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Tile Patterns Gallery

I put all the tile patterns on one page because it's hard to decide if they're most appropriate for floor tile patterns or wall tile patterns.

As you look through these patterns you'll be able to see how adding color, changing the hanging direction or making cuts in larger tiles can change the look of the tile design.

There are lots that you'll recognize and some you haven't seen before.



This page is part of the tile patterns series.

Square grid

Square tiles are inexpensive and are full of possibility with lots of tile patterns possible.

Square grid tile pattern - plain Square grid tile pattern - plain
square grid tile pattern - checkerboard Square grid tile pattern - checkerboard
square grid tile pattern - stripe Square grid tile pattern - stripe
square grid tile pattern - color blocks Square grid tile pattern - color blocks
Square tile pattern - brickwork Square tile pattern - brickwork

These next tile patterns are created by cutting larger square tiles of two colors.

Square tile pattern - large cut square - checker Square tile pattern - large cut square - checker
Square tile pattern - large cut square Square tile pattern - large cut square
Square tile pattern - large cut square - alternate colors Square tile pattern - large cut square - alternate colors
Square tile pattern - large cut square - shadow pyramid Square tile pattern - large cut square - shadow pyramid

Diamond grid

Changing the hanging direction

Diagonal square grid tile pattern - plain Diagonal square grid tile pattern - plain
Diagonal square grid tile pattern - checkerboard Diagonal square grid tile pattern - checkerboard
Diagonal square grid tile pattern - stripes Diagonal square grid tile pattern - stripes
Diagonal square grid tile pattern - stripes 2 Diagonal square grid tile pattern - stripes 2
Diagonal square grid tile pattern - zig zag Diagonal square grid tile pattern - zig zag
Diagonal square tile pattern - brickwork Diagonal square tile pattern - brickwork

Subway tile / brick - horizontal

Subway tile is equally as versatile.

Subway tile brick tile pattern Subway tile brick tile pattern
Subway tile brick tile pattern - stripes Subway tile brick tile pattern - stripes

If the colors of the tile are alternated this sets up an optical illusion where the strips seem to change thickness.

Subway tile brick tile pattern alternate black and white Subway tile brick tile pattern alternate black and white

There are lots of tile pattern possibilities.

Subway tile brick tile pattern - making shapes Subway tile brick tile pattern - making shapes

You can try altering the offset between rows.  The most common way of doing things is to offset each row by half the tile length.  In the tile pattern below the offset is 1/3 the length of the tile.

Subway tile brick tile pattern - staggered offset Subway tile brick tile pattern - staggered offset

Subway tile / brick - vertical

Subway tile brick tile pattern - vertical Subway tile brick tile pattern - vertical
Subway tile brick tile pattern - vertical - black and white Subway tile brick tile pattern - vertical - black and white

Subway tile / brick - multi directional

Subway tile brick tile pattern horizontal and vertical Subway tile brick tile pattern horizontal and vertical
Subway tile brick tile pattern horizontal and vertical - black and white Subway tile brick tile pattern horizontal and vertical - black and white
Subway tile brick tile pattern horizontal and vertical - tile offset Subway tile brick tile pattern horizontal and vertical - tile offset
Subway tile brick tile pattern horizontal and vertical - tile offset - black and white Subway tile brick tile pattern horizontal and vertical - tile offset - black and white

Herringbone

Herringbone is a very traditional design which you'll often find on wooden parquet floors.  There's no reason to use tiles.  You can use subway tiles and as the tiles get longer and thinner this changes the look of the tile pattern.

Herringbone tile pattern Herringbone tile pattern
Herringbone tile pattern - stripe Herringbone tile pattern - stripe
Double herringbone tile pattern Double herringbone tile pattern
Double herringbone tile pattern - stripe Double herringbone tile pattern - stripe

Triple Block

Triple block tile pattern - plain Triple block tile pattern - plain
Triple block tile pattern - single stripe Triple block tile pattern - single stripe
Triple block tile pattern - double stripe Triple block tile pattern - double stripe

Palazzo (Rectangle mixes)

I just made 'Palazzo' up.  I thought rectangles could do with a bit of glamming up.

