I think it's fair to say that I think about tile a bit more than the average person. I also get very excited about tile trends, and one of my favorite recent developments in the world of tile is a new look that's actually quite old: rectangular tiles laid in a herringbone pattern. I can't get enough of it, especially in the bathroom.
It's a look that recalls the chevron and herringbone floors in storied old Paris apartments, but still feels new and fresh. The "plaid" tub tile is probably the first thing that will catch your eye in this bathroom by Caitlin Wilson — but the herringbone floor tile is the perfect complement, adding a classic touch to the bathroom.
This bathroom from Domino is full of subtle pattern — well, that is, until you get to the very bold pattern up top.
The black herringbone floor in this bathroom from Inside Out helps to ground the space, while adding a stylish touch.
In this bathroom from Made a Mano, a pink herringbone tile floor provides an unexpected touch that really makes the room.
The especially long, thin tiles in this bathroom from Style Me Pretty make for a particularly classic look.
Although herringbone tile is a look that can be very understated, there are also ways to go a bit wild with it. Case in point: this bathroom from Made a Mano, where switching some of the white tiles for colored ones makes for a dynamic, colorful space.
And yes, this is a kitchen, but this dark tile from Sarah Sherman Samuel is to die for, so we're including it. The thin brick tile from Fireclay, laid in a herringbone pattern, provides the perfect finishing touch to a luxurious but understated kitchen.