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If you’re about to renovate or design a new bathroom, we want to inspire you to think beyond white tiles. White tiles are great — they’re neutral and crisp, and with the range of shapes and textures on the market today you can create real interest. So today we’re sharing 15 stunning, contemporary, heart-eyes bathrooms that don’t use white tiles.

From hotel-chic to dark and moody, warm and natural to contemporary-cool, we hope you find a bathroom you love to inspire your next project! For those who want to be really bold, it doesn’t get more daring than using a pink tile on all your walls! Also featuring a more organic handmade finish, this wall of blue subway tiles creates an instant impact.

Combining real terrazzo floor and half height wall tiles with that stunning shower of Moroccan Zellige hand-chiselled tiles, this bathroom doesn’t hold back. Deep blue Kitkat mosaic tiles hug the wall perfectly to nail the look.

Catherine of The Stables says she’s wanted to use terracotta tiles in a bathroom forever and finally got the chance! You can find plenty of ‘warm’ tone grey tiles to create a serene bathroom. Interior Designer Jane Ledger over in Perth has done it again with this dreamy bathroom. You can find all the photos over on her site… and we’re betting the vanity will make your heart skip a beat!

Another restrained version of bathrooms that don’t use white tiles is this soft grey bathroom with a full wall of fish scale marble mosaic tiles. It is considered to have a refreshing and revitalising effect and we LOVE it as a feature colour in bathrooms. See the full home tour or keep scrolling for more bathrooms that don’t use white tiles These 20×20 patterned tiles are typically seen on floors but using it as a feature behind the vanity is such a clever idea and tones down the impact. You saw Kitkat tiles used on that curved deep blue wall above and here’s how different they can look when you simply lay them a different way and opt for a lighter shade. You can find Kitkat tiles in flat colours or those with an antique edge (like the ones pictured below), in matte or glazed finish, and even in natural marble!

Trust Carlene to come up with such a fabulous materials palette — combining square mosaic tiles in the shower, VJ panel walls and solid stone slab around the vanity. Ok so technically this would be considered a white tile buuuut given its antique edging, it comes across more light grey. We totally understand that the bathroom is an expensive area and you don’t want to lock in a choice that will date quickly.

While all-white tiles can feel ‘safe’, the truth is every bathroom will eventually date. Perhaps the size of tiles you chose, the finish or simply the way they are oriented will feel tired after time… no look is forever. What’s your favourite of these bathrooms that don’t use white tiles or have you found another example to share?

Pink tiled bathroom in Byron Villa bathrooms that don't use white tiles
Pink tiled bathroom in Byron Villa bathrooms that don't use white tiles
Blue subway tile bathroom bathrooms that don't use white tiles
Blue subway tile bathroom bathrooms that don't use white tiles
Terrazzo bathrooms that don't use white tiles
Terrazzo bathrooms that don't use white tiles
Bathrooms that don't use white tiles glue powder room
Bathrooms that don't use white tiles glue powder room
Terracotta bathroom Bathrooms that don't use white tiles
Terracotta bathroom Bathrooms that don't use white tiles
Bathrooms that don't use white tiles
Bathrooms that don't use white tiles
Dark blue subway tile bathroom Bathrooms that don't use white tiles
Dark blue subway tile bathroom Bathrooms that don't use white tiles
Clam marble tile
Clam marble tile
Green tile wall Bathrooms that don't use white tiles
Green tile wall Bathrooms that don't use white tiles
Geometric wall tile Bathrooms that don't use white tiles
Geometric wall tile Bathrooms that don't use white tiles
Bathrooms that don't use white tiles grey bathroom with standalone bath
Bathrooms that don't use white tiles grey bathroom with standalone bath
Bathrooms that don't use white tiles rey blue Bathrooms that don't use white tiles
Bathrooms that don't use white tiles rey blue Bathrooms that don't use white tiles
Carlene and Michael - main bathroom Bathrooms that don't use white tiles
Carlene and Michael - main bathroom Bathrooms that don't use white tiles
Bathrooms that don't use white tiles stacked marble tile
Bathrooms that don't use white tiles stacked marble tile
Terrazzo bathroom Bathrooms that don't use white tiles
Terrazzo bathroom Bathrooms that don't use white tiles

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