10 Ways to Create Geometric Patterns with Ceramic Tile

10 Ways to Create Geometric Patterns with Ceramic Tile

Say goodbye to white subway and hello to bold geometric tile patterns! Modern, patterned tile is quickly becoming a staple for the home. We love seeing clients embrace unique and inspiring tile compositions. While patterned tile is typically associated with cement tile, we like this design movement because it aligns with our passion for handmade ceramic tile. It's what we do all day, every day. Creating patterns is at the heart of what we're all about. Here are 10 ways that we've created geometric bliss with patterned tiles. 

1. Moroccan Fish Scales Mosaic - Wave Pattern

This global-inspired tile pattern looks more complex than it is. It's a Mercury Mosaics' standard tile (meaning it is ordered on mesh sheets with no customization needed) oriented slightly differently than our Moroccan Fish Scales. The mesmerizing geometric tile pattern tricks your eye into creating multiple shapes if you stare at it long enough.

Moroccan Fish Scale Wave Pattern in Green Tile

Medium Moroccan Fish Scales, Wave Pattern - 47 Vermont Pine

2. Go Big with Custom Design 

One of the things that separates us from the rest: we adore creating custom designs. We're an artist-run, woman-owned operation and if we do say so ourselves, we're pretty good at it! To establish a pattern, sometimes you need the entire wall for your canvas. Having a large-scale kitchen backsplash or statement wall is a beautiful way to let our tile stand out in your home, creating an unforgettable interior. Can't get enough of this one? Neither can we, read more about it on this past blog.

Construction2style Mercury Mosaics Tile Backsplash

2”x6” Subway - 130 White. Medium Diamonds - 130 White, 77E Grey, 60 Silver Lining, 815W Light Grey, 155 Steel, 912W Cloudy Sky, 366 Satin Black, 613 Black.

3. Modern Scandinavian Diamonds - Star Pattern

This is the perfect geometric tile pattern of modern mosaic tile for Mid-Century Modern interiors. Just like a starry night, you won't be able to stop gazing at your artisan-crafted tile wall. Our Diamonds can be purchased in a repeating star pattern at no additional cost, meaning you get a custom look without breaking the bank. Contact our sales team directly for this one.

Diamond Star Pattern Kitchen Backsplash

Large Diamonds - 11 Deco White, 130 White.

4. High Variation Glaze

Moroccan Cross is an excellent choice if you're going for a traditional patterned vibe. Interesting in their own right, they look stunning with a high variation glaze on top. This technique creates an organic and subtle geometric pattern tile from the handmade process and the brush strokes of the Tile Elf's hand. Intrigued by our glazes? Check out this fascinating blog about our tile colors - AKA glazes.

White Moroccan Crosses Kitchen Backsplash

Moroccan Cross - 130 White

5. Bold Colors

Accentuate the shapes of your pattern by using bold colors. Whether you want a specific pattern or something with unique color placement, we can make it happen! This modern concept will quickly make the tile the focal point for the room. Shape the rest of your interior around your modern patterned tile and all other design elements will simply fall into place.

Bachelor Farmer Tile @rvkowlessar

Medium Diamonds - 60 Silver Lining18 Bright Blue45R My Blue Heaven, 11 Deco White, 24 Dandelion. Large Diamonds60 Silver Lining18 Bright Blue45R My Blue Heaven, 11 Deco White, 24 Dandelion, 366 Satin Black. Custom Cove Bases - 61 Navy

Photo: @rvkowlessar

6. Mixing Shapes

Show that you're savvy with your geometric tile design skills with this sophisticated but simple technique. Mixing tile shapes gives you an opportunity to create a pattern without having multiple glaze colors. We can mix a variety of shapes - just reach out and ask us how! We love having a simple subway backsplash with a contrasting line of shapes for an easy way to customize. 

Mixed Shape Geometric Pattern in Bluegrass

3"x8" Subway, 2"x6" Subway - 1036W Bluegrass.

7. Ombre 

We've been fans of ombre in tile for quite a bit of time now. A beautiful way to let the tile shape transform throughout one installation, we've also heard it called a gradation in color. However you slice it, it's a great way to express something different that will shine as a work of art.  For this idea, put special attention to the grout color, considering how the glazes will pop depending on the lightness or darkness. Details make the design and with this one, we go over grout color and the role it plays in this blog here

Ombre Scalloped Tile

Medium Moroccan Fish Scales155 Steel, 220 Sooty Grey, 1013 Denim, 61 Navy815W Light Grey, 417 Turtle Dove, 130 White

8. Mod Mosaics

Go chic and sleek with our Mod Mosaics pattern! This tried and true style manages to be both fun and clean. Play with a range of colors or go neutral for a tile project that will have your guests in awe. 

Mid Century Modern - Mod Mosaics Kitchen

Mod Mosaics2x6 Subway - 77E Grey60 Silver Lining.

Mosaic Accents - 216 Sea Glass, 1043 Driftwood, 906W Burnt Sugar, 1025 Heirloom Silver, 1013 Denim.

9. Retro Patterning

If you need some inspiration, no better place to look than the patterned past! Go back to the times of layered, bold pattern, and make a style statement. This backsplash was inspired by a painting that our client's father made back in the 60's. 

Retro Geometric Tile Pattern Preview

Retro Geometric Tile Pattern

Medium Diamonds - 22E Blue Opal, 301 Marshmallow, 29E Lake Superior. 3/4" x 6" Flatliners - 22E Blue Opal. Ringsets - 906W Burnt Sugar, 615 Purple Plum, 61 Navy29E Lake Superior.

10. Add Planters

Back by popular demand, we've been making these beautiful planters to add a 3D element to your project. This little add-on will brighten your home with fresh flower buds. The question is, what shape do you want these geometric ceramic tiles made in?

Diamond Tiles with Plant Holders

Medium Diamonds & Custom Planters - 11 Deco White, 901E Evening Shadow, 901W Evening Shadow.  

See also: Our Favorite Color Blends

Order tile samples to see, touch, and fall in love with our handmade tiles in person. We would also love to hear what inspires you! Tell us more about your future project and get the ball rolling.  

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  • Mercury Mosaics

    Anne We have done triangle shapes in the past, please reach out to our sales team at salesmercurymosaics.com to get more information. Looking forward to connecting!

  • Anne

    Love your aesthetic!! Do you have any pics of triangular shapes such as a pyramid instead of the square? Would love to see that and consider for our new build. Thanks!

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