As many of us continue to spend more time indoors, designers are predicting a major shift in tile trends in 2021 as consumers view their homes in a whole new light. The subway tile trend will continue to be strong in 2021, but not in the way you would expect.
Moving away from traditional styles, we are making way for more playful sizes. Expect to see larger and more colourful subway tile design patterns grace the splashbacks and feature walls of many interiors.
So what will this look like? Here we have put together the top three subway tile trends that you can expect to make their way into many homes this year.
Think “Bohemian richness” when we talk about trending colour and patterns for 2021. We can expect to see more emerald green and deep navy blues with a gloss finish as they perfectly match with the current trend of brass fixtures and decor elements.
The subway tile rectangular shape is perfect for small bathrooms as it will make them appear roomier. The great colour and textural variations of that trend on the modern design scene will help you choose the most suitable for your style. And you can experiment with different lay variations, there is no need to follow the standard pattern of arranging rectangular tiles.
We are up-scaling to the larger subway tiles – not exclusively using the traditional 75 x 150 mm size. We are beginning to see manufacturers produce subway tiles in larger sizes. The standard large format size for subways is 100 x 200 mm or 100 x 300 mm.
A large-format subway tile backsplash can be especially helpful for a small kitchen where the large tiles create the perception of more space. Large format subway tiles can also help in creating a feeling of continuity especially if you are extending the backsplash to the ceiling.
Organic and hand drawn-like patterns are the latest bathroom tile trend and is expected to continue into the coming year. Hand-painted tiles bring character to modern bathrooms, especially with tiles that are vibrant and unique. These tiles give homeowners a sense of human connection when they’re homebound and unable to travel to new places.