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Mosaic trends in 2020 to look forward to as we say hello to a new decade

(4 min read) Mosaics bring a unique edge to interior design, with their endless potential, effortless durability and meticulous craftsmanship. It’s easy to see why these collections of tiny stones have won our hearts for millennia. This year promises some exciting style trends for the mosaic world, carrying on themes from the last decade of interior drama and bold, statement contrasts, to an eco-conscious craving for earthy, Zen spaces. It is clear that our spaces reflect our minds, and as political and environmental concerns continue to grow; our spaces reflect a shift in consciousness and ideals. What an interesting year is in store!


1. Making a statement with black and white contrasts

The interior design world has always walked in parallel to the fashion world and vice versa. Brave new ventures into new aesthetic worlds inspire us to push the boundaries of what has gone before and express ourselves in new, elegant and liberated ways. This year will see a continuation of brave geometric patterns, bold and zesty contrasts and truly dramatic interiors inspired by the drama of the 1920’s! Life is too short to not shout who you are from the rooftops!

Fabulous staggered bathroom mosaic accent
This fabulous staggered bathroom mosaic ascends like stairs, drawing attention to the elegantly natural repeated leaf pattern, sultry greys and charcoals give a modern yet soft aura, paired with minimal décor and a hanging planter, Zen and modern fuse in fantastic harmony. Mosaic Pattern —  Copyright © Original Style

Gorgeous kitchen mosaic backsplash
Contrasting kitchens are in! This subtle yet dramatic mosaic backsplash adds a squeeze of excitement to this classy kitchen, paired with earthy chairs and brilliant white cupboards, this tantalizing, fresh pattern takes center-stage! Kitchen Mosaic Backsplash —  Copyright © The Summerlin Home

A handmade mosaic portrait that adds flare to the space
This exciting piece emerges in seductive sophistication from a grey marbled wall, paired with contrasting geometric décor and a gorgeous two-tone palette, the luxurious crimson femme elevates the room whilst remaining minimal. Mosaics Designs  —  Copyright © Eileen McDonough

2. All that glitters, is gold 😉

Gold is always in style, and the implementation of this luxurious shimmer into modern home accents always goes down a timeless treat. Take a look at gold making its ageless appearance in some captivating mosaics.

Stunning handmade mosaic statement wall
This glimmering display fuses the natural world with the opulence of gold. Trees entwine as butterflies play around their flaming blossoms, a true display of femininity and luxury contrasting home accents. Mosaic Design —  Copyright © Sicis

Black and gold elegant bathroom mosaic backsplash
This shimmering black and gold mosaic oozes a dark elegance and luxurious opulence. Asymmetrical gold triangles mingle on a jet black tile background to create a daring yet comforting home accent. Mosaic Design —  Copyright © edecor Trends

With wildfires, rising sea levels and extinction more rampant than ever, more people are embracing the natural world as something to protect, love and admire. This is not only seen in activism but in the way we choose to express in our homes, it seems that many people are favoring soft, natural materials and practicing mindful living in a less artificial and more earthy space. Natural materials provide us with a calm and reflective space; a place to remove ourselves from the all-consuming screens and daily worries and kick back in our own natural paradise. Themes include; natural colors, soft white and grey, and perfect imperfection.


3. Pebbles, pebbles, pebbles…

The natural uneven delight of pebbles is all the rage with this year’s natural vibe. Perfectly misshapen and randomly sized, they give a relaxed, organic feel to bathroom spaces.

Pebble bathroom mosaic backsplash
The pebble bathroom mosaic is most definitely in, offering gorgeously imperfect randomness whilst maintaining a truly classic and natural calming beauty. Soft grey makes a wonderful accompaniment to a white bath and wooden home accents. Pebble Mosaic Design —  Copyright © Island Stone

4. Earthy browns — a true Zen palette

Bringing organic tones into the home mirrors the reflective quality of the outdoor world, no longer do you need to hike out to the mountains to find meditation space (although you totally should do this), but you can find a calm ambiance in soothing earthy shades in the comfort of your own home.

Natural mosaic artwork makes a beautiful statement wall
These dark, earthen glazed tiles create a truly hypnotic calming space, the richness of natural browns give one the feeling of being a million miles away, perhaps in another time altogether. Pair with autumnal florals and natural ceramics for a true nature aesthetic. Mosaic Tile Design —  Copyright © Domus

Contemporary kitchen mosaic backsplash
In keeping with the contemporary contrasting trend, these earthy tiles bring another dimension to two-toned tiling. With asymmetrical placement and a lovely imperfect polish, this rustic display brings softness and organic comfort. Wall Mosaic Design —  Copyright © Walls and Floors

Beautiful mosaic design that transforms  the space
This fabulous mosaic design combines sandy stone tiling and contemporary design. An earthy sink backsplash is paralleled by two thin-tile stripes, framing it in contemporary perfection. The larger, earthen tiles point in the opposite direction for an even more visually dynamic symphony. Mosaic Tile Artwork —  Copyright © Atlas Ceramics

5. The natural allure of sandstone

Sandstone has been revered for years as a durable, beautiful earthy material, one that creates a gorgeous desert getaway vibe. Bringing sandstone into the home, particularly in the bathroom warms and softens the atmosphere, creating a luxurious, reflective bathing space.

Stunning texture mosaic artwork
This timeless stone creates a deliciously warm and textured hue. This distressed mosaic brings culture, coziness and a rustic edge to your home. Sandstone can be matched to any room, from bathroom to kitchen. Mosaic Artwork —  Copyright © Caroline Ashwood

Wonderful sandstone shower mosaic inlay
This wonderful sandstone shower mosaic brings a warming and relaxed ambiance to the bathroom, meticulously placed in a seemingly effortless order; this sandy floor work transports you straight to the beach. Bathroom Mosaic Artwork —  Copyright © Pebble Tile

Happy New Year, I hope you enjoy the mosaic beauty our new decade has to offer, and as always, happy mosaicking!


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75 Comments

  1. Amber Myers
    January 15, 2020 at 4:35 pm — Reply

    I like a lot of these styles! We do want to brighten up some rooms, so I’ll keep these in mind.

  2. Trent peek
    January 15, 2020 at 6:25 pm — Reply

    These are great ideas for me as I am going through a Reno right now and need advice.

  3. Chelsea Sauve - Wandure
    January 15, 2020 at 7:07 pm — Reply

    I’m loving these mosaics! Really quite a lovely addition to any space. I will absolutely be bookmarking this. Thank you!

  4. Myrah Duque
    January 15, 2020 at 7:26 pm — Reply

    These mosaics are gorgeous! They will indeed brighten up any room and give it the touch.

  5. Stephanie
    January 15, 2020 at 9:27 pm — Reply

    I really like the natural colors and the sandstone mosaics. But, at the same time, the contrasting ones look amazing and as a UCF alumni I really like the black and gold.

  6. Marie Phillips
    January 15, 2020 at 10:50 pm — Reply

    I love all of the gold and black. I wish I could be redoing my baths right now, but I am going to be moving soon. I will update the next house.

  7. Amanda
    January 15, 2020 at 11:41 pm — Reply

    The black and gold ones are stunning! I’m loving the metallic trend!

  8. tween
    January 16, 2020 at 5:02 am — Reply

    I didn’ t realize before how beautiful mosaic can make furniture, make them stand out with the patterns.

  9. Cristina Petrini
    January 16, 2020 at 5:14 am — Reply

    I’m sorry I don’t have a house where I can let off steam with mosaics and where they would look good. I love them!

  10. Ny
    January 16, 2020 at 5:59 am — Reply

    I love the geometric black and white theme with gold added. The triangle tiles in the bathroom are gorgeous. I’ll certainly be looking into more monochrome tones for my bathroom this year.

  11. Emma
    January 16, 2020 at 7:27 am — Reply

    These all look lovely! I especially love the black and white ones!

  12. Krysten Quiles
    January 16, 2020 at 8:08 am — Reply

    Eek there are so many really great options! Thanks so much for sharing this with all of us!

  13. Sheryl
    January 16, 2020 at 8:35 am — Reply

    Pinned this as well! I love mosaics and tiles in general! Patterns are so attractive and this compilation of 2020 trends is perfect!

  14. Y
    January 16, 2020 at 8:57 am — Reply

    It is too early for me to tell what is the trends for 2020 but by looking at your suggestions, I am totally loving it and would love to incorporate some of the designs and patterns into my home

  15. Erika Ravnsborg
    January 16, 2020 at 11:24 am — Reply

    I love that golden room with the tree. That is just fantastic.

  16. Sarah Afshar
    January 16, 2020 at 11:33 am — Reply

    I love gold with iridescent stones. There is something so beautiful about it. Thank you for sharing all of these incredible styles. It truly gives me great ideas on what I want to do with my own home.

  17. Margaret
    January 16, 2020 at 11:40 am — Reply

    These are all gorgeous. I especially love the black and white contrast and the earth tones. Just beautiful!! Hoping to redo our bathroom in the next couple of years and we’ve been talking about doing something like this. I’ll be bookmarking this article. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Erin
    January 16, 2020 at 11:42 am — Reply

    I love the mosaic look! I’m hoping to add some mosaic tiling to my kitchen this year. Thanks for this inspiration

  19. Joanna
    January 16, 2020 at 11:44 am — Reply

    I like the black and white contrast, I think it is very elegant and modern in the same time. When I decorated my bathroom I did choose mostly dark colors, I love the contrast between light and dark.

