Ceramic tile with graphic or geometric patterns can add a playful touch to any space, and is often soothing with repetitive angles and lines.

You can achieve a graphic or geometric tile pattern in two ways: The first is to arrange a specific tile shape (or shapes) — such as hexagon tiles, triangle tiles, diamond tiles, trapezoid tiles, circle tiles, or square tiles — in a geometric pattern. You can use a standard pattern or play around with the tile layout to create the look or illusion of your choice.

The second way to create a graphic tile pattern is to use tiles that have patterns printed onto them. Advances in manufacturing technology make any tile pattern possible, so there’s no lack of options to choose from. Additionally, some tiles can create different graphic patterns depending on how they are oriented to each other. Best way to figure out your unique pattern? Arrange the tiles on a piece of paper or carboard the size of your installation area and rearrange until you achieve the pattern you want.

We’ve compiled examples of both of these types of geometric tile patterns below and on our Pinterest board, so explore and get inspired for your project.

3D Glass-Look Tile Backsplash

Looking for tile that pops? Modern tile manufacturing makes 3D tile designs like this glass-look tile possible. This double herringbone pattern creates even more interest for a unique installation.

Ceramic Tile Flooring in a Plaid Pattern

Plaid never goes out of style, as this living room flooring clearly proves. Using neutral tones keeps the pattern from becoming too busy, while printing the pattern diagonally across the tiles adds visual interest. Additionally, because color is baked into ceramic tile, you needn’t worry about this sunny location fading the tile over time.

Tile Flooring With an Intersecting Circle Pattern

Why choose just one ceramic tile design for your space when you could have two? The patterned tile with intersecting circles delineates the seating area, while a coordinating gray-brown tile is used for the rest of the space. This attention to design elevates the decor of this cafe from ordinary to EXTRAordinary.

Bright Blue 3D Ceramic Tile Wall

Can’t choose between a traditional or unique design? This bathroom opts for both with wood-look ceramic tile flooring and a bright blue 3D ceramic tile wall. In addition to this stand-out design, ceramic tile provides easy cleaning and hygienic benefits for your bathroom.