Patterned floor tiles add decorative detail across a space. From subtle neutrals to dazzling colors, these little works of art create a wow factor that’s impossible to miss.
Are patterned floor tiles part of your next install? Check out 35 of our favorite hand-painted floor tile installations to find out.
1. Checkerboard Border
The checkerboard pattern on the floor of this Greek Revival porch is charming on its own but the hand-painted tiles that border it are what set this design apart from others.
2. Checkers With a Twist
Another unique checkerboard pattern, this bathroom features tiles hand painted with a diagonal squiggle. Oriented together, the pattern forms a contrasting checkerboard with a twist.
3. Polka Dot Pop
Apart from checkerboards, polka dots are probably the most enduring–and alluring–patterns in popular culture. These simple, semicircle tiles are capable of several patterns, not least this amazing pop-art polka dot.
4. Custom Circles
Surrounded by colored glass and hand-painted in a custom blue glaze, the polka dots on this shower floor are the definition of fun.
5. Diagonal Domes
This versatile tile can be patterned as half circles–or quarters–as well, like this bold kitchen floor.
6. Now With Neutrals
Same tile, similar kitchen, but a neutral colorway gives this pattern a different look and feel.
7. Different Perspectives
Overlapping circles or interlocking flower petals, there’s more than one way to look at this pattern and myriad ways to include it in an installation.
8. Desert Inspiration
This shower floor draws on the same pattern but with the color palette of its desert surroundings, with a custom color motif of rusty red and sandstone pink.
9. Sunny Personality
Another custom color motif, this floor tile matches the personality of the designer and her bright retro design style.
10. Toned Down Taupe
Same pattern, completely different look, this installation shows how a neutral colorway calms down the graphic look of these patterned tiles.
11. Star Attraction
This pattern uses four tiles to complete the full Persian Star for an oversized design that makes for a memorable first impression when you enter this mudroom.
12. Kitchen Definition
Another quadriptych tile pattern best suited for floors or other large areas, this one exchanges bold color for bold contrast with a Mediterranean diamond pattern that lights up this kitchen.
13. Noticeable Neutrals
A Persian pattern that would look just at home in the American Southwest, this pattern of zig-zags and diamonds is impressively noticeable, even in the relaxed neutral colorway.
14. Relaxed Retro
If you’re after something neutral and retro, this rectangular tile has a 70s attitude with a clean, contemporary finish.
15. Hues of Blue
The bathroom floor of this lakeside retreat is like an abstract expression of the sparkling blue water out front.
16. Abstract Greyscale
The same pattern in greyscale and the addition of semi-circle tiles give the design a completely different look.
17. Hint of Nature
This Japanese-inspired tile is subtle but inspiring with a contrasting black and white pattern of snowcapped mountains that can be interpreted in a number of ways.
18. Delicate Details
What this pattern lacks in color is more than made up for in its intricate detail and a more apparent image of overlapping mountains.
19. Jungalow Energy
From snowy peaks to lush jungle hills this same pattern has a radically different look featuring a green motif and part of a larger Jungalow design.
20. Foliage Year Round
Another floor that goes bold with green glaze, this tile is comprised of a graphic pattern of ginkgo leaves fallen to the ground in autumn.
21. A Slice of Summer
Tile Shown: Dragonflies White Motif
Taking similar inspiration from nature, this graphic pattern features a flurry of dragonflies in an understated neutral motif.
22. Modern Prep
This pattern takes its cues from the textiles of Southern fashion to dress up this modern kitchen.
23. Color Matched Character
We love the way the muted mustard seed color of this custom tile melds with the overall palette of the room while the pattern gives a liveliness to the space.
24. Monochromatic Discs
Featured here in a neutral motif to match the room's blush beige palette, the tile takes on a much softer and less defined identity.
25. Moroccan Color
In another example, this Moroccan pattern is bold and attention-grabbing with its black, yellow, and red shapes really popping compared to the rest of the white bathroom.
26. Shimmering Whites
But remove the color and the pattern totally transforms from warm and rich to cool and shimmering like a cut diamond.
27. Granny Square Inspo
Glazed with blue and black, this kitchen floor looks as cozy as a granny square quilt.
28. Clean Lines
Remove the color and this white motif looks like a completely different pattern as your eyes focus on the black outlines instead of the shapes of complementary colors.
29. Heirloom Looks
Another quilt-like pattern, this design of stars and intersecting lines looks especially inviting in the vintage-inspired muted greens and blue.
30. Room Flow
This open-concept bathroom is all about flow so it’s a perfect design touch to carry the pattern of lines coursing through the accent wall of this shower down across the floor as well.
31. Powder Room Punctuation
A small bathroom can make a big impression with only a small amount of patterned tile as this half bath explains. However, floor tiles with this much effect can overwhelm a space and make it appear smaller.
32. Optically Alluring
On the other hand, in a larger bathroom, the pattern is set free to really pop with its optic effects.
33. Maximalist Stars
Maximalist designers will love the way that repeating patterns fill a room with shapes, color, and emotion. Why stop at an accent wall when you can have an accent floor as well?
34. Add a Rug
If you feel like a full floor of patterned tile is too busy for your tastes, you may want to consider a tile rug. This bathroom features a classic hexagon tile floor but is decorated with a small rectangle of hand-painted tile.
35. Bathtub Border
Even subtler, this bathroom features a tile rug that is only bordered by a decorative classic cuerda seca pattern.
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