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6 Design Trends We’re Falling For in Autumn 2022

By Blair Hagensen

6 Design Trends We’re Falling For in Autumn 2022

Bring on sweater weather and home improvement projects–autumn is a great season to knock that renovation off your list and create a carefully curated space that will spark joy as we head into the coldest time of the year. As the leaves start turning, and our minds start turning toward all things cozy, we’ve rounded up six design trends that will freshen up your home this fall and far beyond.

The Colors of Fall 2022

Before we count down our top six design trends, let’s talk our top fall colors. Keep things (hint, hint) unexpected this autumn with a refreshing blend of cool-toned hues and soft warm tones.

Our Fall Favorites feature ceramic sample selects in Evergreen, Tidewater, Antique, Mist, Mesa, Milky Way, Bryce Canyon, and Painted Sky, touching on notes of classic cold-weather colors while unexpected shades offer a fresh, modern twist. Sample them all here!

Fall Trend Colors - Evergreen, Tidewater, Antique, Mist, Mesa, Milky Way, Bryce Canyon, Painted Sky

6. Checkered Charm

A timeless trend that’s here to stay, checkerboard is endlessly customizable and truly showstopping in all its iterations. From petite 1x1 to oversize 12x12 tile, play with scale and colors to create a look that’s all your own.

The queen of timeless interiors, Jean Stoffer used two shades of 6x6 grey tile to create a tonal checkerboard on her north porch floor that checks the boxes of classic and fresh.

Enclosed porch with light-and-dark-grey checkerboard floor

Tile Shown: 6x6 in Iron Ore and Pyrite, Handpainted Chicago in Grey Motif, 1x6 and 3x9 in Basalt // Design: Jean Stoffer Design // Image: Stoffer Photography Interiors

LaTonya Yvette made a big impact in her cozy kitchen with oversize 12x12 tile in a muted red and white colorway.

Cozy kitchen with rustic red and white checkerboard floor

Tile Shown: 12x12 in Red Rock and Feldspar, 4x4 in Hunter Green // Design: LaTonya Yvette // Image: Nine Barry // Installer: Dziewa Construction

Maximize the drama with a black and white mosaic checkerboard, like Sarah Sherman Samuel did in Vanessa Carlton’s stunning bathroom.

Moody bathroom with mosaic black-and-white checkerboard floor and black walls

Tile Shown: 1x1 in Akoya and Halite, 6x6 in Akoya // Design: Sarah Sherman Samuel // Image: Joseph Bradshaw

Who says checkerboards are only for floors? Definitely not Lawless Design, who cleverly continued the checkered pattern from the floor up the tub surround in their rustic cabin bathroom.

Bathroom with red and charcoal checkerboard tile across the floor and tub/shower surround

Tile Shown: 8x8 in Carbon and Antique // Design: Lawless Design // Image: Joyelle West, Lawless Design

Classic with a modern edge, this kitchen countertop and backsplash stand out thanks to a 3x3 mosaic checkerboard pattern in soothing neutrals.

Eclectic kitchen with ivory and taupe checkerboard counter and backsplash

Tile Shown: 3x3 in Tusk and Dolomite // Design: Autumn Hachey, Twenty-Two Twelve, Stay Here // Image: Michelle Johnson

We know, we know, we’re heading into fall, but you still definitely want to check out this unforgettable pool Samantha Klein designed with two shades of pink glass tile. Plus, if you start designing a pool now it will be ready to dive in when next summer rolls around!

Inviting pool with steps and integrated spa all lined with light-and-medium-pink checkerboard glass tile

Glass Tile Shown: 3x3 in Carolina Wren and Rosy Finch Matte. For a similar look that ships quick, try 2x2 in Rosy Finch Matte and Egret Matte // Design: Samantha Klein // Image: Marj Cruz

5. Verdant Greens

Green kitchens are having a moment, but the versatile verdant green translates beautifully into any room. A pop of green can invigorate a space year-round, and the best news: from rich jewel tones to soft soothing hues, we have plenty of green shades to choose from.

