Written by Becca Green

6 bathroom splashback designs that are bang on trend for 2021

Freshen up your bathroom by trying out one of these on-trend splashback tile designs.

Image: Original Style

Are you planning a bathroom redesign? Or are you looking for ways to update your current scheme? Changing your splashback could make all the difference. Not only is it a necessary feature for a functional bathroom but different designs can change the look of the entire space.

Botanical patterns

Image: Annie Sloan

Delicate floral designs are a big hit for modern bathrooms. Be inspired by this splashback by Annie Sloan, which features plain white tiles that have been painted using her botanical stencil set. Whether you’re feeling creative enough to tackle your own design or want to buy  floral tiles, make sure the pattern is more bold botanical than kitsch floral.


Image: Walls and Floors

Matt finishes have become the firm favourite with interior lovers. However, for 2020 homeowners are becoming more adventurous and are mixing textures, especially in the bathroom. Play with different textures and finishes with your choice of splashback and opt for a raw ceramic tile with a glossy finish for a cool and contemporary contrast.


Image: Water Baths of Ashbourne

Brick-effect tiles are perfect for creating a rustic and industrial look in the bathroom. Whether you want to cover an entire wall with brick slips or alternatively a smaller area just to act as a splashback for your sink, brick is definitely on trend and isn’t going to go out of fashion anytime soon.


Image: Original Style

Herringbone tile formations have been an Instagram hit for quite a while and they’re still on the top of a lot of home renovators wish lists. Choose a simple tile but create a striking contrast with a dark of coloured grout.

Classic with a twist

Image: Tile Giant

Metro tiles will always be one of the most popular splashback styles for bathrooms as they are simple but effective. Choose a classic tile like this but put a modern spin on it by choosing a bold colour or try contrasting a metro tile with a patterned design on opposite walls.

Pop of pink

Image: Tile Mountain

If you’ve got the space, a layered splashback design like the one pictured above is a great way of getting extra display and storage space in your bathroom. Soft pink is majorly on trend for bathrooms right now as it is a light and bright colour but still makes a style statement.

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