To keep our National Tile Day celebration going, we’ve been revealing one of 2019’s most anticipated tile trends each week.
Our first two entries brought us wood-look tile and geometric tiles and pattern play. This week’s trend is lustrous dark marble-look tile.
This striking look has been turning heads all over the world and the internet. These are just a few of the designs on Instagram that we just had to call out, in part because they prove that the beauty of a dark marble look works with any space and design.
Classic: Black and White Marble-Look Tile Grid
What’s more classic than a black and white tile checkerboard?
This majestic marble-look tile has a simple game strategy: to impress with time-honored style and the durability of ceramic tile. We stand a little taller when we cross flooring this beautiful, especially if it’s laid out across a grand foyer.
Even a modest entryway or hallway is made more regal by this traditional design.
Minimalistic: Black Marble-Look Porcelain Slabs
This kitchen illustrates that the most impressive spaces don’t need decor extras.
The number of tiles used in this design is kept to a minimum with large-scale, marble-look porcelain slabs. Choosing slabs over smaller tiles — and specifically pieces that have veins that are both thin and minimal — limits the amount of visual lines that are created. This is a key element of minimalistic design, which strives to create a fluid, unobstructed sense of movement.
If you click through the photos, you’ll see that the dark marble slabs are used for — and look great on — the kitchen counters, flooring, and backsplash, creating a cohesive style. A matte finish gives the surfaces a deep, rich tone that allows your eyes to sink into the space.
Creative: Black and White Marble-Look Herringbone Tile
This look incorporates two trending design elements: dark marble-look tile and the herringbone pattern.
Both of these characteristics help create a modern look for this curbless shower. The herringbone pattern combines rectangular tiles at 90-degree angles to create a V design, and opposites attract with the solid black wall contrasting with the solid white wall.
The staggering of black tiles on the floor, laid to imply a random transformation to white, is a perfect contemporary design twist that makes this a one-of-a-kind look.
Natural: Black and Brown Marble-Look Tile
The flooring in this cafe manifests a unique look that’s both eatherial and earth-bound at the same time.
The abundant brown tones in the black marble-look tile give it a multidimensional appearance that has incredible visual depth and a sophisticated surface reminiscent of reclaimed stone.
Relaxing in this cafe has to feel like stepping into the beauty of the great outdoors — or maybe even out of this world!
Want more dark marble looks to swoon over? Our Design Gallery and Dark Marble-Look Tiles Pinterest board hold even more inspirational design ideas for this versatile style.
Expect a new 2019 tile trend highlight every week in our blog leading up to Coverings ‘19, North America’s preeminent event for the ceramic tile and natural stone industry! Coverings takes place from April 9 to 12 in Orlando, Florida.
Where to Buy Tile
Use the search tool at the Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA) to find a ceramic tile showroom in your area for a more individual, one-on-one shopping, design and education experience, or visit a home improvement or flooring retailer.