Cement tile patterns, perhaps more than any other product, create visually stunning surfaces that will stop you in your tracks. These beautiful handmade tiles can wow you with bold contrasting colors that are unrestrained and unashamed. Alternatively, some cement tile patterns will woo you with soft, muted colors - the pattern almost hidden within similar shades. Whatever cement tile pattern and color palette you are drawn to, you can't help but lean towards these seemingly boundary-free tiles that work so well with any architectural form.
Cement Tile Patternscement tile patterns are decorative designs on the surface of the tile. They usually have a repeating design motif; but not always. What makes patters fun and interesting is the way the motif changes with your perspective and distance from it. When you see a pattern from a great distance, the motifs become so small that you no longer see them as single elements. Very often you will start to perceive them as texture. Cement tile patterns excel at this because of the varied colors, limitless patterns, and use of them on floors or large walls.
A popular Geometric cement tile pattern in black and white
Cement tile patterns catch your attention, then draw you near
Cement Tile Patterns and Bold ColorsCement tiles in bold colors and high contrast will always get your attention. The pattern and color will literally stop you in your tracks, command your attention, and generally leave you swooning. Here are some of our favorite projects that use bold colors.
Alluring cement tile patterns in rich colors provide a lot a "wow" factor like no other,
such as this historical restoration project where Avente supplied the tile.
Rich green tones complement the wood tones of this inlaid rug. The circles complement the stair.
Cement Tile Pattern in Warm Colors. Pattern: Cuban Heritage Design CH140-1A
Bold and bright, this blue wainscot cement tile pattern catches your attention.
Bold, playful and colorful cement tile patchwork on a floor
Cement Tile Patterns and Muted ColorsCement tiles patterns using muted colors or similar colors can also grab your attention. At first glance, you may not notice the pattern. Then the color and pattern will demand your focus. While not bold, the pattern heightens your interest in a manner that only cement tile is capable of doing. You can also tone down a pattern by using only a few colors or adding negative space with plain, solid-colored tile between or around the pattern. Here are a few of our favorites.
Cuban Heritage Cement Tile Pattern CH150 in muted, custom colors
Cuban cement tile rug pattern in two shades of grey make for a classy powder room.
Pattern: Cuban Heritage Design 230 3A
Muted colors tone down the boldness of the Zebra B pattern.
Cement Tile Pattern TipsPatterns are fun, comfortable and visually interesting. As such, tiles are great way to integrate pattern to your style. With such a diverse variety - bold, graphic, muted - cement tiles offer just the right amount of punch for invigorating your surroundings. Here are a few tips for using cement tile patterns in your design.
- The scale of the pattern needs to match the scale of the space or the room. Large-scale patterns are striking on the floor of a large open room. But, smaller rooms require smaller patterns. For instance, typical quarter design cement tile patterns are too big for many kitchen backsplashes; you'll need to use a pattern that fits on a single tile. The scale of this pattern is perfect for this cozy kitchen.
The scale of the pattern should match the space. Small spaces command smaller patterns.
2.Unify different patterns in a room by choosing a common color for all patterns. Or, use the same pattern and colors on the walls and floor for a dramatic effect.
Similar colors are used for the border and field tile. The same pattern is used on the floor and wainscot.
3.Limit yourself to just a few patterns in a single room. Or, you can use subtle, simple or muted patterns to help create some negative space. A simple pattern with two or three colors makes a pattern much more subtle.
Using only two colors and negative space between patterned tile can tone down a pattern
To learn more about cement tile patterns, available color choices and design options, make sure to download our free Cement Tile Buying Guide. You'll be glad you did!