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Top Interior Design Trends for 2022

By Ted Ryan

Top Interior Design Trends for 2022

Thinking of any New Years Renovations? From architectural installations to adding the perfect finishing touch, the Fireclay Forecast has got the scoop for what you'll be seeing in showrooms, catalogs, and with a little work, even your home. We're counting down the top 7 interior design trends to follow for 2022.

Custom Arch Tile Shower Niche

Tile Shown: Alpaca 2 x 4, Alpaca 2 x 8, Alpaca 1 x 6,Tusk 2 x 8// Design: Wendi Ellen Sue Architecture // Image: Sen Creative

7. Mad for Plaid

Plaid, tartan, checks, whatever you call it, it’s in for 2022. Plaid is the quintessential country aesthetic that works in a number of design styles.

Tile shown: 3x3 in Kelp, Evening Glow, and Hunter Green // Design: Claire Thomas


Rustic cabins, modern farmhouses, traditional townhomes, mid-century ramblers, even industrial lofts can appreciate plaid.

Plaid Mid Century Modern Kitchen Tile

Tile Shown: Neptune 2 x 8, Neptune 4 x 8, Blue Velvet 2 x 8, Peacock 2 x 8 // Design: Camille Henderson Davis // Image: Jenna Peffley

Plaid makes a bold statement with high contrast patterns and colors whether it’s a wallpaper wall or a tiled floor. Plaid adds intrigue to a room but in a familiar way (who doesn’t have something plaid?) where other patterns can come across as just unusual. And it doesn’t take much to make a statement. A wool blanket or a couple of pillows are all you need to punctuate a room with plaid.

Reagan Baker Checkerboard bathroom

Tile Shown: Halite in 4 x 4, Sea Glass in 4 x 4 // Desing: Regan Baker Design // Image: Suzanna Scott

6. Earthy Umbers

Hues of rich leather, vintage cognac, and rust-red terra cotta are sure to be making appearances on the homes and runways of top trendsetters. Shades of umber, sienna, and ochre warm up a space with an antique and earthy quality.

Bold Brick Laundry Room

Brick Shown: Columbia Plateau // Design: Tiffany Thompson, Duett Interiors // Image: Marni Mervis

While Pantone listed Ultimate Grey their color of the year in 2021, the color gurus are already sensing a shift to the more organic shades of rust, naming colors like Coral Rose and Sudan Brown among the top colors for Spring/Summer 2022 fashion.

Commercial Restaurant feat. Brick Bar designed by Sarah Sherman Samuel

Brick Shown: Columbia Plateau // Design: Sarah Sherman Samuel // Images: John Stoffer

Whether it’s a tile floor or fireplace, a leather or velvet accent chair, a wool throw slung over the sofa, or unglazed planter pots, a splash of subdued orange will give your space a feeling of cozy comfort that ages well.

Columbia plateau fireplace

Brick Shown: Columbia Plateau // Design: Monaca Brown Design Co. // Image: Lauren Moore

5. Get Textural

100+ standard colors and infinite custom options to perfect your vision is one of the reasons Fireclay Tile is so beloved, but for us, it’s the distinct personality of every handmade tile that makes each piece so special.

Tamar Barnoon Milky Way Scandi Bath

Tile Shown: Milky Way in 1x6 // Design: Tamar Barnoon //Image: Laure Joliet

Variation of texture is the signature of handmade tile and even the weather on the day it was made can affect each tile in small unique ways. These imperfections are the heart of our tile’s character, making no two tiles exactly the same.

Olly Blended Brick Backsplash

Brick Shown: Lewis Range, Olympic, White Mountains // Design + Image: FENNIE+MEHL Architects

But texture goes beyond just tile. Appealing equally to the eyes and the hand, the texture gives a space its personality. Chunky area rugs, macrame wall hangings, boucle furniture upholstery, granny square afghans, and prickly succulents are all having a moment right now and will make your home feel more inviting and intriguing.

Zen Den Green Scandi Bath

Tile Shown: Peabody in 2 x 2 // Design + Image: Working Holiday Studio

4. Own your style

We can talk trends until we’re blue in the face but the only reason they exist is because someone decided to do things their way and changed the conversation. One of our favorite things at Fireclay is seeing all the inspiring ways designers and homeowners use our tile and after 35 years, people are still surprising us.

