4 Tile Trends to Try

Tile has always been a go-to choice for the bathrooms and kitchens in our homes, but is also frequently used for a variety of commercial purposes.  Tiles, especially porcelain tile, is an extremely durable material that can be used on walls as well as on the floor, and great in high traffic areas. Other tile types include marble, granite, ceramic and mosaics, all of which are great for wall detailing, and should be used cautiously on the floor, as they are more prone to breakage.  Today, there are endless colors, patterns and selections of tile that allow for endless creative opportunities.  Here are four tile trends to try!

One common tile trends we are seeing today is the emergence of shaped tiles, instead of a basic subway rectangle.  A fish scale or mermaid tail, arabesque, hexagon and other fun geometric patterned tile is a great way to bring some interest into your bathroom.  The variety found in the tile shape allows for dramatic or subtle statements to be made, creating compelling and modern environments!

Another tile trend is mixing and matching, which is a great way to create a cohesive and sophisticated looking space by changing up tile sizes and patterns.  Most tile collections come in multiple sizes, making it easy to find a large floor tile and a small wall mosaic detail, while maintaining your color palette.  It is also becoming very common to mix and match tile materials.  Mixing subway tiles with large marble squares and a smaller basketweave mosaic is a great example of how you can create a simple space with great detail! 

Lastly, if you are interested in adding a pop of color to your shower or laundry room, why not pick a bold and crazy tile for your floor?  This is another tile trend that allows for the use of color to be kept to a minimum, especially if you aren't confidant with colors.  You can create an eye-catching space with a vibrant and colorful floor tile and a very simple and neutral wall tile! 

If you are interested in renovating a bathroom or kitchen and are looking to use tile, but unsure of where to start don't hesitate to contact Amy Youngblood Interiors!