penny round tile patterns

How To Find Your Perfect Tile Patterns

Posted On March 25, 2021

The Penny Round tile pattern is often seen in historical homes, or public spaces with a palpable grandeur of the past. I can certainly see why they were such a favorite. They offer an eye-catching talking point when arranged into a mosaic. Their humbled, small, circular shape means they’re entirely capable of ornamenting large wall and floor spaces. So, these tile patterns are an ample choice for cultivating a vintage feel. The true power of the penny round is that they work within an abundance of modern interior styles too.

Don’t be a Square, Opt for the Circle Instead

Penny rounds are small and have a dainty spherical shape. This makes them an ample selection for use in a wide variety of interior trends. These tile patterns are capable of both minimalism and maximalism, when coupled with different color palettes, or incorporated into a mosaic. The penny round tile is your best friend when it comes to adding a touch of rare personality to your interiors.

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Penny Round tiles on the bathroom floor look amazing!

Don’t worry about excessive spacing in between your penny rounds like I was. More space for grouting may draw the eye to all the wrong places. However, this is where the tiles’ dainty shape comes into play. Especially when combined with inviting tones, such as the Black Honed Penny Round Marble tiling available in our collection, the small size of the penny round tile means it’s perfect for packing in close quarters, to the point where they rival their square counterparts effortlessly while offering a lot more originality.

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Calm Any Space with Cool Colors

Penny rounds have historically been available in a variety of bright colors. But, for a truly modern look, I believe cooler tones and earthy neutrals are the way to go. Penny round tiling available in our Marble Systems collection. We, of course, fashioned from the finest natural stones. The result is alluring tiles with raw colors.

Silver Shadow Honed Penny Round Marble Mosaic

Size:11 1/4x11 3/4

Black, Britannia, Snow White Honed Penny Round Plaid 1 Marble Mosaic

Size:9 27/32x9 27/32

Black Honed Penny Round Marble Mosaic

Size:11 1/4x11 3/4

In particular, the Silver Shadow Honed Penny Round Tiles on our site is a favorite of mine, for their charmingly crisp hue that creates a tranquil interior. However, if it suits your fancy, as it often does mine, the Black, Britannia, Snow White Honed Penny Round Plaid 1 Marble Mosaics, provide a simple arrangement, that while only employing the natural marble colors, results in an awe-inspiring mosaic that would be a credit to vast walls, and smaller installations alike.

Appeal to Your Inner Designer with Mosaic Tile Patterns

Believe me, I could not complete this month’s edit on penny round tiles without mentioning the Marble Systems Penny Round Mosaics. Each of those gorgeous circles comes together to form striking tiling. Upon closer inspection, we see that they are made up of equally as impressive mosaics. The Snow White, Allure Light, Britannia Honed Penny Round 8 Marble Mosaics, stands out in the penny round tiling range, as it offers a spectacularly simple, tricolor arrangement of natural stone penny rounds, that when used as individual tiles seem to be just as bold.

How to Find your Perfect Tile Pattern

Used in so many styles by so many greats of interior design, from the Romans to their boom in 1920s housing, mosaics may be more timeless than they first appear. A classic and traditional feel, if that’s what you desire, is certainly possible with penny rounds, as are more art-deco and modern installations. Remember the theme here is versatility, but this can pose its own problems. How do you know which pattern is right for the look you want to achieve?

Snow White, Allure Light Honed Penny Round 7 Marble Mosaic

Size:8 7/16x10 1/16

Snow White, Allure Light, Britannia Honed Penny Round 8 Marble Mosaic

Size:9 1/4x9 29/64

Black, Britannia, Snow White Honed Penny Round Offset 1 Marble Mosaic

Size:11 1/32x12 13/64

The Black, Britannia, Snow White Honed Penny Round Offset 1 Marble Mosaics, create a strikingly modern atmosphere with their geometric layout, achieved with our beautiful marble. Alternatively, the Snow White, Allure Light Honed Penny Round 7 Marble Mosaics, offer a softer approach to the penny round tile designs that I just can’t get enough of, which I’ve found works best in natural and light interiors, where you want to achieve a gentler serenity.

A Note From our Designers

Earthy palettes can create a warm and relaxing living space. However, using too many similar tones can make your room feel a little drab. To avoid this, balance out space with a combination of warm and cool tones. And break up dark colors with accent shades. Indoor plants are ideal for adding a pop of color while still keeping that natural vibe. Finish the look with plenty of textured soft furnishings and accessories.

View our full collection of natural stone tiles and tile patterns here or get in touch with our design and sales team to assist you.


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