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5 Fall Tile Trends for 2021

By Ted Ryan

5 Fall Tile Trends for 2021

You may have noticed a chill at night, a change in the leaves, kids going back to school, or everything going pumpkin spice. Yep, fall is back! As another summer fades and autumn creeps in, you may be looking for more than a change of season. Fall is a perfect time to start a new renovation project at home and we’re here to help with 5 fall tile style trends for 2021.

Colors to Watch for This Fall:

Muted colors of nature set the tone for the season of change. Cool water, crisp fall fruit, and chlorophyll fading landscapes are all represented. Featuring Mustard Seed, Cardamom, Caspian Sea, Salton Sea, Tumbleweed, Antique, Sand Dune, and Hunter Green, sample the season with our Fall Favorites.

1: Warm Memories

The weather might be getting cooler but warm colors are cropping up everywhere you look in autumn. Forests ablaze in fall foliage, pumpkins polka dotting fields in orange, and people piling on layers of fall color schemes. A warm color palette in your home sets the scene for cozy memories over hot drinks with family and friends.

Photographer Maria del Rio takes the sepia tones of nostalgic fall memories and infuses them into her warm and welcoming guest bathroom.

Maria del Rio bathroom floor 4x4 in Koi

Tile Shown: 4x4 in Koi // Design: Anthony Roxas Architecture // Image: María del Río

A combo of Hunter Green and Mustard Seed yellow perfectly captures the transition of fall landscapes in these twin duplex kitchens by Taylor and Taylor.

2x8 in Mustard Green Kitchen Backsplash Taylor + taylor co

Tile Shown: Mustard Seed 2x8 // Design:Taylor + Taylor Co // Image: Tiffany J. Photography

2x8 in HUntergreen Kitchen Backsplash

Tile Shown: Hunter Green 2x8 // Design: Taylor + Taylor Co // Image: Tiffany J. Photography

Handsome Salt matches a rich red and soft pink to warm up this spacious glass tile bathroom.

Handsome Salt 3x12 glass tile in pheasant and rosy finch

Tile Shown: 3x12 Glass Tiles in Pheasant and Rosy Finch with 3x9 tiles in Limestone // Design: Handsome Salt // Image: Jenny Siegwart

Mexican paver floors and walls of rich brown brick give this kitchen a warm and rustic atmosphere.

Kips Bay Palm Beach Columbia Plateau in Lewis Range

Brick Shown: Columbia Plateau and Lewis Range // Design: Mark Williams Design Association + Niki Papadopoulos // Image: Emily Followill

Blush-colored Tumbleweed tile gives this black and white kitchen a burst of warmth that makes it feel like home.

2x8 Tumbleweed Kitchen

Tile Shown: 2x8 in Tumbleweed // Design: Dominique Gebru // Image: Tyler Hooks for Laura Metzler Photography

Hues of goldenrod and aging grass give this cottage tile floor by Claire Thomas a distinctly fall feeling that invites you to draw a warm bath.

Claire Thomas bathroom 3x3 in Haystack and Calcite

Tile Shown: 3x3 tiles in Calcite and Haystack // Design + Image: Claire Thomas

2: The Return to the Office

Whether you're working from home or heading back to the office, good design goes a long way. If you spend your time on the clock in an office, invigorate it with a tile design that makes going to work more fun.

Stick around for a stop and chat when your office kitchen is as inviting as Dollar Shave Club’s.

Dollar Shave Club Accent wall in 3x6 backsplash

Tile Shown: 3x6 in Neptune // Design: Rapt Studio // Image: Rapt Studio

Inspire creativity with intricate handpainted tile like the common space of this Baltimore office.

Corporate office kitchen with handpainted maze in warm motif

Tile Shown: Handpainted Maze in Warm Motif // Design: Gensler Baltimore // Image: Halkin Mason Photography

Bring the comforts of home to work with you, including good taste in kitchen finishes like this glossy backsplash by Project M Plus.

