13 Beautiful Brown Bathroom Tile Ideas

Warm neutrals and rich wood looks make for calming spaces that can connect you with the outdoors or make you home feel like a luxury spa. Read on for some brown tile designs that will make your bathroom feel alive and invigorated. For even more design ideas, check out our Bathroom Tile Ideas for 2024 and shop our wide assortment of brown tile.

1. Rustic Wood Look

Transform your shower into an outdoor retreat with a distressed wood-look tile. The aged appearance of the Bora Black Straight Wood Look tile gives this shower unique visual texture. Though this tile has the appearance of real wood, you don’t have to worry about rot or bacteria with this water-proof porcelain tile.

Dark black wood-look shower tile wall.
Featuring: Bora Black Straight Wood Look. Design and photography by JoeJulie Bonsall.

2. Light Brown Tile Bathroom Ideas

This elegant bathroom uses exquisite limestone tile to create a soothing space. The light beige Legno Wheaton tile features soft veining for an tranquil sense of movement that is enhanced by the white zig-zag patterned tile. The effect is an atmosphere that is at once relaxing and rich with texture.

Bathroom with beige limestone tile.
Featuring: Legno Wheaton, Legno Travertine, Legno Corner Shower Seat, Legno Luce Corsica and Legno Luce Skirting.
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3. Elegant Marble Look

There are many benefits to marble-look tile. It’s easier to maintain and more durable than real stone, and the synthetic looks can give you dramatic veins and colors that you won’t find in nature. These are some of the reasons Nikki Chu chose the Macchia Vecchia tile for her luxurious primary bath. The gold and beige veining in this tile adds a sense of drama to this space.

Sink vanity with mirror. White tile with brown veining.
Featuring: Macchia Vecchia. Design by Nikki Chu.

4. Fluted Wood Look

Spaces that emphasize a connectivity with nature are gaining popularity for their serotonin-boosting properties. At the forefront of this trend are fluted wood-look tiles that not only invoke a calm forest, but also give a space texture, both physically and visually as the look changes when the light passes through. We love how this shower coordinates the warm wood look of the Nidus Decor Mix tile with the brown and beige flecks in the Terrazzo Bianco Micro.

This chic shower features terrazzo tile floor and wood-look fluted wall tile.
Featuring: Terrazzo Bianco Micro, Nidus Decor Mix, Shapes Elongated Hex Off White Two Tone and DURAL Black.

5. Perfectly Imperfect Handmade Look

Beige and tan handmade-look tile–like the Coco Canvas tile shown here in matte and glossy–feature variations in tone and surface texture from tile to tile for a charming, “imperfect” look that will give your space character. The mix of finishes will add depth and interest to your design. The stripe of glossy vertical tiles in this bathroom reflects the light for a stunning flourish.

This bright modern bathroom features beige handmade-look subway tile.
Featuring: Coco Canvas Matte, Coco Canvas Glossy, Alison Victoria Precious Metals Rose Pencil, Calacata Evora Polished and Marradi Calacatta Gold.

6. Add Black and White Accents

Just because you’ve committed to a brown color scheme doesn’t mean you can’t include accents in other colors. The white and black patterned decorative accent in this shower gives this space a highly designed place to focus your attention. The effect is one of stylish sophistication.

This contemporary shower features wood-look porcelain tile and a band of white with black lined diamond-patterned tile and black  half-hexagon mosaic tile floor.
Featuring: Amazona Amendoa Wood Look, Trois Bandes, Noir Honed Hixton, Noir Honed Flat Corner Shelf and Troy Black.

7. Weathered Look

The rustic details of the Antique Terracotta tile give this space a charming aged appearance. The shade variation and patina edging add character to this tile, perfect if you want your bathroom to feel like an antique villa. Shop this tile in all its colorways: Green, Grey, Lava and Pearl.

A large bathroom with brown tiles with an aged appearance.
Featuring: Antique Terracotta.
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8. Durable & Livable Luxury Vinyl Tile

Scratch-proof, water-proof and easy to install and maintain, there are many benefits to a luxury vinyl tile floor. Available in a variety of wood and stone looks, like the rich brown Cyrus Plus Fauna shown here, there are luxury vinyl looks available to fit a range of design aesthetics. Shop our full assortment to find tile to fit your style.

This large bathroom features dark wood-look luxury vinyl tile.
Featuring: Cyrus Plus Fauna.

9. Bronze Mosaic

The brown highlights in the Brushed Bronze glass and metal mosaic give this space a visually rich appeal. The mosaic picture frame is a stunning design detail that takes this charming bathroom to the next level. While the wall and floor tile are a silvery grey, we love how the small bronze accents add to the complex yet complementary color scheme.

Bathroom tiled in warm tones.  Floor is wood look tile both rectangle and hexagonal shapes. Wall tile is horizontal staggered rectangles and deco frame is a metal and glass mosaic framed in metal pencil tiles.
Featuring: Brushed Bronze, Kenya Silver, Pier Silver, Pier Silver Hex, Stainless Steel Somerset and Dark Stainless Steel Somerset.

10. Travertine

Characterized by its formation in mineral springs, travertine is available in a range of colors from silvery grey to black, but the beige and tan tones of the Macchu Picchu tile give this shower lots of one-of-a-kind character. We love how the natural variation in color and texture makes this space feel rich and luxurious.

Walk In shower tiled in natural travertine stone with metallic profiles and corner shelves.
Featuring: Macchu Picchu Mosaic, Macchu Picchu Amalfi, Macchu Picchu and Dark Stainless Steel Somerset.

11. Exquisite Floral Mosaic

You think brown can’t be feminine? The Annie Selke Tulip Mosaic tile begs to differ. This chic floral mosaic features mother of pearl flowers on a warm beige background for a luxurious, elegant and pretty look. If you find this motif too busy for an entire wall, try installing a wainscoting like the one shown here using the Hampton Carrara Pillowed Subway tile.

Bathroom wainscoting with mosaic/multi finished upper tile and below pillowed subway tile separated with duel profiles in neutral tones behind a pedestal sink.
Featuring: Annie Selke Tulip Mosaic, Hampton Carrara Barnes, Legno Luce Somerset and Hampton Carrara Pillowed Subway.

12. Brown and Beige Patterned Tile

Just because you choose a neutral color palette doesn’t mean you can’t have artistic details in your bathroom. Decorative patterned tiles come in a variety of shades, including brown-beige. This shower shows how you can create a highly designed moment with using a picture frame around your patterned tile, but the Britannia Soho tile would also make a great bathroom floor tile.

Walk in shower with Travertine stone tile and a feature frame with a porcelain patterned tile framed in both metal and stone profiles.  Recessed niche and shower bench complete the area.
Featuring: Bucak Light Walnut, Bucak Light Walnut Somerset, Bucak Light Walnut Barnes, Dark Stainless Steel Somerset, Britannia Soho, Bucak Light Walnut Bullnose and Bucak Light Walnut Mosaic.

13. Checkerboard

Think beyond black and white; we’re seeing checkerboard patterns in play in every hue you can imagine. This classy bathroom floor designed by Timber Trails uses the Bucak Light Walnut and Arctic White tile to create a unique design. The beige travertine and white marble floor tiles give this space whimsical sophistication.

This elegant bathroom features white and beige checkerboard stone floor.
Featuring: Bucak Light Walnut, Bucak Light Walnut Mosaic and Arctic White. Design by Timber Trails Development Company and Photography by John and Maura Stoffer.

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