Can you believe that we’re already five months into 2017?! With that in mind I thought it was about time I teamed up with those little scamps over at Tile Monkey to see if we could put together a little list of what’s hot on the kitchen tile front.
Kicking off with the incredibly beautiful Hexagon tiles, these unique designs took originally took off in the early 1920’s but they seem to have seen a bit of a revival over the last couple of years and I expect they’ll remain a popular choice throughout the rest of 2017. These bold, daring tiles can transform your home with the simplest of touches, which although subtle, are incredibly effective. Hexagon tiles come in an array of designs and colours, each one adding its own unique spin to any room that it is placed in. In my humble opinion, I think Hexagon tiles will continue to grow in popularity due to their ability to completely modernise your kitchen with the simple form of a six-sided shape.
Hexagon tiles come in all kinds of sizes and colours – love this teeny tiny mosaic version
You know the old saying about black never going out of style? Well, installing black tiles in your kitchen is one way to ensure that it will never look dated. Black tiles give a fresh and ultra-modern feel but maintain a classy vibe within the area. The beauty of black tiles is that you can use them to decorate the entire room or just use them in line with a feature wall or as part of a splashback. There’s such a huge variety from slate tiles to stunning mosaics and, when paired up on-trend brass or chrome accessories, they can really bring your kitchen to life.
Black gloss AND a beautifully arranged brick pattern? Perfect!
This next trend is a cross between bringing the Mediterranean into your home with a touch of rustic farmhouse. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you; Terracotta. It’s an oldie, but a goodie. With their deep, orange undertones these tiles are perfect for making your kitchen feel warm and homely. Not only are these tiles beautiful, they’re also really practical. Terracotta is an incredibly durable material so if you’re using these on your floor you can rest easy knowing that they can handle heavy footfall. Terracotta is also really easy to clean and maintain; did you know that it is in fact resistant to mould and bacteria growth?!
Combining two trends in one floor – image by designers Sawyer Berson
Whilst on the subject of bold, daring tiles, allow me to introduce you another popular trend: Metro and brick tiles. This design has dominated the interior world over the past few months and it shows no signs of stopping. The great thing about these types of tile is the variety of ways in which they can be laid. For example, if you want to stick with a more traditional vibe then you can place them in a regular horizontal brick style, but if you feel like mixing things up a bit then why not try the herringbone style? If you’re unsure on what herringbone actually is, allow me to elaborate; Herringbone is a pattern used that makes the tiles appear in a V shape. This is a really pretty alternative to your standard brickwork pattern and as a result has seen an increase in usage in kitchens around the world during 2017.
I love the herringbone layout and bright blue colour for spring/summer 2017
So there you have it, my four favourite tile trends of 2017 so far, and if you have any more that you think I should add to the list, why not get in touch and tell me about them? Leave me a comment below or tag me in photos of your own kitchen tiles on Instagram @Cassiefairy. I’m yet to choose the tiles or materials for my kitchen splashback so fingers crossed that some of this inspiration rubs off on me too!