By Sarah Bracy Penn

Published on August 15, 2016

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Photography by HOME DESIGN ETC.

We’re falling for geometric tile… FAST. The international design trend is popping up on our feeds and we couldn’t help but share the spaces that give us serious inspiration. We’re particularly crazy for falling block tile, a hexagonal tile pattern that almost appears three-dimensional. Depending on scale, the tile design works in a variety of spaces — kitchen backsplashes, bathroom walls, even dining room floors. So replace that subway or mosaic tile with something more graphic! Bolder is definitely better.

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Photography by ROOM DECOR IDEAS

Bright yellow and muted beige liven up this otherwise netural bathroom.

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Photography by HOUSE & GARDEN MAGAZINE UK

We love how this graphic black and white tile creeps up the wall from the floor. Then, throw in brass hardware and faucets and we’re really sold.

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Photography by SKYE SAKER VIA PINTEREST

Say buh-bye to those all-white kitchens. This monochromatic blue backsplash introduces a pop of color without overwhelming the eye.

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Photography by ONEKINDESIGN.COM

This Jack and Jill bathroom is doing so many things right. We love the mix of wooden elements, sleek white counter space and that charcoal gray tile floor.

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Photography by ELLEDECORATION.SE

How do you take geometric tile one step further? Ombre, of course! This wall, laid with tiles in shades of gray, adds serious dimension to the space.

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Photography by RUM MAGAZINE

The only thing better than a blush pink kitchen is a blush pink kitchen with mint green tile! We love the simplicity and charm of this pastel-hued kitchen.

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Photography by @SPACE_CRAFT_JOINERY

If you’re still partial to the all-white aesthetic (we still love it, don’t you worry!) try replacing the standard marble or subway tile backsplash with falling block tile. It adds an unexpected element that will set your kitchen apart from the rest.

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Photography by APARTMENT THERAPY

You know we love a small space. This kitchen nook with double bowl sinks and open shelving incorporates two of our favorite things — falling block tile and fresh hydrangeas!

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Photography by CASA DE VALENTINA

Gray, large-scale falling block tile adds enough pattern to this bathroom, no wall art is necessary!

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Photography by ROYAL ROULETTE

Why choose between hardwood or tile flooring when you can have both? Installing both adds eye-catching contrast to this stark white kitchen space.

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Photography by HOUSETOHOME.COM

Gray falling block tile and copper hardware? Yes, please. We love how the different shades of gray play off one another in this gorgeous kitchen.

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Photography by SKYLABARCHITECTURE.COM

This bathroom’s unexpected mix of motifs is both inspirational and on-trend. We love the rustic wood paneling on its back wall, and when combined with that textured tile, it’s a perfect pair.

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Photography by TRANSITOINICIAL.COM

Even in a skinny galley bathroom, gray falling block tile does the trick.

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Photography by DWELL

Sometimes, falling block tile has the ability to make a space appear larger. That’s the case in this bathroom, where black and white graphic tile makes the floor look like it goes on for days.

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Photography by ROYAL ROULOTTE

Although tile and hardwood are totally different design mediums, there’s a seamless transition between this graphic-tiled kitchen and the wood-floored dining area.

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Photography by COSTUME.DK

A blue graphic tile, subtly installed in alternating shades, creates a serene space to take a long, relaxing bath.

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Photography by HGTV

Ice blue and shades of beige pump up the pattern in this tiny bathroom.

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Photography by APRICOTSANDAPPLES.TUMBLR.COM

Talk about a chic shower. Tiled in dark charcoal, black and bright white, it’s making a serious case for falling block tile.

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Photography by DECOR8

Even the smallest amount of geometric tile makes a statement. This sliver of purply-gray tile adds beautiful contrast to those pistachio green doors.

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Photography by MA-CHR.COM

Install falling block tile to the risers of your staircase for serious style.

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Photography by TOPPS TILES

Tan and white graphic tile add subtle pattern while keeping this bathroom streamlined and neutral.

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Photography by APARTMENT THERAPY

White tile with black grout stands out against a bubblegum pink countertop in this sun-filled kitchen.

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Photography by THE MARION HOUSE BOOK

Black and white falling block tile adds depth and character to this small powder room And we’re in love with that mounted sink with brass faucets, too!