Blush at the thought! Consumers aren’t being shy about a desire for a fresh start this year. Interior designers and manufacturers are answering the call with a fresh take on a warm neutral: blush. Sherwin-Williams has selected a blush hue as its 2023 color of the year. Likewise, Farrow & Ball, the iconic wallpaper and paint brand has issued 11 new colors — their first new colors in four years — and three of the 11 fall solidly in the blush hue. And, we’ve seen other big brands, such as Valspar and Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart, identifying blush as a major decor inspiration.
We couldn’t be happier about blush’s rising popularity. A versatile tone that blends the grounded coziness of earth tones with the energetic playfulness of pink, it transitions well from winter to spring (and back again).
Somehow both statement-producing and understated, sophisticated and snug, blush is beautifully expressed in ceramic tile.
Rather than continue to sing its praise, we’ll let you see for yourself. Here are some of our favorite places to use blush tile as well as some potential designs to explore.
Where to Use It
The easy answer is “everywhere,” but here are some of the best places to show off this trending color in your tile projects.
Blush Kitchen Tiles
Blush Backsplash Tile
A backsplash is an ideal place to show off any beautiful tile —right where everyone is sure to see (and admire) it.
This backsplash features orange, maroon and white tiles to accent the this tile and create a medley of earth tones in a mini tile grid.
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Blush Wall Tiles
If a backsplash doesn’t provide quite enough space to show off your tiles, expand into a full feature wall. Blush wall tiles are also the perfect alternative to paint or wallpaper for an accent wall to create a pop of color — you get all the statement, plus the durability and low-maintenance of ceramic tile.
Blush Floor Tiles
Blush floor tile can create a sophisticated neutral base as well as a playful, one-of-a-kind look — just check out the option above.
Blush Bathroom Tile
What better place to surround yourself with the soothing energy of blush tones than the bathroom? Blush bathroom tiles are a beautiful and smart choice for areas exposed to moisture, such as bathroom backsplashes, showers, countertops, and floors.
[Related: Your Complete Guide to Bathroom Tile]
Blush Outdoor Tile
Designs We Love
Now that you have an idea of where to use your them, what design should you go with?
Don’t worry, we have a few ideas to get you started.
Blush Subway Tile
Or do all of the above, which is exactly what this gorgeous blush pink subway tile wall illustrates.
Blush Pink Herringbone Tiles
There’s something retro about blush pink herringbone tiles, and we absolutely love it. From the delicious shade to the zigzag design, we can’t imagine a more dynamic feature wall.
Blush Terrazzo Tiles
You may be used to terrazzo in more natural, subdued shades, but ceramic tile terrazzo looks are increasingly getting more playful with fun colors and different-sized chips. Take for instance, these stunning blush terrazzo tiles.
[Related: Tile Trend Ideas: Assorted Aggregates]
Blush Hexagon Tile
Blush Mosaic Tiles
Sometimes, going small actually makes a bigger design impact, and that’s exactly the case with these blush pink mosaic tiles.
Blush Zellige Tile
If an organic vibe is more fitting with your personal aesthetic and existing decor, consider blush zellige tile. Zellige tile is handmade, giving each tile individual characteristics and color variations.
Blush Gauged Porcelain Tile
Gauged porcelain tile panels create a bigger canvas for your blush tile. With slabs as large as 10 x 15 feet, gauged porcelain tile offers more space to show off your blush design.
The perfect blush hue may already make your tile pop, and if you’re seeking an even more attention-grabbing look, go with textured tile.
If pink tiles aren’t for you, keep in mind that more neutral options abound. Blush neutrals can make any space feel inviting and cozy.
Thinking you won’t go with blush pink tiles after all? There’s still an opportunity to incorporate blush into your tile design — with grout! Blush grout levels up what might otherwise be a snoozy s design.
Tile That’ll Have You Blushing
What’s not to love about tile that’ll add some color to your home…and your cheeks?
We hope you’ve found the perfect tile design for your space. Visit our Pinterest board to explore even more ideas.