9 Ways To Give Your Home A Bold Geometric Upgrade Using Ceramic Tiles

There's a pretty good chance that you're completely stressed out if you've recently decided to undertake a renovation project. When attempting to design your ideal space, you may feel like you are unable to make the correct decisions. Here's a tip — you should always try to tailor your space to your specific taste, regardless of the current trends. This way, even when house design trends change, you'll still appreciate the look of your home.

If you want something modern, yet uniquely yours, consider using a geometric pattern of your choosing in the room you plan to update. Integrating geometric shapes into your space is a sophisticated way to set your home apart. This can be achieved with several different methods. For instance, you could purchase a rug with a hexagonal pattern for your living room. You may also be tempted to get out your paintbrush and create a mural using geometric forms. One of our favorite ways to make bold geometric designs is using ceramic tiles. Here are 9 ways to use geometric tile arrangements to create a unique, personal design for your home.

Go for a Mid-Century Modern look

A simple way to follow the mid-century modern trend is to implement funky, playful shapes, like ovals, lines, and half-circles, into your interior design. This can be easily achieved by using ceramic tile on your flooring or walls. To keep the look mid-century modern inspired, utilize an authentic color palette.

If you are upgrading your kitchen, consider using mid-century modern-inspired geometric ceramic tiles on your backsplash. Muted brown or tan tiles adorned with a half-moon pattern would look gorgeous in a kitchen with mid-century modern elements, like teak cabinets. You could also update the flooring in your living room with mustard yellow tiles that have been etched with white lines and circular shapes. We recommend giving the room a full-on mid-century modern makeover by filling the space with furniture that was popular during the time period, like a teak credenza and an Eames chair.

Achieve an art deco-inspired look with scallop tiles

Those who appreciate 1920s Art Deco and its revival in the '80s, may gravitate toward glossy scallop tiles. This shape exudes luxury, specifically when painted a deep, rich hue, like dark jade or navy. If you want something especially sleek consider using black scallop tiles for your next project.

When decorating your living room to fit the Art Deco aesthetic, use scallop tiles in the color of your choosing to make an accent wall. From there, purchase a rug adorned with a fan pattern in a complementary hue. Complete the look with a velvet couch and a round glass-top coffee table. As the name suggests, this geometric shape resembles scallop sea shells. For this reason, scallop tiles can evoke the image of the sea. While blatantly nautical-themed rooms might be a little too on-the-nose, you still can subtly show your appreciation for the ocean with teal scallop tiles. This would be particularly becoming in a bathroom accompanying elegant elements, like a clawfoot tub and gilded faucets.

Gold detailing will give your geometric pattern some glamor

Speaking of luxury, any space can benefit from a wash of gold. While gold can overpower a room, touches of the metallic color will give your home some glamor. This is especially true when implementing gold into a geometric pattern. There are several ways to utilize gold in your space. For instance, you could design a gorgeous backsplash using black ceramic tile with gold veining. Gold grout is also an option.

@innovativewerx on TikTok shows how you can update your fireplace using triangle cream-colored tiles and circular gold accents. This particular design evokes the image of a minimalistic five-petal flower. If you choose the gold and cream pattern, consider keeping your living area neutral. For instance, a cream-colored curved sofa sectional and a beige rug would look lovely. You could also hang artwork in gold frames to give some cohesion to the space.

Ceramic tiles can create an optical illusion

If you enjoy delighting your guests with unexpected details, consider implementing optical illusions in your kitchen design. For instance, you can create a pattern using ceramic tiles that will make it appear as if your backsplash is made out of three-dimensional cubes. In this video from @eastvan.tile, the homeowner opted for shiny white tiles with black grouting. However, this illusion can be achieved using different colors. You just need to stick to a light tile, like a delightful pink, and dark grouting so that the pattern will look 3-D.

If pink tiles peak your interest, you may also consider going for a 1950s-pastel kitchen with an atomic age-appropriate optical illusion backsplash. This kitschy look will complement the quirky backsplash perfectly. To finish off the design, go for light pink appliances, matching kitchen accessories, glossy white cabinets, and black-and-white checked flooring.

A hexagonal design is flattering in any room

A hexagonal tile design is flattering in any room, especially kitchens and bathrooms. Bring some depth to either your backsplash, walls, or floors, by placing two slightly different colors in an alternating pattern. Small hexagonal tiles will make your space look larger, so avoid large tiles if you have a small bathroom. This is especially helpful if you've previously felt claustrophobic when taking a bath. 

When designing a bathroom using this pattern, we recommend going for alternating tiles in a dark color offset by white. This pattern can help create a modern version of black-and-white checkerboard flooring. While many appreciate a vintage look, sometimes 1950s flooring does not match your home. With a hexagonal pattern on your floors, you can use a green- or blue-and-white color scheme without evoking the image of a sock hop. 

Go for a classic design with a herringbone pattern

A herringbone pattern is a classic design, meaning it is ideal for those who may want to ease into implementing geometric patterns in their home. This lovely pattern, which lends itself to variety of colors and textures, is typically seen in kitchens or bathrooms. If you want to have a breezy coastal kitchen, go for a white herringbone backsplash. Finish off your coastal kitchen design with a beautiful quartz countertop, light blue cabinets, and a farmhouse sink.

If you want something sleeker, go for glossy black tiles in a herringbone pattern. This pattern and color would look stunning as an accent wall in a bathroom. Now, you may be tempted to make the entire space dark and dramatic. However, we recommend giving contrast to the space by bringing in natural elements, like a gorgeous maple vanity and a potted fiddle leaf fig.

Think outside the box with a floral pattern

Think outside the box when using ceramic tiles for your geometric design. While the aforementioned hexagon pattern is pleasing to the eye in its simplified state, you can go for something a bit more interesting. For instance, consider placing your tiles into a floral shape. Combine six black tiles in a circular shape with a white tile in the middle. This way, the black tiles will look like petals, and the white tile will resemble a flower's pistil. Surround each flower with several white tiles. After all, you don't want the pattern to look crowded. This design tends to look best when using smaller tiles, especially on walls or backsplashes. You can experiment by using a different color scheme. However, as previously mentioned black-and-white is a classic look that complements nearly every space.

Get creative with some paint

Get creative with your geometric design by painting your ceramic tiles with a geometric stencil. For a beachy look, create a wave-like pattern with cobalt blue paint on white tiles. Try the Deco Wave Stencil from Royal Design Studio. The blue wave pattern would look lovely on an accent wall in an-all white kitchen or living room. It's important to note that you'll need epoxy paints for this project.

If you trust your artistic abilities, you can choose something more intricate. For instance, you could paint gorgeous ogee shapes onto your tile, as seen in the video above. For this look, we recommend using white tiles and a dark paint, like a deep navy, as it packs more of a punch.

A monochromatic design is a chic look

You can elevate and unify your space by going for a monochromatic design using geometric ceramic tiles. Those who wish to have an airy living room could create a decorative wall using white tiles in whatever shape they prefer. From there, you can complete your minimalist look by decorating the room with an oversized cream corduroy couch, a white leather ottoman, and an ivory area rug. If you feel the need to hang wall art, keep the designs simple and in muted shades. 

Another option for creating a gorgeous monochromatic space is to steer clear of neutral colors. For instance, you should take a cue from the 1950s and go for an all-pastel pink, mint, or peach bathroom. To achieve this look, purchase hexagonal tiles in the color of your choosing for your flooring. You'll then want to paint the walls a complimentary shade and buy pastel towels and a matching bath mat.