True wine enthusiasts know that designing the perfect wine cellar is both a science and an art — temperature control, storage time, particular racks, and other materials used to keep the wine optimum combine with the art of designing a space that’s as inspiring as the wine itself.
When it comes to choosing the right material for your wine cellar, ceramic tile makes the perfect pairing. Ceramic tile will not swell or buckle from the extra moisture of underground construction. Tile is also stain-resistant, so spills of even the most decadent reds aren’t a concern. Moreover, ceramic tile offers unmatched design potential and versatility to create an atmosphere worthy of even the most impressive collections.
To give you a taste of what we mean, we’ve collected 15 unique wine cellar designs from Instagram for you to savour. Pour a glass and join us.
Stone looks are a classic choice for wine cellars. Ceramic stone-look tiles provide infinite design versatility plus the durability and easy care of ceramic tile. This wine cellar features tan stone-look tile flooring for an old-world feel.
The weathered stone-look ceramic tile in this wine cellar is paired with warm woodwork racks for an Italian countryside effect. The painted scenes within the arches are the perfect finishing touch.
This contemporary stone-look wine cellar provides an individual rack for each bottle of wine. We also have two different types of stone-look tile here: darker slate-look tile on the wall and brown natural stone-look tile on the floor.
Real wood wouldn’t be a great choice for wine cellars because of the high moisture levels of underground spaces, but that’s not a problem with wood-look ceramic tile. Ceramic tile’s moisture resistance makes the light wood-look tile flooring and chevron backsplash possible in this rustic wine cellar and kitchen combo.
This wine cellar opts for a warmer wood-look tile, which pairs beautifully with the yellows in the dazzling mosaic tile wall inset. The inset and the rounded ceiling give this modern room a nod to the wine cellar’s historic past.
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Hexagon tiles are a casual compliment to this wine cellar’s exposed stone feature wall and exposed wood beams. The terra cotta-look tile (or quarry tile) gives an all-over rustic look, and the hexagon tile shape adds texture and interest to the flooring.
For a more contemporary approach, this wine cellar pairs a stone wall with black and white hexagon tiles. This space proves that you don’t have to devote an entire room to your wine cellar — a much smaller space will do, especially if you use glass doors to show off your design.
This ultra contemporary wine cellar reverses the black and white hexagon tile pattern for scene-stealing style. The rack backlighting adds to this room’s dramatic effect.
Patterned tile allows you to create a completely different look and can be a great complement to the more traditional elements often seen in wine cellars. For instance, this floral tile flooring adds a royal elegance to the wrought ironwork and exposed brick ceiling.
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A geometric tile pattern for this wine cellar’s floor combines black hexagon outlines and triangles. The pattern complements the black mosaic tile accent wall and is a stylish backdrop for the custom corkscrew sculpture tasting table.
The alternating installation of this ceramic tile creates a basketweave pattern, adding visual interest to this small wine cellar. Gray stone-look tile walls let the bottles of wine do the talking.
The scallop shape of these tiles creates a charming floor pattern, further emphasized by the thick white grout lines and beautifully contrasting the angles of the wine racks.
Unique Tile Layouts
Whatever tile shape and style you choose, the layout of the tile creates a unique design for your wine cellar. This design criss-crosses wood-look tiles and surrounds beige stone-look tiles for a one-of-a-kind pattern.
Just as transitional style is popular in transitional kitchen design, you can combine traditional and contemporary looks in your wine cellar as effortlessly as you choose both a favorite aged and young wine. Diamond tiles in three different shades come together here to create a contemporary three-dimensional cube effect, while classic greige stone-look tiles line the back wall and ceiling. The combination of the modern white barstools and traditional barrel tasting table adds the perfect transitional touch.
Our final wine cellar design highlight is a modern masterpiece, complete with wood-look tile flooring in a parquet pattern, white subway tile walls, warm wood shelving, and a glass door with black sash bars. All that’s missing is more wine for the empty racks!
Raise Your Glass to Ceramic Tile
We’re sure you’ve enjoyed browsing these wine cellar design ideas (hopefully with a glass in hand), and have even found an idea or two for your own home wine cellar. And, just as no two wines taste the same, there are infinite design possibilities with ceramic tile. Head over to our Wine Cellar Pinterest board for even more inspiration.