Penny tile bathroom designs combine old-world charm with a unique character thanks to their small size. Whether you’re styling a modern bathroom with a penny tile floor or a farmhouse shower niche, this versatile tile can be used in many different ways.
Penny tile is a small, traditionally round ceramic tile used in bathroom floors, kitchens, and other spaces. The small size of this tile is what earns it the name “Penny,” after the smallest US coin. Don’t let its size fool you, though; this flooring can make a huge impact thanks to the intricate penny tiles patterns and colors you can use.
Check out the gallery below of our favorite penny tile bathroom designs.
1. Modern Bathroom with Polka Dot Floors
This modern bathroom features a polka dot penny tile floor that accents the black vanity. Gold fixtures in the bathroom create a luxurious look accented by the mirror and lighting. These types of small designs are where penny tile thrives. Because it’s a smaller tile, you can create intricate patterns and designs.
2. Black Tile Floor with White Grout
This black penny tile bathroom floor with white grout creates a beautiful contrast that adds depth to this space. A white oak vanity with black accents and a black mirror in front of a shiplap wall complete the space. Plenty of natural light helps this room feel bright despite the black floors.
3. Black Penny Shower Floor with White Tile
This shower uses black penny tile as flooring, accenting the white subway tile walls with white grout. Glass doors make the space seem larger and add a modern touch. Black accent strips are carried throughout the shower.
4. Vertical Subway Tile with a Black Niche
This white vertical subway tile shower with black grout features a contrasting black shower niche made of penny tiles. While white subway tile usually gives a farmhouse style, the black niche helps make this a modern design.
5. Blue Vanity with White and Black Accents
The bright blue vanity adds a pop of color to this bathroom, while the white penny floor features blue accents. Since penny floor tiles are so small, it’s easy to add accent colors to the design.
6. White Bathroom with Black Penny Tiles
This white bathroom creates a farmhouse style with a natural wood vanity and rustic mirror. The black flooring adds a modern contrast that matches the handles on the vanity.
7. Black Penny Tile Bathroom with Painted Wainscoting
We love this classic bathroom’s stark contrast with white walls and black half-wall molding. Continuing the design, white grout with black penny tiles is used as flooring and perfectly complements the space. A white sink and white baseboard trim add to the design.
8. Black and White Penny Tile Bathroom
The penny flooring in this simple bathroom features a black accent strip that matches the baseboard trim. A black and white sink continues the contrast design while a mirror and decor add neutral tones to the space.
9. Beautiful Floor Design with Tile
We love the beautiful pattern in this floor tile, which accents the black vanity with white countertops. A separate room with a toilet and bathtub is at the end of the room. The black hardware on the doors matches the color scheme.
10. Gray Penny Flooring in a Shower
This marble shower features matching grey penny floor tiles that balance the modern look of the walls. Whit grout is used to add brightness. Polished silver fixtures are installed to match the showers grey color.
11. Dark Grey Floor Tile in a Modern Bathroom
This bathroom exudes warmth thanks to the rich wood vanity and accents thr ghout the room. A large white soaking tub sits on a grey mosaic penny floor that dds a fine detail to this space. A marble feature wall with large tiles contrasts the s all size of the penny flooring. Using tile on bathroom walls is a great way to create luxurious looking space. Be careful though, wall tile is expensive and with install an add up quick.
12. Light Blue Mosaic Penny Floor
The powd r blue vanity and matching light blue mosaic penny tile bathroom floor give a chic look that e love. Gold hardware and a marble countertop adds to this feminine bathroom design that has us swooning.
13. Large Hexagon Penny Tile in a Rustic Design
An antique bathtub adds to the rustic cha m of this bathroom, while large round penny tile complements the design. The na ural wood vanity with a subway tile backsplash finishes the space and makes you feel transported to a different era.
