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The bathroom plays an essential role in the home: It’s where we typically start and end our day, as well as use it for relaxation and rejuvenation. As such, bathroom design can have a big impact on our mood — for better or worse. Of course, color is a significant part of any interior design, especially in a room that is used so frequently.

Bathroom “fashion” began when bathrooms became a fixture for the interior of the home during the Victorian era. The initial all-white décor helped homeowners feel bathrooms were clean.

White bathrooms continue to be a perennial favorite. Advances in tile manufacturing have created a broad range of sizes, shapes, textures and even dimensional aspects that can add interest to a contemporary white bathroom.

If you’re wondering what colors are trending for bathrooms lately, Better Homes and Gardens magazine suggests five winning shades. Fortunately, ceramic tile has a seemingly endless selection of tile colors and color combinations. Ranging from soft natural hues to bold tones, here’s our take on the latest bathroom color trends, expressed in the latest ceramic tile options.

Soft Greens

This soft, almost neutral green gauged porcelain tile XXL panel in a gemstone look is a great example of one of the latest color trends for bathrooms.

If you’ve been keeping up with the latest tile trends, you’ll know that green is currently a popular choice for all spaces. However, muted shades of green tile are especially trending bathroom colors, as they can lend a sense of tranquility and rejuvenation. Because these soft greens are gentle and subtle, you can’t use too much of them. If you choose to add accents, go with warm whites or defining blacks.

Look for soft shades of green that you can find in nature — such as eucalyptus, moss and olive — to satisfy our biophilic need to connect with the outdoors

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Cozy Earth Tones

Warm, caramel-toned wood-look ceramic tile lines the flooring, walls, ceiling and shower of this gorgeous master bathroom.

Two different trends go into this color recommendation: the popularity of biophilic tile and the general warming of colors used in interior décor. Warm earth tones are one of the biggest 2022 trending bathroom colors as a result of these two design shifts. You can’t go wrong with wood-look and stone-look tile in these shades.

Instead of cooler neutrals such as whites and grays, try out cozier earthy tile tones such as cream, beige, terracotta, and taupe. 

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Soothing Blues

Soft blue is one of the most popular color trends for bathrooms in 2022, and this dazzling blue mosaic tile backsplash is an excellent example to follow.

Blue isn’t necessarily a new bathroom color trend, but it continues to be high on the list.

Blue tile is popular for bathrooms because of its association with relaxation and wellness. Did you know that light blue has been proven to promote feelings of understanding, healing, health, and tranquility?

This is so much the case that a recent study by Behr and Zillow found that adding light blue to your bathroom could actually increase your home’s value. Specifically, survey respondents said they’d be:

  • More eager to tour and buy homes with light blue bathrooms
  • Willing to pay 1.6% over asking price — on a $375,000 home (the median home price in the U.S.), that’s an increase of $6,000!
Make the most of this 2022 bathroom color trend by choosing a wispy, soft shade of blue and using it heavily throughout your space.

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Dramatic Jewel Tones

Varying shades of emerald green lend a royal touch to this jewel-toned bathroom.

Not all of the current bathroom color trends are soft — dramatic jewel tones are also in favor right now.

Tile in jewel tones is the perfect choice for creating a luxurious, even regal look. Consider rich, saturated shades of:

  • Amber
  • Amethyst
  • Ruby
  • Aquamarine
  • Teal
  • Turquoise
  • Emerald
  • Sapphire

Note that if you’re looking for small bathroom color trends, jewel-toned tile is an ideal choice. A rich jewel tone may be overwhelming in a large space, such as a kitchen or living room, but could add just the right amount of boldness for a small bathroom.

Jewel-toned tile is a favorite for creating a jewel box effect in small guest bathrooms and powder rooms.

[Related: 2022 Tile Trends: Earthy Jewel Tones]

Black and Charcoal

Charcoal paired with dimensional gauged porcelain panels tile creates the ultimate in sophistication. 

In recent years, black tile (and shades thereof) has risen in popularity and is appreciated for its ability to create a sophisticated, contemporary feel.

Classic and vintage-inspired options include stark black and white tile in layout patterns such as subway, octagon and dot, and checkerboard. Hexagons and penny rounds are also popular shapes for black tile.

Black tile in a subway pattern gives this bathroom a vintage-inspired look.

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Trending Bathroom Colors: 2022 and Beyond

What do you think — did any of these 2022 bathroom color trends strike a chord? Chances are, you’re like us and are having trouble choosing.

Remember that ceramic tile gives you the option of combining your favorite shades so that you don’t have to choose just one!

As you make your decision, consider what kind of mood you want to create and which colors you’ll appreciate not only this year but also for many years to come. Then explore more tile designs in our Pinterest collections: