Pattern Play: Herringbone Tile Is Here to Stay
Undeniably timeless, the Herringbone Tile pattern effortlessly elevates your space. This classic pattern adds texture and a woven veneer to you space, adding substance and quality. For more herringbone ideas, check out our Pinterest Board.
This versus that:
To begin, let's clear up the difference between a chevron pattern and a herringbone pattern. Both bring interest and charm to tile installations, but the herringbone pattern is more economical to install as it requires no cutting. A herringbone pattern is simply a rectangular shape, while each individual piece of a chevron pattern is cut at an angle.
An all-over herringbone design in white with light-colored grout is crisp, clean and is the perfect way to combine classic and modern styles:
Tile Shown: 3x6 in Calcite
Herringbone goes bold:
For a twist on this classic pattern, use a saturated color like a bold Blue or Green--
Herringbone in Commercial Design:
From building exteriors to hotels to office kitchens, Herringbone is a versatile pattern that pairs beautifully across a wide range of applications, styles, and products. Our glazed thin Brick, ceramic Tile, and Glass can all be arranged into Herringbone.
Herringbone on the Floor:
Playing with scale is fun and adds an architectural detail that will elevate your kitchen design. Here the 6x12 herringbone pattern on the floor is a perfect partner for the smaller 2.5x8 brick tile on the backsplash. The monochrome colorway keeps the kitchen soothing and calm while blending marble, tile, and brick.
The trend these days is to get innovative with a patterned floor. Choose your own blend from our hundreds of colors, and create a space that is spirited and exclusively yours.
Tile Shown: 2x8 in Adriatic Sea // Design: Benni Amadi Interiors and Courtney Springer Interiors // Photo: Christopher Stark Photography
Herringbone on the wall:
Rows of layered "L's" or “V’s” lead the eye upward, giving the illusion of length and height to surfaces.
Tile Shown: 2x6 in Mist
Herringbone accents can add dimension to classic-inspired tile installations. Consider adding it as a decorative element to stovetop backsplashes or as a one-of-a-kind tile rug. You can also frame it with handmade Tile Trim in a matching color for the perfect finishing touch.
Tile Shown: 3x6 in White Wash