31 Shower Pan and Niche Ideas to Inspire Your Next Reno


Published: June 8, 2022
Updated: November 14, 2023

An important consideration when designing your shower is how you want to accent it. There are many shower pan and niche ideas to help take your bathroom to the next level. Once you have decided on the color, style, and pattern of tiles for your shower walls, you can then determine whether you want the shower niche and pan to match or contrast. Niches are frequently finished in the same tiles as the walls for a smooth look, while the shower pan can be done in a different tile. 

In cases where the niche contrasts with the wall, the same tile can then be used on the pan to create a sense of continuity. For the boldest among us, the walls, niche, and pan can all be finished in different tiles for a unique and distinct character. The following bathrooms are full of ideas for how to choose what shower pan and niche combination will work best for you.

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