Jade Market Offcie Kitchen in 2x4 Halite and Tusk

Tile Shown: 2x4 tiles in Halite and Tusk // Design: Project M Plus // Image: Project M Plus

Ceramic tile stands up to years of wear and tear and looks great doing it, like at this Austin coworking space, The Commune.

Tile Shown: 3x3 in Sand Dune // Design: Claire Zinnecker// Image: Leonid Furmansky and Son of Rand

If you’re work-from-home for the long haul, create an office space that helps you get into a productive mindset and inspires your best work.

Jessica Lynn Williams 8x8 in White Wash, Shale, and Nickel

Tile Shown: 8x8 in White Wash, Shale, Moonshine, and Nickel // Design: Luke Williams // Image: Jessica Lynn Williams

3: Home is Where the Hearth is

Need more hygge vibes in your home? An indoor fireplace is a perfect way to bring cozy comfort to your home. From rustic brick to handpainted ceramic tile, turn your fireplace into a focal point you’ll love to gather around.

Bold black brick makes this fireplace the center of attention in a bright open concept home.

Black Hills Fireplace

Brick Shown: Black Hills // Design: Brasstacks // Image: Erin Hassett

Rich and rustic, this glazed brick fireplace feels warm and welcoming even without a fire.

Columbia Plateau brick fireplace

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

Speaking of sans fire, a tiled faux firebox is a perfect way to turn attention to a non-functional fireplace.

Reserve Home 2x6 in Dawn Fireplace

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

Want more en fuego inspo? Check out our 3 top fireplace trends.

4: Self-Care at Home

The rush of summer is finally over and now’s the time to slow down with some soothing self-care. Create an oasis for yourself by turning your bathroom into an at-home sanctuary.

Spa bathroom with Ogee in Salton Sea

Tile shown: Ogee in Salton Sea // Design: Harper Design Projects, Janie Clark // Image: Blake Verdoorn

Let the day melt away in this peaceful spa bathroom with dark tile surrounding a deep soaking tub.

2x2 Peabody Spa Bathroom by working holiday

Tile Shown: 2x2 in Peabody // Design + Image: Working Holiday Studio

Pampering yourself is a priority in this elegant bathroom that invites you to stay awhile.

2x6 Caspian Shower by Arazi Levine design

Tile Shown: 2x8 in Caspian Sea // Design: Arazi Levine Design // Image: Joyelle West

This Art Deco-inspired powder room designed by Claire Thomas for Harding House is truly one for the books.

2x2 Mosaic Sheeted in Cardamom and Mist powder room by Claire Thomas

Tile Shown: 3x3 tiles in Cardamom and Mist // Design + Image: Claire Thomas

Glazed brick mimics the exposed brick interiors New York is known for in Vanessa Carlton’s SOHO loft bathroom.

Sarah Sherman Samuel White Thin Brick Bathroom

Brick Shown: Lewis Range // Design: Sarah Sherman Samuel // Image: Nicole Franzen

5: Timeless Trend: Go Green!

When designing to current trends, it’s always important to think long-term too. That means considering what a living space will look like in the future but also what our planet will look like.

Tile Shown: 3x9 in Tumbleweed // Design: Ginny Macdonald, Styling by CJ Sandgren // Image: Sara Tramp, Jessica Bordner

Sustainability is always in style and you can design knowing Fireclay is Zero Waste, Climate Neutral, LEED Qualifying, and a Certified B Corp in part because of our industry-leading environmental practices.

Plus, 1% of all brick sales are donated to the National Parks Conservation Association to fund the preservation of our national parks for generations to come.

Need handmade, sustainably made tile fast? Browse our Quick Ship catalog for top styles that are out the door in 5 days or less.

Quick Ship Mini Star and Cross Bathroom

Tile Shown: Mini Starr and Cross in Antique // Design + Image: Mallory Lunke

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