Why Pattern Tile Is The New Obsession

Pattern tile is a new obsession in the interior design and remodeling community. Why? Because it’s AWESOME.

Pattern tile is one of my favorite trends to come out in some time. It can be modern, farmhouse, traditional, or vintage, along with many other looks. Change the pattern, change the look.



The Pattern Tile Trend

The rise of pattern tile is not exactly recent. Go to Italy and you’ll see pattern tile floors everywhere. It is not just a trend, it’s a timeless and classic look.


pattern tile trend italy


Some may give credit to Joanna Gains and her fixer upper designs to the increased popularity of pattern tile, and they’d probably be right. Joanna is an interior design powerhouse and the materials, styles, and looks that she uses in her hit show “Fixer Upper” have shaped the remodeling materials industry heavily in the last several year. However, she in no way created the style.


pattern tile italy


Some may find it too busy, and if you do, then that’s totally fine. Not every style matches every taste.

The key to utilizing pattern tile in a space properly is to make sure that you incorporate simplistic items around the tile, as it’s meant to be the focal point. You also want to make sure you have a really refined color palette.

Where to Incorporate Pattern Tile?

There are so many places that you can use this stunning tile. You can use it on:

  • Bathroom Floors
  • Shower Walls
  • Accent Walls

Pattern Tile in Bathroom


  • Kitchen Backsplashes
  • Kitchen Backsplash Accents
  • Fireplaces


  • Laundry Room Walls
  • Laundry Room Floors
  • And basically any space that needs a POP!


Pattern Tile Options

When looking for pattern tile, you’re going to find several options that you can choose from. The first is material. You’ll typically find ceramic or porcelain options, and often terra cotta.


black and white pattern tile


Next, you’ll decide between hand painted tile and manufactured tile. Hand painted tile is obviously going to make it much more expensive. There is nothing wrong with using manufactured printed tile, especially if you want to save money. It won’t add a ton of value to your home by going with a hand painted option.

We carry 3 gorgeous options in store, but click here to see all of the special order options that we can get for you in just a few short weeks! They are porcelain, and very high quality, yet affordable.

Kenzzi La Fleur 8x8 Tile - Click to Shop

Kenzzi Paloma Pattern Tile

Kenzzi Paloma 8x8 Tile - Click to Shop

Kenzzi Anya 8x8 Tile - Click to Shop

Ready to take the next step and choose the perfect tile pattern for your home? Give us a call, or click here to schedule your FREE Kitchen or Bathroom Design Consultation to find the perfect look for your home!


Written by: Allie Bloyd


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