Updated: Oct 16, 2020
Following current home design trends in design is a super fun way to make your home stand out, but it’s important to invest in a finished product that you’ll want to live with for years to come. We believe there is always a balance to be found between trendy features and timeless design. Here are some tile trends we love and how to incorporate them into your home for a beautiful, durable design.
Geometric tile in general has seen many trends come and go. At their best, geometric tile designs create a space with clean, sharp lines and a contemporary feel. At worst, they just feel busy. Hexagonal tile is a trend that brings the best elements of a geometric tile and almost no risk of the “too busy” factor. A trend especially prominent with bathroom and kitchen floors, hexagonal tile manages to feel both classic and contemporary. It can be found in a wide range of sizes, patterns, and finishes.
Adding a patterned hex tile to your project is a great way to add visual complexity to a smaller space without it feeling disorderly.
Stone and Wood Collaborations
The organic texture and feel of stone and wood bring a balance of contrast and collaboration when brought together in a space. You can highlight this contrast by using a stone with cooler undertones and a wood with a warmer finish.
A Medley of Neutral Tones
A mix of subtle, muted tones are growing to prominence as an elegant alternative to previous favorites like the high-contrast black and white tile combo. The use of several neutral colors together offer a more subdued means of adding a layer of texture and color to a space.
Tile Walls (Not Just for Showers)
Laying tile vertically is an opportunity to highlight textures historically limited to the floors and create a unique feel in your space. It can be used as an alternative to wallpaper or painted drywall. Or, it can be used in more traditional elements, like a back splash, and simply extended to be featured more prominently in the space.
Subway tile has frequently been a popular choice since the early 1900s when it was first created as a durable and affordable option. It can be found in all kinds of structures, from homes to, well, subways. Classic subway tile has become a staple in contemporary design and is featured in styles from farmhouse chic to ultra-modern minimalist.
Contrasting Sizes and Textures
Even a small contrast in size and texture can make a big impact. Playing around with different combinations can be oh so fun, but it’s easy to go too far. If you are creating contrast by using very different sized tiles in varied textures and finishes, try to stick within a limited color scheme or stick to all lighter shades or all darker shades.