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The Top 8 Tile Trends for 2022 from the Cersaie International Show

Welcome to the biggest home design show of the year - right in your own home! This year the Cersaie International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings took place in Bologna, Italy, showcasing up and coming tile trends that will be making their mark on homes and businesses in the coming year and for years to come. Our team made the most of their time in Italy to soak up the biggest upcoming interior design and tile trends for 2022, and can’t wait to share some sneak peeks at what’s coming your way!

8 Tile Trends to Look Forward to in 2022

Check out some of the upcoming tile trends for 2022 from the international Cersaie show!


1. Wallpaper effect tiles take 2021’s trend to the next level!

2022 Tile Trends - Wallpaper Effect Tiles

Check out this wallpaper effect tile from Novoceram!

Designing with wallpaper became one of the hottest interior design trends in 2021, and this trend is not slowing down any time soon! Rather than risking easily stained wallpaper in your mudroom, entryway, kitchen, or bathroom, these large format patterned tiles allow you to take this dynamic design element to the next level! Digitally printed ceramic tiles, or glossy lacquer patterns on porcelain stoneware backgrounds give these slab tiles gorgeous wallpaper-like patterns. Unlike wallpaper, these tiles can be used in any room of the house, without the risk of water or heat damage when installed near a sink, shower, or fireplace. These large format tiles have been gaining popularity as designers find new ways to use them - from covering entire walls and backsplashes to creating a floor design element for an entryway!

2. Earth-tone neutrals:

2022 Tile Trends - Earth Tones for a Palm Springs inspired Bathroom

Bring a Palm Springs vibe home with these peach ceramic subway tiles seen on Cersaie.

Earth tones have been the new neutral color for a while now. That's because they're versatile enough to transform from last year's craze for oatmeal-colored everything into something warm and inviting in peachy shades and cozy neutrals. The 70’s-inspired trend is still driving major design changes, with these sunbaked desert hues at the forefront. 

3. Go Glitzy with Metallics 

2022 Tile Trends - Subtle Metallic Shimmer in Earth Tones

@ceramic_caesar marries industrial inspired colors with rich, metallic tones.

Are you looking for a way to add some warmth and character to your space? Metallic tiles are the perfect solution. They bring an elegant yet rustic feel to any room, and they can be used as accent pieces or as major design elements depending on the desired look. Metallic tiles come in a wide range of different colors and textures but be on the lookout for warmer metallic tones like copper, gold, bronze, and silver to add an extra touch of shimmer to your space.

4. Bold Botanicals for Jungalow Lovers

2022 Tile Trends - Large Format Botanical Print Tiles for Jungalow Homes

If you love 2021’s trend towards blue and white decor, this gorgeous lacquered pattern from Fapceramiche combines both the 2022 focus towards wallpaper-inspired tiles and botanical patterns!

The jungalow design movement is picking up steam and moving to the mainstream - this focus on botanical elements, from palm frond wall treatments to bold flower patterns, allows you to walk on the wild side with jungle-inspired prints or add a meadow effect to your walls. Botanical tiles are a natural addition to this new style. If you’re looking to amp up your design style by pushing all the boundaries, jungalow is the 2022 trend for you! Tile colors and patterns that pay tribute to Mother Nature with botanical prints, rocking patterns, bright colors, and unique shapes will be the trendiest tiles of 2022 for your kitchen backsplash or bathroom tiles.

5. Going green with Colors of the Year 2022

Tile Trends for 2022 - Shades of Green are the Colors of the Year

Soothing colors meet luxurious textures in this damask-inspired tile by Richetti Group

Tie in the colors of the year - Benjamin Moore October Mist, Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog. Shades of green, from the soothing hues of the latest Paint Colors of the Year, to rich emerald and jade green, are edging out blue as the most popular color for interiors. Green shades evoke a sense of calm, making this a natural choice for people to turn their homes - which may still be doubling as their place of work, childcare, and school - into a cozy retreat. From glossy glazed tiles for a dynamic backsplash to muted matte 

shades for a master suite retreat, expect to see green transforming homes in 2022. This color works well in kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, dining areas, and just about any other room that needs a refresh in the new year.

6. Improve your mood with right, happy colors 

Tile Trends for 2022 - Striped Subway tiles in a Chevron Pattern

Color blocked stripes plus chevron subway tiles? This layout by Pastorelli Tiles adds a fun and vibrant way to dress up your space!

Colors are in! Bright, colorful tiles are popping up everywhere. As the world becomes more and more digital, people are looking to bring back some of that real-life beauty into their homes. Bright, colorful tiles are perfect for kitchens and bathrooms or any other space that needs a little "pop." Whether you're looking for something modern or traditional, there's no shortage of options out there.

7. High Impact terrazzo:

Tile Trends for 2022 - Take Terrazzo to the Next Level

Bright, happy colors and a large-scale terrazzo floor tile pattern take center stage at this year’s Cersaie show!

In 2022, the world of home design is all about terrazzo tile. This comes as no surprise, given that it has been a popular choice for homeowners and contractors alike since its inception in 1945. The beauty of this natural material is unmatched by any other flooring option on the market today—and with new advances in manufacturing techniques, it's even more durable than before! Terrazzo tiles come in a variety of colors and patterns which makes them perfect for any style home you might be looking for.

8. Stone slabs:  

Tile Trends for 2022 - The look of marble slabs

Emil Ceramica perfectly incorporates a timeless stone look with this gorgeous natural stone slab.

Stone slabs are here to stay. We're talking about the beautiful, natural stone that you see in so many Pinterest-inspired homes. Stone is a natural and timeless material that has been used for centuries. Stone can be used in many different ways, such as stone slab flooring, stone walls, stone countertops and stone veneers on exterior siding for interior walls. With a variety of colors and textures available, there's something for everyone. If you've been on the fence about adding this type of material to your home or business, now is the time!

Whether you’re looking for a way to freshen up your home or are thinking about investing in new business space, it’s important to stay ahead of the curve. What upcoming trends have caught your eye?  Stay tuned as we continue to share more insights about what you can expect your home or business interior design decisions will be next year! And don't forget - if you haven't already subscribed to our newsletter for 5% off, do it now before this blog post is over!

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