Tile Trends: Looks that never go out of style.
Is 2022 the year for your long-awaited kitchen or bathroom renovation? Or are you giving yourself a new flat or a complete renovation of your home? However big or small your upcoming project, whether it's one room or an entire house, chances are you'll need tiles. Tiles are one of the few materials that are used throughout the home. Not only are they a popular flooring material, but they also add style, class and colour to kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms. So choosing tiles is a task you won't be able to avoid.
Sharing advice on choosing bathroom tiles, kitchen tiles, wall tiles, feature tiles, ceramic tiles and even porcelain tiles. And while the information in these articles is handy, it won’t help you choose tiles trending today. Only a current article outlining current tile trends will help in this respect.
So, today, I will focus on tiles that are currently trending and expected to trend in 2022. By following the trends featured in this article, you can be sure to design a style space that’s bang on trend.
Table of Contents:
- Trending Tiles of 2022
- Trending Tile Colours of 2022
There’s no shortage of options when it comes to trending tiles for 2022. However, there is a strong focus on natural-looking tiles and tiles that add warmth and texture to a space.
A terrazzo-look tile replicates the timeless elegance and beauty of actual terrazzo without the exorbitant cost or maintenance. Known for their distinct, scattered patterns and timeless appeal, they have remained popular in interior design for decades.
Terrazzo tiles are traditionally created by embedding tiny bits of natural stone (such as marble and granite) into concrete and allowing them to cure. They make an attractive option for use as floor or wall tiles throughout your home, thanks to their unique design.
There is truly a terrazzo-look tile for every home due to its unique appearance and seemingly limitless colour palette.
In 2019, terrazzo-look tiles started making headway, and this trend just keeps growing. They’re the next best alternative for those seeking a lightweight and low-maintenance tile. Made from porcelain, they are sturdy and resilient. We don’t expect this trend to be a fad – terrazzo-look tiles are around for many years to come.
Organic shapes and materials in neutral tones of shadow white, subdued brown, and warm neutrals were among the most popular interior design trends of 2021. The stone-look tile trend is a strong contender for the biggest tile trend in 2022.
The epidemic has led to a greater desire to bring nature into our homes, which can be seen in current tile designs, which are influenced by nature. Among all tiles, stone-look tiles are the most popular because of their variety. For example, there’s a stone-look tile to mimic every type of stone, including slate, sandstone, limestone, marble and travertine, to name a few.
After the past two years, it’s not surprising that many of us want to introduce calming interiors that connect us to nature. With their rough appearance and warm tones, timber-look tiles are the perfect material for such as task.
The use of natural wood has become a popular and sought-after option for floors and bathrooms. Using timber-look tiles in bathrooms allows you to include the organic look of timber without any of the downsides. Tiles can withstand damp conditions and are easy to clean, making them ideal for bathrooms.
Timber-look tiles provide the look of natural wood, warmth and natural tones. But, it also offers low maintenance and cost-effectiveness. It’s such qualities that have tipped them to become one of the biggest tile trends of 2022.
2022 will bring back several handmade tile collections, which will bring them back to the forefront. Using handmade tiles creates a unique feel and ambience that can only be produced with their elegance and attractive characteristics.
Handmade and artisan tiles have long been preferred in interiors across the world due to their distinct and recognisable beauty. Their organic beauty complements every design project, from the bathroom to the kitchen, and even as a prominent element in other home areas. The stunning variations of colour, form, and texture create a natural beauty in any interior design project.
With natural curves and delicate undulations on the surface, handmade tiles produce a water-like ripple effect amid the deliciously variegated colours they contain. The result is a magnificently diversified finish.
There is nothing quite like the personal touch of handmade tiles in a home, and it’s little wonder why you should expect to see them dominate in 2022.
Interior design relies heavily on the use of texture to prevent a place from feeling sterile. For example, you may add depth and comfort using textured tiles as an alternative to employing hectic patterns or colours that you don’t particularly like. The more textured a surface, the more weight it lends to a room’s appearance.