Sample our Favorites

green tile samples

Tile Shown: Rosemary, Hunter Green, Kelp, Oyster Shell, Tidewater, Evergreen, Salton Sea, and Flagstone

Case in point: this two-toned Craftsman bathroom that used complementary shades of green to transform a once soul-lacking bathroom into an elevated showpiece.

Spa-like bathroom with two shades of green tile along the walls and shower/tub surround

Tile Shown: 3x6 in Rosemary, 3x3 in Peabody // Design: Velinda Hellen Design // Image: Sara Ligorria-Tramp

Make your entryway unforgettable with specialty-shaped tile in an elegant Evergreen color across the floor, like this sleek and stunning space.

Bright white entryway with rich green tile floor

Tile Shown: Picket in Evergreen // Design: HIR A+D // Image: Hannah Robertson // Installer: Vector East, LTD

Chartreuse is seriously chic in this midcentury modern shower tiled floor to ceiling in our Palm Tree glaze.

Chartreuse-colored tiled walk-in shower

Tile Shown: 2x4 in Palm Tree // Design: MODtage Design // Image: MODtage Design, Christopher Stark

The Brownstone Boys used an eye-catching blend of tile sizes in our earthy Clover gaze to cover the floor of this soothing bathroom.

Bathroom floor with three different sizes of green tile

Tile Shown: 2x6, 3x6, and 6x6 in Clover // Design: Brownstone Boys // Image: Nick Glimenakis

Remember how we said green kitchens were having a moment? We don’t foresee that moment ending anytime soon when the results are as exquisite as this kitchen featuring a backsplash of Star & Cross Tile in jewel-toned Evergreen.

Kitchen with green cabinets and deep green Star & Cross Tile backsplash

Tile Shown: Star & Cross in Evergreen // Design: Rebecca Gibbs Design, Gibbs Design Build // Image: No Bad Things

Talk about fall vibes–this fireplace delivers on moody design with a unique installation of earthy green tile.

Moody traditional fireplace clad with green tile

Tile Shown: 2x4 Sheeted and 4x4 in Clover // Design + Image: Brasstracks KC

Step into another state of mind with this Japandi bathroom, where the olive tiled tub surround creates a warm sanctuary.

Olive-colored tile clads a soothing bathtub and surround

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

4. The Unexpected

In our ever-scrolling world, we’re always looking for new ways to be surprised and delighted–and that feeling is starting to transfer over to our interiors. Whatever your style, an unexpected detail or three can make a space unforgettable.

Take this maximalist bathroom by the Brownstone Boys–bright blue wainscot, cactus-print wallpaper, and a green clawfoot tub are grounded by the geometric tiled floor for a look that’s electrifyingly eclectic.

Bathroom with rustic red geometric tile floor, bright blue wainscot, cactus print wallpaper, and green clawfoot tub

Tile Shown: Hexite in Antique // Design: Brownstone Boys // Image: Nick Glimenakis

Love flowers? Take a leaf out of Claire Thomas’s book and make them bloom perennially in your bathroom with a playful, retro-inspired floral tile install.

Pink and red walk-in shower tiled in a floral motif

Tile Shown: 4” Hexagon in Dawn, Vintage Leather, Tusk, and Basalt // Design + Image: Claire Thomas

Or evoke a jewel box in your bathroom like LaTonya Yvette with glass tile across the floor and wainscoting–bonus points if you pair the wainscot with a custom, handpainted mural.

Sunny bathroom with yellow glass tile along floor and wainscoting, and handpainted mural above wainscoting

Glass Tile Shown: 3x12 in Falcon Gloss, 2x6 in Oriole. For a similar look that ships quick, try 2x6 in Falcon Matte // Design: LaTonya Yvette // Image: Nina Barry // Installer: Dziewa Construction

Playful pattern reigns in this memorable 1940’s inspired kitchen by Claire Thomas featuring a pink and green plaid mosaic backsplash.

Pink and green kitchen with plaid tile pattern backsplash

Tile Shown: 3x3 in Evening Glow, Kelp and Hunter Green // Design + Image: Claire Thomas

Tile stripes are definitely trending, and this modern kitchen demonstrates an artful way to incorporate stripes and patterns into its backsplash with handpainted tile.

