It may sound like a platitude, but 2024 kitchen design trends — when it comes to tiles, at least — are all about embracing imperfections. Several designers and decorators say that tiles like the hand-cut zellige ones, which are glossy, textured, and rebel when it comes to uniformity, are becoming favored — even over the straight-edge, perfectly symmetrical subway tiles that have reigned supreme in kitchens for years.
“Zellige tiles are so popular because of the beautiful texture, subtle color variation, and handmade look that they bring to a space,” says interior decorator Vivianne Chow of Viv and Tim Home. Similarly, Floss Kelly, the co-founder of TileCloud, says ultra-polished, high-gloss finishes are losing popularity in favor of matte and natural finishes. “The design world is gravitating towards authenticity and materials that evoke warmth and organic charm,” Kelly says.
Whether you’re planning a kitchen renovation or just want the inside scoop on the design world’s forecasts, here’s more on what tile trends are in for 2024 when it comes to tiles, floors, and backsplashes, and which ones are on their way out, according to experts.
What Kitchen Tile Trends Are in for 2024?
What Kitchen Tile Trends Are Out in 2024?
This post originally ran on The Kitchn. See it there: Move Over, Subway Tiles: These Kitchen Tile Trends Are on Their Way in (and Out) for 2024