Interior Trends 2023

Interior Trends 2023

By Lee Thornley

Dec 30, 2022

A big thank you from all of us for your support and business this year. 2022 was a busy year for us all at Bert & May, seeing us grow our product ranges into porcelain, terrazzo, and marble tiles and opening our third UK store in Bristol! We're excited to see what 2023 brings. Let's talk about what we think will be trending this year…

Thank you to all our clients for sharing your inspirational projects. Below are a few of our favourite posts of the year... Follow us @bertandmay for more.

@thelandscapelodge, Lyndon Higginson, @rosegeorgedesign

Image 1: Soho Home via Pinterest 

My tip of the year is “textured colours".  I believe customers will move away from flat colours and use more textured finishes such as limewash paints. Below are some more predictions from our Creative Director Ruth Webber. 

2023 interior trend predictions from Ruth Webber:

Taking tiles into the bedroom.

Over the years we have seen many more tiled headboards and tiled plinths for baths in bedrooms. Tiling a full bedroom floor, often thought only for warmer climates can definitely work here too. Cement tiles have a tactile finish, velvet smooth underfoot and work with underfloor heating. Layered up with a rug and even create a tile rug effect with combining plain tiles and delicate patterns.  

Image 2: @lucywilliamshome

An earthier palette.

Over the last year we have explored the softer and more earthy side of our palette. In 2022 we launched Sweet Yellow into our patterns, bringing the earthier and more neutral tones to the forefront of our collections. And I believe this look of golden tones will continue. 

Discover our neutral tile and green tile collections.

For 2023, the nature inspired palette will continue. 

Iris has sat in our palette for a little while, a soft heathery tone, works well paired with earthy tones or rich when paired with deep reds and pinks. This year we will bring Iris into our pattern collections 


Led and inspired by our own reclaimed tile archives and art and design history.  This decorative look and the patina finish is our heritage and our passion. A softer take on the maximalist look.

More tile ideas to get excited about this year

Here are some more of our dearest tile collections for 2023.

1. Glossy, reflective finishes

Forever a favourite of ours - we love to see glazed tiles across walls and their ability to reflect light in such a captivating way. The glaze finish gives them a lustrous, almost jewel-like quality that can make any room feel brighter. The glossy little works of art have taken the interior design world by storm this year, and it's no surprise.

2. The classics that keep on giving

The metro tile has been a design staple for over a century, and it's not hard to see why they remain a popular choice. Originally known as "subway tiles," these rectangular tiles were first used in the early 20th century to decorate the walls of New York City's subway system. It wasn't long before their understated elegance caught the eye of architects and designers, who began incorporating them into interior spaces. Fast forward to today, and metro tiles are iconic, a beloved design classic, favoured for their clean lines, versatility, and timeless appeal.

 3. Blush pink beauty

Bring soft femininity to your interiors with blush pink tiles. The Bert & May colour palette is all about the pared-back tones inspired by our reclaimed collection. And with shades of blush, plaster, opal, and leather pale we have all the delicate pinks ready for this year. They lend themselves beautifully to a variety of textures and finishes, from glossy to matte and textured. Effortlessly elevating spaces with understated glamour.

 4. Warm, deep, royal colours

On the bolder side of our palette, embrace the regal beauty of forest green, intense garnet, and navy blue tiles. These sumptuous shades are the perfect way to add richness to your home. They also pair beautifully with a wide range of materials, from gleaming brass and polished marble to warm rustic wood, to create a stunning look.

5. Rustic, raw edges

With natural, earthy texture, and colour – terracotta tiles have been enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Exuding a sense of warmth and authenticity, with their rich, warm tones and organic surface, they have a raw and edgy appeal, evoking the rustic charm of Mediterranean villas and sun-soaked Spanish haciendas.

6. Natural stone

Celebrating what nature gave us – porcelain tiles and marble tiles are prized for their unique characteristics and earthborn artistry this year. Each stone has its own distinct look, with variations in colour, pattern, and texture. From the rugged charm of slate to the smooth elegance of marble, natural stone materials are timeless and grow more beautiful with age.

7. Floral motifs

A new addition to our pattern collection created with Fired Earth – the Turenne porcelain tile. This reclaimed design has been repurposed and given a new interpretation using gentle, subtle tones. We just love the cosy ambience it brings to a space. A growing desire for nature and wellness will bring floral and botanical patterns into spaces this year.

Need more inspiration? Visit our gallery showcasing some of our favourite looks.<

We look forward to creating more timeless interiors together in 2023!

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