Modern kitchen with striped tile backsplash with white tile and handpainted yellow patterned tile

Tile Shown: Handpainted Signal in Wood Motif, 4x4 in Tusk // Design: Kate Darden Interior Design // Image: Lisa Hovey

Turn herringbone on its head–or side–like Jen Pinkston did with a confetti-inspired arrangement of pink tile across the walls of this bathroom.

Pink herringbone tile in three shades clads the wall of this modern bathroom

Tile Shown: 2x8 in Mesa, Painted Sky, and Adobe, 6x12 in Halite // Design: Jen Pinkston // Image: Katie Jameson

Step through this arched shower door by the Brownstone Boys and you’re awash in color, with ombre scalloped tile channeling mermaid magic that makes us want to be part of this world.

Bathroom clad with white tile except for the shower, visible through an arched entry, that's clad with ombre blue scalloped tile

Tile Shown: Ogee Drop and 4” Hexagon in Adriatic Sea, Caribbean, Crater Lake, Lake Tahoe, and Moonshine, 2” Hexagon and 3x6 in White Wash // Design: Brownstone Boys // Image: Nick Glimenakis

3. Weathered Texture

Highly polished has its place, but we’re loving the look of a weathered interior that hums with vitality. Layer various textures, like our handmade Brick, in your home to create a lived-in feel that tells your story. Plus, you can feel good about buying Brick since we donate 1% of all Brick sales to the National Parks Conservation Association. Giving back to the earth while creating earthy interiors? That’s a win for everyone.

Showcasing the textural beauty of brick, interior designer Jessica Davis chose a minty green glaze to give her kitchen backsplash an artful upgrade.

Light green brick backsplash in a rustic industrial kitchen

Brick Shown: San Gabriel // Design: Jessica Davis // Image: Emily Followill Photography

Beautifully approachable design reigns in this midcentury home, with a centrally-placed black brick fireplace and sprawling turquoise brick floor.

Modern living room with turquoise brick floor and centrally-placed black brick fireplace

Brick Shown: San Gabriel, Black Hills // Design: Design Bitches // Image: Yoshihiro Makino

The brick floor in this minimalist kitchen adds a weathered look and aged feel–not to mention major visual interest thanks to its double herringbone pattern.

Minimalist kitchen with white tile backsplash and brick floor laid in a double herringbone pattern

Brick Shown: Saguaro, Tile Shown: 3x3 in Daisy // Design: RAD // Image: Ty Cole

Enveloped in texture and color, this brick-clad bathroom is both carefully crafted and instantly comfortable.

Midcentury modern bathroom walls clad with turquoise brick and copper soaking tub in walk-in shower

Brick Shown: San Gabriel // Design: Design Bitches // Image: Yoshihiro Makino

This isn’t your parents’ brick fireplace thanks to the artfully aged look of turquoise Glazed Thin Brick.

Floor to ceiling fireplace clad with light blue brick

Brick Shown: San Gabriel // Design: Atelier Ma // Image: Margaret Austin

2. Mad for Mauve

Move over millennial pink! Say hello to mauve, the next big color we predict you’ll be seeing a lot more of in the near future. First popularized in the 1890s, aka the “Mauve Decade,” it’s high time that this soothing blue-purple got its moment in the sun again.

If the thought of purple interiors makes you break out in a cold sweat, let us assure you that mauve is a soft, approachable color that’s surprisingly easy to integrate into your home. With its smooth satin finish and calming pale hue, our Painted Sky glaze is the perfect introduction to the magnificence of mauve.

Painted Sky Tile, a mauve glaze with satin finish

Tile Shown: Painted Sky

The mosaic tile in this Claire Thomas-designed bathroom captures the color of its desert environment thanks to its soft mauve hue.

Bathroom with glossy mauve tile along walls and floor

Tile Shown: 3x3 in Dust Storm // Design + Image: Claire Thomas // Installer: Casa Cabin

Deliciously Art Deco, this elegantly arched bathroom niche shows how mauve and neutrals play together with results that are simply breathtaking.

