Featured Image: Paros White & Paros Black 12 x 12 Porcelain Bathroom Floor Tile from Arizona Tile
If you’re planning a bathroom remodel and you love mid-century modern style, there are plenty of ways to use tile to make an impact. This design style is characterized by functionality and simple design, with clean lines, futuristic curves, geometric shapes and often bold color combinations.
When it comes to bathroom design, mid-century style can be achieved with the use of tile in patterns, colors and arrangements that evoke the mid-century period. In this post, we’ll explore some of our favorite tile looks that are sure to enhance your bathroom’s mid-century modern flair.
Image: Paros Navy Hex 8-1/2 x 10 Porcelain Bathroom Floor Tile from Arizona Tile
1. Geometric Tile
Geometric tile is perfect for a mid-century look because it captures that retro aesthetic beautifully. If you love the sleek and minimalist look, Paros is a stunning option that can be used for bathroom flooring, walls, a backsplash, and more! Available in several sizes, including 2 hex options as well as a 2 x 2 mosaic, this simple geometric look offers timeless style in a range of neutral colors. It’s perfect for achieving the clean lines of mid-century design in your space.
Image: Cementine Retro 1 Porcelain Bathroom Wall Tile from Arizona Tile
2. Patterned Tile
Mid-century modern design is complemented by patterns that feature geometric shapes and contrasting colors. When it comes to tile, the pattern options are virtually endless. A tile floor in Cementine Retro is the perfect choice for a mid-century bathroom. With three options for graphic, geometric patterns in vintage colors like orange, brown, gray, and blue, this porcelain tile brings plenty of retro style and a perfect pop of color. Another option is Cementine Evo, a porcelain tile available in five fun geometric patterns inspired by fabrics of the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s.
If you’re apprehensive about using a bold pattern throughout the bathroom, try using this tile as an accent on the backsplash or the shower walls to add liveliness and contrast.
Image: Paloma Cotton Glossy Rhomboid, Paloma Cloud Rhomboid, & Paloma Camel Rhomboid Ceramic Bathroom Wall Tile from Arizona Tile
3. Mix-and-Match Tile Colors
Contrasting colors are a big part of mid-century modern design. Popular mid-century inspired color palettes are characterized by bold yet natural colors, including earth tones. Mustard, sage, taupe, navy, brick red, mahogany, orange and teal are just some of the options often seen in mid-century design.
To achieve striking contrast with these bold hues, a mix and match tile design like this is a great way to embrace the qualities of mid-century modern style. For the look pictured above, get creative with a unique installation by pairing three color options from our Paloma series.
Image: Palladio Doge & Palladio Moro Agglomerate Marble Bathroom Tile from Arizona Tile
4. Agglomerate Marble Tile
Agglomerate marble tile brings a sophisticated, retro vibe to a bathroom. With a pebbled appearance that can add visual texture and detail to an otherwise plain space, agglomerate stone such as Palladio Doge is a stylish choice in a mid-century modern bathroom. This natural stone tile can be used for interior floors and walls, including the shower, or as a simple accent tile.
Image: Terrazzo Black 24 x 24 Porcelain Bathroom Floor Tile & Crisp Stria Quartz Bathroom Countertop Tile from Arizona Tile
5. Terrazzo Porcelain Tile
Another porcelain tile we’re fond of for the bathroom is the mid-century modern look of Terrazzo. Perfect for a new commercial build or a primary bathroom, its clean look pairs well with any number of natural materials. This makes it an ideal choice if you are trying to achieve the feel of an in-home spa as it creates sleek backdrop for any vegetation or contemporary décor elements. Choose any one of our dark and neutral colors in Black, Cream, Grey, Pearl, or White for the perfect canvass for your ideal bathroom design.
Let Us Help
With these tile tips and ideas, it’s easy to embrace the mid-century modern aesthetic in your bathroom design. Do you need more help planning your bathroom renovation? Our team of experts is always available for a consultation to help you find the best tile for your bathroom floors, walls, shower and more. Discover your favorite tile and natural stone options at one of our locations, or explore our virtual design tools to get inspiration from the comfort of home. Our Just Imagine Visualizer enables you to see how a product will look in your space before committing, while our Online Slab Yard lets you find the piece you need at the location near you.