On the Surface: The Best Patterned Bathroom Tiles

Patterned tiles are an effective way of updating a bathroom without having to completely renovate the whole room. A new tiled wall, floor, or even just a splashback, can invigorate your existing bath, basin and brassware, giving your bathroom a fresh, new look.

With so many different tile colours, patterns, shapes and styles to choose from, we've picked an edit of the best patterned tiles that have recently hit the market in the UK.

There are rustic Moroccan encaustic tiles and traditional Morris & Co patterns toArt Deco inspiredgeometric designs and eye-catching modern hexagonal pieces.

Thescalloped fish scale trend has been swimming its way into modern interiors too.

See more tiles in hexagonal, scalloped fish scale and other unusual shapes here.

Of course the classic metro tileis continuing to have its style moment (in cool new herringbone and basketweave formations), so it’s never been easier to give your bathroom a modern revamp with some stylish new bathroom tiles.

For scene-stealing style, patterned tiles will give you the biggest impact, but before you take the plunge be sure to view them as a large repeat pattern, rather than in isolation, as the look will change when they are clustered together.

Play around with how you put the tiles together too, as with some tiles, particularly those with a geometric pattern or shape, the overall pattern can change depending on how you lay them out and which edges you put next to each other.

Consider using tiles up to dado height, or completely cocoon a modern shower roomwith floor-to-ceiling tiling to create aa stylish and splash-proof wet room.

See these stunning shower rooms.

Whatever you decide, a wall or floor of new tiles will instantly amp up your bathroom with a splash of colour and pattern.

See Also: These Beautiful Bathroom Tile Ideas

Contour Shadow tile, £33sq m, Walls and Floors

Contour Shadow tile, £33sq m, Walls and Floors

The geometric pattern on this hexagonal tile creates a 3D effect.

Contour Shadow tile, £33sq m, Walls and Floors

Contour Shadow tile, £33sq m, Walls and Floors

The geometric pattern on this hexagonal tile creates a 3D effect.

Cevica Good Vibes tile, £55sq m for a mixed pack of seven, Tiles Direct

Cevica Good Vibes tile, £55sq m for a mixed pack of seven, Tiles Direct

Part of a mixed box of patterned and coloured tiles, so you can create a patchwork effect.

Casablanca Mono Hexagon Decor, from £48sq m, Mandarin Stone

Casablanca Mono Hexagon Decor, from £48sq m, Mandarin Stone

This vintage style tile is available in hexagonal or square formats.

Jigsaw Hopscotch in Pomato Pink, £10.20 per tile, Neisha Crosland for Artisans of Devizes

Jigsaw Hopscotch in Pomato Pink, £10.20 per tile, Neisha Crosland for Artisans of Devizes

Neisha Crosland brings shapely pattern to Artisans of Devizes with this modern geometric encaustic tile collection. Featuring different and unusual tile shapes that fit together to create bold walls and fabulous floors, Crosland's Jigsaw collection is a kaleidoscope of refreshing colour.

ry Angle Line tile in Kelly/White, £130sq m, clé.

ry Angle Line tile in Kelly/White, £130sq m, clé.

A collection of triangles make up a classic hex shape for a carefree take on form and style.

Benton stone mosaic Clara in Bardiglio Carrara, £792sq m, West One Bathrooms

Benton stone mosaic Clara in Bardiglio Carrara, £792sq m, West One Bathrooms

Created entirely from marble, the Ann Sacks Benton Mosaic collection bring gorgeous small-scale pattern to modern, glamorous bathrooms.

William Morris Chrysanthemum Field, £8.89 per tile, Johnson Tiles

William Morris Chrysanthemum Field, £8.89 per tile, Johnson Tiles

Create a vintage look with William Morris' iconic Chrysanthemum pattern.

Zeta tile in Off Black, £135sq m, London Encaustic x Anna Hayman Designs

Zeta tile in Off Black, £135sq m, London Encaustic x Anna Hayman Designs

When tesselated these tiles create a striking pattern.

Leaf, Old Iron, from £150 per sq m, Bert & may

Leaf, Old Iron, from £150 per sq m, Bert & may

Part of the brand's Organics collection, these patchwork tiles have a heritage feel with a modern twist.

Zellige Fish Small in 1015, £159sq m, Mosaic del Sur

Zellige Fish Small in 1015, £159sq m, Mosaic del Sur

Create a Moroccan-inspired bathroom with a wall of fish scale tiles. Available in over 80 different colours.

neapolitan in capri aqua, £2.46, ca' pietra

neapolitan in capri aqua, £2.46, ca' pietra

This hardwearing tile can be laid in a variety of ways to create a contemporary or classic effect for both walls and floors. Think vertical or diagonal slices, chequerboard style or a zig zag herringbone look for something a little different.

Pink Octagon, £5.60 per tile, Bert & May

Pink Octagon, £5.60 per tile, Bert & May

Give your bathroom interior a contemporary twist and lots of cool colour withBert & May's blush pink Octagon tile.

Hex60 Pink encaustic cement tile, £4.96, Otto tiles

Hex60 Pink encaustic cement tile, £4.96, Otto tiles

Individually hand-crafted, this tile is created by artisans without using clay, glazes or kilns. Made with high- quality Turkish cement sand with natural stones granule and colour pigments, each tile is hand-pressed, grinded and sealed with Turkish soap.