Bold Patterns for Beautiful Homes

Yellow, blue, red, white, and pale green patterned tile with circles and flower details.

"Encaustic" or "inlaid" tiles, with their bold, multicolor designs, have been around for over 700 years... and this look is making a striking comeback.


Porcelain and ceramic tiles designed to mimic the patterning and colors of encaustic tiles are available for every aesthetic and color palette, while being a low-maintenance option for floors, showers, kitchen backsplashes, or fireplace surrounds.


This is our ultimate idea book on how to use these stunning tiles to get the look you want.


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Crazy Quilt Variety for Energized Design

Kitchen with white cabinets and countertops and a patterned, colorful tile backsplash

Some tiles come as a mix of different patterns for an energetic blend. You can also blend together individual designs to create your own unique look.

Bold Geometry for a Modern Aesthetic

Gorgeous geometric shapes and clean lines offer a strong, graphic look, and can bring in a masculine feel.


Accentuate mid-century architecture and furniture, or add some sharp design elements to a contemporary home.

Classic Feminine Flourishes for Soft Elegance

Curves, swirls, and classic floral elements add softness to these dramatic tiles. A little timeless, elegant detailing can add a lot to a space, while warm colors keep everything inviting.

Soft and Subtle Carpet Look

A more subdued design is the perfect choice for those who love the patterned look but are afraid it will be too busy. Add warmth and character without overwhelming the space.

Striking Stars for Celestial Style

A star pattern can evoke traditional Moroccan design or old world astronomy. Simple icons like stars transcend time and work with a variety of aesthetics.

Additional Reading

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