  20. Catherine
    January 16, 2020 at 12:27 pm — Reply

    I really love the way it looks in the kitchen! Great styles here.

  21. Pearl Haskins
    January 16, 2020 at 12:37 pm — Reply

    Oooh this kind of reminds me of style from the 1920s! I love the black and white contrast look.

  22. Tara Pittman
    January 16, 2020 at 2:30 pm — Reply

    Now I want to redo another room.Just so I can have some of these looks

  23. Joy Della Vita
    January 16, 2020 at 3:03 pm — Reply

    Last year I went to Casa Decor in Madrid and they truly had some stunning Mosaic bathrooms, you should definitely visit this years Casa Decor for additional inspiration *-*

  24. Holly Lasha
    January 16, 2020 at 3:45 pm — Reply

    What a fun trend. I can definitely see putting mosaic slab into some of my decor.

  25. Ashley
    January 16, 2020 at 4:25 pm — Reply

    I am loving the back splash in the kitchen. I wish we could re do ours in our house like this now.

  26. Laura
    January 16, 2020 at 4:38 pm — Reply

    These mosaic styles in the first bathroom look amazing.Thank you for sharing, I love it x

  27. Angela Campos
    January 16, 2020 at 4:49 pm — Reply

    I am loving all of these patterns. My favorites are the pebbles and sandstone though…very chic looks!!!

  28. Andrea Wiener
    January 16, 2020 at 5:57 pm — Reply

    I’m really into the black and white thing

  29. Dan Reyes
    January 16, 2020 at 8:08 pm — Reply

    Cool and interesting mosaics here. Thanks for sharing this post.

  30. Nina
    January 16, 2020 at 8:18 pm — Reply

    These are such unique styles! these patterns are very eye-catching and innovative.

  31. Eileen M Loya
    January 16, 2020 at 9:28 pm — Reply

    I love the bathroom with the black and white mosaic tiles! Oh and those gold colored faucets made a big impact on the over-all effect.

  32. Marjie Mare
    January 16, 2020 at 10:13 pm — Reply

    Everything looks so beautiful. I feel like having a house remodeling by looking at those pictures.

  33. Marysa
    January 16, 2020 at 10:54 pm — Reply

    I love the pebble design! These are great trends. It is nice to know what options are out there and what is trending.

  34. Cindy Ingalls
    January 16, 2020 at 11:03 pm — Reply

    I would love to incorporate some mosaic tile in my home!

  35. Christa
    January 17, 2020 at 12:19 am — Reply

    Bring on the gold! It’s such a great look. I can’t believe we’re in a new decade! I can’t wait to see what new trends emerge.

  36. Mila R
    January 17, 2020 at 1:20 am — Reply

    I would got ZEN PALETTE! I’m not a fan of black & white in mosaic. However I like both, white or black.

  37. Rose Ann
    January 17, 2020 at 1:33 am — Reply

    Wow, the designs are great as usual..! 😮😊 The bathroom mosaics looks so niceand neat..! I love the colors…!

  38. Krizzia Scollon
    January 17, 2020 at 3:00 am — Reply

    I do love the ideas. Mosaic is so classic and the trends right now definitely give this classic look a modern twist!

  39. Kam
    January 17, 2020 at 3:42 am — Reply

    Oh I love these new mosaic trends! so hard to choose which one. But so far my faves are the black and white contrasts and earthy browns.

  40. Kate
    January 17, 2020 at 4:24 am — Reply

    I love the black and white mosaics, they look so stylish… and the gold is beautiful too – it looks so luxurious!

  41. Ej Requina
    January 17, 2020 at 4:45 am — Reply

    Always love the black and white aesthetic. It’s just so simple yet elegant brings a clean look to the place.

  42. Samar
    January 17, 2020 at 5:42 am — Reply

    The black one really gives a premium feel.

    Loved the way it is looking.

    Thanks for sharing the designs.

  43. Ruth I
    January 17, 2020 at 6:19 am — Reply

    The patterns are mesmerizing. I often prefer mosaic to my home as well. It brings out character and life everywhere you incorporate it.

  44. Hannah Marie
    January 17, 2020 at 6:21 am — Reply

    Mosaics are icing on a cake. It can put so much life to a plain wall or whatever. Brilliant designs and concept.

  45. Rhonda Albom
    January 17, 2020 at 7:09 am — Reply

    So many great patterns. Each time I thought I found a favourite, I scroll on and like the next one even more.

  46. aisasami
    January 17, 2020 at 7:23 am — Reply

    That black and white mosaic pattern is very sosphicated! I wish I could remodel my bathroom with that pattern!

  47. Heather
    January 17, 2020 at 8:30 am — Reply

    I love this trend and want to do something in my home! The black and gold is gorgeous.

