Checks and Stripes, current tile trends.

Checks and Stripes, current tile trends.

Checks and Stripes, current tile trends.

In the ever-evolving world of interior design, some trends come and go, while others stand the test of time, weaving themselves periodically into our designs. One such trend that has resurfaced with a modern twist is the checkerboard tile layout, accompanied by the striking allure of striped designs. At Baked Tiles, we're thrilled to delve into this captivating trend and demystify the looks that marry tradition with contemporary flair.
Create a simple stripe with our Curated Candy Stripe Collection suitable for walls and floors

Checkerboard Chic: A Timeless Aesthetic

The checkerboard pattern has a rich history, dating back centuries, yet its appeal remains as fresh and captivating as ever. Originating from the classic black and white checkerboard floors of grand European estates, this geometric layout has transcended eras to become a symbol of sophistication and refinement.
Today, interior designers are rediscovering the charm of checkerboard tiles, infusing them into a variety of spaces to add visual interest and character. From kitchens to bathrooms, entryways to living rooms, the checkerboard layout exudes a sense of classic elegance that effortlessly elevates any interior setting.
Designer Tip: creating a checkerboard on a diagonal can help narrow spaces appear wider.


Create a classic look with Curated Heritage Marble Collection


Modern Interpretations: Playing with Colour and Scale

While the traditional black and white checkerboard pattern continues to captivate, contemporary interpretations offer a refreshing twist on this timeless aesthetic. Designers are embracing a spectrum of colours, from soft neutrals to bold hues, to create personalized spaces that reflect individual style and personality.
Moreover, experimenting with scale opens-up endless possibilities for customization. Whether opting for oversized tiles for a dramatic statement or smaller tiles for a subtle yet impactful look, the versatility of the checkerboard layout allows for creative expression in any space.

Enhance a colourful traditional setting with our 1860 CHECKERBOARD

A simple blue and white check can lift a traditional kitchen scheme. Baked Tiles Journeyman Zellige


The Art of Striped Designs: Adding Depth and Dimension

In tandem with the resurgence of checkerboard layouts, striped designs are making a striking comeback in interior design. Whether incorporated within the tile design itself or achieved through alternating rows of contrasting colours, stripes offer a dynamic element that infuses spaces with energy and movement.
Utilizing striped tiles or arranging tiles in alternating colours creates a sense of rhythm and visual intrigue, drawing the eye and adding depth to floors, walls or backsplashes. The interplay of light and shadow across striped surfaces further enhances the overall ambiance, creating a dynamic environment that engages the senses. So don’t limit stripes to varying colours of the same tile, also consider alternating matt and gloss finishes to great effect too.
Designer Tip for using stripes: As stripes draw the eye along the surface, use them vertically to add height, or horizontally to make an area appear wider.
Zellige tiles can be used to create a wonderful striped setting. Ranging from pale blue and soft earth greens all the characterful colours can be seen here Baked Tiles Journeyman Zellige


Create a charming striped theme with Baked Tile Little Italy Collection


Create the look in the simplest way with our Curated Candy Stripe Collection


Mix it up! Most tiles can be used to create stripes of varying widths. Here, our Kit-Kat Collection has been used in a lovely kitchen Curated Kitkat Lusture Collection


Bringing Your Vision to Life with Baked Tiles

Our designers understand the transformative power of tile in interior design. With our extensive selection of captivating tiles and unparalleled expertise, we're here to help you bring your vision to life.

We are here to help.

Whether you're drawn to the timeless allure of checkerboard layouts or the contemporary charm of striped designs, our team is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality products and personalized service every step of the way. From inspiration to cad layouts, we're committed to exceeding your expectations and helping you create spaces that are as beautiful as they are functional.

Here are a few other check and stripe combinations to inspire you.
Many of the tiles within our 1860 collection can be combined to create interesting checkboard designs. 1860 CHECKERBOARD


Our Hexagon stripe is extremely versatile and can create a number of geometric designs. Striped Blue and White Hexagon Tiles


Scandi and Boho vibes!

For a a Boho or Scandi look in an open-plan space, consider our Stucco: The Baked Tile Stucco Collection or Twin Palms collections: The Baked Tiles Twin Palms Collection 
With muted tones and a fabulous soft finish, they are exquisite!