Fireplace Tile Design Ideas

Make your fireplace the focal point of the room by selecting a tile pattern that grabs attention and sets the right mood. Tile is durable, easy to maintain and doesn’t have the fire safety worries you might find with other materials. A stylish tile design is a great way to highlight your fireplace surrounds, hearths and mantles.

Vertical stack fireplace tile.

A gloss-finish tile, like this vertically stacked subway, will reflect the light of your fire and create a warm, cozy atmosphere. Photo credit: West Bay Homes

2019 Fireplace Tile Design Trends

Creating a striking fireplace has become an easy way to add a unique statement to your home. Natural elements, like stone, establish a classic and rustic feel, and marble tiles add an elegant and chic touch. With more color choices available than ever, you can even opt for a bold or unique hue that turns your fireplace into a work of art. Architectural tile is a perfect way to add eye-catching texture. Want a fresh perspective for your fireplace area? Patterns like herringbone or hexagon offer a sophisticated look. A design trend we love this year is creating an oversized fireplace or accent wall with impressive large-format tiles.

patterned backsplash stove tiles.

Choosing a patterned tile for your fireplace can create striking contrast in your room.

Sculptural limestone fireplace.

This architectural tile design shows you can add stylish personality to your contemporary fireplace area.

Sculptural wall tiled fireplace.

White sculptural wall tiles take this fireplace to an artistic level.

Black chevron tile fireplace.

A black chevron mosaic with contrasting white grout finishes this fireplace in sleek style.
Photo credit: Timber Trails, Stoffer Photography Interiors

Grey large-format fireplace tile.

Make your fireplace installation command attention as the centerpiece of your living area by taking your tile from the floor to the ceiling.
Photo credit: Russo Residential

Modern Styles

For a modern fireplace design, focus on straight lines and keeping it simple. Create a stylish look by sticking with a design that is monochromatic or subtle in patterning. Consider glass mosaic tile, which can add contemporary sophistication to any home. Black granite is a popular choice for creating a luxurious atmosphere, and porcelain is always a great option. Marble is a timeless way to add elegance and glamour. If you’re looking for a style that’s clean, classy and warm, modern is the way to go.

grey stove tiles in living room.

Glass mosaic tile looks right at home installed around this modern fireplace.

living room tile.

We love adding a touch of natural texture to contemporary fireplace areas.

Rustic Styles

Want to create an inviting and cozy atmosphere in your home? Set the mood with a natural stone tile featuring a slate or pebble texture. One of our favorite ideas is installing faux-wood tile to establish a rustic feel. These extremely durable tiles are timeless, beautiful, heatproof and completely fire-resistant. We also offer reclaimed wood options that establish a uniquely comfortable setting.

rock stove backsplash living room tiles.

Natural stone tile can set a mood that’s rustic, authentic and timeless.

stove stone tiles.

Wood look is a very popular tile option for fireplaces and is available in a wide range of colors and finishes.

Want to see more options? Browse our full selection of fireplace tile.

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Design Tip: Choosing Materials

Our wide selection of tile options allows you to truly customize your fireplace area. Choose from ceramic, glass, marble, porcelain or even stainless steel. Want to transform your fireplace into a unique art piece? Just make sure that you pick a tile that fits your style needs — whether it’s for an indoor, outdoor, wood-burning or gas fireplace.

fireplace tiles.

Consider installing stylish glass tile for a clean, modern feel to your fireplace.

stove backsplash tiles.

Add a classy, refined texture to your fireplace with a ceramic tile design that stands out.

white ceramic stove backsplash tiles.

A white marble fireplace surround is a glamorous way to make an elegant statement.

living room marble tiles.

Tile fireplaces can stand up to the elements, so they’re suitable for outdoor installation.

Design Tip: Choosing Colors

When deciding on a color for your fireplace tile, you can match your existing vibe or make a statement that stands out. Add some flair with a splash of color that contrasts with your walls, or complement your trim with a tile that enriches your room’s palette. If you have questions, our experienced store associates can walk you through your project to find the right fit.

fireplace tiles.

Think of your fireplace surround as a blank canvas where you can add color and personality.

Textured grey and tan travertine stacked stone fireplace and marble-look floor.

The subtle texture of this grey natural stone tile creates a comfortable mood.

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