White kitchens have been all the rage for the past few years, but 2017 is going to be all about color. Gradually, those white cabinets, Carrara marble counters, and subway tiles are giving way to more colorful options. To me, the most exciting kitchen trend this year is patterned tiles in both kitchens and bathrooms. I am all in with these beautiful, unique designs that add so much personality and fun to any room. Not quite ready to take the plunge? Check out these gorgeous patterned tiles in real homes.
One huge trend this year is geometric patterns on everything from textiles to wallpaper. Tiles are the perfect place to showcase this timeless look, and a great entry into patterns, since your tiles can be a solid color to get this look.
These diamond shaped tiles create such a fun pattern with laid out this way. And check out those pink counters!! This kitchen is still mostly white, but those subtle colors and patterns keep it from looking sterile and boring. Image: HGTV
This is gorgeous. Hexagons are such a classic shape, but surrounding them with these woven bars is just so cool. I love this look. Image: Equipe Ceramicas
Here we see another modern take on a hexagon. Elongating the shape gives this classic tile an updated look, and that color variation in the blue is lovely. Image: Contemporist
These scalloped tiles are both playful and sophisticated. I love them. Image: Hadley Court
If you’re really ready to dive into this trend, you might opt for colorful patterns on the tiles themselves. There are a few different ways to get this look. Let check out a few.
Hello, most cheerful kitchen ever. This bright, starry pattern energizes this whole space, but it’s not so busy that you couldn’t do your whole backsplash in it. Image: Apartment Therapy
The large scale of this pattern is fun and unexpected. I think that without this subtle pattern on the floor, this bathroom would look quite austere. It adds just the right amount of warmth and texture. Image: Style Me Pretty
Oh man. I will make these mine one day. Image: Blog Lovin’
Don’t these look like lily pads? And with green making a huge comeback this year, these tiles are hitting all the design sweet spots. Image: Apartment Therapy