InterSolid and durable tile flooring have always been popular in homes. But the tile trend is coming back stronger than ever. Recently, tile can now look like natural stone, hardwood, and even some fabrics. Today, I am going to focus on one of the latest trends: patterned interior and exterior tile.
From new materials and patterns to updated takes on old classics, this year’s tile trends allow clients, homeowners, or savvy DIY home renovators to add a personal flair to any space. Here are some of the inspiring ways tile can be used to enhance a space, and turn a room from boring to extraordinary.
Black and White
When most people think of black and white tile, many think about the typical, old fashioned checkered tile. However, one of the most popular trends for patterned tile is shown in the photos above. These tiles can be used on the floor or wall. They are often used to create interest or add a “wow” factor, while still keeping the space neutral colored.
Geometric shaped tiles are also a very common tile trend. The photo on the left shows a white pattern used as a backsplash. This would be great in a simple, modern home. The tile on the right gives the room a vintage or retro vibe. This creates a fun and exciting pattern, without being too overwhelming.
Wood and Tile- Combination
When there are so many options for flooring, sometimes it is hard to choose just one. These styles are a combination of wood and tile. The photo on the left shows an intertwine of tile and wood, while the right shows a waterfall effect of tile fading into wood. The example on the left is used mostly in higher end residential homes, and the one on the right is commonly used in commercial spaces such as trendy cafes or coffee shops.
This pattern tile is a gives a beautiful and dainty feel to the space. It is most often found as backsplashes in kitchens and bathrooms, but occasionally can be found in floors too. This curved tile is almost exclusively used in residential spaces.
Bold Color/ Pattern
Although this is not a specific style of tile, bold colors, and patterned tiles can be found in almost any tile store. On the left, the tile is the only thing in the space that has a color to it. The photo on the right shows how tiles can come in all shapes and sizes, and add a feature wall to your space with the use of a bright pop of color.
These tiles usually come in vibrant colors, and because of their lack of slip resistance should only be installed on walls as a feature wall or as a backsplash, as shown above.
Patterned tile can not only be used in Interior Spaces but as well as in your front or backyard! Here are photos from a job we completed in San Diego. We used a patterned and bold/colored tile to line the driveway and walkway and used the same pattern within the backyard to highlight important features.