Current design trends benefit from smoother, uniform surfaces with only a hint of tactility. A preference for natural surfaces with characterful blemishes and organic charm is returning. You only have to see the popularity of the ‘look’ tiles to realise this. Stone, timber, and terrazzo tiles need not only look the part. They also need to feel the part. Hence the current trend in textured tiles.
Textured tiles come in a range of surface treatments, making it easy to integrate texture into your home. Walls, flooring, and splashback can all be personalised to your liking, thanks to the large range of options available.
One thing’s for sure, tiles of 2022 will be anything but dull! With earthy tones, greens, blues, and pastels all trending, the only problem will be, choosing which colour scheme to go with.
Eucalyptus and olive greens, as well as ochre and clay browns, will be prominent colour trends for 2022, reflecting our desire to be as near to nature as possible. So, it’s only natural to see these colour trends transfer to tiles.
Luxurious nature-inspired colour palettes will have rich earthy tones, which will go well with a wide range of architectural styles, from modern to conventional and classic tonalities.
Timber-look tiles, stone-look tiles mimicking marble or travertine, and deep, rich terracotta tones are all examples of earth-toned colour palettes. Brown on brown, soft creams and caramel, tan, and chocolate browns are also set to be big this year. Incorporating rich, nature-inspired tiles into a room’s design creates an inviting ambience ideal for rest and relaxation.
Your guests will be green with envy if you choose this colour on your bathroom wall tiles. Maybe it’s because we’ve become “plant parents” during the lockdown, but you can expect to see a lot of earthy, natural green tones like olive oil in 2022 as well.
We anticipate seeing this colour in master bedrooms, living areas, and bathrooms for a peaceful, nature-inspired feel. Colour schemes for bathrooms can come and go, but green is gaining popularity, with other micro-trends emerging beneath it. Colours like emerald and sage are becoming increasingly popular also.
Green tiles will be trendy in 2022, and we expect many people to use them to energise and enliven their interiors.
Dulux’s Colour of the Year for 2022 is Bright Skies, a light blue defined as an “airy and fresh tone that opens up and breathes new life into any room.”
Blue give the impression of wealth and luxury. Deep blues have an undeniable elegance, and this tile trend is a great way to incorporate blue into a space without going overboard.
The colour blue is becoming increasingly popular. It symbolises tranquilly, serenity, stability, and faith, as well as the hues of the sky and the ocean. We anticipate seeing a wide range of shades of blue, from delicate to strong, and with every undertone, from so grey it’s hard to call it blue anymore to all the way main blue dominating colour selections.
In addition to greens, anticipate seeing a lot of white as a complementing colour.
Bathrooms have generally shown minimal colour in the past. However, the splashes of colour that started appearing in 2021 will continue in 2022. And they will continue in the form of tiles. There’s no better (or easier) way to add a splash of colour to a room, albeit a bathroom, kitchen, or other space, than through colourful tiles.
Another micro-trend developing from this tile trend is pastel-toned tiles. Wherever used, they add a feeling of awe. Feature bathroom walls, kitchen splashbacks, and laundry splashbacks can benefit from the soft and delicate tones of pastel-toned tile.
Expect traditional neutrals such as beige and white replaced with pastels like mint green, blush pink, and lemon yellow in 2022.
Whether 2022 means a new kitchen, bathroom, laundry, or entire home, one material you’ll need to complete your project is tiles. Tiles are one of the few materials that have the ability to transform a space and define its design style completely. However, you have to choose your tiles wisely. You can expect to see a lot of natural-looking tiles, such as terrazzo-look tiles, stone-look tiles, wood-look tiles etc. Artisan and handmade tiles will be prevalent, along with textured tiles. You can also expect to see many tiles in earthly tones of oranges, browns, reds, and creams. Green and blue will also be another popular colour choice for tiles in 2022, as too will colourful tiles.
Get trendy with your tiles by shopping with us! We look forward to helping you bring your project to fruition in 2022.