12 Kitchen Tile Trends to Follow in 2020 & Beyond

12 Kitchen Tile Trends to Follow in 2020 & Beyond

Kitchen Tile Trends

In 2020, kitchens are moving beyond the all-white palette that's been popular for the last several years. With creative tile designs, you, too, can add color and pattern to your kitchen. Whether you're looking to make small changes or entirely redo the space, read on to discover 12 of the hottest kitchen tile trends.

Dark, Rich Floor

If you can change only one thing about your kitchen, the floor might be the place to start. In a kitchen with white counters and cabinetry, dark tile flooring will create a can't-miss contrast. It can entirely transform the look of your kitchen.

Our marble St. Laurent tile is just right for this project.

Indoor Sunshine

2020 is all about color, and yellow is a great shade to choose. It's a happy, sunny hue that can lend a burst of cheerful confidence as you cook. Plus, it goes great with white, a color that may already be prevalent in your kitchen.

The buttery yellow of our Adimas tile from the Curv line may be just what you're looking for.

Twist on Subway Tiles

Rectangular subway tiles have been popular for kitchen backsplashes in recent years. Although this trend isn't going anywhere right now, some homeowners are choosing to mix things up a bit.

For example, arranging subway tiles in a zigzag pattern will give you a herringbone design. It's easy to achieve that look with Blanch Sabba tiles, as seen in the photo below.

Backsplash Bouquet

If you're ready for an entirely new backsplash look, then forget geometric tiles altogether. Instead, opt for this year's floral trend.

Univo Anandale tiles create a stunning statement backsplash in this kitchen.

Flowered backsplashes work with more traditional kitchen designs as well. This beautiful mosaic comes from our Cucina line.

Eyecatching Veining

Carrara marble has been a hot-ticket item for years. In 2020, though, there's another major player in the marble game: calacatta. This up-and-coming marble features beautiful swaths of veining. Whether you use calacatta marble on the walls or the floors of your kitchen, it's sure to catch eyes.

At Artsaics, we offer several calacatta marble options, including this Calacatta Gold.

Make It Green

If you're looking for a new accent color for your kitchen, think about green. From bright, grassy shades to soft, earthy ones, green is a popular shade for kitchens this year.

One reason that green is such a beloved color is that it reminds people of the great outdoors. You can bring a touch of nature into your kitchen with a beautiful mural. This Glow Tiama mosaic features lush green plants.

Geometric tiles are another way to use green in your kitchen. The Ming Green Basket Weave design features this trendy color in a classic design.

Rainbow Backsplash

Why settle for one color when you can use many? The backsplash is a fantastic place to highlight a full prism of colors.

Of course, you don't need to include every color under the rainbow. Check out the Sage version of our Providence tiles. The blues and greens are just right for brightening up your kitchen without going overboard.

A detailed mural is another beautiful way to add many colors to your kitchen.

For other colorful backsplash ideas, watch this video:

Brick Style

Brick walls are a modern kitchen trend with an old-world feel. You don't need to use real bricks to achieve this look. The right tiles can do it just as well.

For a tile that's evocative of traditional bricks, try Duffodil tiles from the Suji line. The mix of cream and red-browns will give your room a brighter, more open appearance than plain red brick would.

Wood and Stone

Homeowners are choosing wood for their counters and cabinetry. What goes well with this rustic material? Natural stone! For a cozy, comfortable feel, pair grainy or reclaimed wood with pebble or river rock tile.

Aloe from our Riverrock collection has a neutral color palette that will match many wood finishes.

Copper Accents

You may find copper popping up all over kitchens this year. It's a great accent metal to use for drawer pulls, sinks, lighting fixtures and more. A pot rack with copper pans can make for a stunning focal point.

If you get on board the copper trend, consider installing flooring to match. The veining in our Michael Angelo Brown marble will coordinate nicely with your room's copper touches.

Big, Big Backsplash Tiles

Large tiles usually belong on the floor, but this year, we're moving them to the walls. Expect to see backsplashes made from big tiles this year. Keeping the backsplash simple lends a sleek, modern look to the kitchen.

This is an enormously flexible design; you can use dark tiles or light ones, veined tiles or monochrome ones. For a neutral look, consider Mocha Crema limestone tiles.

Patterned Flooring

While floor tiles are moving onto the walls, traditional wall patterns are moving to the floor. Using a bold, colorful pattern on the floor is a great way to dress up a mostly white kitchen.

To try it, look for tiles that remind you of a homey throw rug, like the Aroma pattern from the Univo line.

2020 is the year of color, pattern and texture in the kitchen, and tile is the way to achieve those goals. Start dreaming about how you can use these kitchen tile trends to update your home this year. Then, reach out to our team at Artsaics for help from our experienced tile artisans.

About the Author

Nelson Londono founded Artsaics in 1998 after learning the ins and outs of designing custom artistic tiles and stone mosaics. The New York-based surfacing company specializes in producing stunning artistic tiles & stone designs with fine natural stone from around the world. Nelson and his team's passion lies in working with their hands, heads and hearts to make each and every space a unique reflection of self expression. You can learn more about Artsaics here.