14. Laundry Room Flooring with Penny Tile
This white and navy penny floor laundry room reminds us that you can use this tile outside the bathroom. The dark blue flooring helps contrast the light blue cabinets, while still sticking with the blue motif. A farmhouse sink and flowers for decor, add to the charm of this country cottage style space.
15. White Tile With Black Grout in a Small Space
Don’t be afraid to mix and match tiles when designing your bathroom. This small space mixes large white subway tile with dark grout and white penny tile with a similar grout color. The result is a cohesive space that still has character. When designing black and white spaces, its important to add in woods or an accent color to bring warmth into the room.
16. Black Penny Tile Floor in a White Bathroom
A glass shower with white subway tile and grey grout is in the corner of this bathroom, with a large soaking tub next to it. Black penny tile is used for flooring and carries through to the shower. We always recommend using the same tile floor in your bathroom and shower since this makes your room seem larger.
17. Green bathroom with Mosaic Penny Flooring
The mosaic tile in this green bathroom instantly draws your eye in to its design. Creating a unique pattern is one of the main benefits of using penny tile. Though be careful, since more intricate designs will require more time (and money) for installation. This bathroom completes it’s warm charm with box paneling on two accent walls that create depth.
18. Penny Tile Flooring with Wood cabinets
This large bathroom uses a circle tile with black accents that match the countertops on the wood vanity. Contrasting colors across your bathroom, in this case the floor and counters, creates bold accents. While it can be tempting to stick to one color scheme for a bathroom design, it’s important to add contrast.
19. green subway tile and with large penny flooring
This stunning green subway tile bathroom features brass fixtures that pop against the bold shower color. Black accents on the shower door and toilet match the porcelain penny tile on the floor.
20. Farmhouse bathroom with penny tiles
A mosaic penny tile bathroom floor complements the shaker-style vanity in this powder. To break up the white and black color scheme, the walls are painted green above white subway tile.
21. Tile Shower with Black and Gold Accents
Gold and black accents are repeated in the floor tile of this cozy home bathroom. Towels are stored under the vanity, while sconces over the sink add light.
22. Penny Tile Bathroom Wall
This penny tile shower with a niche is the ideal place for storing shampoo or soap. This white tile with black grout has a contemporary look thanks to its large round size and spacing.
23. White Penny Tile with Dark Gray Grout
Blue vertical subway tile offers a pop of color to this mid-century modern bathroom. The white penny tile floor with white grout adds to the retro design.
24. Mixing Subway Tile with Penny Floors
A wood vanity brings warmth to this guest bathroom featuring white subway tile around the room. The white penny tile bathroom floor adds a timeless appeal. When installing penny tile, it’s essential to explore your grout options. For a classic style use grout that contrasts the color of your tile, while matching grout creates a contemporary look.
25. White Penny Tile in A Shower Niche
This shower mixes patterns in a tasteful way that adds depth, while a penny tile shower niche offers plenty of storage. A herringbone subway tile acts as an accent wall in this all-white shower.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are penny tiles expensive?
Penny tile typically costs between $5 and $30 per square foot. This is considered expensive compared to larger tiles. Additionally, penny tile costs more to install than traditional tile since each individual piece needs to be precisely laid. Any patterns or designs will increase the price as well.
Can penny tiles be used in wet areas?
Yes, Penny Tiles are made of porcelain, marble or other stones making them perfect for wet areas. They are also very durable which is why you typically see them in kitchens, and bathrooms.
How do you clean penny tiles?
The best way to clean penny tile is a combination of steam and a chemical shower cleaner like Scrubbing Bubbles. Start by applying your cleaner to the floor, let it sit for up to 4 minutes, then begin scrubbing using a steam mop. The combination of steam and chemicals will have your floors looking new in no time.
Is it difficult to install penny tiles?
Because of their small size, penny tiles are one of the most time-consuming tiles to install. Unfortunately, the increase in installation time also means they are more expensive to install. Additionally you will need to cut each individual tile near toilets and fixtures.