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3 Hot Fireplace Tile Trends

By Kali |

3 Hot Fireplace Tile Trends

Need a spark of inspiration to get you through the cold winter months? As the main architectural focal point in your living room, a fireplace is a perfect chance to highlight your personal style. Cozy up with us by the hearth as we take you through three of the hottest tile trends for fireplaces. 

Important note: All of our materials, Handpainted, Tile, Brick, and Glass can be used in a fireplace application (either surround or hearth) but should not be used in a working firebox. 

1. Handpainted Fireplace Tiles
Handpainted tile is perfect for those with a penchant for art and pattern. 

Francesca Albertazzi's traditional-meets-modern living room comes full circle thanks to a colorful Handpainted Tile fireplace surround.

Tile Shown: Jardin Fretwork in Cool Motif// Design: Rudy Winston Design // Image: Janis Nicolay

Using our online Color-It Tool, interior designer Anita Yokota customized our handpainted fireplace tiles in a neutral palette to highlight her eclectic, lived-in style. 

Using our online Color-It Tool, interior designer Anita Yokota customized our handpainted fireplace tiles in a neutral palette to highlight her eclectic, lived-in style.

Tile Shown: Sanxenxo in a custom motif // Design + Image: Anita Yokota

A little tile goes a long way. A splash of handpainted tiles is really all you need for a high-impact hearth.

Handpainted Sintra in Neutral Motif

Tile Shown: Sintra in Neutral Motif // Design: JL Interior Design

2. Neutrals
When tiling your fireplace, you can never go wrong with neutral hues. 

Brick Fireplace surround in Lewis Range

Tile Shown: Glazed Thin Brick in Lewis Range // Design: Amanda Jane Jones // Image: Stoffer Photography

A swatch of tile on your hearth in a neutral tone gives a space added texture, 

Brick Shown: Olympic // Design: Silk and Willow // Image: Shellie Pomeroy

A column of white fireplace tiles lends an updated urban-inspired aesthetic while anchoring the rest of your living room.

Mid-century modern fireplace surround in Winter Mountains Glazed Thin Brick

Tile Shown: Glazed Thin Brick in White Mountains // Design: K Interiors

Going for a mid-century modern look? Choose one of our Brick colors in a straight-set pattern: 


Brick Shown: Lewis Range // Design: Sarah Sherman Samuel + Emily Farnham Architecture // Image: Tessa Neustadt

A soft color, like Dawn, can read like a neutral. This fireplace is only decorative but gives off the allure and warmth of a working fireplace. 

Tile Shown: 2x6 in Dawn // Design + Image: Reserve Home

A warm neutral adds a layer of cozy to your living space. 

Looking for an escape? This Joshua Tree AirBnB is open to guests looking for a Southwestern respite (plus a rustic glazed Thin Brick fireplace to warm up to).

Brick shown: Columbia Plateau // Design: Monaca Brown Design Co. // Image: Lauren Moore

The surround below shows how bold neutrals can go. Embrace black tile to outfit your fireplace with equal parts drama and sophistication.

Fireplace surround in Glazed Thin Brick in Black Hills

Tile Shown: Glazed Thin Brick in Black Hills // Design: Brasstacks // Image: Erin Hassett

3. Pops of Color
When it comes to tile, we’re all about color. And there’s no better place to showcase your favorite hue (or hues) than the fireplace. 

2x8 Tiles in Navy Blue

Tile Shown: 2x8 tiles in Navy Blue // Design: Studio Muir

Showcasing handcrafted tile’s natural variation, this fireplace would be any artist’s or design-lovers dream: 

Floor to ceiling fireplace surround in Sea Foam 4x4 tiles.

Tile Shown: 4x4 tiles in Amalfi Coast // Designer: Joan Ffolliott

Creating a dialogue with the home's Midcentury Modern architecture, this handsome glazed thin Brick fireplace anchors an expansive living space.

Glazed Thin Brick Midcentury Fireplace Surround.

Tile Shown: Glazed Thin Brick in Aleutian // Design: Destination Eichler // Image: Christopher Dibble 

Try a classic pattern like herringbone to add a patterned element to your space.

2x8 Herringbone Fireplace Surround in Adriatic Sea

Tile Shown: 2x8 tiles in Adriatic Sea // Design: Bright Bazaar

Go bold! Combine rich color and pattern for a look that is all your own to keep your living space feeling lively year-round. 


Tile Shown: Harvest and Grange in custom motifs // Design: Noz Design // Image: David Patterson Photography

Adorned in a bold, retro-inspired palette of Spruce Gloss, Sunflower, and Sorbet, this showstopping fireplace platform turns heads thanks to The Kitchy Kitchen's Claire Thomas' creative use of our Color-It! Tool

Adorned in a bold, retro-inspired palette of Spruce Gloss, Sunflower, and Sorbet, this showstopping fireplace platform turns heads thanks to The Kitchy Kitchen's Claire Thomas' creative use of our Color-It! Tool.

Tile Shown: Harvest in a custom motif // Design + Image: Claire Thomas 

Check out our Fireplace Design Inspiration Board for even more design ideas.

Ready to showcase your fireplace? Order color samples online now or have a go with our Color-It Tool in the pattern of your choice! Need some help? Simply call, chat or fill out our Design Assistance Form and one of our talented Design Consultants will get back to you shortly.

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