Tile manufacturing technologies have come a long way since the first tiles, but there’s still something especially charming about hand-painted tile. Hand-painted tile may serve as art itself, or it can be used to add style to any tile application. Unique colors and incredibly creative patterns are possible with hand-painted tile, allowing designers and homeowners to create one-of-a-kind spaces.

Ceramic tile is resistant to water, scratches, stains, and fading. Whether you’re using your tile for a backsplash, flooring, shower, or anything else, the hand-painted tile design will continue looking brand new for decades.

Explore our hand-painted tile ideas below, and consider the different colors, patterns, and finishes that will best suit your tile application and space.

Mixed Tile Bathroom

When you were little, you may have gotten into trouble for coloring on the walls. Now that you’re an adult, you no longer need to restrain that creative energy. Ceramic tile offers you a design to match your imagination — this lovely floral pattern is merely one of your options. Whatever you choose, you’ll get…

Gray and White Tiled Kitchen Backsplash

With a bright and clean look, crisp white makes this elegant country-chic kitchen a cook’s dream. Patterned ceramic tile in shades of gray and white turn the backsplash into a work of art that can stand up to all the splatter. Ceramic tile is stain-resistant and easy to clean, making it a beautiful and long-lasting…

Painted Moroccan Ceramic Tile

This shower niche evokes old-world Morocco with the red and gold arabesque pattern of the tiles. Ceramic tile has a heritage that spans the centuries, and modern technology gives new life to time-tested designs with an endless variety of patterns, shapes, and textures to fit your personal aesthetic.

Painted Cherry Tree Ceramic Tile

Cherry blossoms are known for both their beauty and their brevity, blooming and dropping within a matter of weeks. What better way to immortalize their grace than by adding them to your interior decor with durable and long-lasting ceramic tile? Manufacturing advances allow custom tile designs that are water-, stain-, and scratch-resistant, so your tiles…

Painted Mediterranean Tiles

Bright yellow infuses this room with a happy energy that is stimulating to conversations around the dining table. The wall of painted ceramic tile provides a feast for the eyes, and seems to tell a story with Mediterranean flair and unique style. Ceramic tile is a versatile design material, with applications for floors, countertops, backsplashes,…

Blue Delft-Like Tile

With a nod to Delft china, these ceramic tiles are a delight in white and cobalt blue. With its cousin, smalt, cobalt blue has been adding the signature, deep blue color to artwork for centuries. Ceramic tile has a heritage that spans history and the globe because it is durable and beautiful, and provides a…

Del Conca Cavalier Wood-Look Tile

This refreshing bathroom takes eclectic to a new and elegant level. A classical Greek statue suns itself, surrounded by clean modern lines and distressed wood-look ceramic tile from floor to ceiling. The styles all work together with beautiful results. Ceramic tile is the versatile choice that offers design options that span the centuries and the…