You’ve designed a space, the perfect array of colors have been chosen, now come the finishing touches. From a gallery wall to bright textiles to custom artwork, there are many ways to add an accent piece to your space. Call us biased, but here at Artaic we believe that custom mosaics and tile patterns are one of the best and most versatile ways to create a statement.
Tile has definitely made a resurgence in these past few years – meaning that there are many great options out there, if you can sift through them all. With all of the great options on the market how do you know which one is the right pattern for you? Below we’ve classified the most common designs into eight categories that will make life a little easier when trying to come up with the ideal tile pattern for your project.
Abstract Tile Patterns
Abstract mosaics are one of the most versatile ways to add interest to your space. In bold color palettes, they can be extremely energizing, making them perfect for high traffic areas. Because these designs demand such attention, they can often be found in public spaces such as parks, schools, and lobbies.
Custom Abstract Pool Mosaic by Artaic
When rendered in softer hues, the free-flowing lines take on a calmer feel. Abstract patterns in light blues and greens are the perfect complement to pools and spas, enhancing the gentle reflections and movements of water.
Abstract kitchen backsplash by Daltile
Whether bold or subtle, choose an abstract mosaic for an accent piece that is both unique and thoroughly modern.
Bernal Heights custom mosaic by Johanna Poethig x Artaic
Artistic patterns are also extremely versatile, though they have a more traditional feel than abstract designs. Though they can be integrated into a number of different settings, artistic patterns and designs are particularly suited for residential projects and public spaces.
Water Wall (L) and Sway (R) by Mosaics By Bahn
Jacqueline Jewel Glass Mosaic (L) and Ever Expanding Lotus Stone Mosaic (R) by New Ravenna Mosaics
Floral tile patterns allow one to bring the outdoors, in. Though most floral patterns on the market tend to be more traditional, some floral patterns veer on the side of abstract, producing a much more modern look.
Philadelphia Airport Cherry Blossom Mosaic by Ava Blitz x Artaic
For a refreshingly modern look, geometric tile patterns are a good choice. These designs rely on the infrastructure of the lines to create form throughout the mosaic, creating vibrant and eye-catching accent pieces. Lately, geometric tile patterns have gained popularity as kitchen backsplashes, as the bold designs can be a bit too “loud” for bedrooms and living spaces.
PISO PUJADES11 by Miel Arquitectos
For commercial projects, the bold look of geometric designs is used more freely to create modern statement pieces. In particular, many restaurants, cafes, and bars use geometric tile flooring as it is eye-catching, easy to clean, and suitable for high-traffic environments.
Empire Restaurant Custom Geometric Flooring by Artaic
Amtico LVT Collection
Ornamental Tile Patterns
Add a touch of tradition and luxury to your space with a detailed, ornamental tile design. These decorative patterns can be used as statement flooring in a lobby or entry space, or can be made modern with unexpected placement or color palettes.
Kerferd by Whiting Architects
Modeled after the owner’s favorite finely-crafted Persian rug, this ornamental wall mosaic adds richness and texture to this modern high-rise residence.
Custom Red Ornamental Mosaic Mural by Artaic
Nimbus tile pattern from Artaic’s URBN Mosaic Collection
Photorealistic tile patterns allow you to take virtually any photo and bring it to life through mosaic. When viewed from far away, the image can look very realistic – upon closer observation viewers can appreciate the texture and look of the tiles.
Eyes Mosaic Collection by Frederic Lecut
ReSalvage Mosaic Collection by Artaic
Highlighted by our ReSalvage Mosaic Collection, textural patterns create a three dimensional effect, supported mostly by neutral colors. These mosaics create a sophisticated façade or backdrop, perfect for any bar or nightclub.