Advances in technology allow manufacturers to create ceramic tile with any look, including natural looks such as stone, marble, granite, slate, terra cotta, wood, and more.

Whereas different natural materials may have varying levels of durability or suitability for specific applications, you always know what you’re getting with ceramic tile. Ceramic tile is resistant to water, fading, and freeze and thaw cycles, making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Tile also makes maintenance easy, with stain, scratch, and bacteria resistance. On cleaning day, you can relax knowing that you just need to sweep and wipe your tile with water.

Your natural-looking tile options are as diverse as nature itself, so explore our natural tile ideas below to start dreaming up the perfect tile for your project.

Light Blue Ceramic Tile Backsplash

Nothing rivals a view of the ocean — except maybe this pastel blue ceramic tile backsplash. The backsplash leads your gaze right to the sea, but still, you might find yourself returning to the tile. Although light in color, the backsplash won’t show any stains or scratches; and you won’t need to worry about water…

Gold Subway Tile Backsplash

The yellow brick road takes on new meaning in this glamorous backsplash. Golden mini subway tile with slight color discoloration creates a visual display everyone will be following (with their gaze).

Gray Brick-Look Ceramic Tile Wall

Get the look of brick in any color you want with ceramic tile, whether the classic red brick or this contemporary charcoal small subway tile in a brick pattern . . . or something completely different. Ceramic tile offers you a huge variety to choose from.

Linen-Look Tile for a Curbless Shower

Curbless showers call for a seamless tile transition from shower to bathroom flooring and a tile design that looks great throughout the entire space. This bathroom opts for a linen-like textured tile in a creamy shade.

Luxurious Bathroom Tile in White, Black, and Marble

We spy three ceramic tile designs in this restroom—pearly textured tiles laid diagonally on one wall, a black tile grid on the other wall, and large dark marble-look tiles on the floor—all accented with rose gold fixtures and accessories for an elegant look, even in a public setting.

Dark Linen-Look Tile Flooring

Love the look of carpet but hate its cleaning routine or hygiene concerns? Ceramic tile comes in textured linen looks like this to give you that carpet look without any of carpet’s drawbacks.

Art Deco Mosaic Hexagon Tile Wal

As with an exquisite chandelier, these pearl and silver elongated mosaic hexagon tiles drip down the wall in an Art Deco-esque zigzag pattern. The pattern creates a wallpaper look but with the bonus of durability and easy cleaning you get with tile.

Beige and Gray Stone-Look Tile

This space shows the versatility of stone-look ceramic tile, from the beige stone-look tile grid flooring to the gray running bond stone-look wall tile. Each serves as a backdrop to greens, blacks, and reds, and, of course, the beautiful view.

Beige Stone-Look Patio Tile

Create a stylish patio with a material that stands up to the elements and continues looking new for decades. Stone-look ceramic and porcelain tile such as this are a popular option for outdoor living areas because of durability and stylish choices.