Tile Trim 101: Get to Know Bullnose Tile

Tile Trim 101: Get to Know Bullnose Tile

Choosing tile for a project can be overwhelming, and that includes deciding if you want a tiled trim or not. Using a finishing tile trim, such as the popular bullnose trim, can elevate the look of your project by creating a smooth, finished edge. Bullnose trim has a half rounded edge, making it perfect for finishing tile projects that end in the middle of a wall, curve around a corner, and even finish off shower niches. Plus, this trim style comes in different sizes, making it the most versatile. Continue reading to see 5 projects that use bullnose tile to inspire your next project!

1. Trim Framed Wall Cutout 

Have a wall cutout and aren’t sure how to tile around it? Then this tiled beauty is for you! Bullnose trim is ideal for curving around areas, making it a great choice to finish off a curved area like this arched space. Pairing bullnose trim with a fun pattern like this 2”x6” herringbone, will not only compliment the tile, but  give it a sleek touch as well. Don’t be afraid to make the trim standout!

To see other Herringbone projects, visit our blog “6 Herringbone Tile Projects to Inspire

Herringbone and Bullnose Trim Backsplash

2”x6” Herringbone Pattern - 75 Emerald 
1”x6” Bullnose Trim - 75 Emerald
Interior Design & Photography by Pencil Shavings

2. Complimentary Shower Niche 

Bullnose trim is popularly used to finish off a shower niche like these two! Unlike the project above, this niche has the curved edge on the inside with the thinner side facing outward. This creates a seamless look even if it’s used alongside a tile shape like these large moroccan fish scales. Next time you’re thinking about installing a shower niche, think about using bullnose tile to finish it off!

For more info on tiled shower niches, visit our blog “How to Plan for Your Bathroom Niche

Shower Niche with Bullnose Tile

Large Moroccan Fish Scales - 11 Deco White, 130 White, 77E Grey, 60 Silver Lining, 815W Light Grey, 366 Satin Black, 613 Black
3”x6” Bullnose Trim - 11 Deco White
Photography by Sage E Imagery
Styling by CreekwoodHill
Building & Remodeling by Black Dog Homes

3. The Buttered Tin’s Bullnose Trim

If you ever stop by The Buttered Tin in Northeast Minneapolis, you’ll see this gorgeous tiled backdrop that’s lined with bullnose tile on the side. This trim finishing piece is great for when tile ends in the middle of the wall just like the one pictured. Instead of having the ends of the 2”x6” subway tile left exposed, the bullnose trim adds a clean finish that truly elevates the look of the project. 

For more tiled ombre inspiration, visit our blog “7 Ombre Tile Ideas with Different Shapes & Colors

The Buttered Tin's Backsplash
2”x6” Herringbone - 11 Deco White, 301 Marshmallow, 815W Light Grey, 24 Dandelion

4. Seamless Subway Tile

Creating a seamless look between tile and bullnose trim is easier than you think! By using the same tile shape and color throughout the space, it gives the illusion that the tile is continuous without many breaks. This sky blue shower uses our baby blue 12W Blue Bell glaze and subway tile for a dreamy monochromatic shower! We love how the bullnose tile blends in perfectly. 

To learn more about subway tile, visit our blog “A Little Subway Tile History Lesson

Seamless Subway Tiled Shower

3”x8” Subway Tile - 12W Blue Bell
Interior Design & Photography by Marissa Cramer

5. Colorful Vanity

Color and Maximalist enthusiasts, don’t be afraid to have fun with color and bullnose trim! Our friend Bari J always goes big with her designs, and this ombre tiled vanity is no exception. The bold colors and tile shape make for a movement filled space with Art Deco vibes. She used bullnose tile to finish off the tile on the side and decided to use different colors for the trim. This adds to the flow of the ombre perfectly! Always have fun with your tile and that includes the trim finishings. 

For more about this project, visit our blog “Art Deco Inspired Tiled Powder Room Renovation

Moroccan Fish Scale Tiled Vanity

Medium Moroccan Fish Scales - 47 Vermont Pine, 1036W Bluegrass, 75 Emerald, 101 Lagoon, 1017E Sea Mist, 1065 Mint Julep
Interior Design & Photography by Bari J

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