Art Deco Niche with Custom Handmade Tile Trim

Tile Shown: 1x6, 2x8, 2x2, 4x4 in Tusk, 2x4, 2x8, 1x6 in a custom colorway. For a similar look, try Alpaca // Design: Wendi Ellen Sue Architecture // Image: Sen Creative

Starry desert nights beckon in this peaceful soaking tub that designer Claire Thomas smartly surrounded with glossy mauve mosaic tile.

Exterior copper soaking tub in fenced courtyard with mauve tiled surround

Tile Shown: 3x3 in Dust Storm // Design + Image: Claire Thomas

In Banner Day Interiors’ Berkeley HQ, a shower clad with mauve tile complements the floral wallpaper and radiates calming energy throughout the lovely space.

Bathroom with mauve tiled shower and floral wallpaper around the vanity

Tile Shown: 6x6 in Painted Sky // Design + Image: Banner Day Interiors

1. Modern Traditional

Spending more time in our homes the past couple of years had us collectively craving cozy spaces and filled with the nostalgia of yesteryear, so it’s no surprise that we’re seeing more and more traditional design–but not exactly the heavy, matchy-matchy interiors of the 80s. Old world meets New in this refreshed style, in which modern details mix with classic design for a result that’s both comfortable and cool.

High design doesn't have to break the bank–achieve a timeless, elevated look like this moody kitchen with our budget-friendly Essentials Tile, starting at just $10/SqFt. Even better? Essentials ship in 5 days or less, so you can get your fall project started stat.

Kitchen with dark grey cabinets and white tile backsplash

Tile Shown: Essentials 3x6 in Salt Creek

This knockout kitchen by Claire Thomas features an expansive backsplash of handpainted tile complementing traditional silhouettes for a one-of-a-kind take on Modern Traditional.

Kitchen with teal and white handpainted tile backsplash, classic white stove hood, and marble island

Tile Shown: Handpainted Alameda in custom colorway, 1x6 and Mini Star & Cross in Flagstone // Design + Image: Claire Thomas

Classic with a modern twist, this light-filled kitchen is brimming with details that will have you going back for a second look.

Kitchen with navy blue cabinets, large moroccan rug, and white square tile backsplash

Tile Shown: 4x4 in White Wash // Design: Mandy Lozano, Neil Kelly // Image: Netra Nei

Two-toned tile from our budget-friendly Essentials collection elevates this pretty powder room with a sophisticated palette and visual interest.

Powder room vanity with brown-grey and light-grey tile backsplash

Tile Shown: Essentials 3x9 in Timberline, Essentials 3x3 in Cloud Cover

Tucked inside a molded hood vent reminiscent of a classic kitchen fireplace, an artisan tile backsplash adds a focal point of color and handmade character to this spacious kitchen.

Open traditional kitchen with large island and tile backsplash inside classic white stove hood

Tile Shown: 3x6 in Flagstone // Design + Image: Rejuvenation

Sure to be a conversation starter, the floor-to-ceiling fireplace in this bungalow dining room marries traditional with modern thanks to straight-set charcoal brick.

Dining room with floor-to-ceiling charcoal grey brick fireplace

Brick Shown: Absaroka // Design: Decorotation // Image: Sen Creative

The perfect-shade-of-green cabinets are perfectly complemented by a modern H-shaped tile backsplash in this kitchen by the Brownstone Boys.

Kitchen with green cabinets and white H-shaped tile backsplash

Tile Shown: Chaine Homme in Magnolia // Design: Brownstone Boys // Image: Nick Glimenakis

This effortlessly elegant bathroom is taken to fresh modern heights thanks to a sophisticated black herringbone tile floor and neutral Star and Cross tiled shower.

Modern Black Brick Herringbone Bathroom Floor

Tile Shown: Feldspar Star and Cross and Black Hills Brick // Design and Photo: Ashley Petrone

Falling for these design trends? Sample our Favorite Fall colors to preview them in the comfort of your home. Ready to dive into your fall project? Our tile experts can help you every step of the way with free design assistance.

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