March 16, 2021
From subway tiles to porcelain tiles to neutral tones and bright colour palettes, tiles can turn any ordinary space into a stylish feature of the home.
Whether you are building a new home or renovating an old one, there are many colours, shapes, patterns and prints to choose from. Keep reading to learn more about popular modern tile trends and ideas in 2021.
Great Places To Use Tile
Kitchen splashbacks, outdoor living spaces, statement fireplaces and feature walls in bathrooms, there really is no limit to where you can get creative with tiles in the home.
The choices are endless and so are the different types of modern tiles you can choose from. So no matter what your style is there will be a tile for you.
10 Tile Trends in 2021
1. Graphic Tile Patterns
Graphic tile patterns are a great way of dividing different areas of the home with their contrasting statement appeal.
Geometric shapes patterns are more popular in specific areas of the home such as a sunroom or kitchen floor tile and as a feature wall but are especially popular as a modern bath tile.
There are many different colours to choose from including neutral palettes to subtle blues to monochromatic to bright multi-colours. Depending on your style you can go as subtle or as bold as you like with these graphic tile patterns.
2. Textured Tiles
Textured tiles are tiles that have a raised or embossed surface rather than a smooth surface and are available in different types including wave, mosaic and linear.
Textured tiles are a great way of adding a subtle statement and contrasting feature to any neutral setting without overwhelming the space.
3. Large Format Tiles
Large format tiles offer a bigger and more open feel to any room. This is because there are not as many grout lines with larger tiles which will naturally make your space appear more streamlined.
A popular option is to replace the stone with porcelain large format tiles as a modern shower tile design.
4. Neutral Tiles especially White Tiles
Neutral tiles have been a popular tile trend for a long time and for good reason. They are timeless, perfect for resale and they brighten up any small or dark space.
Whites, creams, light greys, and natural beige are most popular in Australian homes in 2021.
5. Stone and Marble Design Tiles
Natural stone and marble can be found in almost every publication about the latest floor tile trends in Australia.
The natural veining and colouring found in marble adds an elegant and luxurious appeal to bathrooms and looks great next to any material such as wood benchtops, chrome tapware and black bathtubs.
6. Concrete Tiles
If you are a fan of the popular Industrial style, or you want to invest in tiles that will stand the test of time, you will love concrete tiles.
More durable than any other modern tile, eco-friendly and versatile it’s easy to see why concrete tiles are trending in 2021.
7. Glossy Tiles
Glossy tiles are popular with Australian homeowners who want to add a dramatic look to any modern bathroom or kitchen splashback.
Glossy tiles have an elegant and highly polished look and feel. They are perfect for small spaces because they reflect more light which creates the impression that the space is bigger than it really is.
8. Matte Finishes
Matte finishes are a popular modern bathroom tile idea because it adds a soft but powerful beauty without overwhelming the space.
The popular appeal of matte tiles is that the low sheen means smudges and watermarks won’t show as easily as other modern tiles such as glossy tiles.
This makes matte finishes low maintenance and perfect as a modern bathroom tile.
However, matte finish tiles do not reflect as much light as other tiles so it’s important to ensure there will be enough natural and artificial light in the spaces you are installing your matte finish tiles.
9. Dimensional Tiles
Dimensional tiles are a popular look for modern and creative homes and interior designers are loving them in 2021. Dimensional tiles are composed of 3-dimensional tiles that add a sculptural look to any modern bathroom.
Dimensional tiles come in any colour, size and shape from a rectangle to geometric to the ever-popular hexagon. These statement tiles add texture and drama to any ordinary space, especially floor tiles or feature walls.
10. Metallic Finishes
Modern, edgy and shiny metallic finish tiles are a new tile trend in 2021. They are generally made from copper, tin, aluminium and stainless steel, and are more popular in warmer colours such as gold, bronze, copper and soft silver.
If you want to add some glamour, sophistication or warmth to any space, metallic finish tiles are perfect for you.
Bonus – Timber Appeal
Combining the timeless look of floorboards with the durability of modern tiles, wood look tiles are popping up in a lot of Australian homes in 2021.
There are many different types to choose from depending on the look you are going for in your home.
Popular wood-grained tiles include oak, maple and cherry, but you can also get other finishes that make the “wood” appear distressed, weathered or whitewashed.
Timber appeal tiles add warmth and durability to any area of the home and look great mixed with contrasting materials such as metal, stone or brick.
10 Modern Tile ideas in 2021
Here are the modern tile trends that Australians are loving in 2021:
1. Eco – wood
These stunning timber-look porcelain tiles from Portobello are available in three contemporary colours.
Resine tiles offer an array of intricately formed patterns that are ideally suited to be used as feature tiles.
The delicate fine lines and geometric patterns are inspired by the traditional Japanese art form of paper folding.
Terramix is a collection with a Scandinavian flavour, suitable for use as a floor or wall covering.
5. Ceppo di Gre
A new porcelain tile that precisely reproduces elegant Ceppo di Gre, an Italian stone that features large pebbles.
6. Cement Look
Cement Project is a versatile collection in which the typically “urban” nature of cement is expressed in a new way.
7. Marvel Pro
The luxury & style of Europe’s most sought after the marble, in a durable & affordable porcelain tile.
The Alchimia collection from Italian manufacturer Quintessenza, offers changing shapes and geometry to create decorative harmony.
9. Bistrot Wall
Bistrot Wall is a collection of marble-look ceramic slimline tiles in a large 1200×400mm size, with a soft finish, in two colours: Pietrasanta and Calacatta Michelangelo.
10. Urban Nature
Urban Nature was created from the evolution of metropolitan style, generated from the rediscovery of basic materials that make up the urban fabric.
Taking into consideration
Before you begin choosing the perfect modern tile for your home we recommend first understanding your preferred style, how much natural light is available, whether you want texture, geometric patterns or neutral tones and whether you want to deal with the high-maintenance of cleaning a lot of grout.
Check out more modern tile ideas from Jupps FloorCoverings and choose your perfect tile today.