Cool and Sophisticated Ceramic Tile Trends
Have you seen what they’re doing with ceramic tile these days? The quintessential classic has gone modern with a variety of fresh looks. The following ceramic tile trends are taking kitchens, bathrooms, mud rooms and even bedrooms and living rooms by storm.
Believe it or not, there are tiles available that mimic the look of real brick, but unlike brick, they’re easy-care. If you love the look of exposed brick, these are a great alternative, and the narrow shape makes a space seem longer, visually.
Playing with Patterns
To liven things up, have tile installed in a herringbone or chevron pattern. Check out this faux wood floor tile laid in a herringbone pattern. This can either be done by laying tiles at right angles into zigzag formations, or with a preformed mosaic. Whichever you choose, the look is new and sophisticated, adding high-end appeal to a room. Herringbone and chevron patterns are often confused for one another, but as seen in this kitchen back splash, a chevron pattern mimics the letter “W”.
Classic tiles are traditionally square or rectangular shapes, but there are trendy alternatives such as hexagonal tiles, lantern tiles and wave tiles.
- A modern bathroom showcases a “stripe” of hexagonal tiles mixed with large-scale classic square tiles. It’s the first thing you notice when you walk into the bathroom — an instant focal point!
- A traditional kitchen has lantern (a.k.a. arabesque) tile clad walls. This is a traditional Moroccan tile shape that adds texture and loads of interest.
- A wave-tiled fireplace in the bathroom — now that’s luxury! Wave tiles are so named for their resemblance to gentle waves on water.
Somewhere along the way, tile has become art. There are so many creative applications, such as this unique combination of black and white tiles laid to resemble an Amish “quilt” pattern. Or how about creating actual art? Some talented person designed this giant wave pattern using textural pebble tile as a background and traditional mosaic tile in a variety of blue tones for the ocean swell! They even added a little white tile for the all-important “white cap”!
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