The 9 Most Anticipated Tile Trends Of 2018

February 15, 2018

Part of our job at My Tile Market is to keep on top of the most cutting-edge and popular interior design trends.

Every year, the Cersaie International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings is held in Italy. It is this exhibition that sets the trends for the following year in interior design across the world.

Following the 2017 exhibition, My Tile Market can now share the 9 most anticipated tile trends of 2018.


Following on from the 2017 trend in interior design for natural patterns and materials, terracotta tiles are making a comeback. The rustic, handmade look of terracotta brings warmth and an informal quality to your home. Using oversized, hexagonal or even zellige terracotta tiles, which originate from Morocco, will breathe new life into an Australian classic.

See our range of terracotta look tiles here.


Matte tiles are king in 2018, edging out gloss tiles as the most popular finish. Matte tiles are commonly used in light to high traffic areas such as hallways, bathroom floors and outdoors as they provide traction, although gloss tiles can also be used on floors as long as they are porcelain tiles. Matte tiles are recommended for customers who are looking for modern, stylish tiles which are non-slip and don’t show watermarks.

Browse our collection of matte tiles here.


The industrial trend in interior design continues into 2018 with concrete still very much in demand. Concrete tiles are popular in modern cafes as well as in the home, able to be paired with matte tiles for a striking urban atmosphere. To achieve the industrial look, we suggest using concrete tiles for flooring and a rustic material such as brick on the walls, accented with metal-framed furniture, pendant lights and metallic accessories.

Designing an industrial, urban look for your home? Find our concrete look tiles here.


Terrazzo is another hotly anticipated tile trend for this year. Terrazzo tiles, as well as ‘terrazzo-look’ tiles, are emerging as a cheaper alternative to the original mosaic flooring. Terrazzo, a product of the Art Deco architecture movement of the 1920s, is eternally stylish and versatile, able to complement a variety of existing home decor styles. 2018 sees terrazzo redesigned into new decorative shapes, both fine-grained and large-patterned, and able to be easily applied on both the floor and the walls.

See our range of terrazzo look tiles here.


Aside from colour, which we discuss later in this post, textured tiles are a popular way to add interest to a feature wall or a particular room. Textured tiles can add subtle variations in colour and depth to a surface depending on the tile used. For example, strips of slate can create a staggered, multi-level design, while raked and 3D tiles add an artistic and sophisticated look to a space.

Discover our range of textured tiles here.


Patterned tiles have been trending for the past few years, particularly in the form of cement tiles with designs inspired by Cuba and Morocco. However, 2018 will see the advent of geometric tile patterns. Moving away from more intricate patterns, new popular geometric styles include cubes, triangles and hexagons, which can be used in a variety of ways including as accent pieces, feature walls or flooring.

Find our range of geometric tiles here.


2018 is the year of pastels when it comes to choosing the colour for your tiles. Able to be applied across a variety of products including bathroom tiles, floor tiles and splashback tiles, and complementing other trending designs such as terrazzo, pastels are versatile, pleasing to the eye, and can be used to soften harsher materials or bolder interior design choices. Popular colours for this year include soft blue, sea green, dusty pink, lavender and pale yellow.

To learn about the variety of pastel tiles we have available, contact the team at My Tile Market.


Ever elegant, marble is still the material of choice in 2018 to convey a sense of timeless luxury. Whites and greys are the most popular colours, with a variety of veining intensities to complement the style of your home. Unlike previous years, statement walls or large areas of marble are now in vogue. For those who would like the effect of marble without the ongoing maintenance or cost, porcelain and other ‘marble effect’ tiles are an easy and affordable alternative.

See our white marble look tiles here.


Finally, the scallop, fish-scale or mermaid tile is a trend to look out for in 2018. Following the spike of interest in mermaids in popular culture in 2017, scallop tiles are a sophisticated and tasteful design to use as decor or in the bathroom. Scallop tiles come in a variety of colours, ranging from soft pastels to bright candy colours to muted blues with metallic undertones. These tiles can therefore be used with nearly any interior design style, from bolder brighter styles to those desiring a more subtle and elegant finish.

Here at My Tile Market, we are dedicated to providing our customers with a selection of the most premium quality tiles in Sydney. Visit us in store today, or Contact Us.