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5 Popular Architectural Styles and the Tile to Go with Them

Posted by Daltile Team on May 26, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Farmhouse, Glass House, True Original and Everything in Between

Six hot home styles are taking over as favorites with staying power. They aren’t just passing fads, but nods to the past and future alike that have enduring and quality style. That style doesn’t stop once you go through the front door. Continue the style in the kitchen, on the patio, and throughout the house.

Here they are along with recommendations for tile from the experts at Daltile.

Farmhouse revivalSemi Gloss in Arctic White on the showr wall and Ever in Arctic Textured on the floor
Modern Farmhouse

The modern farmhouse is the hottest style of the year! Large porches, board and batten, gooseneck barn lights, metal roofs, and barn doors all add to this design. Plenty of white with dark accents bring the classic into the modern era.

Inside the house, wood and linear aesthetics reign supreme. Try Daltile’s Yorkwood Manor, a wood-look tile in modern colors that help define your modern farmhouse style. Forest Park is another favorite with clean lines and wide planks that’s sure to make an impression. Put wood-look tile planks in a herringbone pattern for an even more updated look and feel.

Glass House

The glass house is all about lots of windows, spectacular views, and natural light. It’s also big on indoor/outdoor living spaces with retracting glass walls.

Daltile offers several tiles that seamlessly move from the indoors to the outdoors but Dignitary, a porcelain stone-look tile is a favorite. It works just like a paver and comes in a 2cm thickness so it can stand up to the demands of the outdoors. It is also available in indoor versions in the same colors and sizes so your style continues throughout your design both inside and out.

Tudor Style

Tudor, like farmhouse, style is all about the vintage and unique. It comes with a warmth that other styles are hard-pressed to match. It’s also one-of-a-kind. Tudor homes are wonderlands of detail and secrets. With the emphasis on personalizing your space and getting away from cookie-cutter designs, Tudor is a natural choice.

For tile, go as retro as possible with clean squares or hexagons in simple glazed ceramic. Semi Gloss is one of our most enduring tile series, in classic colors and finishes that suit vintage designs. Keystones is another popular line that has delivered nostalgic style to our customers for many years.

Farmhouse styleYorkwood Manor in Pecan on the floor
Natural Contemporary

Think natural and contemporary don’t go together? Creative designers have taken a style once thought of as stark and softened with nature. Lots of wood, glass, and monochromatic colors allow for nature to take the spotlight even in a clean-lined, contemporary setting.

Daltile’s beautiful Cove Creek is a simple, monochromatic tile in natural colors that’s a perfect starting point for a natural contemporary design. For sleek design, use the 2 x 2 mosaics for walls and backsplashes.

Original Unique

Becky Harris of Houzz stated that one of the home styles Houzz users are loving right now is “unclassifiable.” She says, “It doesn’t represent a trend; it represents being unique.” Home style is all about choosing elements that reflect who you are and make you feel comfortable.

We don’t dare tell you what we think suits your personality, but here are a few unique tiles for your consideration.

Multitude offers some interesting textures in classic, but unique colors. If you are looking for bright colors or custom shapes, try Natural Hues—a classic ceramic tile that’s versatile enough to deliver on your dream designs.

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