Are Colorful Bathroom Tiles Back in Style?

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Bathroom design trends go through cycles. What may seem dated right now could become trendy again in just a few short years. Before you decide to cover your entire bathroom, you may want to keep some of your existing colorful bathroom tiles. Let’s explore the trends to help you plan your bathroom remodel.

Black and White Tiles Are Here to Stay

Just about any style of black and white tile is usually on trend. For instance, the small hexagon tiles that were once popular in bathroom floors are now making a comeback. If you have black tiles, white tiles, or a combination of the two in your bathroom, you can likely style them to make them look on trend. Consider changing out the paint color or grout color to bring new life to the bathroom.

Tile Colors and Trends Change All the Time

The specific color of tiles that are on-trend will vary from season to season. For example, soft pink tiles and green tiles are currently back in style. These colors were also popular in the 60s and 90s, but they may not stay popular for long. If you want to embrace a color like this in your home, consider pairing it with modern neutral accents. If you’d rather shift to a different look, you could consider tile refinishing before replacing your tiles completely.

Colorful Patterned Tiles Can Work with Certain Aesthetics

If you have multicolored accent tiles in your kitchen or bathroom, they could be timeless in the right setting. If you have a muted or clean-lined aesthetic, these tiles may be a little too bold for your home. If you can embrace the color and run with it, you could create a visually interesting design.

This is less about whether the tile is on-trend and more about what you personally like. Consider your own taste and potential resale value when making any design decision for your home.

Too Much Color May Make the Bathroom Feel Smaller (Or Dated)

The biggest issue we’ve seen with colored bathroom tile is when there are multiple colors competing with each other. For instance, if you have light pink tile with a baby blue border, that’s going to look dated. If you have that same pink tile with a neutral border, it could look more updated.

Having too much color could also make the room feel small. This is because it creates visual clutter, which means the eyes stop to absorb each new element. If you want your bathroom to feel bigger, find a focal point and make everything else neutral.

What to Do If You Don’t Like Your Bathroom Tile Color

Not happy with your colorful bathroom tile? You don’t have to replace it! As long as the tile is in decent condition, you could have it refinished. Tile refinishing recoats the tile and the grout in a neutral color of your choice. You could even make your tile look like stone by choosing multiple neutrals to layer.

Maryland Tub and Tile offers affordable, long-lasting tile refinishing in the greater Baltimore area. Give us a call at 877-717-8827 to learn more or schedule a quote.

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