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Geometry traditionally belongs in math class, but today it's become a popular term with bathroom designers. Using geometric shapes can create a dynamic space in a home and add personality to your bathroom

Chevron tiles create a feature wall finish in
Chevron tiles create a feature wall finish in this contemporary bathroom.

Here, bathroom experts  Bathroom Butler Australia take a look at some popular shapes currently being utilised in the bathroom to create a bold, sophisticated look.

Chevron

The chevron – or zigzag pattern – dates back to 1800BC and has also been used for decades to indicate rank in the military (specifically the English Arms). At the same time, it is a pattern often used in architectural and interior design.

Chevron patterns can be used on walls, floors or with bathroom accessory items that create powerful, sophisticated spaces that can easily be integrated with classic styles.

For a bolder chevron focal point, use contrasting colours and don’t be afraid to offset these against brushed gold bathroom accessories. 


Nothing says elegance like gleaming copper against dark black
Nothing says elegance like gleaming copper against dark tilework, as shown here in this design by Julie Cooper of Jalcon Homes. The chevron-pattern tiles in the bath wall niche are further accentuated by concealed internal lighting. Read the bathroom story here

Fish scale

The fish scale shape is very on trend, as designers are increasingly using shapes found in nature to inspire their design indoors.

This aquatic trend brings the soothing, oceanic movement into any space with the repetitive, overlapping pattern reminiscent of rolling waves.

This eye-catching shape provides designers with an extremely versatile décor aspect that can be brought in through ceramic tiles, wallpaper or texture.

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The original theme for this bathroom was going to be neutral black and white tones, but the owner loved pattern, so the white shell (or fish scale) patterned tiles were more than appropriate. Read the Trends bathroom story here

Hexagon

The hexagon shape boasts numerous meanings and has proven popular through many different eras. The first, and possibly most obvious is the honeycomb, by which this shape is also known.

Charles Darwin says that the “hexagon is absolutely perfect in economising labour and wax” hence the bees’ shape choice for their honey-making. 

This shape became really popular in the 1960s from an interior design perspective and continues to dominate design trends to this day.

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Hexagon Carrara marble tiles, a freestanding tub, a cantilevered vanity and plenty of natural light all add up to a serene ambience in this bathroom. Read the Trends bathroom editorial here

Subway tiles

In New York City in 1904, subway tiles were first introduced when a white-walled underground station was opened to offer commuters a sense of familiarity with their surroundings and cleanliness.

Since then, it is extremely common to find these tiles used in homes all over the world. Even today, subway tiles are often utilised to turn a dreary and boring space into one that is bold, dynamic and fun.

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A period-look wall colour, classic freestanding tub and pristine subway tiles all look the part in this renovation of a bathroom in a classic fisherman's cottage. Read this Trends bathroom story here

Herringbone tiles are similar to chevron tiles; the difference is that chevron flooring creates a zigzag style pattern, coming to a point at the top of each zigzag. Herringbone flooring still has a zigzag pattern but with a more staggered effect. Read the bathroom story here

A wall of white herringbone tiles were selected
A wall of white herringbone tiles were selected to give the bath more impact. Read the bathroom story here

Story by: Trendsideas

04 Apr, 2021

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