10 Tile Designs to Get You Inspired for Your Next Project

monochromatic white picket tile watercolor line

We've had a lot of renovation projects over the last six months, which means we've collected a LOT of tile samples! Now, this is super fun because we get to pull lots of options, narrow down, try different combinations out, and just, you know, play! BUT—only a FEW of our many samples find their way into our projects. How sad for the rest!

SO—today I'm rounding up 10 fun tile designs to help you get inspired for your next project! And, of course, because I ALSO have many beautiful rug samples lying around the studio, those will make an appearance too. Here we go!

1) Geometric For The Win

First up, we have a beautiful light blue glass geometric backsplash and the classic white gloss hex tile. I love a good juxtaposition of styles, so I've paired these with a traditional Turkish style rug. I so adore this layering of styles—more modern geometric patterns with the softer organic shapes of the traditional rug...it's just so good! So don't be afraid to mix your styles. Great applications for both these tile designs would be: backsplash, accent wall, bathroom walls, shower niche, or other places where you might use a tile accent on the wall. These aren't, however, rated for floors.

gloss white hex tile and blue glass geometric tile

2) Classic Meets Concrete

Next up, I'm pairing a S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G classic deco wall tile with a modern concrete-look floor tile. The floor tile (which is actually half the size it would be...the full one wouldn't fit in the shipping box LOL) is a 12 x 25-inch concrete-look ceramic tile, and the wall tile is classic marble. I love how these complement each other, and the pair doesn't scream modern or traditional. I paired these with a beautiful hand-knotted Persian style rug with warm reds, browns, and a little pop of teal. Going with neutral tones in your tile allows you space to play with color in your accessories! Also, these would both look GREAT paired with warm wood tones either in the same space, or an adjacent room.

Both these tile selections can be used on either a floor or a wall, as well as in wet or dry applications. We've speced this marble tile for a shower surround, as well as a kitchen backsplash, and the cement-look tile would be great for bathroom, laundry, or kitchen floors, or even a cool modern tile surround.