Here is the bath of my dreams, one I would never want to leave. With a luxurious infinity tub and a sparkling jewel-like shower, this room will take your breath away, then instantly relax you. The tub is from Kohler and the tile is a custom glass mosaic blend from Trend USA.
Glass mosaic tiles have a wonderful reflective quality and when done in shades of blue and green, they really look like water. You are literally surrounded by them here. The tub rests on a glass pedestal, making it feel even more special.
There is a reason spas often use soft aquas in their spaces. They have a calming effect and relax you even before you get pampered. In this soothing bath, the tub surround and face are covered in pale aqua ceramic subway tile. Dangling capiz shells continue the line around the windows. The floor is done in Ming Green marble mosaic with a stylish coordinating border.
This bath reminds me of the clear waters of the Mediterranean. Turquoise ceramic artisan tile was handmade with multiple layers of glaze, imparting depth and variation of color. The tile is from Blue Slide Art Tile and can be ordered from Filmore Clark.
Here is a fun bath that will delight your kids and their friends and make them feel like they are washing up under water. This was done in three layers of marine colors. Like the ocean, the shades are darkest at the bottom and get lighter as you go up. The floor is teal mosaic glass tile, the walls 4" x 4" aquamarine glass, and the top a mix of light aqua paint. Wavy framed mirrors and cute fish complete the look.
This light blue tiled wall follows the curve of the tub and adds coziness to the space.
If your budget doesn't have room for floor-to-ceiling artisan or glass tile, you can get the same effect by covering just the shower walls. This shower is featured in a resort spa in Kapalua Bay, Maui. The mosaic is made of various sizes of tile in soft watery blues and greens.
Here's a shower in a cooler blue. The designer did the floor in iridescent white to ground the space.
One wall in 4" x 4" glass tile creates a great feature. The effect is enhanced by light streaming in through the skylight. Light aqua penny rounds set in white grout look like a frothy shore leading into vivid turquoise waters.
If you prefer to not invest in tile, go crazy with paint. This Mediterranean-inspired bath was painted in a brilliant turquoise. The earth-toned terracotta floor tile and tub add a rustic touch.
A creative architect and designer dreamed up this underwater wonderland with an art mosaic vanity, porthole window, special wall treatment, bubble shower curtain (next), and many other features. He used dark shades of periwinkle blue to create a deep-sea effect.