When it comes time to make a new purchase, whether it be furniture, rugs, or new paint color, we look to what’s currently trending for inspiration. Tiles are no exception. Tiles are one of the simplest ways to transform a space. Take an outdated kitchen to the next level with a simple backsplash to add texture, or bring a wall to life with a mosaic of boutique tiles sure to draw interest.

In this blog post, we will discuss some of the hottest colors, patterns, and designs that are popular in 2022. Whether you are looking for a classic or contemporary look, we have got you covered. Island Tile and Marble has an extensive collection of tile and marble ready to transform any and every room in your home. From coastal ocean to wood tile, there is no shortage of inspiration to gain from our collection.


A backsplash is the utilization of patterned tile usually along the walls near a stove or under cabinets in the kitchen of a home. The best part about this trend is there is no limit to the types of tiles that can be used for this. You can go with a classic white tile or even try out a bright and bold color. Classic white, rectangular tiles usually leave the space feeling larger and more open, brightening those areas hidden by the shadows of the cabinetry and oven hood. On the other hand, utilizing a dark-toned tile can add a bit of drama to the space.

Some great options for this type of pattern can be found in our boutique tiles collection, such as the Subway or New York tile. These are typically rectangular and are perfect for those who may be just hopping on this trend. Or jump right in with patterned tiles and create a more eye-catching backsplash. But be careful, these can get busy very quickly and should be used sparingly. For best results, ensure your kitchen décor is simple with this backsplash being the key focus.

Geometric Patterns

Geometric patterns have been around for centuries but they continue to be popular in home décor. They are another popular tile trend that is perfect for creating a focal point in your kitchen or bathroom. These shapes can be used in small doses as accent tile or carpeting. You can also find these shapes on wallpaper and larger furniture pieces like couches and chairs. When it comes to tile, there are many different ways to incorporate geometric patterns. Some popular options include herringbone, chevron, and mosaic tile.

Hexagons are trending in bathrooms and backsplashes in kitchens as well. The appeal of these shapes is causing interest, as opposed to square or rectangular tiles, while still keeping a simplistic design. Or, stick with the rectangular designs but try a herringbone pattern. In this style, tiles are aligned in a “V” shape and create movement across a room. These tile trends are perfect for adding a bit of personality to your kitchen backsplash or bathroom.

Solid Colors

While geometric patterns and shapes are always popular, sometimes solid colors are the way to go. If you want your tile to make a statement but don’t want an overly busy design, consider using a single-color tile. In today’s world, simplicity is bliss. You can find these tiles in almost any color imaginable which makes it easy to match them with the rest of your kitchen or bathroom décor. For a more unique look, try using two different colors of tile side by side. This tile trend is perfect for creating a focal point in your kitchen backsplash or bathroom.

The latest trend for many homes has been a “clean” look. Most are sticking to neutral tones for their homes and accents. Common examples of this are white bedding, white cabinets and backsplash, beige or cream rugs and décor, and so on. For those looking to keep the clean look going, a glossy, white tile is the way to go. There is no limit to the shapes and sizes these can come in to create this clean look. Or, opt for a black or gray tile flooring to create some interest in what could be a white-washed space.

Wood-Like Tile

Another big tile trend for 2022 is wood-look tile. This type of tile gives you the look of hardwood floors without maintenance. Wood-look tile comes in a variety of colors and styles so you can find the perfect match for your home décor. It is also durable and easy to clean, making it a great option for busy families.

At Island Tile and Marble, we have an entire collection, the Wood Tile Collection, to inspire you to bring the outdoors in. These days, many are bringing the plants indoors, accenting them with organic shapes and art, and looking for a nature-inspired space. To continue this organic look, utilize the wood tile in your bathrooms for a wall around the tub, or play it simple and place wood flooring in any room.

Accent Walls

An accent wall is a perfect way to get what you want without overdoing it. If you are in love with one of our tile options but are afraid it would be too busy for an entire room, an accent wall is a way to go. You can tile an entire bathroom wall or use a mosaic tile as a backsplash in the kitchen. You can even tile halfway up a wall to create a wainscoting look. Whatever you choose, make sure your accent wall ties into the rest of your décor so that it looks like it was meant to be there.

Another great suggestion is to take the tile you have on the floor and bring it up one wall in the room. For example, if you are using a large black marble tile on the bathroom floor, bring it up one wall behind the shower or tub to elongate your bathroom and incorporate the pattern into the walls. Who says you have to use paint to create an accent wall?

Industrial Spaces

A trend that has been up and coming for years is the industrial style. Usually characterized by rustic accents, they include concrete, brick, and metal. Many of these spaces will include large beams throughout the room and bare brick walls. This style is great for lofts and even business spaces. For industrial space, you want a tile that is going to be easy to clean and withstand a lot of wear and tear. We suggest using tile with geometric patterns or even concrete look tile.

If you want to bring this style home, this type of tile is perfect for rooms like the laundry room or mudroom where you need something that can stand up to dirt and grime. Plus, it’s easy to wipe down so you don’t have to worry about stains. If you want to add a pop of color to an industrial space, we recommend using a brightly colored accent tile. This will add some personality to the room without being too overwhelming. You can also use tile with graphic patterns or even metallic tile to add some visual interest. Check out our Urban Loft Collection for a full list of our tile styles.

Tile is a great way to add personality to any room. Whether you’re looking for something sleek and modern or more traditional, there are tile trends to suit your style. Check out the virtual showroom or stop by Island Tile and Marble to see our options in person!