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Shimmer, Culture, & Mosaics: How These Tiles Are Transforming Interior Design

Subway tiles will always be a classic, but lately, homeowners and designers have been getting increasingly creative with their tile choices. Not only are they embracing color and pattern, but they are also taking 2016’s metallic trend to the next level!

From flashy glitter to beautifully painted mosaic tiles, these interior designs are sure to spark inspiration for your next design project.

Shimmery Tiles

From full wall coverage to subtle features, shimmery accents are making a huge statement this year. Luxurious golds, industrial silvers, pearl whites, feminine pinks, and stormy greys all come in an assortment of sizes and saturations, making it extremely easy to add as much or as little sparkle as you desire.

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A subtly grey-silver tile is perfect for an industrial kitchen design. Alongside a muted, matte color palette, the shimmers of grey offer an interesting contrast while remaining monochromatic and modern.

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This gorgeous gold accent proves that shimmer isn't just for the kitchen & bath. As far as glamor goes, this luxurious design makes sure to balance the bold golds with soft textiles and an equally fascinating black and white wallcovering.

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A clean strip of sparkly pearl adorns this modern bathroom, adding a chic statement. The tile chosen in this design is ideal for such a bathroom, as its subtlety doesn’t interfere with the minimalistic design yet it offers an intriguing eye-catcher.

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This head-to-toe gold shower room is sure to make anyone feel like a million dollars! Although flamboyant, the dark lighting balances out the bold hue, creating a luxuriously exotic feeling.

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Vibrant colors are perfect for adding a strong punch to your design. Whether it’s a colorful backsplash or a shower wall, you will undoubtedly notice a cheerful, retro effect when entering a space with a neutral color palette and a glamorous burst of a metallic hue.

Cultural Patterns & Mosaic Tiles

With such a strong global connectivity, homeowners and designers are finding inspiration from traveling, world renowned artists, and even pop culture. Embracing one’s love for art and culture has made a powerful step forward in the design industry - from textile choices to even design styles - and is now making a huge statement through cultural patterns and mosaic tiles. Take a look!

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A simple yet powerful choice for adding culture to a kitchen or bathroom is adorning your sinks with a gorgeous pattern. I’ve seen this style a lot recently, with Middle Eastern and Mediterranean patterns having something for everyone, from fiery red and orange color palettes to cool, ocean blue ones.

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If you want to go bold with your pattern, using it for both the floor and the walls can aid in a beautifully cohesive interior. Adding in extra bits of decor you’ve collected on your travels will only further enhance the multicultural vibe, giving your home a one-of-a-kind look.

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Make a big statement by using only a small amount of space! Collecting different patterned tiles and making your own mosaic will personalize your home and leave you in full control over the size and style of your statement piece.

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For those who live by “go big, or go home,” a floor to ceiling mosaic may be for you! This spectacular submarine themed bathroom may have taken a lot of time and effort, yes, but paint or wallpaper just wouldn’t be the same. Color, texture, and detail are all by-products of choosing to incorporate a mosaic, no matter if the creation is big or small.

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When designing a monochromatic bathroom, adding movement and texture to the space is crucial. By using the wallspace to contrast natural stone material with a patterned tile allows the design to stay clean and uncluttered while making sure there is visual interest.

So long are the days where everyone wants the same design! It’s exciting to see how interior design trends are becoming increasingly more personalized, influenced by culture, art, and exciting, new materials.

Let me know which new tile trend was your favorite in the comment section, below!

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5 Responses to "Shimmer, Culture, & Mosaics: How These Tiles Are Transforming Interior Design"

  • Jaime Mathis
    October 25, 2016 - 4:04 pm Reply

    I love the painted & tiled sink trend – it’s subtle but definitely gives a powerful statement.

    • Angelica Angeli
      November 1, 2016 - 3:29 pm Reply

      Jaime, that is definitely one of my favorite looks, as well!

  • Jaime Mathis
    October 27, 2016 - 4:06 pm Reply

    My favorite one is the green tiles in the bathroom. I feel like that would be a fun DIY project!

    • Rose Sharp
      October 29, 2016 - 2:09 pm Reply

      Yeah, I agree. I like the more subtle accents best even though the sea-themed bathroom is pretty cool!

      • Angelica Angeli
        November 1, 2016 - 3:31 pm Reply

        Thanks for sharing your thoughts, ladies! The undersea mosaic is definitely a powerful look but also so artistic! So much time & effort…

        Jaime, I also love the kind of hip/modern design of the green tiles!

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