We're Floored By These 5 Tile Trends
These tile looks are taking us by storm with their intricate designs, bright colors, and endless combinations. From subway tiles in the bathroom to mosaic-lined stairwells, we're breaking down our top five picks for a transcendent tiled home.
Here at Better Homes & Gardens, we love a good Pinterest perusal. A little inspiration can go a long way, which is why we're showing you how to take an out-of-this-world image and turn it into your next big reno. Refreshing a wall color will change the look of a room, but adding a dazzling tile arrangement can take your home to new heights. Take a peek at our inspiration boards for a glance at what our BH&G Insider editors are loving right now. Whether you're looking to update your kitchen backlash or your shower walls, these tile trends are the stepping stone to a beautiful reno.
Give your entryway a fiery punch for an unforgettable first impression. Mosaic tiles are inspired by bright designs, adventurous shapes, and unique textures—and will give your space an artistic touch that will catch your guests' eye upon first glance. Keep those treasured hardwood floors in tact and add a unique finish to your room by lining the staircase with a matchless tile design. The colorful addition will give the room a one-of-a-kind look that will rival something straight out of a magazine.
Nevertheless, the color party doesn't have to stop there! Bringing in a bold textile accent piece will add a cozy welcome upon stepping inside your Moroccan getaway. Refresh the walls by choosing a secondary color within the tile arrangement to complement the main design without dimming the tile's well-deserved spotlight. Choosing a subtle paint color will keep the attention on the tiles, leaving room for bolder accent pieces.
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Under The Sea
Transform your standard bathroom into a soothing getaway with shades of breezy blue. The subway tile trend is stretching far beyond our kitchen backsplashes and splashing up inside our showers. The classic white tile gets a modern twist for the powder room with this seafoam blue glaze. The glossy finish will make the shower shine, while the azure hues are a simple refresh to your bathroom reno. The seafoam tile upgrade will definitely be worth the splurge. However, you can rest assured that this subway style won't be disappearing from our Pinterest boards anytime soon, proving to be worth the investment. Bathroom renos are no easy task, so it's a no brainer to stick with a timeless tile such as this classic look.
For a modern enhancement to your at-home spa, a rainfall showerhead is a must have. For a beach-like or coastal feel, add different bursts of blues through hand towels, light fixtures, or even the wall color to create a truly serene bathroom. If you're feeling extra ambitious, explore different designs with your traditional subway tile by creating a herringbone pattern or a geometric layout for your show-stopping shower arrangement.
To buy: Rainfall Shower Head, Overstock, $25.99
A Perfect Pair
Pairing patterns is no longer just for the risk-takers with these gorgeous tile combinations. The mix and match tile trend invites you to play with different designs within the same color scheme to produce a truly unique flooring pattern. Combining a patterned tile with a matte finish will create a stark contrast for your mix and match flooring. Not only will this type of tile arrangement make for a great conversation starter among guests, but it will also be the draw that your kitchen is looking for. Keep the attention on your flooring by adding in simple accents, such as a metal white barstool or a wood-topped island.
When it comes to designing your space, adding your own personal touch with paint color is the key to creating a home that is uniquely yours. Finishing your black and white space off with a pastel paint color is the pop of subtle pigment your room needs. We're in love with this sage green paint swatch, but the simple addition of a little fresh greenery would also do the trick.
To buy: White Barstool, World Market, $229.99
Metallic tin is most often seen on ceilings, but lining your kitchen walls with the metal tiles is our newest obsession. The textured design will be the focal point of your kitchen when paired with crisp white countertops and cabinets, and will give your farmhouse look a homey finishing touch. The shiny exterior of this particular tile invites the option of mixing metals throughout the rest of the decor. Whether you hang an antique-inspired windmill above your sink or line the windowsill with galvanized plant holders, you can't go wrong when creating a farmhouse feel full of rustic accents. Pairing the tile with a terracotta flooring option will make for a gorgeous combination that will keep your attention on the main star of the show: the metallic masterpiece. For a burst of color, try adding in bright orange and deep navy accents for a versatile space full of character.
Shape It Up
Perhaps one of the most popular tile trends we're seeing popping up on our Pinterest boards is the shapely designs of geometric patterns. The tiles come together to form geometric shapes such as hexagons, pentagons, triangles, and every shape in-between. Incorporating these tiles into your home is an excellent way to add an artistic flair to a small space—especially when we're talking about the shower. Pair the geometric shape with a marble tile to keep the focus on the main wall design. The marble will also be a great shower floor option as well, and who doesn't love marble covering every extra inch? Pull a secondary color from your geometric tile in order to keep the color scheme neutral. The eggshell white and pearl gray are the ideal pairing for a pattern this bold. Choosing a bronze shower head for this design is a great option, seeing how stunning the contrast is on the marble wall and how it ties in so nicely with the geometric shades. Your bathroom definitely deserves to look this good.
To buy: Bronze Shower Head, Amazon, $139