Large and small rectangle tile pattern Large and small rectangle tile pattern

I haven't done an example here but don't forget that you can play with the offsets when using double rectangle or square and rectangle patterns.

Square and rectangle tile pattern Square and rectangle tile pattern
Rectangle rhombus tile pattern - plain Rectangle rhombus tile pattern - plain
Rectangle rhombus tile pattern - stripe Rectangle rhombus tile pattern - stripe
Rectangle rhombus tile pattern - checker Rectangle rhombus tile pattern - checker

The design below is created by making cuts in large rectangular tiles of two colors.

Rectangle tile pattern - cut rectangles Rectangle tile pattern - cut rectangles
Rectangle tile pattern - cut herringbone Rectangle tile pattern - cut herringbone

Square block lattice

Square block lattice tile pattern - plain Square block lattice tile pattern - plain
Square block lattice tile pattern - black accent Square block lattice tile pattern - black accent
Square block lattice tile pattern - black bars Square block lattice tile pattern - black bars
Square block lattice tile pattern - three colors Square block lattice tile pattern - three colors
Square block lattice tile pattern - narrow Square block lattice tile pattern - narrow

Square weave

Square weave tile pattern - thin Square weave tile pattern - thin
Square weave tile pattern -  thin - reversed Square weave tile pattern - thin - reversed
Square weave tile pattern  - medium Square weave tile pattern - medium
Square weave tile pattern - thick Square weave tile pattern - thick

Pinwheel

Pinwheel tile pattern - plain Pinwheel tile pattern - plain
Pinwheel tile pattern - black accent Pinwheel tile pattern - black accent
Pinwheel tile pattern - small plain Pinwheel tile pattern - small plain
Pinwheel tile pattern - small black accent Pinwheel tile pattern - small black accent

Versailles

This tile design is popular in country style kitchens.

Versailles tile pattern Versailles tile pattern

Dijon

How come France gets to claim so many tile pattern names?

Dijon tile pattern - plain Dijon tile pattern - plain
Dijon tile pattern - black border Dijon tile pattern - black border

The look of the Dijon design can be changed by making the lozenge shape narrower.

Corner squares

This is a very popular traditional Georgian tile pattern.

Corner squares diagonal tile pattern Corner squares diagonal tile pattern
Corner squares diagonal tile pattern - reversed Corner squares diagonal tile pattern - reversed
Corner squares diagonal tile pattern - alternate Corner squares diagonal tile pattern - alternate
Corner squares tile pattern - alternate Corner squares tile pattern - alternate
Corner squares tile pattern - alternate - small Corner squares tile pattern - alternate - small

Triangles

These triangles are created by cutting larger square tiles.

Triangle tile pattern - checker Triangle tile pattern - checker

Triangles are useful for creating centerpieces.

Triangle tile pattern 4 point centerpiece Triangle tile pattern 4 point centerpiece
Triangle tile pattern 8 point centerpiece Triangle tile pattern 8 point centerpiece
Triangle tile pattern - geometric centerpieces Triangle tile pattern - geometric centerpieces

The next few triangle designs are created by cutting larger rectangular tiles of two colors on the diagonal.

Triangle tile pattern - isoscelese mix Triangle tile pattern - isoscelese mix
Triangle tile pattern - isoscelese mix - inverted Triangle tile pattern - isoscelese mix - inverted
Triangle tile pattern - isoscelese arrow Triangle tile pattern - isoscelese arrow
Triangle tile pattern - isoscelese reflecting rhombus Triangle tile pattern - isoscelese reflecting rhombus
Triangle tile pattern - isoscelese chevron Triangle tile pattern - isoscelese chevron

Circles

Circle tile patterns are created by cutting a circle out of a square tile.

Circle tile pattern - art deco - cut squares Circle tile pattern - art deco - cut squares
Circle tile pattern - circle corridor - cut squares Circle tile pattern - circle corridor - cut squares
Circle tile pattern - alternate color cut squares Circle tile pattern - alternate color cut squares

Diamond geometric patterns

Diamond geometric tile pattern Diamond geometric tile pattern
Diamond geometric tile pattern - stars Diamond geometric tile pattern - stars
3D cube geometric tile pattern 3D cube geometric tile pattern

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