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Trendy Tile Designs


Whether simple or intricate, beautiful tile designs have often been a popular way to spruce up a space or provide unique accents. Used frequently in kitchens and bathrooms, tile is loved by homeowners for its varied material, shape, color, and texture. It’s also easy to clean and holds up well to the test of time – the perfect material for any kitchen or bathroom remodel!


As with other aspects of the remodeling world, however, tile designs come and go. Some of the classics stick around, but each year sees new trends emerge to excite and inspire. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular tile designs trends for the year ahead.


2022 Tile Designs for Kitchen and Bath


1: Backsplashes With Glazed Tile

Glazed tile backsplash

Rather than sticking to the traditional matte finish, homeowners can expect to see more glazed tile backsplashes. Shiny tiles are super easy to clean, reflect light nicely, and make a beautiful backdrop.


2: Subway Tile Used in Creative Ways


An old but popular classic, subway tile gets a new look in 2022. When tiles are arranged in different directions (vs. the traditional horizontal brick-like look) or different sizes are used, a new design palette is born.


3: Full Height Tile Backsplash


Most homeowners are familiar with the use of a tile backsplash between kitchen cabinets and the countertop. Or, in the bathroom, between mirror and vanity. In 2022, however, the tile backsplash grows to new heights – all the way to the ceiling! As such, it’s the perfect backdrop for another emerging trend … floating shelves.




4: Slab Backsplashes

Taj-Mahal Countertops and backsplash


Picture this: A stunning backsplash made from a solid slab of marble, showing off its deep veins and beautiful coloring. When a single slab is used instead of multiple individual tiles, the eye is drawn to the beauty of the material and the design isn’t cluttered by tile grout and borders.


5: Wet Rooms


Here’s an emerging trend in which an entire room section is lined with tile. And why not? It’s the perfect material for high moisture areas like the shower. A tile-lined wet room is easy to clean and is a great way to maximize floor space.


6: Wood-Look Tiles

Emser Marble Mosaic Tile Backsplash in Kitchen Remodel


As bathroom and kitchen design trends for 2022 move toward a more organic feel and natural look, it’s important to choose materials that fit with that image. Perhaps that’s why wood-look tiles are emerging as one of the most popular tile designs for 2022. They’re simple to use on the wall or on the floor. Plus, they’re easier to clean and less susceptible to moisture than actual wood.


7: Intricate Designs


Gone are the days of tile designs simply made from arranging tiles neatly in a row. While those designs can still be used and certainly have their place, expect to see more intricate motifs in 2022. These unique designs will make beautiful accents or add visual intrigue to a clean, minimalist-styled room.


Bathroom Renovation With Herringbone Pattern Shower Tile and Patterned Floor Insets


8: Slate Tiles


Known for their dark color, organic grain, and earthy feel, slate tiles will be another perfect material to achieve the natural look that many homeowners are after.


9: Chevron Tiles

Chevron tile work


Chevron tile designs have been popular before, but 2022 will see them emerge in different ways. Expect to see them used in accent walls, perhaps inside a walk-in shower with built-in shampoo niche. The zigzag or v-shaped patterns can be made out of a variety of materials – colored ceramics, stone, glass, and more. No matter where they’re utilized, you can be assured of an eye-catching design!


10: Hexagon Tile Patterns



Hexagon tiles have traditionally been a favorite choice for designers. In 2022, expect to see them used in creative patterns, mixing large and small tiles and blending them with other tile styles like herringbone or subway.


Exciting Tile Designs for Your Orange County Remodel


Whether you like where tile designs are headed for 2022, or you want to stick to the old classics, we’re here to support you every step of the way. Our award-winning designers will help you incorporate current design trends with your own personal style and preferences. Then, our master builders make that design a reality with top quality materials and expert craftsmanship.


Sea Pointe Design & Remodel has been helping Orange County residents achieve their remodeling goals for over 30 years and we’d love to help you with yours. Simply give us a call at (949) 861-3400 or fill out the form below to schedule your complimentary design consultation.



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10 Trendy Tile Designs for 2022 was last modified: July 5th, 2023 by admin