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!
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.
LaTonya Yvette made a big impact in her cozy kitchen with oversize 12x12 tile in a muted red and white colorway.
Maximize the drama with a black and white mosaic checkerboard, like Sarah Sherman Samuel did in Vanessa Carlton’s stunning bathroom.
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.
Classic with a modern edge, this kitchen countertop and backsplash stand out thanks to a 3x3 mosaic checkerboard pattern in soothing neutrals.
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!
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.
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.
Make your entryway unforgettable with specialty-shaped tile in an elegant Evergreen color across the floor, like this sleek and stunning space.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Step into another state of mind with this Japandi bathroom, where the olive tiled tub surround creates a warm sanctuary.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tile stripes are definitely trending, and this modern kitchen demonstrates an artful way to incorporate stripes and patterns into its backsplash with handpainted tile.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Enveloped in texture and color, this brick-clad bathroom is both carefully crafted and instantly comfortable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Starry desert nights beckon in this peaceful soaking tub that designer Claire Thomas smartly surrounded with glossy mauve mosaic tile.
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.
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.
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.
Classic with a modern twist, this light-filled kitchen is brimming with details that will have you going back for a second look.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.