What’s New in Tile for 2024

Tile Trends for 2024

A HOUZZ Article by Julie Sheer, Contributor

Color has been tiptoeing back to the tile scene for the last few years and now seems to be reaching a crescendo, with bold and saturated hues in a variety of shapes and sizes. [Tile Trends for 2024] These were highlighted in the new tile collections on display at The International Surface Event 2024 trade show, held recently in Las Vegas. For the less adventurous, the displays also held plenty of more subtle offerings in warm neutrals, grays, and blacks, in ever-evolving shapes and patterns.

Many of the displays were dominated by natural and engineered stone looks, especially marble, which continues to make a big statement in tile and slabs. The imperfect, glossy, handcrafted zellige-style look is still going strong, but perhaps with a bit less bling than in the last few years. “We’ve seen a move to more color and using color as a design element, but in addition to that we’re seeing a lot of interest in mixed materials,” Kathy Greene of Emser Tile says.

Here are highlights from the Jan. 23-26 trade show for the tile, stone, and floor coverings industries. The [tile trends for 2024] collections will be rolling out throughout the year, with some products becoming available later in 2024.

Tile Trends for 2024

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1. Color, Color and More Color

Saturated color in primary hues made for some vibrant displays at this year’s Surfaces show. Blues and greens continue to dominate tile design, with taupes, creams, mustards, and terra cotta completing the palettes of many of the displays.

Emser Tile’s new Catch in Color collection, shown here in Orange, is a vibrant take on classic subway tile.

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Emser’s new Catch in Color collection of glossy ceramic tile comes in nine saturated colors, in two sizes.

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Here’s how Emser’s Catch in Color tile in Clover looks as a herringbone-patterned backsplash.

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Daltile’s new Artcrafted collection contains colors that channel Arts and Crafts-era hues perfect for a Craftsman home. The collection includes the seven colors shown here, in three sizes: 3-by-12-inch, 4-by-4-inch, and 1-by-6-inch.

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The 4-by-4-inch tile in Fern from Daltile’s new Artcrafted collection has a handmade zellige-style look in a currently very popular grassy green.

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Colors from the Daltile Artcrafted collection reflect the current focus on handmade-looking tile in biophilic colors. Shown here are Coconut, Dune, Aloe, and Drift, in 3-by-12-inch wall tiles.

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Here’s Daltile’s Artcrafted 4-by-4-inch tile in Tide.

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Tesoro’s display at the Surfaces show features its take on Arts and Crafts colors for tiles, some in creative shapes.

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Emser Tile’s Skite collection is shown here in Ember. There will be six colors in the new collection. “It’s a kite-shaped tile in some fun primary colors,” Greene says. “You can do all kinds of different patterns and designs with it. You can go bold or subtle. All the colors are meant to blend nicely with each other, so you can go all solid or you can mix and match, so it’s a lot of fun.”

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Emser’s Skite display at the Surfaces show demonstrates how the kite-shaped tiles can be placed in a hexagonal pattern in various tones.

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Here, Emser’s Skite in Navy is laid in a different pattern on a backsplash.

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Surface Art’s Rich & Tactile display of textured tiles features the color palette of the moment.

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This display from QDI Surfaces shows the same popular palette of blues, taupes, and creams seen throughout the Surfaces show this year.

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Even the ever-popular midcentury throwback terrazzo is getting in on the color game. Emser Tile’s new Corrazzo collection of glazed ceramic tiles comes in 10 color combinations as part of the company’s made-to-order Enhance line. Shown here is Stuci, with colored faux stone pieces on a creamy background.

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Some of Surface Art’s mosaics reflect the latest trend in saturated colors, along with warm neutrals.

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The color palette is subdued but trippy in Emser’s new Spectra collection of wall tile in glazed ceramic that looks like grasscloth. “It has a texture to it and has a slight sheen, but what’s really cool is its gradient feature,” Greene says. The wall tile comes in just one size, 20 by 48 inches, which Greene says is large for a wall tile but easier to install because less grout is required.

