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Style Forecast: 2021

By Kali

Style Forecast: 2021
New year, five timeless trends. Our forecast for 2021 is full of beautiful design, with good intentions. We're sharing our top five residential and commercial tile trends on the blog today, but if you want even more tile inspiration for the new year, check out our Pinterest Board.  


Seeing tile in your future? Sample eight of our favorite colors for 2021. Featuring 2x4 ceramic samples in Morning ThawRosemaryDesert BloomRed RockFrond, Tumbleweed, Evening Glow, and Sand Dune

2021 Trendy Tiles

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Design for Good // Sustainability 
Designing with good intention never goes out of style. Choose feel-good products like eco-friendly materials, local goods, and vintage finds--good design is any project’s most sustainable asset. 

Color blocked in a pair of neutral hues, this stacked tile adds a modern touch to a charming farmhouse-inspired bathroom's vintage vibes. 

Color blocked in a pair of neutral hues, this stacked tile tub surround adds a modern touch to a charming farmhouse-inspired bathroom.

Tile Shown: 3x12 tiles in Sand Dune and Tusk // Design + Image: Danielle & Ely Franko

Buy Brick, do good. As part of Fireclay Tile's commitment to protecting and honoring our planet, we're donating 1% of all Brick sales to National Parks Conservation Association.

A weathered blue brick backsplash and shower lends relaxed and rustic allure to this hotel bathroom.

Brick Shown: San Gabriel // Design: Sara Combs + Rich Combs // Image: Margaret Austin Photography

Earth Tones  
Make your space more inviting (and cozy) with a more warm-toned, earth-inspired palette. The handmade variation of our tile lends earthy beauty to a warm neutral color scheme.

We’re dreaming of a desert escape. Echoing its gorgeously layered palette and ever-shifting terrain, The Desert Collection invites you to be in your element. Available in 40+ shapes and sizes.

Tile Shown: The Desert Collection

Featuring kitchen tiles from our Desert Collection, Jaclyn Johnson's gorgeous, sun-kissed champagne backsplash offers a blushing backdrop that's perfect for entertaining. 

Featuring kitchen tiles from our Desert Collection, Jaclyn Johnson's gorgeous, sun-kissed champagne backsplash offers a blushing backdrop that's perfect for entertaining.

Tile Shown: 3x9 in Tumbleweed // Design: Ginny Macdonald // Image: Jessica Bordner

Megan Gilger of The Fresh Exchange brightens her basement bathroom with a blend of warm tones and textured finishes.

Megan Gilger of The Fresh Exchange brightens her basement bathroom with a blend of warm tones and textured finishes. Sand Dune's handmade variation is a perfect match with earthy Antique, shown in a charming Star & Cross pattern.

Tile Shown: 2x6 in Sand Dune with Large Star and Cross in Antique // Design + Image: The Fresh Exchange

The Great Outdoors
In 2020 we saw a lot more people take tile into outdoor spaces, and we're guessing more and more people will recapture outdoor spaces as primary living. From outdoor kitchens to stair risers, why not bring more style outside? 

Inspired by the contrast between mountain and sky, our 6" Triangle swimming pool tiles complement The Joshua Tree House's desert landscape.

Inspired by the contrast between mountain and sky, our 6" Triangle swimming pool tiles complement The Joshua Tree House's desert landscape: 

Inspired by the contrast between mountain and sky, our 6" Triangle swimming pool tiles complement The Joshua Tree House's desert landscape.

Tile Shown: 6" Triangles in Milky Way + Sand Dune // Design + Image: Sara Combs and Rich Combs

Every step is a work of art as you enter this dreamy desert hotel, featuring custom handpainted tile stair risers.

Every step is a work of art as you enter this dreamy desert hotel, featuring custom handpainted tile stair risers.

Tile Shown: Custom Avila and Vigo // Design + Image: Sara Combs + Rich Combs

Made to entertain and inspire, this picture-perfect desert patio is colorfully clad with our true matte non-slip outdoor tiles checkered in warm earth tones. 

Made to entertain and inspire, this picture-perfect desert patio is colorfully clad with our true matte non-slip outdoor tiles checkered in warm earth tones.

Tile Shown: 4x8 Tiles in City Lights and Taxi // Design + Image: Claire Thomas

More fade-resistant than cement tile, The Nomadic's outdoor brick shower offers a durable design solution for Costa Rica's tropical climate.

More fade-resistant than cement tile, The Nomadic's outdoor brick shower offers a durable design solution for Costa Rica's tropical climate.