  48. Melanie williams
    January 17, 2020 at 8:41 am — Reply

    There are some stunning ones here for sure. I love the look of the pebbles for sure xx

  49. Kez
    January 17, 2020 at 10:07 am — Reply

    I love the black and white contrast. It’s bold yet understated and fits with almost any kind of furniture!

  50. Adriana
    January 17, 2020 at 11:23 am — Reply

    Loving these trends. They are going to be a hit this year.

  51. Angela
    January 17, 2020 at 12:20 pm — Reply

    This is such a cute idea! I might have to try this at home!

  52. Rachel Lavern
    January 17, 2020 at 1:02 pm — Reply

    I agree that black and white contrasts make a statement. I particularly love the bathroom–luxurious and opulent are my words.

  53. Heidi
    January 17, 2020 at 3:03 pm — Reply

    I love the stair step bathroom mosaic and the pebbles wall. What a fun way to change things up.

  54. Nicole Bertrand
    January 17, 2020 at 3:21 pm — Reply

    I love that first picture of the black and white in the bathroom. So different , but timeless at the same time!

  55. sushmita
    January 17, 2020 at 3:52 pm — Reply

    I am not sure about it being a trend or not but black and white, with some contrast of gray is surely going to be ruling my house! 😀

  56. Susan
    January 17, 2020 at 4:49 pm — Reply

    Love the black and white mosaic, could stare at it all day.

  57. Agnes
    January 17, 2020 at 5:55 pm — Reply

    I like the gray-colored mosaic tiles. It creates a fashion and yet homey-looking piece.

  58. Dana Brillante-Peller
    January 17, 2020 at 8:22 pm — Reply

    I’ve always loved the pebbles look. I think it looks better than the bulb ones I’ve seen everywhere.

  59. Ana
    January 17, 2020 at 8:31 pm — Reply

    Oh wow, in love with this new mosaic trend! I personally would prefer black & white contrast design or gold glittery mosaic pattern for my home 😍

  60. Flossie McCowald
    January 17, 2020 at 10:31 pm — Reply

    I’m not really a fan of the black-and-white look in decorating – it’s generally too modern and bold for my tastes. BUT, interestingly, of all the trends you feature here, those are the ones I like the best! 🙂

  61. sup
    January 17, 2020 at 11:10 pm — Reply

    I love the 1920s look for 2020! I have a bathroom and kitchen remodel coming in 2021 so these are great and timeless!

  62. Flo
    January 18, 2020 at 3:26 am — Reply

    You have a good sense of modern design. As someone trying to be a minimalist, these looks amazing.

  63. Bindu Thomas
    January 18, 2020 at 6:59 am — Reply

    Love all the designs, especially the sandy ones and gold and black ones.

  64. Holly Hood
    January 18, 2020 at 1:41 pm — Reply

    These designs are all amazing. I particularly like the kitchen and the dean. The artwork in the dean is lovely. will use some of these ideas when redecorating.

  65. Bree
    January 18, 2020 at 1:50 pm — Reply

    What great home trends! These are all so beautiful, I love the colors and designs!

  66. Lisa fucci
    January 18, 2020 at 3:11 pm — Reply

    The standalone and the pebbles were my favorite. I love the new design trends!!!

  67. Jasmine M
    January 18, 2020 at 11:45 pm — Reply

    I adore mosaic tile. All of these tile designs are absolutely gorgeous. I would love to have some of these designs within my own home.

  68. Bruce Schinkel
    January 19, 2020 at 10:06 pm — Reply

    Really great mosaics! So nice to see a nod to the classic with a modern twist in many of them.

  69. Janay
    January 19, 2020 at 10:07 pm — Reply

    I love the white and black contrast looks. It’s beautiful! This list was phenomenal

  70. Jasmine Watts
    January 20, 2020 at 4:52 am — Reply

    I like the look and I want to do this too! It’s definitely wonderful.

  71. Louise
    January 20, 2020 at 5:35 am — Reply

    I love the mosaic trend! If I can save enough money this year I’m definitely going to be adding it to my bathroom 🙂

    Louise x

  72. Lyanna Soria
    January 21, 2020 at 12:39 am — Reply

    All of those mosaics look absolutely beautiful! I totally love some of them and would look great in our house as well.

  73. Kathy Kenny Ngo
    January 23, 2020 at 10:14 pm — Reply

    Inspiring. It seems bold is the favored look. I don’t know how to feel about that since I am trying so hard to go for minimalism but the first one speaks to me, perhaps as an accent wall maybe?

    • January 24, 2020 at 9:36 am — Reply

      The first one would look perfect as an accent wall for sure.

  74. Kay
    January 24, 2020 at 1:51 pm — Reply

    Beautiful Mosaics here, so much work involved in mosaics!

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