Earth tones are rising from the ash of blah-blah grays to showcase shades in warm, comforting tile styles. Creams and beige tones also provide a stylish alternative to stark whites in farmhouse decor and minimalist palettes.

Transitional spaces (those that marry decor features) benefit from the easy tones of beiges and browns that find common ground in all decor styles. Some design perspectives suggest that earth tones help “ground” a space to create a soothing environment. Ceramic tile options with freeze-thaw resistance mean you can use your tile of choice outside as well as inside. Of course, earth tones used in outdoor living areas coordinate well with Mother Nature and because ceramic tile is made of naturally occurring materials, you are not introducing artificial materials or toxins into the earth.

Discover earth tone examples below and also on our Pinterest board that you can incorporate into your next project.

Wood-Look Tile Master Bathroom

The dream master bathroom of your adulthood meets the dream treehouse of your youth with this gorgeous wood-look ceramic tile. Wood in a bathroom? Perfectly safe with water-resistant ceramic tile! This curbless shower design makes for a bathroom that will provide universal design for all ages.

Wood-Look Tile With Pronounced Graining

The pronounced graining in this ceramic tile flooring and mosaic tile kitchen backsplash make a stunning statement for this elegant, contemporary home reminiscent of mid-century modern style. The wood look warms the minimalist decor to give the style timeless appeal.

Creamy Wood-Look and Terrazzo-Look Living Room Tile

Light reins in this living room thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows, beachy wood-look ceramic tile flooring, and a creamy terrazzo-look ceramic tile fireplace surround. Ceramic tile will not fade or melt from the heat of the sun (as some other flooring can), so let the sun shine in!

Staggered Terrazzo- and Wood-Look Tile

Can’t choose between wood-look or terrazzo-look ceramic tile? Take this store’s approach and incorporate them both with a staggered transition. Staggered transitions are helpful to delineate areas of a room—or just when you want to jazz things up!

Staggered Marble- and Wook-Look Tile

When you can’t decide between two different ceramic tile styles, a staggered tile transition is a unique way to incorporate them both. Or, use a transition to create a one-of-a-kind style for your space and choose two style that work well together.