Large-scale cement tile prints can add the illusion of space.
One distinguishing aspect of mid-20th century bathroom design is the use of the same tile on the walls and floor. That look is being reprised in contemporary homes because it suits the concept of bathroom-as-spa and offers opportunities for design statements. In the narrow loft bathroom of an apartment in Sydney, Australia, architect Jodi York chose antique reproduction cement tile with a neutral palette but large-scale pattern. The visual boldness helps broaden the appearance of the accent wall and the pattern continued onto the floor creates a carpet-like effect. And the cement tile pattern marries nicely with budget-wise white subways.
Our post on All Over Bathroom Tile showed baths with hex and mosaics used in a similar way.