With the new year arriving, our team took a moment to gather the major tile trends in store for the tile world in 2019. Across the board, we found that there will be two contrasting movements occurring: big, modern, dramatic styles alongside traditional, handmade, classic styles. This is exciting for our company, since we have a ton of new collections that match the biggest trend sightings. So, read on to see what’s coming!


In 2019, one tile trend will be a movement from cold, modern to bold, strong color choices. This will be seen with tiles in hues of burgundy, coral, salmon, and emerald green.

Check out our top bold looks:


While Calacatta will always be a classic, this year be on the lookout for dramatic stone look tiles. Think marble tile with colorful veining or gorgeous patterns.

A few dramatic stone looks to inspire you:


Mixing and matching will be a hot tile trend this year. There is going to be a rise in placing old-world looks with modern field tiles. The result will be an eye-catching, one-of-a-kind design. We’ll also notice on the same front, a move towards handmade. While elaborate, statement tile is fun, nothing beats the breath-taking simplicity associated with hand-painted or handmade pieces.

View our favorite old-world looks:


Small format tiles will still have a place, of course, but we’re going to see the expansion of large format tiles in 2019. 48×48, 30×60, and 24×48 slabs will be growing in popularity. Large formats offer a great way to bring a dramatic statement to any space as a feature wall or entry way.

Here’s the latest in large format:


“Natural elements with a lot of movement such as veins and grains will be very popular. Tilebar’s Astaire Summerdale collection made from porcelain, marble, and brass showcases a twist on this trend with its bold pattern alongside its outdoor, woodsy elements.” Micky Klein

“I’m looking at a return to traditional hand painted ceramic tiles. Both glazed and terracotta. Florals and birds are making a come-back.“ – Lori Miller

“All tiles in matte textures. Some natural, organic, others deep rich jewel tones in matte.” – Susan Wintersteen

“Large scale patterns will continue to drive the industry.” – Joyce Clegg