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Tile is having a moment. Once relegated to the role of monochromatic backup singer to paint, cabinetry and wallpaper, tile is trending with new colors, shapes and visual appeal. If you’re ready to step onto the tile train for your new Cross Creek Ranch home, check out this year’s trends.
Looks Like We Made It
Homeowners are embracing the imperfections inherent in handmade tile. Organic and artisanal, these tiles feature uneven surfaces, slight color variations and differences in texture. Handmade tile looks rustic and gives kitchens and baths an old-world feel.
This year, subway tile is going in a different direction — vertical. This spin has the advantage of making your ceilings look higher. To give it even fresher appeal, choose a bright color or unusual material such as glass.
Add some texture to your tile in 2023. Raised, edges, curves and grooves create a sculptured effect that can be rustic, edgy or glamorous depending on the shapes and colors you select. Use them on accent walls or to dress up your backsplash.
This year, rectangles and hexagons are giving way to circles, scallops and curves. Classic penny rounds are proving particularly popular for backsplashes and shower floors. Depending on the material used, they can give your home an artsy contemporary look or offer a walk down memory lane.
White is So Last Year
Gleaming white tile is giving way to tones inspired by nature. Warm earth tones such as terra cotta are finding homes in kitchens and sunrooms. Lush greens look particularly good in baths. Deep reds can add interest to accent walls.
Art Deco is coming back in a huge way, offering opportunities to glam up small spaces. Use oval, fan and hexagonal patterns in gold, black or white colors to add a luxurious touch to your powder bath.
Solid as Stone
If you are looking to make over your primary bath into a luxurious spa, natural stone tile is the way to go. The perennially popular material offers more options than ever before. Marble and onyx tile floors are the most opulent, but granite and limestone can be found in gorgeous colors designed to create a relaxed feel.
Then There’s Faux
Sometimes natural materials aren’t the best option. You may love wood floors, but they aren’t the right choice for your bath. Wood-look tile floors give you the look you want without the upkeep. The same is true for faux stone tiles which can also be less expensive.
Decorative tile adds character to a room and can be easier to care for than wallpaper or paint. Moroccan tile is on trend, but decorators are predicting floral tiles featuring big, bold graphics will make a comeback as homeowners seek to make a statement.
The Bigger the Better
When it comes to flooring, sometimes bigger is better. Large format tile looks decadent and makes rooms feel larger. Minimal grout lines mean less upkeep. You can choose any style or color, but classics like marble and terracotta never go out of style.
As more builders blur the line between indoor and outdoor entertainment areas, people have begun embracing tile that works for both. Use large format tile in the family room and the covered patio so when the accordion doors are pulled back the look is seamless.