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3 Patio Tile Trends to Take Outside

By Pearl

Chances are your patio is in need of some serious TLC after what’s felt like an eternal winter. And what better place to soak up some sun than in the comfort of your own backyard? That’s why we’ve collected some of our favorite and most inspiring patio tile designs that will keep your home in the height of style all spring and summer long. Even better? Your friends and neighbors will be admiring your expert design intuition (although you’ll likely love it so much that you’ll want to keep it all to yourself).

Handpainted Tile Shown: Old Cairo in Warm Motif

A Corner of Paradise

Image: TigerShark198

Taking cues from Spanish Colonial and Mediterranean courtyards, handpainted tile right at home in the outdoors. Although many of these handpainted motifs go back centuries, nowadays you’ll find fresh on modern takes on traditional designs.

Image: Flodeau

Handpainted Tile Shown: Old California in Neutral Motif

This charming outdoor alcove is all the more enchanting with its colorful display of Spanish floor tile. A cool color palette gives the pattern a contemporary update.

Image: My Domaine

Handpainted Tile Shown: Kasbah Trellis in Dark Motif

This Moroccan-inspired blue and white tile makes all the difference in this wonderfully eclectic patio.

Try the classic Star and Cross Pattern in a bold color for your patio floor:

Tile Shown: Mini Star and Cross in Adriatic Sea.

Taking New Shape

Image: Planete Deco

Tile Shown: 6" Hexagons in Cashmere

Geometric tile is a great way to give your patio some extra oompf. For a modern look, opt for large format tile, like 6” or 8” hexagons.

Tile Shown: 2" Hexagons in White Gloss

These smaller hexagon tiles in a contrasting black grout give beautifully bridge the classic yet eclectic feel of this space. Charming bistro tables help to complete the look.

Image: The Stylish Gypsy

Tile Color Shown: Aegean Sea

These stair tiles may be rectangular, but the herringbone pattern gives the shape a dynamic angle.

Pump Up Your Palette

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Tile Shown: 6" Hexagons in Magnetite

Tile Shown: 6" Hexagons in Gypsum

Tile Shown: 6" Hexagons in Clover

Tile Shown: 6" Hexagons in Sorbet

We could spend hours in this restaurant patio, showcasing a blend of industrial and botanical elements. A colorful mosaic of hexagon floor tile feels just right in this eclectic space. To get a similar look, choose tile colors in muted tones and in a matte palette.

Image: ArchDaily

Tile Shown: 12" Square in Carbon

Tile Shown: 12" Square in Pyrite

Tile Shown: 12" Square in Halite

Sophistication means imagination with this subtle blend of grayscale tile, arranged in an intriguing ombre pixelated pattern. You can find more ombre tile inspiration here.

Image: HGTV

Tile Shown: 4" Squares in Claypot

Tile Shown: 4" Squares in Tuolomne Meadows

Finally, we leave you with this dreamy, Mexican-style patio peppered with a warm blend of orange and yellow tile. Sometimes, all you need is a little sun.

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