Brick Shown: Columbia Plateau and Great Plains// Design: Janice Camp // Image: Andres Garcia Lachner

Nestled in the western jungles of Nosara, Costa Rica, The Nomadic Hotel's wayfaring visitors are welcomed by a chic, open-air lobby highlighted by our Picket Braid Tile in Morning Thaw.

Tile Shown: Pickets in Morning Thaw// Design: Janice Camp // Image: Andres Garcia Lachner

Playful Design
From a pop of color to a fresh take on a classic pattern, a touch of whimsy can take your space to the next level.

Tile Shown: Scalene Triangle in Desert Bloom // Design: Eric TrineAmigo Modern

Need an instant pick-me-up? Handmade ceramic tiles in a rainbow array of colors bring all the smiles to this cheery striped bathroom

Need an instant pick-me-up? Handmade ceramic tiles in a rainbow array of colors bring all the smiles to this cheery striped bathroom

Tile Shown: 3x12 tiles Amalfi CoastTurquoiseNeptuneLemon CreamKoiDesert Bloom, and White Wash // Design: C. Cook LLC, Custom Interiors // Images: Cameron Behbahany

Ashley Rose of lifestyle blog Sugar & Cloth takes her primary bathroom from standard to standout with a statement-making blend of blues in our Hexite shape. 

Tile Shown: Hexite in Morning Thaw, Crater Lake, and Caribbean // Design & Photo: Ashley Rose

Playfully called the "stair step floor", interior designer Jessica Davis' patterned bathroom floor tiles maximize the "wow" factor in this petite space. Modern tiles in our Rosemary green tie it all together.

Playfully called the "stair step floor", interior designer Jessica Davis' patterned bathroom floor tiles maximize the "wow" factor in this petite space. Modern tiles in our Rosemary green tie it all together.

 

Playfully called the "stair step floor", interior designer Jessica Davis' patterned bathroom floor tiles maximize the "wow" factor in this petite space. Modern tiles in our Rosemary green tie it all together.

Tile Shown: 3x12 in Rosemary with Small Diamonds in Rosemary, Sand Dune and Carbon // Design: Jessica Davis // Images: Emily Followill Photography

Freshen your space with a lively, bright green like Frond to bring the outdoors in: 

Tile Shown: 3x9 in Frond // LMB Interiors

Check Mate! Perhaps try a fresh take on a classic pattern: 

Content creator Claire Thomas does fresh cottage style best, playfully pairing up golden and white bathroom tiles to create an inviting, suite escape.

Tile Shown: 3x3 Tiles in Calcite and Haystack // Design + Image: Claire Thomas 

Color AND pattern are the ultimate combination when it comes to floor tile: 

Built by mid-century architect William Krisel, this bold Palm Springs home designed by Danielle Nagel of Dazey LA amps up its retro roots with vibrant handmade floor tiles in orange and white. The best part? The Dazey Desert House is available to rent on AirBnB.

Tile Shown: 3x12 in Koi and Milky Way // Design + Image: Danielle Nagel

There's no place like Home
Most of us spent more time in our homes than ever this past year, giving us plenty of time to see the value of investing in our spaces and making home a place we want to be. 

Midcentury modern details make Mandy Moore's Jack & Jill bathroom sleek and streamlined, but it's Rosemary's high variation and crackled detailing that lend it a luxuriously organic allure.

Tile Shown: 3x6 in Rosemary // Design: Sarah Sherman Samuel Emily Farnham Architecture // Image: Tessa Neustadt

We also saw more and more commercial spaces have a residential feel, especially in the office. So whether you're back at work or taking calls from your kitchen, why not make a statement and make your space more inspiring? 

We love a natural neutral. Sand Dune's high color variation reveals a warm range of shades in this studio backsplash, made all the more mesmerizing under the sun's warm glow.

Tile Shown: 3x3 in Sand Dune // Design: Claire Zinnecker // Image: Leonid Furmansky

Featuring our commercial grade tile in City Lights, this colorful office tile backsplash invites Detroit Prep teachers to recharge and prepare for their next class. 

Featuring our commercial grade tile in City Lights, this colorful office tile backsplash invites Detroit Prep teachers to recharge and prepare for their next class.

Tile Shown: 6" Hexagons in City Lights // Design: Hudson & Sterling // Image: Stylish Detroit

Seeing tile in your future? Get our favorites for 2021 online now. Need some help? Simply call, chat or full out our Design Assistance Form and one of our talented Design Consultants will get back to you shortly. 

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