We are finally nearing the finish line for 2022! For us, that means we're compiling all the projects and trends we've seen this year and predicting what comes next in the tile world. So we've made our list and checked it twice. From Mid-Century Modern kitchens to dreamy pastel hues, we are so excited to share with you our top 6 tile trends we're predicting for 2023...
1. Warming Up in 2023
We've said it before and we'll say it again... things are definitely warming up in the tile world! We predicted an uptick in warm hued tile in our 2022 Tile Trend Forecast and we are happy to say that the rise is still rising. We've seen more and more terracotta floors and golden bathrooms as we've made our way through this past year. With energetic glazes like 24 Dandelion, 96 Chestnut and 205 Cider, we're excited to see what warm hues will be used in 2023.
For more ways to use warm-hued tile, visit our blog "Amber Shades: Warm Tile for Bathrooms, Floors & Kitchens"
Interior Design - Down 2 Earth Interior Design, Photography - Rebecca McAlpin
Top Right: Large Hexagons - 96 Chestnut
Interior Design - Emily Pueringer, Photography - Rubinski Visual, Installation - Quality Cut Design | Remodel
2. An Emerald Empire
It's no surprise that our gorgeously glossy 75 Emerald glaze made a huge impact in 2022. In fact, we think green is the new neutral. So it's time to roll out the green carpet for even more Emerald tile projects in 2023. With unmatched handmade variation and a wide range of jewel tones, this color is nothing short of irresistible. We've seen it in every tile shape and pattern we have to offer. Some of our favorites are our signature Herringbone pattern in 75 Emerald and our classic Medium Diamonds in 75 Emerald. Which Emerald/shape combo has caught your eye this past year?
For more emerald inspiration, visit our blog "Color Alert: Emerald Green"
Top Left: 2"x6" Subway Tile in Herringbone - 75 Emerald.
Interior Design - Pencil Shavings Studio
Top Right: Geo-Star - 75 Emerald
Interior Design - Freestone Design, Photography - Cassidy Hiseler
Bottom: Medium Diamonds - 75 Emerald
Interior Design - Hendley and Co, Photography - Bone Design
3. A Spark in Subway
Subway tile is the most tried and true tile that we can imagine. Even though it's the most commonly used tile, we've been seeing people get creative with their subway tile designs this past year. Stacking the tile one by one, creating ombre designs, and getting funky with a crosshatch or pinwheel pattern are just a few of the creative ways homeowners have been using this classic tile. For 2023, we are predicting even more of a resurgence of subway tile with a twist. Pictured below are a few of our favorite subway tile designs that we hope to continue into the new year.
For more ways to get creative with subway tile, visit our blog "Stacked Subway Tile: 6 Ways to Rock the Look"
Top Left: 2”x6” Subway Tile, Stacked & Herringbone - 366 Satin Black, 613 Black.
Photography - Sage E Imagery, Styling - Creekwood Hill
Top Right: 4"x4" & 2”x4” Subway Tile - 912W Cloudy Sky
Interior Design - Yond Interiors, Photography - Amanda Birnie
Bottom: 3”x3” Subway Tile - 214 Coastal Breeze, 1065 Mint Julep, 1017E Sea Mist, 75 Emerald, Custom Color
Interior Design - Vantage Collection
4. More Mid-Century Modern
Mid-Century Modern designs have never strayed too far from the list of popular design styles but this year we are predicting this trend to work it's way even farther up the popularity list. When it comes to MCM tile designs, it's all about mixing and matching the sleek lines of tile shapes and bold colors to create inspired retro patterns. Luckily, one of our favorite things is coming up with these exciting patterns. A couple of our favorites are our Medium Diamonds in Eichler Blend and our Geo-Hex Signature Pattern.
For more MCM tile designs, visit our blog "10 Mid-Century Modern Designs with Handmade Tile"
Photography - Sage E Imagery, Styling - Creekwood Hill
Interior Design - Emily Pueringer Design, Contractor - Quality Cut Design Remodel, Photography - Rubinski Visual
5. Pretty in Pastels
Another prediction from our 2022 Tile Trend Forecast that's holding its weight as we move into 2023 are pastel palettes. We've increasingly seen homeowners bring serene nature-inspired colors of the outdoors, into their homes with beachy blue backsplashes and fern greens fireplaces. These gorgeous pastel projects have us dreaming of a beach vacation that seems long overdue. From pale pinks, baby blues and soft greens, our new and improved color palette has it all.
For more pastel tile, visit our blog "Beach Inspired Tile You're Shore to Adore"
Top Left: 3"x6" Subway Tile - 913 Old Copper
Interior Design - Emily Pueringer Design
Top Right: Medium Diamonds - 301 Marshmallow, 815W Light Grey, 912W Cloudy Sky, 214 Coastal Breeze, 22E Blue Opal, Custom Colors
Interior Design - Heartbeet Kitchen, Styling - Creekwood Hill & Erin Francois, Photography - Sage E Imagery, Installation - Brian Cherney
Bottom: Large Moroccan Fish Scales - 214 Coastal Breeze
6. Craftsmanship & Sustainability
We could be bias but this coming year, we're predicting a rise in handmade tile and true craftsmanship. This past year, we've seen more and more clients move away from big box manufactured tiles and gravitate towards to our handcrafted pieces of art as a means to add more purpose and character to their home. It's true that our tile tells a story of artful sustainability and craftsmanship and we are excited to share a piece of that story with you and your home. Our mover and shaker, Mercedes Austin, predicts that "craftsmanship & sustainability will be key, these elements will remain at the forefront for important selections in tile for 2023."
To learn more about our handmade process, visit our blog "Handmade Artisan Tile, Our Step by Step Process"