With a multitude of styles, materials, finishes and sizes now available on the market, there’s a floor or wall tile to suit every project, and tiles can play an important role in setting the design tone for a space – without compromising on practical considerations such as safety and hygiene.
For this reason, the use of both floor and wall tiles remained a popular choice for self-build projects in 2022, and this is set to be the case for next year too. Whichever part of the home you’re looking to design in 2023, here are the top five floor and wall tile trends to be inspired by over the coming months.
Experience the best of both worlds with tiles inspired by classic design styles that also boast the benefits of modern manufacturing methods.
Architects and interior designers have long taken inspiration from historic styles, and this trend is showing no sign of slowing down in 2023. From Victoriana floor tiles adding the finishing touch to a heritage-inspired hallway to marble-effect tiles perfect for creating a luxury floor-to-ceiling bathroom that wouldn’t be out of place in a world-class hotel, there’s plenty of inspiration to be drawn from the past.
Classic styles remain classic for a reason, but there’s no need to compromise on modern benefits in 2023. There is a vast array of traditionally-inspired tiles available on the market that offer this style, alongside practical features, such as high anti-slip ratings and good availability, to help you bring your vision to life sooner.
When it comes to choosing tiles, it can be easy to only look at the individual features rather than the overall effect they can create. Decorative tiles are a great way to create a standout space, whether that’s a feature wall or a floor border – and anything in between. What’s more, many decorative tile ranges feature contrasting yet complementary ‘mix-and-match’ designs and colours that can be used together for a truly unique overall finish.
This type of tile has been popular in interior design throughout history and, as its popularity continues to grow, an increasing number of designs become available in a range of applications, meaning there’s something for every style and requirement.
As well as the use of decorative tiles, textured tiles are a great way to add character to your home – and are set to be a top trend for 2023. This includes three-dimensional and ribbed tiles, which are popular choices for creating standout bathrooms.
Alternatively, there are an increasing number of wall tiles on the market that are two dimensional but have been designed to maximise the value of lighting and play on shadows to create the illusion of texture.
Available in a variety of colours, sizes, shapes and finishes, textured tiles are ideal for feature walls or for emphasising a specific feature, such as a fireplace.
Inspired by nature
Another trend set to gain further momentum across interior design and architecture is nature or styles inspired by the natural world around us. This is due to the well-documented link between nature and good mental health and the increased emphasis on the importance of wellbeing, so why not bring this into the home?
Botanical-themed tiles and floral print tiles are going to be popular choices in 2023, with many designs, shapes and sizes on the market suitable for both floors and walls. Many of these are also available in ‘mix-and-match’ ranges, so you can decide how far to take the theme.
Alternatively, for a more subtle nod to nature, tiles in shades of blue, green, natural stone or wood effects are a great option for creating a tranquil environment throughout the home or, in particular, spaces such as a home office.
Not quite orange
As well as colours inspired by nature, off-orange shades – such as burnt orange and paprika – are set to be big in 2023.
These warm shades are seen as welcoming, making them the ideal choice for the home. They offer a contemporary alternative to traditional terracotta, which has long been a popular choice in interior design and across the tile market. Suppliers, including CTD Architectural Tiles, have already created a strong selection of terracotta-inspired tiles, as well as alternative tile solutions such as brick-effect tiles in varying shades of orange.