Lately, it seems, the modern trend has been to use the most unusual tile one can find, to add dramatic accents to home decor, and we’ve certainly found some very unusual ideas when we started looking. For walls or floors, there are tiles that popped with color, tiles that amazed us with their subtlety, and even 3d tiles. Whether it’s the demand – people are not afraid to use bold designs to express themselves – or the industry is enjoying a surge of innovation lately, we don’t know. It could be both. For certain, we see a lot of new materials used in tile manufacturing along with the new technologies utilized to apply patterns. This has lead to unique and unexpected designs. Read on for ideas and sources …
‘s ceramic Metal Skin tiles create almost an illusion on the floor.
How is this for an unusual idea – tiles made from (above and below) make great walls and floors.
The very unique Vanguard tile (above) by makes for a stunning wall.
Celebrity patchwork tile patterns by .
Very unusual wall tile ideas for a bathroom, isn’t it? .
‘s Memphis tile installation for a collage look.
Florentin is a floral style 3D wall tile by . Kaza has an entire line of incredible 3D wall tiles.
Edgy, also by . We love the earth tones.
Button tile by has a very upscale feel.
The 3d tile, also by Kaza Concrete, has a geometric spin.
British designer gives us these Bodywork Silhouette wall tiles.
The unusual Gilt tile 4 collection for floor and walls, again from . Such color!
These unexpectedly bright floor tiles, Moco, are also from – one of our favorites.
Type 32-Slimtech from .
Lola from .
Chief tile series from – it looks great in the bathroom!
‘s Kale wall tile is elegant.
Sunset tile from .
These unusual mosaic-look tiles make a splash in any room.
3D Petals from perk up any wall.
New York Times newspaper look tiles, from .
The practical wall tile from .
This patterned outdoor tile is from ‘s Panot Gaudi series.
If you liked our unusual tile selection, you may also like these beautiful tile flooring ideas and these, also unusual, arabesque tile ideas. Whichever it is you’ll find plenty of inspiration for your modern home.