From simple to intricate, soothing to vivid, patterned tiles come in countless designs and colorways. Whether used for your backsplashes, floors, or as a full room treatment, patterned tile makes a major impact in the kitchen. With some creativity and a dash of courage, this look can easily be yours.

Here are six inspiring spaces that epitomize patterned tile done right. Which one suits your style?

1. Make it pop

A cheerful lavender blue backsplash paired with clean white cabinets set the tone for this charming, vibrant kitchen. To use bright colors without making the room busy, stick to two shades and keep the same palette throughout.

2. Go all out

Create simple appeal and a cohesive space by matching the backsplash and the floor. In an open concept home, matching the floor and backsplash tiles also serves to clearly define the kitchen and living areas.

3. Bring the outside in

Patterned tile is a great way to create major impact and a seamless transition between indoors and out. The striking patterned tile in this rustic modern kitchen extends outside, elevating a patio to an outdoor living room.

4. Get easy elegance

Moroccan inspired tile and herringbone parquet flooring are two hot trends that you can definitely combine. Just keep the palette neutral, and the other kitchen features simple for layered elegance that doesn’t overwhelm.

5. Create a complement

Combining two tile patterns can also work to great effect. To keep things pulled together, stick with colors from the same palette and patterns on different scales.

6. Stay on trend

For a twist on the same old subway tile, try arranging geometric tile in a chevron pattern. Chevron tile enlivens and personalizes an otherwise conservative room, adding the right amount of intrigue while keeping things from going over the top.

Top Image Credit: Liz Caan Interiors

Would you cover your kitchen with patterned tile? How would you interpret the trend to suit your home style?