Remember the days of baby blue and pink bathroom tiles?
Tile fashion has changed a lot since then.
Large floor tiles have become the standard in Gainesville homes. These days 12×12 tiles normal and large tiles, measuring from 16×16 and up, are fashionable.
Glass and metal tiles are popular today, and you will see them as edging between tile and carpet or wood, as a border in a foyer, or dancing across a floor as a pattern.
This photo shows a row of glass tiles inserted between large squares, forming a grid pattern. The contrasting color and texture sets off the design. (bathroom by Barry Rutenberg in Wilds Plantation)
I suggest staying away from strongly colored fixtures, like toilets and sinks, because they are expensive to replace if your color is out of fashion when you are ready to sell your home.
Tile shapes are changing too. The trend of using “subway” tile has continued.
Oblong tiles are more and more popular, and are appearing in many trendy new hotels. Homes have been picking up on that trend, and you can see. an example in this bathroom by Barry Rutenberg in Wilds Plantation.
The master shower has a beautiful accent stripe made up of long, skinny pieces of marble, stone, and glass. The guest bathroom has very long and thin tiles from floor to ceiling, with a travertine floor.