Hottest Kitchen Tile Ideas to Try in 2023


Design trends are shifting to accommodate a post-COVID lifestyle, with an increasing number of people relocating from cities to rural areas, with many now working from home full-time. This is due to a desire to reconnect with nature, reduce stress, and promote a positive mindset.

But even if you live in urban areas, there is a considerable shift from dark colors in favor of a more natural look. This simpler, more natural movement is clearly reflected in kitchen tile design choices. Here is our forecast of next year’s kitchen tile design trends, and how you can incorporate it into your next kitchen remodel.

Kitchen Tile Design Ideas

Calming Contemporary Colors

Natural Neutrals

We’re moving away from stark and sterile styles and pale interiors that look too antiseptic and reminiscent of hospitals. In celebration of our liberty from the pandemic, we are saying goodbye from whites and hello to more earthy colors like sand and desert.

Mint and sage greens are also popular color palettes for relaxation and are a great design contrast to terracotta tiles and various earthy tones.

The Color of the Year

The 2023 Pantone color of the year is digital lavender, which is refreshing to the eyes. According to Coloro, this shade promotes serenity, balance, and healing, and you may want to try this out on your next counter-top installation.

Like digital lavender, ocean blues are also being used as a prominent feature color in kitchens. Royal Blue (which never really went away) and lighter Baby Blues will return in 2023.

Mixed Materials and Textures


Timber is becoming more popular in the kitchen, not only due to their cost-efficiency as they are produced in bulk, but also the sophisticated style it provides in two-tone kitchens. Timber’s sharp contrast to all-white kitchens is now being combined with neutral cream and off-white shades. The combination of timber doors and marble benchtops and splash backs looks fantastic, but if you’re afraid to commit fully to timber, it can be used sparingly to accent just the bar back panel or open shelves, for example.

The kitchen’s mix of these old and new elements gives it a homey vibe.

Mixed Metals

Muted finishes in tapware and handles, such as pewter, copper, and brushed brass create a more natural look. For example, matte and satin kitchen cabinet doors are more popular than gloss because they have a warmer, less-polished appearance.

If you’re up to it, matte black is a daring and stylish option. Many people prefer handle less doors for a cleaner, more streamlined appearance.

Bold Patterns


Decorative marble benchtops and splash backs make a big impression. They look great with timber kitchen doors for the ultimate nature-inspired look. Here are some marble patterns you may want to consider:

  • Glossy tiles in neutral tones or brighter colors like blue, green, brown, and sand.
  • Geometric shaped tiles make a sophisticated statement and complement a kitchen’s sharp angles and simple lines.
  • Marble splash backs look great because they add to the aesthetic of the kitchen and are noticed as soon as you walk in.

In a nutshell…

We’re foreseeing a well-balanced palette of contemporary colors, materials, and textures that reflect nature and provide a soothing aesthetic.

Looking for a large selection of kitchen tiles to choose from? Mr. Cabinet Care has a large variety of colors, shades and textures in their tile collection and their design consultants will assist you in selecting the best material and design for you.


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