14 Midcentury Modern Bathroom Tile Ideas

Midcentury modern had its heyday in the 1950s and early 1960s. And now, the recent rise in retro fascination has cast this iconic aesthetic back into the spotlight, making it all the rage...yet again! Ready to embrace this on-trend look? Well, your bathroom is a great place to get started. Statement-making geometric tile — on the wall or the floor — adds dimension and instantly changes the vibe of your space. Ahead are 14 midcentury modern bathrooms that aren't afraid to let their beautiful tile shine.

1. Go bright...and blue.

This 56-square-foot Eichler bathroom revival by Urbanism Designs makes a splash with white walls and bright blue geometric tile flooring that ups the wow factor considerably.

2. In symmetry, we trust.

This salle de bain, designed by Kenowa Builders, relies on symmetry and clean lines. In place of one continuous vanity cabinet, the layout of this space accommodates a pair of matching, his-and-her vanity cabinets, while the herringbone wall tile plays up the overall angularity of the space.

3. Elevate the aesthetic.

For this architect-designed dwelling in Portland, Bright Designlab opted for Carrara marble and cement tile. The smooth, polished surfaces complement the elevated aesthetic without stealing focus from the more audacious elements.

4. Marry midcentury and contemporary.

Who wouldn't want to begin (and end) their day in this ultra-chic lavatory — a harmonious union of midcentury and contemporary styles. The tassel-fringed bath mat and towels bring in some bohemian whimsy, while the hexagonal gray floor tile and brass pendant add a little midcentury charm.

5. Graphic gorgeousness.

We love all the midcentury character of this guest bathroom redux by Emily Henderson — especially the graphic cement tile. The refreshed space is so cool, clean, and sophisticated.

6. Shower in style.

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This massive walk-in shower is the star of Bre Bertolini's revamped master retreat. Honeycomb mosaic tile covers the floors and the walls are clad in 6x6 white gloss ceramic tile. A rain shower head and frameless satin black fixed shower panel complete this spa-like experience.

7. Floating furnishings.

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This second-floor master bath flaunts a floating walnut vanity, enhanced with a white quartz countertop and sleek draw pulls. A frameless mirror (with hidden storage) hovers above. Light grey ceramic tiles by Ann Sacks tie the whole room together.

8. Accentuate white with natural light.

The nuanced contrast between the Merola White Hex Tiles on the floor and the Daltile White Subway Tiles on the walls in Sarah Sherman Samuel's master bath makes the space feel big and bright. A custom glass shower enclosure extends the open vibe.

9. Bathing beauty.

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Imagine yourself indulging in a soothing soak in this haven of serenity. A grey-and-white color palette pair nicely with clean lines and polished fixtures, while a large picture window lets in lots of natural light.

10. Behold the beauty of black and white.

Black and white done right! The interplay of the crisp subway tile walls and the darker, more masculine hexagonal flooring in this sun-drenched Australian oasis is simply striking — not to mention, totally timeless.

11. The power of pendant lights.

Designed by Sarah Sherman Samuel, this bathroom boasts a basket-weave tile backdrop and custom marble-topped vanity. But we can't stop staring at the round, brass-rimmed mirror that's flanked by a pair of mini-pendant lights from Cedar & Moss.

12. What’s old is new again.

Remnants of an era gone by, a vintage credenza turned vanity and geometric tile share the spotlight. Sleek white subway tile, classic style light fixtures, and a glass shower enclosure play supporting roles.

13. Get things popping with color.

This 1940s Brentwood ranch designed by Jamie Bush + Co. boasts a warm, minimalist aesthetic with a neutral palette accented by fun pops of brightly shaded hues. This bathroom's blue and white mosaic tile work together harmoniously to create a modern midcentury dream.

14. Green with envy.

Interior designer Elizabeth Roberts has us swooning over the soft green subway tile used in this Brooklyn bath. Complemented by black trim fixtures, glass shower enclosure, and floating vanity cabinet, this bathroom redux is as timeless as it gets.