From eye-popping hues to bold patterns, here are styles to suit anyone bored with white-on-white.

A geometric, peach-colored tile in the master bathroom adds a joyful jolt to the home. The walnut cabinetry is an ode to the home's mid-century roots.

At this point in 2020, after months of staying home due to a global pandemic, there might be nothing left that’s surprising about your address. Perhaps it was exciting at first to see how a pantry could expand to accommodate every meal, or the ways in which a couch could bend to work and play. Even bedrooms were rearranged to promote more rest and relaxation. 

But bathrooms, on the other hand, don’t have as many flexible details to pique our interest. And it’s understandable that a neutral or classic tile routinely goes unnoticed in quarantine. That’s why a bathroom with a fun and surprising use of tile is so appealing: It has the potential to keep this space interesting, no matter how many visits it gets over time. 

If you’re looking to make a change to your surroundings, take these 21 examples as inspiration for a bolder bathroom. From totally unique palettes to more subtle twists to geometric design, these surprising tiles are sure to catch your eye. 

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A geometric, peach-colored tile in the master bathroom adds a joyful jolt to the home. The walnut cabinetry is an ode to the home's mid-century roots.

A geometric, peach-colored tile in the master bathroom adds a joyful jolt to the home. The walnut cabinetry is an ode to the home’s mid-century roots.  

Suzanna Scott

The principal bath is clad in hammered quartzite and white glass, and it features a custom marble tile floor.

The principal bath is clad in hammered quartzite and white glass, and it features a custom marble tile floor.  

Alan Tansey

A bathroom inside a Florida property first built in the 1920s receives a renovation featuring mermaid-green subway tile.

A bathroom inside a Florida property first built in the 1920s receives a renovation featuring mermaid-green subway tile. 

Seamus Payne

See the full story on Dwell.com: These 21 Funky Bathrooms Make the Case for Ditching Subway Tiles
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