| Date: 12.10.2020

Looking for interior design and tile ideas for 2021? We’ve put together the top ten tile trends for 2021 set to dominate walls and floors in the new year.

Whether you’re renovating or redecorating, we’ve perused the latest interior design ideas and scoured through our data to find what people are searching for to bring you our top 10 emerging tile trends to get you up to date for 2021.

Top Ten Tile Trends for 2021

Bring out the beige

Beige often gets a bad rap, but this versatile neutral shade is having a massive revival lately, thanks to the Dulux Colour of the Year ‘Brave Ground’.  The beauty of beige tiles is that they work well in both contemporary and classic rooms, and the possibilities are endless when it comes to accompanying furnishings and décor.

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Tile Trends for 2021 - Domus

Industrial Concrete Effect

Concrete effect tiles will be leading the way in 2021 and it’s easy to see why. Ideal for lovers of minimalism, their stylish clean lines provide a chic, industrial and modern feel that works perfectly across open-plan kitchens and living areas, creating a slick blank canvas that you can constantly refresh with different accessories.

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Tile Trends for 2021 - Cemento

Indoor plants

We totally agree with Beth Ditto when she said: “A beautiful plant is like having a friend around the house.” Studies have shown that indoor plants boost concentration, creativity, mood and productivity, as well as reducing colds, fatigue and stress. If that wasn’t enough, they also absorb toxins and produce oxygen, as well as add a lovely splash of colour. So may reasons why plants are one of our top ten tile trends for 2021.

Boulevard Patterned Tiles
Customer photo: @ourvictorianmenace


Tile Trends for 2021 - Boulevard

Textured walls

If you’re looking to add interest to your room, you can’t go wrong with split face tiles. They’ve risen in popularity this year and will be one of the hottest design trends of 2021. Full of texture and character, they create a fantastic focal point and are available in a fabulous range of colours and designs to choose from.

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Customer photo: Lisa Barrass

Tile Trends for 2021 - Aspen

Customer photo: Lisa Barrass

Victorian tiles

The beautiful hallways and entrances of the Victorian era are still inspiring us today, with modern Victorian tiles adding wonderful contrasts of colour and graphics to homes both old and new. The perfect solution if you’re looking for classic tiles that will pass the test of time whilst still providing the wow factor.

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Tile Trends for 2021 - Olympia

Marble-effect tiles

Marble effect has been on our interior design trends list for the past few years, and we’re not taking it off any time soon! As one of the key top ten tile trends for 2021, expect larger and darker veining that really stands out against beautifully white shiny surfaces for a bold bathroom or to add some oomph into your living and dining space.

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Tile Trends for 2021 - Crash

Large mosaic tiles

Larger mosaic tiles are definitely one of the hottest tile trends for 2021. Smaller glass mosaics look stunning in small sections but can be quite pricy, so for larger areas an alternative option is to go with a mosaic-style tile to still give the glamour without all the grout. There are so many shapes to choose from including hexagons and circles.

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Tile Trends for 2021 - Hex

Light wood effect tiles

Wood effect tiles always look effortlessly elegant, but 2021 will see much softer shades emerging. Flooring in lighter colours can be really effective smaller rooms to create the illusion of more space, but more subtle wood effect tiles will look great in open plan areas as well.

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Tile Trends for 2021 - Jungle

Minimalist bathrooms

We’re seeing a shift away from busy bathrooms to chicly sparse spaces free from clutter.  Less is more when it comes to a minimalist bathroom, with clever storage hiding away a multitude of products, leaving a zone of serenity ready for you to unwind in peace.

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Tile Trends for 2021 - Baku

Indoors outside

House Beautiful has listed outdoor living areas as a hot garden trend for 2021, stating that “’The inside-outside garden trend is all about creating flow from your inside space to your outdoor space, so one naturally flows into the other.’ A few of our customers got ahead of the game with this one, including Samantha’s amazing outdoor space which we’ve been envying for quite some time!

Samantha’s garden living room using Maryland tiles

Tile Trends for 2021 - Maryland

If you’ve enjoyed our top ten tile trends for 2021 and been inspired for your next project, we’d love to hear from you! Get in touch or share your pictures via social media.