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The blue-to-cream gradient is evident in this close-up of the Marca Corona color in Emser’s new Spectra collection.

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Here, Emser’s Spectra Marca Corona is used on a bedroom wall.

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These porcelain and glass tiles from QDI Surfaces show how fun colors and patterns continue to be.

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2. Black and White Tile Trends in 2024

An absence of color doesn’t make the tile any less interesting or creative, as evidenced in the eye-catching black-and-white patterns and layouts on display at the Surfaces show. Many were paired with grays and other neutrals.

Emser Tile’s new Skite collection has bold colors along with neutrals, white, black, and gray. The backsplash seen here consists of Carbon, white, and gray Skite tiles laid in a geometric pattern.

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Each tile in Emser’s new Contra collection has a glossy and matte finish, bisected by a slanted or straight line. The collection includes 10 options, including solids and split-toned hues of white, fawn, silver, navy, and black.

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Arizona Tile’s new Riggiole series in Bianco Mix is patterned porcelain tile with an aged look. Made in Italy, the collection’s name means “tile” or “ceramic brick” in the Neapolitan dialect. It resembles the hand-decorated tiles typical of the Sorrento and Amalfi areas of Italy and comes in 12-by-12-inch and 36-by-36-inch sizes.

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This Surface Art display shows the graphic and geometric possibilities of black, white, and gray.

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Topcu Tile + Stone displayed eye-catching black, white, and neutral tiles.

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Daltile’s new Pure collection of porcelain floor tiles offers a timeless look, available in 12-inch-square, 12-by-24-inch, and 24-inch-square.

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Emser Tile’s new Catch in Color in 3-by-6-inch black makes a bold statement as a backsplash.

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Arizona Tile’s new Marvel series includes large-format squares, chevrons, and skinny stacks in black-and-white marble-look porcelain. “We’re seeing a lot of looks of natural stone come back again in a porcelain,” Shelly McNeal of Arizona Tile says.

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3. Fun New Shapes

Tile designers continue to innovate with striking new shapes and patterns that add movement and interest. Geometric shapes get a refresh this season, with fewer Moroccan and encaustic patterns.

Emser Tile’s new Contra collection includes slanted shapes on glossy and matte tiles. Seen here in the Navy, the Slant design will be available in 10 colors, including solids and combinations of matte and glossy finishes in single tiles.

Greene says the company is focusing on collections like Contra that let designers and homeowners play with shapes, colors, and sizes within and between collections. “You can have a lot of fun with these kinds of products, mixing and matching and changing the look,” she says. “Contra is meant to have an artisan look to it, so it’s not a straight line and looks like a handmade tile.”

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Here’s a closer look at Emser’s Slant tile from the Contra series, this time in black.

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Different colors of kite-shaped tiles from Emser’s new Skite collection can create a kind of optical illusion. Here, navy and white tiles make a wavy design.

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Daltile’s new Gamma collection of honed and polished marble includes the Pebble mosaic, reminiscent of broken shards of stone, shown here in Illusive.

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New takes on geometric shapes were also on display at the Landmark Ceramics booth.

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Daltile’s new Gamma marble tile in the Archway shape has an Art Deco vibe. It’s seen here in Azure.

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These aptly named Triangle mosaic tiles are also part of Daltile’s new Gamma collection. The blingy marble is shown here in Illusive Blend.

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Arizona Tile’s new Marvel series includes this abstract shape called Puzzle, seen here in Calacatta Extra porcelain.

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4. Mad for Marble

Refined and elegant natural marble continues its forward march in surface design, along with imitations in porcelain, quartz, and even vinyl [in tile trends for 2024].

This photo shows Daltile’s new Divinium porcelain, which comes in multiple shapes, sizes, and colors to create a luxurious marble look. It’s available in 8-inch 3D hexagonal floor tile, 6-by-18-inch wall tile, 3-by-12 picket wall tile, 1-by-6-inch mosaic and basketweave mosaic.

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Here’s a close-up look at Daltile’s Divinium basketweave mosaic, in the Nova color.

