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Creative Shower Tile Ideas for 2018

You are about to start your home improvements, but have no clue about your future shower design? But this is great, since you get a nice chance to find inspiration in our best shower tile ideas for 2018 based on the latest trends in the industry! Read and view to create your unique and vibrant space for relaxation amid everyday routine.

Neutral Shades, Organic Touch

bathroom tile with neutral touch

Do you really believe that neutral interiors are dull and lifeless? Then you are out of tune with the latest trends! This year neutral décor is one of the favorite shower tile design ideas and it is one to carry you into 2018, too.

Quiet shades of gray, white, beige or warm brown colors are perfect for creating relaxing environment for you daily bathing routine. And they always add elegance to your interior design, don’t they? Moreover, choosing neutral colors is a perfect approach for showing textures, since against the background of muted hues all materials tend to gain crispness. And what textures are all the rage over the past couple of years? Natural stone, bricks, reclaimed wood – everything having an organic touch that drives us crazy with its awesome outdoor appeal.

So, mix some neutral colors and natural textures to get a fancy nature-inspired design for your bathroom. This is also one of advantageous small shower tile ideas, since the color scheme adds space, while the vibrant texture makes even tiny premises look rich. If you still think that the neutral style is somewhat dull, add distinctive mosaic accents, for example, chosen from matching natural stone tiles.

bathroom tiles with organic touch

Getting Dark

dark tile in bathroom

Yes, it is quite awkward to deal with dark tile, since the colors are very exacting. They tend to steal space and to make interiors gloomy, they require a well-designed balance and a strong sense of proportion. But dark tile design in your bathroom is the right way to make a splash, and it will surely be in vogue in 2018.

At this point you might think of black and white scheme, since this is an obvious choice for good balancing. Yes, it can be a win-win option if designed correctly, but don’t you think it is a kind of clichéd? Think about dark grey and brown, deep copper and olive shades or borrow some inspiration from a trend colors palette of Behr, which is one of The Home Depot brands. Take advantage of their ready-to-use palettes and find the best complementing or contrasting colors – this will help you to easily create an expressive, yet stylish color scheme based on hipster dark hues.

And don’t forget about graphic accents that can be a great alternative to traditional dark and light color combinations! For example, add white mosaic tiles to thin black or dark grey background, while creating a unique pattern, as it is shown below.

dark tile in bathroom with mosaics

Playing with Shapes

hexagon tile in bathroom

Subway and square tile dominated the market for decades, but nowadays they have no power over us. Lately, both manufacturers and designers have been shifting our focus to more sophisticated shapes like hexagons, arabesques or diamonds. They are offered for flooring, making backsplashes and creating accents, and they are really hot for your 2018 shower design.

So, what are the trendiest walk in shower tile ideas for shapes? Let’s peep into the Cersaie International Exhibition of Ceramic Tiles and Bathroom Furnishings, which is reverted all around the world as the Week of High Ceramic Fashion. According to the summary, hexagon, mermaid and chevron patterns are the hottest ones, and so you should grab them to make your shower fashionable, unique and vibrant. While the chevron pattern is just asking to be used for stylish flooring, mermaid and hexagon shaped tiles win in creating stunning accent walls.

unique shape tile bathroom

However, you can get even fancier options, when using chevron, mermaid or hexagon mosaic tiles to create nice little accents uniquely combined with traditionally-shaped tile. How do you like one of such subway tile shower ideas illustrated below?

tile on shower stand

Accent Walls and Floors

accent on bathroom

It’s a kind of keeping with the above-mentioned trends, but it deserves our special focus. We all love accents, since they can make any space bold and add some personal touch, while requiring less effort, time and money. The only problem is to choose the right tile for creating a really eye-catching and voguish focal point.

Metal hues and textures are among the hottest new trends, so incorporate them into your shower design project, decorating your bathroom backsplashes, niches, mirror areas or even entire wall with copper, brass or stainless steel tiles.

golden accent on bathroom floor and wall

"Rugging" is an amazing way to shift a focal point to the floor, by laying patterned tiles in a shape of ornamented rug. It is one of our favorite shower floor tile ideas, since it also helps in zoning, when it comes to large bathrooms. Just choose a lovely-patterned tile for your feature floor and supplement it with simple designed monochrome tile of matching color and texture.

floor accent in bathroom

Plain tile sets off textured pieces perfectly, especially when the texture is up to the latest trends. Reclaimed wood, industrial concrete, slate split effects will add some crisp to your shower design, while blending in perfectly with many styles from classic to high-tech. And these textures are great for both wall and floor accents!

natural look bathroom tile

Colorful and Stylish

colorful bathroom tile idea

Are you sick and tired of these common and oh, so boring white, beige and grey bathrooms? So do we! If you want to add some unhackneyed colors to your shower design project, the time is ripe. And you don’t need to opt for dark or violent shades, since in 2018 some beautiful pastels are all the go.

One of these soothing colors is Millennial pink, which is gentle pink with warm beige tones. This color is the hottest shade of 2017 and it goes further into 2018 with many elegant tile designs. You are free to blend it with black, gray, white, beige and other pinks to create something unique and stylish.

Seafoam Green is another fancy option, combining light blue, green and grey shades. It can be complimented with emerald green, white and ivory, as well as with quiet brown and grey shades. The color is clearly associated with sea and water, so why don’t you use it for creating your personal spa-oasis?

green colorful tile idea
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