Black tile grout transforms traditional pyramid-stacked white subway tile into an adventurous choice in the bath. And it masks grout stains in this floor-to-ceiling installation.

Light-filled and inviting, the newly built master bath features farmhouse-appropriate shiplap walls, a focal-point soaking tub, and separate vanities.

Wall-mount faucets make it easy to clean the marble counter with a swipe. The sink cabinet has a warm, gray-washed finish for a reclaimed-wood look. Faucet: Moen

Out with the 1950s pink fixtures and in with cement tile and shiplap walls for one very happy guest bathroom. By Studio McGee

Art Deco-style shower in black-and-white. Photographed by Robin Muto.

Clean! By Kate Coughlin Interiors.

For Victorian era purists, this site is a treasure trove of authentic and beautiful bathroom plumbing fixtures.

This guest bath in a Hamptons home decorated by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects is equipped with a Japanese-style soaking tub with Boffi fittings.

Fearless blue brings period bath touches—like exposed plumbing and a tile rug—into this century. Dutch Boy's Tournament Blue E26-1

A claw-foot tub and beadboard wainscot replaced an old metal shower stall and plastic faux tile. The fir strips are the only new flooring they installed in the house.

From New Ravenna, quilt-style backsplash mosaic tile featuring Medina, Ming Green and Thassos White.

A basketweave pattern of marble and black granite dots creates an inset tile "rug."

Mosaic tile, painted tongue-and-groove paneling, and barn-wood trim finish this commode area.

A floating vanity made of recycled wood, soapstone countertops and movie-set lighting give this master bathroom loads of personality.

Pale walls and floors contrast with the wood vanity in this 1920s Montana farmhouse, while rectangular sinks and nickel faucets give it a modern update

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A single line of gold tile and distinctive brass faucet elevate an all-white bathroom.

A frameless glass shower at the entrance to this bathroom by CWB Architects keeps sight lines open and lets the light shine through.

A floating vanity and tumbling block-patterned cement tiles make for a nice combo in this bathroom by Two Hawks Design and Development in Phoenix, AZ.

Brass accents pop in this black-and-white bathroom by interior designer Katie Martinez.

Engravings of the Bonaparte family decorate an Empire-theme guest bath in French filmmaker Jean-Louis Remilleux’s Burgundy château.

The underfoot warmth of wood and the look of tile in a timeless bathroom.

Formerly Pepto-Bismol pink, this bath with Benjamin Moore's Blue Danube walls has a new beadboard ceiling, faux board-and-batten wainscot, and open shelves, all painted with a white "hiding and leveling" latex.

A sleek floating vanity fabricated in Carrara marble is warmed up with wood shelving below and on the sides.

A sleek pedestal sink helps a tight space feel more expansive. Crackle glazed brick tiles offer an unexpected decorative touch.