In the constantly shifting world of home decor trends, tile is hugely variable. Today’s tile manufacturers have access to cutting-edge technology that allows them to produce tiles of virtually every shape, size, color, and texture. As a result, tile trends are constantly changing to reflect the new processes.
With the whirlwind of tile options, you may be tempted to cover everything in classic white subway and forgo the fickle trends. Don’t do it! We’re here to provide you with some insight on what’s in, what’s out, and what will always be acceptable (no promises, though).
Splashy round tiles, mosaic-style, found their way into bathrooms everywhere and even on kitchen backsplashes.
Penny-shaped tiles, both in penny copper and other colors, made its way into homes everywhere over the last few years.
The crackly finish of crushed glass tiles is available in different shapes and sizes, typically in mosaics.
The hex shape recently made a comeback and was instantly popular again.
Touchable tiles and visually interesting 3-dimensional pieces have taken the tile market by storm.
Mosaic and pencil tile
Small tiles in repetitive patterns have appeared in bathrooms and kitchens for years, becoming almost ubiquitous. Slim pencil tile as an accent has risen in popularity as well.
Wood-look (reclaimed, cross-grain, whitewashed, weathered), brick-look, cement-look, marble-look (especially Calacatta) tile; other materials are accurately mimicked in these tiles.
Everyone has them; they’ve been in style for decades. But are they still trendy?
Shiny metallics, fragmented/kaleidoscope layouts, and cool watery blues & greens top the tile trend charts for 2016.
Do you subscribe to current trends?