15 Gorgeous Shower Tile Ideas

We’ve all been guilty of binge-watching home improvement reality TV shows, and looking at bathroom remodel transformations on Instagram (and even saving them) with the hopes of imitating the stunning tile design, bathroom cabinets, and soaker tub

We have gathered the most eye-catching shower tile ideas from across the internet and what you need to know to choose the right shower layout and shower tile for your bathroom remodel. 

  • The two most popular shower types
  • Neutral shower designs
  • Bold shower tile designs
  • Bathroom accessory considerations

The Three Most Popular Shower Types

There are three shower types that are popular in today’s bathroom makeovers:

  • Frameless glass enclosure, with the glass helping to create a bright and airy feeling
  • Grid showers
  • Walk-in shower designs without doors

Frameless Glass Enclosure Showers

With frameless glass enclosure showers, each piece of glass is custom-fabricated based on measurements of your shower area that are taken by a professional. The best part about that is each piece can be built to accommodate structural irregularities, unusual shower dimensions, and unique designs.

Corner Shower with Frameless glass

Grid Shower

framed industrial shower

Most homeowners think of actual metal work on the outside of a shower when they hear the words “grid shower”. However, these days, very few grid showers actually use metal anymore. Instead, they are painted into the glass. However, if you are a fan of the look and feel of metal, many manufacturers can also add metal strips on the outside if requested. 

Walk-in Shower Design

Last but not least, today’s modern bathroom features expansive shower spaces with no enclosure, that feature tubs as well.

If you would like to learn more about the different shower types available, check out our Walk-In Shower Styles for Every Bathroom and Framed vs. Frameless Showers blogs.

Neutral Shower Design vs. Bold Shower Design

There are so many different shower floor and wall designs you can create. Before you go tile crazy, it’s important to establish if you’re wanting a shower design with neutral patterns and colors or if you’d like a bold and unique style as the focus of your bathroom.

Next, you’ll want to account for accessories and plumbing fixtures. Both items will tie the look of your shower together. If you’d like to keep your shower design neutral, you cannot go wrong with a circular showerhead. On the opposite end, a square rainfall showerhead will give the space a contemporary feel. 

Bathroom Accessories

When it comes to accessorizing your bathroom to complement your shower, these items can add functionality and beauty no matter the design of your space. Here are other popular bathroom accessory options:

  • Towel holders
  • Towel warmers
  • Robe hooks
  • Bathroom shelves
  • Shower cubbies
  • Grab bars
  • Corner or curbed shower seats
  • Sink plumbing fixtures
  • Tub plumbing fixtures
  • Vanity mirrors

Neutral Shower Tile Designs

If you want a shower design that’s neutral yet isn’t all beige and earth tones, choose a bright shower tile color that compliments the overall color scheme of your bathroom remodel. For example, an off-white color motif is a great substitution for the all-white bathroom. You can add a blue, green, or whatever color you love as an accent in the shower (via the shower cubby or as a band) as well as for your vanity area. 

black oil rubbed bronze shower fixtures

Bold & Contemporary Shower Tile Designs

White subway tiles were popular for a few years. Now, we are seeing lots of marble and colored shower tiles that act as a focal point with stainless steel, chrome, gold, black, and even mixed metal shower fixtures. 

Lastly, if you’re wanting an ultra-contemporary bathroom shower tile design then try material contrasts. 

If you would like to talk to our team about your ideas and shower tile concept, contact us here.

framed shower glass enclosure