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Tile Trends for 2017

Tile Trends for 2017

With 2016 coming to an end soon, interior designers have begun looking toward trends for 2017. Like any home improvement product, tile also has trends from year-to-year and some of those that have come to light for 2017 may be surprising. These are some of the tile trends for 2017 that designers are seeing.

Warmer Colors


Over the past few years, cooler colors have prevailed, but it appears that warmer colors will be one of the tile trends for 2017. Many believe that terracotta will be prevalent in the upcoming year, although the look will be much different than when terracotta was the trend in the 1980s. In 2017, they will be popular in natural matte finish used in feature walls, in bathrooms or cladding fireplaces.

Inspired by Jewels

Metallics, raw-cut quartz and opal will add sparkle and interest to tile in 2017. This will replace the light, pastel colors that have been popular in recent years. Instead, an earthy, raw look will become popular, allowing stone to stand out in the rooms where it is used.

Darker Metals


Although copper, brass and rose gold will continue to dominate in 2017, black steel and burnished metals will grow in popularity in the upcoming year. Steel and darkened metals add contrast in décor that adds a dynamic look that is harder to achieve with silver or gold finishes. In addition to darker metals, technology now allows tiles to be created that look like natural stone or wood, and these will become trends in 2017. Brick and marble looks are also growing popular.

Unique Tiles


Many designers predict that subway tile will begin to lose its popularity somewhat in the upcoming year. Instead, patterns, stone and other types of tile seem to be growing in use. New options that are being labeled “finger” or “kit-kat” are also getting some buzz for the new year. In addition, format and plank tiles have provided additional decorating options as some are thin enough they can be used almost anywhere, even in elevators where weight is a factor.

Larger Tiles


Small tiles seem to be waning for home improvement with more people asking for large tiles for their decorating needs. Many of the large tiles requested are patterned, which is also a change from recent years. Larger tiles in rectangular shapes are becoming increasingly popular as well.

Patterned tile as well as tile in unique colors are also trending for 2017. If you are interested in learning more about these tile trends for 2017, contact one of our customer service representatives who can help you get the look you want. You can reach them by phone or online to learn more about trends in tile.