19 tile ideas and trends for 2021 – not just for the bathroom or kitchen
The tiles have their time. Thanks to constantly evolving designs, these highly functional and decorative materials have gone from fading to the background of a bathroom or kitchen and taking pride of place inside and out. of the House.
The latest tile ideas and trends go beyond backsplashes (although still an important consideration and look gorgeous) to make modern homes stand out and add that finishing decorative touch to every type of space. We caught up with Fireclay Tile to see what tile trends to watch out for right now and we have to admit it’s a really exciting montage. Keep scrolling through our roundup of top tile trends and expert tips for bringing them into the home.
What’s the best tile layout for a small space?
‘Good question! I think it’s a matter of style / personal preference. If you want to get a good dose of pattern in a small area, mosaics are perfect. You can also make a statement with a bold color swatch with any of our tile, glass tile, brick, or hand painted. If your style is more neutral, stick with a classic layout like a quirky or straight ensemble. If you are working to create the illusion of height, a vertical stack is the way to go. ‘ Tell the experts at Fireclay Tile.
1. A nod to Cottagecore
Cottagecore is also here to stay, so make it part of your tile choice keeping the design clean and neutral, letting the rest of your home decor speak for itself. After all, all eyes are on that opulent tub and faucet, right?
2. Tile your fireplace
Make a little statement with patterned tiles behind a wood burning stove. Proof that you can add a touch of modernity even with a super cozy element in your home.
3. Warm and inviting colors
According to the 2021 Fireclay Tiles Trends Report, you should be looking to “make your space more welcoming (and cozy) with a warmer, earth-inspired palette.” The handmade variation of our tiles lends an earthy beauty to a warm, neutral color palette. ‘ Rosemary green tiles bring waves of freshness to this modern space and also leave a beautifully polished finish.
4. Bright and wild green
Completing a wallpaper covered ceiling with a contrasting color on the walls surrounding lime green tiles is a fair move that will take your home decor up a notch, if not ten. Maximize it with shelves, more greenery and also eclectic accessories for effect.
5. Match even halfway
Expand your space by installing your choice of tiles halfway up the ceiling. We love the modern, soft yet geometric tile chosen by Amanda Cotton of @houselust for her divine and bouncy bathroom space, complete with black framed shower doors and a Beverly Hills bath mat.
6. Tile in bright colors on open spaces
For the added element of fun and to connect your open space even more cohesively, choose a bright tile and stick to it in all areas.
7. Pale marble variation
Peter Grech chose marble with a smaller variation for a classic finish in his beautiful bathroom space. A more subtle stone shade means you can make the design bigger as well – without the finish getting overwhelming. Grech got this look even on a budget, as he saved up in other areas of his award-winning bathroom remodel.
8. Warm it up with earthy tones
Warm tones and textured tile finishes bring cool coziness to this basement bathroom created by Megan Gilger of The Fresh Exchange.
9. Pattern inspired by nature
Also connect your interior space to the exterior by choosing earth and / or green colors in addition to patterns inspired by nature.
10. Orange and terrazzo duo
Tiling the entire wall is often worth it. This vibrant look brought to life by interior designer Sara Simon of @ handsome.salt shows how maximalism can be achieved without a lot of fussy additions. Mix and match small subway tiles with terrazzo, making sure there is a bonding color present in both surfaces like bright orange here, and keep the rest of your space bold but simple. The upper tile is from Fireclay Tile and the Terrazzo is from Concrete Collaborative.
About this look, Sara adds “My motto in my designs is bring hospitality home, so I always strive to achieve that, which is why a lot of my designs have this pop. I never want people to feel like they’re in another bathroom, kitchen, etc. I want my designs to transport people to a place they never want to leave. ‘
11. The hexagon is in fashion
Choose unexpected shapes to create interest, everywhere. The warm terracotta colored hexagonal tiles are a great match for a period home floor and will add a touch of timeless personality to a modern home when also paired with the right color palette. Keep other surfaces dark if you like, but mix them up with bright accessories throughout the rest of the room, like in this fun home makeover.
12. Stencil on exterior concrete tiles
Using stencils is a trend both indoors and outdoors, to flip tired tiles in minutes. Polish raw concrete with an interesting design for an interior style finish without the cost.
13. Complementary grout colors
Sara took care to ensure that the color of the grout complemented the two colors of the tiles. Helping the pop mauve and light beige tiling have a clean, classic finish for an ultra sophisticated tiled shower space.
14. Mix and match the tile patterns
Why choose just one cool tile pattern when you could have four? The combination of light marble floor tiles, natural stone wall tiles and white subway tiles allows the copper effect tiles around the tub to stand out even more. This bathroom isn’t huge, but it has layers and the results are quite sublime.
15. A subtle mosaic
A little mosaic tile will add an exotic touch to any type of interior design. Tile even just a portion of the floor to bring out more classic tiling ideas on the walls of a couples bathroom for an elegant feel in your space.
16. Deceive the eye
Expand your space by tiling the walls horizontally using bright color combinations. Notice how the adjacent walls are slightly more spaced out, making this a cool and clever design rather than a little mind-boggling.
17. Tiles in all shades of pink
Pink bathrooms are a big deal and when it comes to tiling trends, they should be copied. Pick all the shades of pink to bring out some white in a vertical straight tile like @candycoloredhome’s Katie Mack did in her space and pair it with more contemporary pink decorative elements for a striking look.
18. Sunny faux tiling backsplashes
Create the illusion of a beautifully tiled backsplash with wallpaper like this Moroccan-inspired star pattern from Tempaper. More exotic and charming, it is removable and saves your bank balance.
19. Have fun with tile trends
Think outside the box and don’t be afraid to bend the rules, not just with tile trends. “This soft pink faux fireplace makes a unique statement without stealing the show. Pinks of all shades can give the perfect accent to what your design is trying to say. ‘ Holds Fireclay Tiles.
We’re going to town with tiles 👌