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Tile Style

Whether for bathrooms or kitchens, tile continues to be a popular way to personalize a space, appearing on everything from walls and floors to backsplashes, murals and more. Myriad color, size and shape options allow for a nearly endless array of design possibilities, with materials running the gamut from porcelain, slate, concrete and glass to marble, metal, reclaimed wood, solid surface and more.

Classic subway tile remains a perennial favorite, while chevron looks are also hot, along with metallics ranging from copper and brass to subtle and shimmery glass, and creamy marble with flecks of silver and gold.

Below are some of the hottest trends in tile right now.

  • Nature and nature-inspired materials remain hot, with clean palettes of pure white and other neutrals staying strong, though black is also seeing renewed interest. Marble and marble looks remain a huge trend, with characterful veining adding to the material’s personalization appeal.
  • Matte looks are popular, along with textured looks like rustic wood, slate, concrete, etc. Metallic tiles with a hint of sparkle are also trending.
  • The super shiny high-gloss look seems to have fallen out of favor, though in smaller doses, a high-sheen tile can still be very fashionable, such as combining high-gloss and matte tile to provide a striking contrast.
  • The trend toward large-format tile continues to grow, while multi-sized modular tiles are also being used to create interesting patterns and break up the traditional grid look. Tile also continues to get thinner thanks to new technology that allows for enhanced durability.
  • Solid surface tiled backsplashes are seeing interest in the kitchen, as they offer the look of tile without the maintenance.
  • For flooring, wood-look porcelain tile remains a hot item, while luxury vinyl tile is also popular for its easy maintenance and plethora of designer looks.

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