaic tiles cover the countertop and extend into a tiled wall that also includes white and ocean blue. Tumbled slate Tawny-colored tumbled slate provides a warm hue for the walls and slip resistance for the floors in this shower that looks onto an enclosed deck. Glass & subway tile Interspersing a few dozen glass tiles among less expensive white subway tiles saved the owners of this bathroom a considerable amount of money. Raised tile backsplash Raised tiles add contrast without necessarily introducing a new color. Travertine floors Travertine floor tiles with chiseled edges have a textured surface that makes them slip resistant. Mosaic shower wall When you invest in a thorough mosaic tile look for your walls, you want to highlight it. Clear glass shower doors don’t obscure the tiled walls in the tub surround. Porcelain Square porcelain floor tiles mimic slate in this bathroom but are far more durable. Hexagon mosaic A combination of lavender, white, and gray make this teenage girl’s bathroom sophisticated enough to transition into a guest bath when she leaves home. Hexagon mosaic marble floor tiles give it an upscale look. Basket-weave The owners of this small guest bath decided to splurge on basket-weave glass tiles for the floor, making it an unforgettable room in the house. Clean lines No matter what type of tile you use, you want to aim for clean lines and streamlined design. In this bathroom, tiling around the mirror anchors it to the tub area. Recessed niches on either side of the faucet line up perfectly with the rim of the slipper tub.