Planning a kitchen or bathroom redesign? Inject a little colour and pattern into your scheme to jazz things up. With so many funky shapes and styles out there, there's no excuse for beige. Here are 7 new tile styles that offer a welcome dose of colour and joy.
1. COOL COLLAB
Day True (opens in new tab) have launched an exclusive partnership with Popham Tiles (opens in new tab) in a new collection that celebrates traditional artisan craft, while updating it with modern patterns and colour combinations.
Each tile is handmade and therefore unique with subtle variations. 'Perfectly imperfect', Popham Tiles are made to stand out to give depth, movement and character in each design.
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Popham Tiles are made from concrete using a hydraulic press and are air-dried in Marrakech. Drawing inspiration from Morocco’s rich history of pattern, along with influences from palm tree shaddows, raindrop formations, and crescent moons, the distinctive collection is designed to leave a lasting impression.
The new collection is available exclusively through Day True, priced from £175 per m2
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2. TERRAZZO TILES
Save yourself the plane fare (and the average $11 million house cost) and bring a slice of Beverly Hills’ Trousdale neighbourhood – famous for its ‘starchitect’-designed mid-century homes – inside with Claybrook’s new Terrazzo collection. Choose from colourways named after its celebrity residents including Nixon, Aniston and Presley.
Trousdale porcelain tiles, £56.95sq m, claybrookstudio.co.uk (opens in new tab)
Terrazzo is cranking up its lust factor this summer thanks to the bold colour options in Balineum (opens in new tab)’s new Siren tile collection. Handcrafted in Italy, it offers six saturated pigments in three square sizes – 10cm, 20cm and 60cm. Stick to a single palette or mix them for extra sass.
Tiles start from £3.08 each, balineum.co.uk (opens in new tab)
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Two new zellige tiles from Marrakech Design are suitable for floors, bringing their celebrated pearlescent quality underfoot.
Zellige tiles in Garden Green (pictured); and Emerald Green, both £155 sq m, marrakechdesign.se/en (opens in new tab)
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4. RETRO SHAPES
Otto Tiles & Design is back on the charm offensive with the launch of a new encaustic cement tile in tutti-frutti peach and monochrome colourways, both proving that if you stick to a two-tone palette, you’re free to go big and bold on pattern.
Odi Peach encaustic cement tiles, £152sq m (minimum order 5sq m), ottotiles.co.uk (opens in new tab)
5. THE BOLD TOUCH
Missed out on your summer getaway? Then bring a slice of Italy home via Maitland & Poate’s collection of glazed tiles referencing 17th-century Italian designs. History aside, what we’re really into is their vibrant colour, achieved by using natural pigment hand-brushed onto each tile. Time to plan that statement splash-back.
Italiano tile; Olivo Morado tile; Olivo Amarillo tile, £9.60 each, maitlandandpoate.com (opens in new tab)
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6. MIX & MATCH
A one-stop shop for all bathroom finishing touches, it’s the tiles that make this Hampstead store such a delight. The shapes range from art deco half moons to pleasing scallops, with every sort of rectangle and square in-between, each in an inky tone with a rich, glossy glaze. Shown here are tiles from its hand-painted Series S collection.
Tiles, balineum.co.uk (opens in new tab)
7. INSIDE OUT
While we’re all familiar with the concept of ‘bringing the outside in (opens in new tab)’, it’s not always an easy feat. Try extending your inside out instead with Fired Earth’s Sherwood wood-replica tiles, starting in the kitchen and extending seamlessly onto patios. Made from porcelain, the three shades feature knots and whorls for convincing imitation.
Sherwood tiles in Rowan, £109.58sq m, firedearth.com (opens in new tab)
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Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.