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Tile by Style: Inspiring Eclectic Kitchens

By Pearl

When it comes to eclectic kitchen style, it’s all about the element of surprise. Whether it’s a corner bursting with color or an unexpected pop of pattern, eclectic kitchen interior design brings your personality to the table. By strategically mixing your favorite decorative elements together, you too can achieve an eclectic kitchen design that best showcases your unique taste (no pun intended).

As versatile and customizable as eclectic style, tile offers the perfect opportunity create a space that feels outside the box. From colors to patterns to shapes, the possibilities are endless. After scouring for design inspiration, we’ve discovered some fresh trends that are starting to take shape. Read on for our findings!

Color Fields

Eye-catching swaths of your favorite color as a kitchen tile backsplash or floor are an effortless way to incorporate personality into your design. Fresh white cabinetry helps to let the beauty of the hue shine through. It’s also a wallet-friendly decorating solution for those on a budget.

Tile Color Shown: Lagoon

To really amp things up, consider a two-toned kitchen wall. Here, the bright yellow paint offers a sunny contrast to the springy green tile blend beneath that’s sure to start any morning routine off right.

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Love the trend? We like it just as much in reverse! This subway tile backsplash beautifully blends in with the dark cabinetry while adding a subtle touch of texture.

Image: Basalt

Mixing Up Mosaics

It’s not often that we see tile mosaics that aren’t small glass squares, making this head-turning rainbow wall all the more delightful. The classic subway tile arrangement keeps it from feeling chaotic.

Another way to break the mold is to play with shapes and scale. A blend of small and large circles in a range of earthy greens creates refreshing arrangement that’s sure to spark conversation.

Mosaics don’t always have to be bright and whimsical, as this hexagon tile wall proves. A muted blue and gray palette brings an elegant air to this dapper and well-appointed bar.

Tile Pattern Shown: Hexagon

Taking Shape

Kitchens with a bold, graphic element can add artful flair to an eclectic-minded design. Take your favorite shape in a fresh white finish, then outlined by a dyed grout for extra oompf!

Tile Pattern Shown: Paseo

One of our most popular patterns, Ogee Drop adds a playful backdrop to this imaginative eatery.

Image: Ogee Drop

For kitchen tile that really floors you, take a classic pattern like Herringbone infuse it with a bright splash of color.

Our Glazed Thin Brick in Parakeet adds just the right amount of weathered allure.

Image: Glazed Thin Brick Tile

Pattern Power

The allure of pattern is hard to resist, and this eclectic kitchen is no exception. Against a spare, black and white palette, the colorful floor offers a tropical contrast to the kitchen’s urban-inspired design.

Our Handpainted tiles, like this one from our Moroccan collection, can add a well-travelled charm to kitchen backsplashes and floors alike.

Handpainted Tile Shown: Isfahan in Neutral Motif

Strong geometric lines lend graphic appeal to this kitchen backsplash.

Handpainted Tile Shown: Palmera in Neutral Motif

A eclectic tile trend we’ve also noticed recently is stripes, and we can’t get enough. This typically preppy pattern gets a playful boost when it mingles with different shades and designs.

Tradition is turned on its head with this diagonal subway backsplash. The bold white and yellow striping has use head-over-heels!

Patch Things Up

In true eclectic form, this kitchen backsplash manages to create a patchwork of colors and patterns for a fun and unforgettable design.

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And sometimes, the hardest part about picking tile is just choosing one!

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