Trending floor or wall tiles can be used in your next project to add a sense of character and pattern in any interior design scheme. As tiles are available in such a vast range of shapes, colours, textures and styles, they can be used in a variety of ways to create a sense of energy, pattern, style and movement in any space, whether you choose to introduce pattern with your choice of tiles, tile layout, grout colours or shapes. As you can see, there are many stylish and exciting ways to add your own distinct touch to your design scheme using patterned floor and wall tiles!
Using Pattern Tiles As A Design Feature
Patterns in tiles can be created using either the shape of the tiles or the patterns that are displayed on the tiles themselves in the case of textured, painted or printed tile types. You can use pattern tiles to your advantage in your next interior design project to create the ultimate feature element of a space, whether it is a feature floor, wall or other areas in the space. Feature tiles can be used to highlight key areas of your design such as the kitchen splashback, bathroom feature walls and shower niches, as cladding for a stylish kitchen island or even as a decorative element in other areas of the home such as an alfresco dining space, living area or entryway. Pattern tiles offer the perfect design solution in adding a unique personal touch to your next interior design project.
Creating Patterns With Shaped Tiles
Different varieties of tiles can be found in a range of exciting and unique shapes aside from the more common rectangles or squares. Triangles, penny round tiles, parallelograms, diamonds, hexagons and plenty more, there are many different options to choose from. Each option will create an entirely different look in your design scheme as you play with geometric lines and repeating shapes to create that perfect feature element in your next interior design project. Unique tile shapes are especially prominent in mosaic tile designs thanks to their smaller size. Most mosaic tiles are purchased already laid out in their intended pattern on a mesh sheet. These mesh sheets are laid in your space and grouted to create a simple solution in creating a stylish and individual pattern in any design.
Caption: Tiles are available in a large variety of different shapes and styles, from traditional rectangles and squares to penny rounds, diamonds and hexagons as well as unique paver-style tiles as shown in this pastel toned bathroom design. The paver-style mosaic tiles are used to create a feature wall in the space and are mirrored in the shower niche to create continuity in the overall design scheme.
Creating Patterns With Tile Grout
Further exploring the idea of creating patterns with tiles using a variety of shapes, you can also create a strong sense of pattern in a design scheme with strategic use of your tile grout. Tile grout can play a crucial role in creating that perfect pattern; you can opt to use a grout colour that completely contrasts your tile’s colour for example as a means of emphasising the tile’s unique shape and creating a bold and striking feature.
Caption: Deep turquoise coloured hexagon tiles are used as a feature in this luxurious bathroom. The brightly coloured tiles feature crisp white line work in their design that is further contrasted with white grout in order to emphasise the tile’s shape and create a striking pattern in the overall design scheme.
This technique can also work well with more traditional tile shapes such as squares or rectangles. The contrasting grout colour will draw the eye to the geometric line work that is created using grout while the tile offers a smooth and sleek surface finish. Experiment with a variety of different tile layouts that will use grout colour as the key feature in creating that perfect pattern in your design scheme.
Creating Patterns With Tile Layouts
Another stylish way to introduce more pattern and movement in your design using tiles is to experiment with a variety of different tile layouts to create patterns. The simple subway tiles for example can be laid in a large variety of different styles to help you achieve a range of design solutions. The elongated rectangular shape of a traditional subway tile can be laid running vertically up the walls for example; this tile layout will help create the illusion of additional height in a room as it draws the eye upwards in the space making it an especially effective solution for rooms with lower ceilings. To create a sense of added width however, laying subway tiles horizontally across the wall will do just the trick in elongating the space’s dimensions!
Caption: Subway tiles offer the perfect example of just how effective using different layouts can be in creating patterns in a design scheme. These classic tiles can be laid vertically, horizontally, in a herringbone tile pattern or even in a traditional brick bond style to help you create a stunning visual feature element using patterns in a space.
Other exciting tile layouts using subway tiles in particular include the traditional brick bond, diagonal layout as well of course, as vertical or horizontal layouts that are either stacked or staggered. You can also lay these classic tiles in a stylish and trending herringbone style to create an elegant and charming pattern in your next project for a timeless look.
Floor and wall tiles can be used in a variety of different ways to create unique styles and patterns in any interior design scheme, whether you opt to use traditional square or rectangular shapes in a tile layout, or more decorative tile shapes and different coloured tile grouts to experiment with your use of a pattern in a design. Each of these techniques will allow you to create an impressive visual feature for a truly individual and personal look in your project.