12 of the best new tile designs for 2022

Think beyond plain Metro and Kit-Kat tiles with these decorative designs from forward-thinking brands

mutina tiles
Mutina

Vibrant colours, striking styles and tactile finishes – tiles have the potential to bring so much decorative panache to a space. If you are thinking of adding a bit more drama to your bathroom floor, kitchen splashback, or anywhere in-between, these are the most interesting tiles designs to buy now. Go on… be brave and ditch the plain marble or stone in favour of something a little more brave!

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1 ‘Idris’ tile by Aït Manos, Ann Sacks
idris mosaic tile
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Morrocan-based tile experts Aït Manos has a heartfelt desire to shake up the age-old art of making zellige. That is why its ‘Idris’ collection for Ann Sacks at West One Bathrooms feels both familiar yet daringly fresh. Made by sixth- and seventh-generation mosaic craftspeople, the brand’s tiles are handmade, hand-glazed and hand-cut using traditional and regional clays and glaze pigments for captivating colour and pattern. From £1,080 per sq m, westonebathrooms.com

2 ‘Zellige’ tiles, Mandarin Stone
mandarin stone
Mandarin Stone

Designed to emulate the variations in tone, shine and depth of traditional Moroccan Zellige tiles, this richly-hued collection from Mandarin Stone has a subtle gloss finish which highlights its surface contours when the light hits it to bring a dynamic feel to any wall. From £55.20 per m sq, mandarinstone.com

3 ‘Mattonelle Margherita’ tile collection, Mutina
mutina tiles
Mutina

For artist Nathalie Du Pasquier, the success of her tile collection for Mutina lies in the simplicity of the designs. Both bold and minimalist, the range of glazed porcelain stoneware tiles was named after her concierge Margherita. The ice cream colours and almost cartoon-like shapes have a charming, Wes Anderson-like appeal. Price on application, mutina.it

4 ‘Amber Arch Terracotta’ zellige tile, Otto Tiles
otto tiles amber arch terracotta zellige
Otto Tiles

Otto Tiles has earned a loyal following for its modern geometric designs, and for good reason. The new-season range of encaustic cement tiles pays homage to well-missed holiday destinations, with shapes that speak to sunnier climes in an earthy palette of dusty pink, sand and sienna. Four new designs in zellige terracotta are total escapism. From £105 per sq m, ottotiles.co.uk

5 Gilles de Brock
gilles de brock tiles
Gilles de Brock

Innovative brand Gilles de Brock wants to modernise the world of tiles. Instead of hand-glazed designs, its graphic offerings are digitally printed, with dizzying arrays of colour added precisely while the clay is in its biscuit phase. From £212 per sq m, gillesdebrock.nl

6 ‘Whiskey’ and ‘Diamond in the Rough’ tiles, Popham Design
popham design tiles
Popham Design

Offering a modern take on traditional Moroccan tiles with its geometric patterns and fresh colour palette, Popham Design’s concrete tiles are made by hand in its workshop in Marrakech. Look out for them in hotels, restaurants and homes all over the world. ‘Whiskey’ tiles on the floor, approx £136.65 per m sq, ‘Diamond in the Rough’ tiles on the wall, approx £129.41 per m sq, pophamdesign.com

7 ‘New Moon’ encaustic tiles, Milagros
milagros new moon encaustic floor tile
Milagros

Handmade in Mexico from cement and coloured pigment, Milagros’ incredibly affordable tiles are a favourite with the Soho House design team and can also be spotted in Wahaca’s restaurants. The plain tiles come in a rainbow of soft, pastel shades, but we love the crisp monochrome crescents of this design too. £3.60 per tile, milagros.co.uk

8 ‘Rah-Rah Moroder’ tile, Claybrook
claybrook rah rah moroder tile
BEN CARPENTER

Unapologetically 80s-looking with their striking diagonal lines and pop-art palette, these handmade encaustic cement tiles can be laid in many different arrangements to create an eye-catching statement on a wall or floor. £2.80 per tile, claybrookstudio.co.uk

9 ‘Mazes’ tiles, Bert & May
bert and may tiles
Bert & May

A far cry from Bert & May’s familiar vintage-style designs, ‘Mazes’ is a tile collection with endless options. Used collectively, its three art deco-inspired designs can create a bespoke pattern with multiple twists and turns. Available in crisp monochrome, gently pearly tones or with bold orange lines, blend with matching plains or let the pattern run and run for maximum drama. ‘Mazes’ collection in ‘Marigold’, £8.06 per tile, bertandmay.com

10 ‘Wilding Fox’ tile, Marlborough Tiles
marlborough tiles wilding fox delft tile
ADAM CARTER

Created as an answer to the world’s united desire to get back
to nature after the recent years’ lockdowns, the ‘Wilding
Collection’ features some of the playful and untamed animals of the British countryside. Many of them can be spotted in the fields and hedgerows surrounding Marlborough Tiles’ studio in Wiltshire. Hand-painted using the classic majolica style, the illustrations are presented in a traditional Delft blue. From £30 per tile, marlboroughtiles.com

11 ‘Pols’ tiles, Huguet Mallorca
huguet mallorca
Huguet Mallorca

Like a colourful set of dominos or a message in morse code, these dotty tiles can be laid in an infinite number of combinations to create a striking statement. They’re made by Huguet Mallorca which has been manufacturing hydraulic floor tiles since 1933 and today collaborates with designers and architects ,such as Carme Pinós, to breathe new life into this traditional craft. From £114 per sq m, huguetmallorca.com

12 ‘Crogiolo’ tiles, Marazzi
marazzi tiles
Marazzi

A wonderfully abstract way to add a hint of natural interest to kitchen and bathrooms walls, these tiles come in a neutral palette with an inky hint of blue. By combining several tiles, all with delicate foliage motifs, from the came ‘Crogiolo’ collection it is possible to create a look that is entirely unique. Price on application, marazzigroup.com

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