New-season tile trends to add color, pattern, and texture to your space and a smile on your face.
Interior fans know that tiles are a fun and stylish way to breathe new life into a home. With a host of different shapes, colors, prints, and patterns, the possibilities are exciting and endless.
Tile, a very versatile material, has been a go-to within interiors for centuries. Offering strength, beauty, color, and flair despite the evolution of various formats, finishes, and manufacturing techniques.
A useful staple for both floors and walls, tile can really define the look of a room. Paired with other flooring and wall décor materials to create complex looks from relatively simple materials. Tile provides something of a timeless look, though that doesn’t mean that it isn’t subject to decorating trends like any other material. If you’re curious as to what’s trending in tile style, read on.
Neutral, Balanced Tones
Throughout the years, tile trends have covered just about every color imaginable. With the modern farmhouse, we have experienced a strong run with white subway tiles. Although an ever-popular staple, we are seeing more color and playfulness emerging in the must-have list. Color is flowing back into our homes in creamy neutrals, greens, blues, and rich, rustic reds (yes, terra cotta has made a comeback too!). Calming, soothing palettes that suit all spaces. Inherently tranquil and connected to nature. These colors will have some staying power as we embrace the textures of nature in such materials as rattan, sisal, bamboo, and continue to enjoy the rustic wood shades of the modern farmhouse.
Hexagons Are Hot and Block Colors are a Bold New Look
Most often, tile comes in some variation of squares or rectangles. Even tiles with repeating sweeping designs tend to be captured in the typical box shape. At least that was until the hexagon went bigger, bolder, and badass.
But will the hex get the nix and go the way of the shag carpet? Or is it destined to become a classic? Patterned tile floors made up of small 1-inch hexagon tiles have been a tried-and-true staple in home design since the early 1900s. But in the past few years, we have seen larger hexagonal tiles putting a modern twist on a timeless look and popping up in the most clever of ways.
Also new to the boldness block are big swatches of vibrant glossy splashes of color and their two textured or toned half and half versions. What a great way to introduce controlled color to an otherwise neutral place. Covering fields on floors, walls, and surfaces in one strong shade. Bold bursts of green, blue, rusty red or a rosy pink will definitely keep your space from entering the ho-hum.
Textures and Tile
Decorative, vibrant tiles with intricate designs and a mixture of textures, have become one of the most significant trends of this year. A timeless style that won’t date. Cover your floors creating instant impact underfoot, refreshing your bathroom, hallway, kitchen, or pool. Select a significant focal point like the kitchen island or outdoor kitchen and cover them in prints. With the new porcelain tiles maintenance is a breeze and the possibilities inside and outside are endless.
Visual texture is also dipping into the past with a new look at an old-style … a walk down the Heritage lane! With the introduction of classical items alongside their contemporary counterparts, a room can never tire as it constantly evolves and renews. Taking the defining trends from past key interior eras such as Victorian, Edwardian, and Art Deco, which all possess such strong characters, and layering them in with a modern twist.
Try laying an encaustic floor design with deeply glazed green or blue subway tiles in a bathroom or as a kitchen backsplash. Add a contemporary toned wood herringbone or chevron pattern down the hallway. A classic twist to give your home a real sense of style.