Trendspotting: Medallion Tiles

published Jun 11, 2017
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(Image credit: Studio McGee)

Though white subway tile still reigns supreme in kitchens and baths, but on the floor, it’s another story. If you can’t help but notice that your Pinterest and Instagram feeds have a lot of medallion-style floor tiles lately, we’re here to tell you that you’re not alone.

Studio McGee‘s take on the trend (above) is the focal point of a seriously impressive kitchen makeover (the counters were originally black and very glossy). In a dark gray-and-white, the bold pattern draws the eye around the space, making the pocket-sized kitchen feel so much bigger. The color scheme also plays well with the new green cabinets.

(Image credit: Dear Lillie)

Jenni of Dear Lillie also uses the statement-making tiles to great effect in a small space. She used black and white to coordinate with the rest of her stylish laundry room.

(Image credit: Kate la Vie)

Kate la Vie went with a smaller medallion tile, this time in a softer gray and white. The pattern is noticeable enough to draw your attention, but not so much that it distracts from the rest of the bathroom. It also is classic enough to complement the vintage-style bathtub and hardware, while still feeling fresh.

(Image credit: Bright Green Door)

While you can find this pattern in tile form, you can replicate the look with paint. Jess from Bright Green Door started by painting over her current plain cement hallway tiles with a mix of gray and black paint. Then, she ordered a custom stencil from Stencils Online, then painted the design in white. The “new” tiles add an interesting shape that contrasts the rectangular forms within the space.

(Image credit: Studio LIFE.STYLE)

However, you don’t have to limit this style to the floor. Studio LIFE.STYLE uses similar tiles on the wall of a glamorous black and white bathroom. The tiles extent from the bath right into the enclosed shower area for a harmonious look.