Stylin’ Tile

With its ability to offer a multitude of looks, colors and textures, tile is the perfect way to make a style statement. Whether in large-format rectilinear shapes, tiny, intricate mosaics or unusual shapes that draw the eye, today’s tile offers a wealth of design options.

In the bath, tile is making a splash in shades ranging from warm neutrals and elegant marble looks to beachy blues and greens to rich primary colors, while in the kitchen, tile showcases a wealth of looks from glass, stone and metal to mixed materials.

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

–Classic subway tile has seen a resurgence for its ability to provide a clean, neutral backdrop, allowing other elements of the space to shine.

–At the other end of the spectrum, eye-catching tile takes center stage with new shapes in play ranging from hexagons, octagons and triangles to arabesques.

–Style wise, both global and Old World influences are impacting tile.

–Tile continues to embrace the texture trend, from uneven and assymetrical shapes to three-dimensional tiles and a variety of surfacing details that beg to be touched.

–Cement looks, glass, metals and mixed materials are all seeing increased demand as homeowners seek to personalize their spaces with tile.

–Today’s tile embraces a rich palette of colors, from delicate whites, soft greys and high-gloss blacks to sparkling metallics, nature-inspired neutrals, water color hues and richer, saturated shades of brick red, deep green, rich purple and deep blue.

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