5 Retro Tile Designs You Have To Try

While the term “modern” often gets thrown around regarding contemporary or sleek design, the modern design period occurred in the first two-thirds of the twentieth century. Modern design and midcentury modern design after it are what we commonly consider retro style—characterized by clean lines, intense accent colors, and lively textures. We’re here to confirm that “modern” isn’t synonymous with “monochrome” and show you some of our favorite retro tile designs.

Our first look features the wood and brass furnishings evocative of the 60s, with a bold wall of our Nola Kelly cement tile. The lines in our tile echo the clean lines throughout the space. This look is retro, but there’s nothing tired about it.

 

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Design: Chris Padro Design for Arrive Hotels. Shop the look.

Our next foray into stylish decades past is a master class mixing contemporary and retro for a flawless look. This mudroom is all minimalism until you get to our Crest Blue cement tile, which gives you the color and curves of Gaudí’s Catalonia.

 

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Design: Marable Homes. Shop the look.

We’re headed back to America for this next retro feature. A fun take on a midcentury kitchen, our Sol Pink tile brings color and character, and accents like a vintage-style fridge elevate the look.

 

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If you’re interested in midcentury forms with contemporary colors, look no further than our Estrella Grey tile. It has all the flair of a retro design while staying delicate. You can use it to keep a space sleek or highlight a bolder element. Check out both options below.

 

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Design: Sincerely Lindsay Design Co. Shop the look.

 

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Design: Madison Umberger Design. Shop the look.

If you’re looking for something retro, you can always incorporate a vintage moment into a larger design. Take this wet bar, for example, using Star and Cross cement tile. For mid-century style, even the slightest pop of pattern will do.

 

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Design: Hagit Taylor Design. Shop the look.

It’s no secret that retro and midcentury designs are having a moment. If you’re looking for that unique air of vintage flair, look no further than our cement tile designs for a manageable, easy-to-clean, and fantastic show of style. With our retro tile designs, you never have to worry about refurbishing dated pieces or reupholstering aged fabric to bring a retro touch into your home.

Order samples here if you want to try any of these looks at home.Follow along for more blog content, and tag us in your tile inspiration at @riadtile.