Kitchen tiles are a great choice as they are easy to clean and simple to maintain – just what you need in such a busy and sometimes messy room. The latest kitchen wall tile trends will help you choose kitchen tiles for your floor, as a practical splashback or a stunning feature wall.
The latest kitchen wall tile trends
When it comes to kitchen wall tile trends, there’s something for everyone, from rustic country cottage to high gloss chic, industrial grey concrete or natural-looking wood effect.
You could be inspired by a stunning kitchen splashback using glitzy mosaics, or how about super on-trend split face tiles to recreate the look of natural stone? Metro tiles are always a classic choice, and there is a wide variety of ways to tile them, from the usual subway style to vertical, basketweave and herringbone. Or perhaps you’d like to opt for patterned tiles to inject some style and movement?
Here are a few of our favourites:
Rustic Patchwork Kitchen Tiles
The Provence rustic range offers a gorgeous and interesting patterned tile that’s perfect for use on kitchen walls. It fuses Gothic, Medieval and Victorian designs to produce an eclectic feel and add real class and style to an interior space. It looks great as part of a backsplash and can also be used as a matching floor tile.
Gamma blue wall tiles are the perfect way to create that country feel in the kitchen whilst still adopting a real seasonal favourite and staying ahead of tiling trends. With a rustic look and feel to these cottage-style ceramics, backsplashes and kitchen walls take on a hearty, homey feel, whilst the light blue colour scheme adds a certain clean and airy edge. These also look great when used alongside plain white or white gloss kitchen fixtures. If blue isn’t the hue for you, the Gamma range also includes pink, green, white and grey.
Anyone looking for something a little unusual should consider the gorgeous Riga patchwork tiles. We adore the fact that this tile can be used to create beautiful shabby chic patterns as patterned floor or wall tiles. They come decorated with intricate geometric and floral patterns, all of which are mismatched in squares across the surface to create a truly interesting ceramic showpiece. Definitely one of our favourite kitchen wall tile trends.
Safari mosaic effect tiles are a classic and popular choice for kitchen backsplashes and wall designs. They offer an attractive mixture of brown, beige and grey colour tones that’s a perennial favourite for use in the heart of the home, while their gloss finish makes for an easy-to-maintain, wipe-clean finish. They also reflect plenty of ambient light back into a space and look great when used with brown or metallic fixtures.
Split face tiles are an excellent choice for kitchens. Essentially large mosaics that can be interlocked to create a seamless design, split face tiles have a staggered, layered surface which gives a wonderful 3D effect. There is often some variation between tiles which gives them a very natural and unique appearance, and they are extremely durable so they’ll stand up to scratches and cracks. Modern split face tiles are available in an enormous variety of shades, from subtle shades of grey and brown to striking black and chic white. You can also choose between sizes and styles.
The kitchen wall tile trends outlined here are just a taster of what Direct Tile Warehouse has on offer in the current season, so whatever style you’re considering when it comes to doing up the kitchen this year, be sure to check out our kitchen wall tiles section.