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9 Creative Penny Tile Bathroom Ideas

Available in a variety of colors and finishes, penny tiles pack a lot of punch for their size. These small, round tiles come on a mesh for easy installation, but can be broken apart to create a personalized pattern, allowing for endless design possibilities. Read on for chic and unique penny tile bathroom floor ideas, wall and backsplash ideas, and shop our wide selection penny round tiles to find the tile to match your style.

1. Create a Border

A tiled border will make your space look intentionally styled, and penny tiles–small and easy to mix and match–lend themselves to this design element. This floor created by Amanda Franzel Johnson uses black and white tiles for a thick and skinny striped border. The effect is a classy and classic aesthetic that will complement a variety of design styles.

A black and white penny round designed tile boarder.
Featuring: Penny Round Matte White and Penny Round Matte Black. Design and photography by Amanda Franzel Johnson.

2. Add Traction on Your Shower Floor

Penny tile’s small format makes it especially useful on a shower floor. The many grout joints will create traction, helping to keep you from slipping. The white with grey veining in the Penny Round Carrara Snow White floor tile in this chic modern shower matches the bold white and grey marble-look subway tile used on the walls for a cohesive, coordinated design.

A chic white with grey veining marble-look shower with penny round tile.
Featuring: Penny Round Carrara Snow White and Splendor Oceania. Design and photography by Maciej Tyrcz.
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3. Niche Appeal

Form meets function with a stylish shower niche like this one designed by Jaimie Nelson. The Penny Round Matte Black tile adds visual texture to this simple black and white shower. The Origami AC tile’s 3D design creates a unique contrast to the small penny round tile for a rich space that uses shadow and light to create interest.

4. Coordinate with a Patterned Tile

There’s no reason you can’t mix your floor tile. Coordinate a penny round shower floor tile with a square patterned or solid colored tile for design rich in visual texture. This shower to bathroom transition designed by Zig & Co. pairs the Penny Round Sky Blue tile with the Laura Ashley Mr Jones Midnight tile for two charming floors that complement each other perfectly.

A shower threshold with blue penny round and blue patterned tile.
Featuring: Penny Round Sky Blue and Laura Ashley Mr Jones Midnight. Design & Photography by Zig & Co.

5. Create a Statement Wall

Make a statement with a charming penny round (or the slightly larger quarter round like the Quarter Round Emerald mosaic tile shown here). We love how this bright modern bathroom adds interest with the glossy green tiles. The small format makes the grout even more important. Shop our selection of pro-grade grouts to ensure you have quality materials.

Green quarter round tile bathroom backsplash.
Featuring: Quarter Round Emerald. Design and photography by Zelda Kamath.
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6. Create a Focal Point

A tiled stripe will create a nice focal point to your shower design. The Penny Round Thunderstorm tile features gorgeous dark blue, green and taupe tones for an earthy look that gives this space a sense of movement, like a waterfall cutting through the Bulevar White subway tile wall.

Chic shower with white handmade-look subway tile with a cloudy blue penny round striped focal point.
Featuring: Penny Round Thunderstorm and Bulevar White. Design and photography by Blue Creative Interiors.

7. Add a Chic Backsplash

The small format of mosaic tile will create a beautifully intricate details like this chic sink backsplash designed by Demarais Interiors. The Penny Round Cloudy tile features blue and grey tones that adds interest to this modern bathroom. We love how the small pieces of the tile form just a thin stripe of backsplash, for an understated but highly designed moment. Shop our wide selection of backsplash tile to find the perfect style to complement your bathroom decor.

Grey and blue penny tile bathroom backsplash.
Featuring: Penny Round Cloudy. Design and photography by Demarais Interiors.

8. Show Your Stripes

Penny rounds offer a wealth of design possibilities from the elegant to the playful and everything in between, like this chic and fun shower tile design from One Cottage Way. The Penny Round Milk tile and Penny Round Gloss White tile are installed in alternating stripes for a subtle shade variance adding understated interest to this gorgeous neutral space.

This shower features stripes of white and off-white penny round tiles.
Featuring: Penny Round Gloss White and Penny Round Milk. Design and photography by One Cottage Way.

9. Make a Unique Design

The uniform size of penny round tiles allow for custom designs. Create your own design by pairing black penny round and with white like this charming diamond shaped pattern designed Alma Homes. If you can’t decide on your own motif, we have premade black, white and grey designs available in the Penny Round Matte Barga tile and the Penny Round Matte Lucca tile.

This chic bathroom features white penny round tile with a customized black penny tile design.
Featuring: Penny Round Matte Black and Penny Round Matte White. Design and photography by Alma Homes.

We hope we’ve sparked some ideas for how you can incorporate penny rounds into your bathroom design. You can find even more inspiration on Instagram and our Customer Room Gallery where our tiles are used in a variety of real spaces! Or, if you’re looking for some guidance on an upcoming project, set up a free design consultation to get advice from our tile experts.

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