Rainbow Stripe Bathroom Tile

Tile Shown: 3x12 Tile in Amalfi Coast, Turquoise, Neptune, Lemon Cream, Koi, Sorbet, Desert Bloom, White Wash, Glacier Bay // Design: Brittany Buchser with Lady Bug Vintage // Image: Cameron Behbahany

Like the moment your mom finally let you paint your childhood bedroom and decorate the way you always wanted to, rediscover that independent spirit and embrace your individuality in your design. It’s fun to have fun, and when you express what makes you, you, people take notice!

Tile Shown: 4" Hexagon in Vintage Leather, Dawn, Tusk and Basalt // Design: Claire Thomas

Who knows? What you create might end up on this list next year.

Dazey Den Orange and White checkerboard floor

Tile Shown: Koi in 3 x 12, Milky Way in 3 x 12 // Design +Image: Danielle Nagel

3. Past Meets Present

Even the most contemporary home can take a page from the past to customize a design style. Minimalist, modern, farmhouse and transitional designs are all setting trends by incorporating elements of the past into iterations of the future.

Traditional Green Bathroom

Tile Shown: Rosemary in 2 x 8 // Design + Image: Erin Kestenbaum

How far back you go for inspiration is up to you. Not only are classic periods like rustic, industrial, Art Deco, and Mid Century making waves in 2022, the recent past of the 80s and 90s are informing today’s top designers.

Art Deco Glass Bathroom feat. Block Shop x Fireclay Tile

Tile Shown: Carolina Wren Gloss 4x4, Squiggle in Charcoal Motif

Think glass blocks, bathroom plants, platform beds, tile countertops, and high contrast designs that pop.

Lauren Bradshaw Sand Dune and Olympic shower and floor

Tile Shown: Sand Dune in 4 x 4, Sand Dune 2 x 6, and Olympic // Design: Lauren Bradshaw Design // Image: Joseph Bradshaw

2. Shades of Green

Carrying the earth tone trend from the other side of the color wheel, greens are going to be sprouting up in interiors in 2022. From paint to plant life, the colors of chlorophyll make spaces feel fresh, energetic, and alive.

Mid Century Modern Chartreuse Bathroom

Tile Shown: Palm Tree in 2x4 // Design: MODtage Design // Image: Christopher Stark

Kitchens and bathrooms will benefit from accents of green. Deep Hunter Green and Evergreen backsplashes and wall tile or soft Rosemary and Salton Sea floors give a space a calming atmosphere like a refreshing forest bath for your home.

Evergreen Star and Cross Kitchen backsplash

Tile Shown: Evergreen in Star & Cross // Design: Rebecca Gibbs Design, Gibbs Design Build // Image: No Bad Things

Soothing Spa Bathroom

Tile Shown: Salton Sea in Ogee // Design: Harper Design Projects, Janie Clark // Image: Blake Verdoorn

Victorian Green-Blue Shower Tile

Tile Shown: Salton Sea in 2 x 6 // Design: Flahr Design Build // Image: Elle Seanor

1. Soft Curves

Art Deco archways, bending Adobe, mid-century coved ceilings, soft curves are coming in hot in 2022. After spending a lot more time at home for the past couple of years, designers have doubled down to make homes more peaceful, tranquil, and relaxing. And because many of our homes are now our offices, distinguishing your living space from your workspace is crucial to detach, destress and enjoy your free time.

Anne Sage Cream and mauve Bathroom tile

Tile Shown: 1x6 in Sand Dune, 6x12 in Adobe, Dawn and Ivory 6" Hexagon// Design: Anne Sage // Image: Monica Wang

Anen Sage Cream and Mauve Art Deco Bathroom


Tile Shown: 1x6 in Sand Dune and 6x12 in Adobe // Design: Anne Sage // Image: Monica Wang

From architectural design to furniture, rigid is out, and soft and curvy is all the rage. Overstuffed upholstery and rolled arms, curved wall bathrooms, and tile that expresses a sense of flow turn a home into a sanctuary you won’t mind staying home in.

Evergreen Star and Cross Kitchen Backsplash

Tile Shown: Evergreen in Star & Cross // Design: Rebecca Gibbs Design, Gibbs Design Build // Image: No Bad Things

Want to sample the future? Click to pick up our 2022 Fireclay Forecast sample pack featuring 2x4 ceramic samples in Hunter Green, Salton Sea, Alpaca, Bryce Canyon, Painted Sky, Palm Tree, Milky Way, and Antique. Learn more about our 2022 color trends here!

2022 Color Trends by Fireclay Tile

Ready to be the first on the block with the defining trends of 2022? Get in touch with one of our friendly Design Consultants for complimentary assistance installing one of these trends in your home!

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