Tile has long been a staple of interior decor, used as much to personalize a space as it is to provide a neutral backdrop. We've gathered some of our favorite new ceramics, spanning large-format solids to punchy neon squares, that show tile's flexibility of use.
Raised edges in neon blue, green, pink, orange, red, and yellow turn these aptly-named wall tiles by Valencia, Spain–based studio MUT Design for Peronda into a vibrant array of scales. The 12cm squares have diagonally sloped sides and their white body reflects the bright hues to create a soft, colorful glow.
The Sausalito, Calif., studio now offers its encaustic cement tiles in a 3/8” thickness—two-thirds the weight of the typical 5/8” profile—allowing for broader specification. The tiles are offered in 50 hues and more than 150 designs (Checkmate, shown) with mute, varied, matte, and silk finishes.
Subway tiles get a redux in this mix-and-match collection made in Mexico exclusively for the Nashville, Tenn., importer. Offered in seven neutral colorways with five textures, such as diamond, honeycomb, and pinstripe, the line includes 2” by 5” and 4” by 5” pieces as well as pickets and raised-edge mosaics.