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Fireplace Tile Design: From Our Kilns to Your Hearth

Fireplace Tile Design: From Our Kilns to Your Hearth

Tile color shown: Foggy Morning with Black Patine; Image: Malcolm Fearon, Bliss Images

Its getting cold outside, and what better way to cozy up than with a nice warm fire? For those of you lucky enough to have one, a fireplace becomes a focal point in your space, and functions as a gathering space for your family and friends. It is also a design detail that should not be missed. To create a memorable fireplace design, you need a durable material that offers a variety of finishes, sizes, and shapes to choose from, making tile a strong contender. All five of our handmade product lines can be used on a fireplace surround, so to spark your creativity, we've put together some ideas and inspiration on how to use each. If you're looking for technical information, please refer to our blog Everything You Need to Know About Ordering Tile For Your Fireplace.


Tile on the fireplace is always a strong contender. This durable material can hold up with the warmth of fire, and provides this small surface area with hundreds of color, size and shape options.

One of our favorite Tile fireplace looks is a classic subway pattern. Choose our 3 x 6 size in the color of your choice to make a timeless statement and a design that will last a lifetime.

Tile color shown: Rosemary

The living room above adds personality to this classic look by choosing our soft green hue, Rosemary for their subway style design. Rosemary adds color to the space, however the green hue is understated enough to function as a neutral, keeping with the timeless quality of this style.


Because the fireplace is such a small surface area, it gives you the perfect opportunity to introduce pattern to your design in a way that won't overwhelm your space.

Handpainted pattern shown: Isosceles in the White Motif; Design: Faeilla Design; Image: Marija Vidal

This kitchen takes advantage of the subtle patterns found in our Contemporary Handpainted Collection, creating a sophisticated neutral fireplace with just the right amount of pattern. And how great would it be to have a fireplace in your kitchen? We're jealous.

Design: Faeilla Design; Image: Marija Vidal

If you want your pattern to stand out a little more, try something more graphic like our Kabuki Sphere in the Dark Motif. A little bit of a bold pattern goes a long way when used on a fireplace.

Handpainted pattern shown: Kabuki Sphere in the Dark Motif


Brick is a staple material for fireplace design. Classic yet, contemporary Brick adds the perfect amount of Industrial chic to your space. All of our glazed brick hues would work well on a fireplace design. You can even play arround with pattern. Try an offset layout for a classic look, a straight set pattern for something more contemporary, or even a herringbone pattern for an on trend yet timeless aesthetic.

Brick color shown: Alcatraz

The living room below keeps it classic with a warm gray brick fireplace surround, but adds pops of color with flowers and decor accents to keep the space from falling flat.


Glass is a material that isn't normally found on a fireplace, but it works just as well as our other materials! The transparent nature of our Glass makes it reflect light, giving it a look and texture that is unique to glass tile. Although we don't suggest using Glass tile on the floor near a fireplace, it is perfect for the surround, and will create major impact in your space.

The Fireplace above chooses a serene green glass hue for their fireplace surround. The color and texture of the glass creates a shimmering water-inspired look that can easily be recreated with our Glass hue, Spearmint in a gloss finish.

Glass color shown: Spearmint

Ready to order handmade tile for your fireplace surround? Order free samples now. 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.