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Daltile’s Divinium 3D hexagonal floor tile, seen here in Calypso, combines a marble look with a grooved surface for even more visual interest.

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MSI’s new Miraggio quartz for countertops and walls imitates Calacatta marble. The samples seen here were inspired by trending Pantone colors, which are the colored swatches on the slabs. “Our designer team works closely with these trends and we build everything off of that,” MSI’s Fallon Crawford says. There’s a little reddish tone in the Sienna slab on the left, which Crawford says “is meant to bring in those warm tones that are becoming more and more popular.”

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MSI’s Crawford says Miraggio quartz is best used on counters and walls. “We’re also seeing a lot of it used as full-height backsplashes, shower surrounds and just as accents,” she says. This photo shows Miraggio’s Calacatta Gold on a kitchen counter and backsplash.

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Daltile’s new Gamma collection of polished and honed marble tiles includes nine creatively shaped mosaics and three rectangles. Seen here on the wall is the Balance XL mosaic in Illusive.

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Here’s a close-up of Daltile’s new Gamma marble tile in the Hypnotic XL mosaic in Illusive.

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Marble requires some maintenance, so a backsplash is a perfect place for Daltile’s new Gamma tiles, seen here in the Patchwork mosaic in Mystic.

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Emser Tile’s new Amala collection is glazed porcelain that imitates marble in long rectangles. Shown here is a mix of white and Cloud. The collection has three colors.

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Here’s the Desert color mixed with white from Emser’s new Amala collection. The display got a lot of attention at the Surfaces show.

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Here’s how Emser’s new Amala in white and Desert looks as a backsplash.

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Cambria’s new Windsor Brass pattern from its Grandeur series, with chocolate brown hues and real brass veining, is the quartz surface company’s take on high-gloss marble glammed up with a hint of metal.

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Vasta Stone’s sintered stone slabs were on dramatic display at the show.

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Icelandic Green picket marble tiles are new from MSI. The elongated hexagonal shape is a cool green that would make a striking backsplash.

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Arizona Tile’s new Marvel series of marble-look porcelain tile includes the dramatic Fior Di Bosco shown here. The collection includes three larger-format sizes and mosaics, in seven colors.

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Regallo is MSI’s dramatic porcelain take on marble. It’s available in three sizes and a mosaic, in three colors.

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5. Skinny Minis

Slim rectangular tiles are part of many tile collections these days, perhaps a response to the current trend of fluted and reeded surfaces. They tend to come in mosaic sheets for easy installation of a modern, of-the-moment wall or backsplash.

Daltile’s new wood-look Acreage collection of porcelain tiles includes 1-by-24-inch mesh-mounted mosaics for walls, shown here in Palomino. The collection comes in four wood tones and also includes 8-by-48-inch floor planks.

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Slim wood-look Acreage tile from Daltile in the Stetson color is behind the sink in this photo. Above it is Daltile’s new glossy Artcrafted ceramic wall tile in Aloe, in the 3-by-12-inch size.

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Daltile’s new Artcrafted collection also includes 1-by-6-inch mosaics, seen here in the Tide color.

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MSI’s 1-by-6-inch stacked honed marble is a new shape from its Capri Blue collection of marble backsplash and wall tile mosaics and wall tile.

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Skinny tiles of alternating colors make for an easy striped look. Here’s Emser’s new Agio porcelain 2-by-47-inch slim tile in Vaso. Agio is part of Emser’s Enhance made-to-order collection. “We’re seeing a real interest in smaller tile,” Greene says.

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Arizona Tile’s new porcelain Marvel collection comes in straight-stack slim tiles for a marble look on a wall.

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Emser’s new Agio tile is seen here in Equ Deco. There are eight weathered-looking solid colors and three patterned designs. Sizes range from slim 2-by-47-inch to 47-inch-square large-format tiles.

Article written by Julie Sheer, Houzz Contributor; journalist with more than two decades of experience as a graphics editor and writer at the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune; outdoor guidebook author; lover of all things outdoors, nature and wildlife. Follow me at https://westcentric.wordpress.com/


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