Step Aside, Subway Tile—These 2018 Trends Are on the Rise

Gabrielle Savoie

Courtesy of Elizabeth Roberts

We'll never tire of a good, clean subway tile backsplash or a patterned black-and-white hexagon tile bathroom floor, but let's be honest: They're not the most original options. The arguments for their overuse: They will always be classic, and they will never go out of style. The downfall: We've seen so many of them that they tend to sometimes feel a little safe and, dare we say, "boring." That's not to say that one should never use subway or hex tiles—on the contrary—but in the name of diversity, we're giving you the lowdown on all the coolest tile trends that are expected to be huge in 2018.

We've seen these tiles slowly gain popularity at interior design expos, in newly designed hotels (always a good hint), and around Pinterest. The best part: These aren't the wacky tiles you'll tire of in a few years. Like Nate Berkus famously said: Always try to use materials and finishes that have been around since the 1920s. From terrazzo to terra-cotta, these tiles have stood the test of time—but they have either been given new life, or they have been out of sight for long enough that they're due for a comeback. Don't order a pallet of white subway tiles for your next reno before reading this—we promise these tiles are both cool and chic.

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