Are Mosaic Tiles Out of Fashion?

Mosaics date back a long, long time, but they’re such a versatile and vivid decorative form that they remain as relevant today as they ever were.

Mosaic tiles are timeless, and people keep reinventing them for new, contemporary settings. At the same time, there are plenty of designs that draw on the history of mosaics, giving this rich decorative design heritage a contemporary twist.

Is mosaic out of style? Hardly. Mosaic is a style, and it transcends fashion.

Modern Mosaic Trends

What do mosaic tiles conjure up in your mind? Ancient Roman or Aztec cultures maybe, or Victorian or Edwardian mosaics? 

Mosaics stretch from antiquity to the modern era, and they cover a lot of ground. What you think of as a typical mosaic may be far from what’s currently on-trend in the world of interior design.

One theme for contemporary mosaic tiles is nature-inspired. This is where tiles evoke natural colours, themes and even shapes.

 For example, tiles don’t have to come with straight edges. You can explore shapes that mimic the randomness of pebbles. And even though these shapes appear random, they come in an interlocking system, so they’re designed to fit together perfectly.

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Brighton £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre and Tropical Mono £12.99 per tile, £142.89 per square metre

Other designs are more inspired by natural colours, such as ocean blues, or slate-grey shades.

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Stargazer Teal Luxe £16.99 per tile, £186.89 per square metre and Grey Brick £12.99 per tile, £142.89 per square metre

 Another cutting-edge trend is for geometric tile patterns, in bold, contrasting shades and outlines.

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Geo Grey Hex £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre and Hexia Blush £13.99 per tile, £153.89 per square metre

How Tiles Spin New Tales on Tradition

Certain tile styles have endured over centuries and remain relevant for a reason – they’re just so adaptable.

The traditional mosaic tile can incorporate a whole broad selection of designs, ensuring that it remains current in interior design.You’ll find tiles that draw on colours from Spanish and other Mediterranean cultures.

Context is key here. Established Moroccan or vintage tile designs will work in modern contexts just as well as contemporary designs that aren’t tied to a particular tradition.

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Vintage Moroccan £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre, Geo Moroccan Black & White £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre and Porto £13.99 per tile, £153.89 per square metre

Glamour is Never Out of Style

You can rely on mosaic tiles to inject glamour into all sorts of scenarios, and glamour is a style perennial. Alexander McQueen said, “Fashion should be a form of escapism, not a form of imprisonment.”

The same applies to our surroundings as it does to the clothes we wear. Tiles can liberate your interiors and help you redefine how your home looks in new, dramatic ways. These tile shades include blacks, dark greys, silvers, golds and other metallic sheens. If opulence is your thing, then tiles will give it to you.

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Venice Black Luxe £16.99 per tile, £186.89 per square metre, Monte Carlo White Luxe £16.99 per tile, £186.89 per square metre and Gatsby £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre

Make the Most of Marble

Natural stone is a look that lasts and never goes out of style. Marble tiles cover a wide selection of tile designs, patterns and shades.You can explore classic, cool moods or opt for bold hexagonal shapes.

Marble can be as conventional or edgy as you want because it lends itself to so many different types of mosaic tile.And yes, marble is associated with antiquity too, but it remains vital and current as decorative and durable material.

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Venice White Luxe £16.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre, Marble Luxe £15.99 per tile, £175.89 per square metre and Petrol Marble Mix £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre 

Warm Copper Tones

Copper tones bring richness to modern interior design and offset their metallic sheen with a welcoming warmth. In many homes, copper fixtures such as lights are very popular. You also see it in stylish kitchen accessories and bathroom fittings.

You can add mosaic tiles to this expanding list of copper design features. You can choose from bold luxe shades, contrasting patterns and that tantalising crossover point where copper becomes more like gold.

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  Glamour Bronze £13.99 per tile, £153.89 per square metre, Abu Dhabi Bronze £11.99 per tile, £131.89 per square metre and Copper Luxe £15.99 per tile, £186.89 per square metre  

It’s the Way That You Do It

Your choice of pattern is one part of the interior design process, but if you want to achieve stunning contemporary effects with mosaic tiles, you should be thinking about where you’re going to fit them. It may be that what really makes your interiors sing will be how boldly you explore your options. Put it this way, you don’t have to confine your tiles to the bathroom or the kitchen splashback. With the range of shades and styles available, mosaic tiles can become art installation pieces and design features.

Take your tiling into the bedroom or the lounge. Create tiled chimney breasts, alcoves, bookshelves or stairwells. Think about how you can make a statement with mosaics and put your personality into your surroundings.

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Geo Blush £12.99 per tile, £142.89 per square metre, Fiesta £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre and Drama £15.99 per tile, £175.89 per square metre 

Make Art With Your Mosaics

If you want to truly explore the outer limits of mosaic tiles, consider them not just as design features but also tools for creating distinctive artwork.We’re not necessarily suggesting you attempt mosaic portraits or landscapes, but mosaic tiles are perfect for creating statement walls and interior features. 

Self-adhesive mosaic tiles are great for smaller mosaic projects, such as enhancing or converting items of furniture. This offers opportunities for adding fresh decorative elements to your home that work as contemporary statement pieces.

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Riyadh Silver SA £11.99 per tile, £131.89 per square metre, Mini Metro Grey SA  £12.99 per tile £142.89 per square metre and Casablanca Monochrome £12.99 per tile £142.89 per square metre 

Express Your Own Style with Mosaic Tiles

Create surroundings that reflect your personality and tastes using mosaic tiles. You won't have to worry about being up to date because these are timeless design elements, fit for any era.

 

Browse our tile collection, or, for more information, please call us on 01727 839920 or email enquiries@houseofmosaics.co.uk

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