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3 Hot Fireplace Tile Trends

By Kali |

As the main architectural focal point in your living room, a fireplace is the perfect chance to highlight your personal style. We’ve gathered three of our favorite fireplace tile trends to show you how to make the hearth of your home shine. Check out our Fireplace Design Inspiration Board for even more design ideas.

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

Handpainted Sintra in Neutral Motif

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

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

Handpainted Persian Star fireplace surround
Tile Shown: Persian Star in Neutral Motif // Design: Allison Grace Designs  

Even a simple tile border featuring your favorite handpainted design is all you need.

Handpainted Starburst in Neutral Motif

Tile Shown: Starburst in Neutral Motif // Design: Destination Eichler

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 column of white  tile gives your fireplace 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: 

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

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

A blend of neutrals can add just the right amount of pattern and color to your living space. 

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Tile Shown: Glazed Thin Brick in White Mountains, Klamath and Lewis Range // Design: Carri Beer // Image: Anne Gummerson Photography 

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 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 and design-lover’s dream: 

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

Tile Shown: 4x4 tiles in Sea Foam // Designer: Joan Ffolliott

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

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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