Photo Gallery: Patterned Tiles
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An arresting wall of hand-painted ceramic tiles takes centre stage in the vintage-inspired kitchen — the impetus for the entire design. The teal blue of the tile is carried throughout the space in accessories and glassware.
James Davie imported the striking cement floor tiles from Mexico, taking this grand kitchen’s traditional design from serious to playful.
Benjamin Moore’s James River Gray (AC-23) coats the cabinets and beams that run across the V-groove plank ceiling. Black granite covers the large island, which houses a sink, prep zone and dining space.
Find more inspiration in our photo gallery of 10 Kitchens With Colourful Cabinetry.
The backsplash is tiled in a playful geometric pattern, a daring choice for this utilitarian space.
This galley kitchen’s tiny size didn’t keep homeowners Carlo and Laura Colacci from creating an eye-catching space with standout tile. They opted for quartzite countertops over marble for beauty and practicality.
This principal bathroom is all about the hard surfaces.
Crisp black accents lend a stylized look to the room and are a graphic contrast to the warm tones of the Grigio Fior di Bosco marble countertop, which homeowner Carlo Colacci says reminds him of something out of an astronomy book.
Pattern underfoot adds historical flair.
Glamorous and atmospheric, this Montreal kitchen by designer Luc Beauvais takes its inspiration from intimate French boîtes. Flat-front black cabinets recede, allowing the intricate tile floors to steal the show. The exotic tile pattern adds warmth to the sleek cabinets, masculine palette and industrial touches, such as nickel pendants.
See more bistro & restaurant-style kitchens in this gallery.
Century-old Georgian gets an eclectic update.
The elaborate floor of this sunroom by designers Linda Engler and Emily Thull of Engler Studio has a faintly Victorian vibe, which suits traditional elements such as the beadboard walls, spool chairs and mullioned windows.?
For more ways to incorporate a top trend for 2014, see our pattern underfoot photo gallery.
Elegant panelled and painted wood is paired with rustic shelving for a complementary mixof textures.
A classic kitchen in polished Carrara marble gets an injection of the exotic with an ikat-patterned tile backsplash behind a Gaggenau oven and unique chinoiserie-style chairs with zesty chartreuse cushions.
Black, gray and white tiling adds graphic punch.
The HGTV personality and Toronto designer Tommy Smythe added an Escher-print floor to this Victorian home’s kitchen. The bright red lantern pendant and bold floors add two distinct focal points to the room.
For more ways to use pattern in the kitchen see our photo gallery of gorgeous floors.
The 2013 Princess Margaret Showhome principal ensuite.
Heated mosaic-tile floors anchor his-and-hers quartz and mirror vanities in this bathroom designed by Brian Gluckstein. The pretty interlocking tile pattern is reflected in the mirrored vanity drawer fronts.