Fireplace Tile Ideas (Unique Designs)

Here our gallery of fireplace tile ideas including the materials, unique designs, contemporary and modern options, and the best tile to use for a fireplace.
Do you have a fireplace that needs improvement or are you looking for new ideas and inspiration? One thing you can do to breathe new life into a fireplace is to transform it into one made from tiles. If you don’t know how and what to do with it, here are some designs you can check out.


Fireplace with Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tile is one of the most affordable and practical types of tiles you can use for home construction and renovation. Here are some ways that the material is used as fireplace tiles. 

Beautiful living room with couches, chairs, fireplace, and a high ceilingThe living room in this luxurious home features a ceramic fireplace tile, where a giant flatscreen TV is mounted. The ceramic tiles are in white, matching the color of the room’s walls, and extending from the floor to the ceiling. 

Simple living room with fireplace tile design, recessed lights, shelves, and couchesThis minimalist living room has an indoor fireplace style with tiles, making it appear more elegant and structured.

The tiles match the color of the brown rug underneath the coffee table while the gray pillows match the color of the cushions and the grayish cabinets lined up along the fireplace.  

There are different kinds of tiles and you can use many of them in your fireplace. Here are some of the different types of tiles and some fireplace tile ideas to check out.

Living room with wood wall, flooring glass, coffee table, fireplace, chairs, and recessed lightingThe ceramic fireplace tile in this trendy living room stands out because it’s different from the wooden walls and flooring in the area.

The gray ceramic tiles match the color of the couch and chairs in the living room. And the glass-top coffee table adds elegance to the entire room.

Beautiful living room with wood floor, fireplace, sofa, couch, glass, and windowsThis elegant living room showcases a contemporary style fireplace with gray ceramic tiles, amidst white walls, ceiling, rug, and couch.

The two single couches on the other hand match the color of the hardwood flooring. This matching of colors helps round up the look of the room. 

Simple living room with fireplace, couches, chairs, wood flooring, lamps, and windowsIn this particular living room, the ceramic fireplace tiles have a geometric design that’s eye-catchy yet fits the room when it comes to colors and vibe. The tiles have this gold hue that adds a luxurious feel to the fireplace and the room in general.

If you want to design your own, you can read more about popular fireplace dimensions here.

Fireplace with Stone Tile

Another type of tile to consider for your fireplace is stone tile. While they can be more expensive, they also have higher quality and has this authentic feel to them.

Here are some fireplace stone tiles and designs you can use for inspiration.

Pale yellow antique paint color of living room with brown sofa, chair, rug, fireplace, bookcase, lamp, windows, indoor plant, and curtainThis elegant and luxurious living room has an interior design that features stone fireplace tiles, matching the wall accent found on its left side. The color palette of the tiles also matches the palette of the rug, having one powerful style. 

Living room with stone fireplace, mantel, indoor potted plants, leather couch, and windowsThis comfy and homey living room features stone fireplace tiles with neutral colors ranging from light beige to dark tan. It also has dark brown couches with a small wooden center table that showcases a bit of a rustic appeal. 

Modern living space with fireplace, couch, wood floor, and glass windowsThis living room has a linear fireplace with stone tiles, extending to the high ceiling, further emphasizing its height.

The gray stone tiles match the color palette of the couch and some parts of the wall, making it look at home in the current style of the room.

Mid century modern living room with linear fireplace, couches, chairs, indoor plants, and recessed ceiling lightsThis modern living room features a wide linear fireplace structured with stone tiles turning it entirely into fireplace accent wall.

The room is filled with neutral colors brown, tan, and beige from the flooring to the different types of furniture styles and save. Save for a couple of white accents in the ceiling, pillows, and lampshades. 

Fireplace with Mosaic Tile 

Mosaic tiles are another consideration for your fireplace renovation. Mosaic is a quirky and fun style and if this is what you’re going for then it’s worth a try.

Here are some mosaic fireplace tiles ideas you can view for inspiration.  

Beautiful fireplace with mantel and tile designThis fireplace is lined with mosaic tiles in the form of repeated light-colored hexagon shapes. 

Fireplace with mosaic tile design and a stack of logsWhile the stack of firewoods can definitely be a show-stopping element in this area, the unique design of the fireplace is also notable.

The see-through glass on the two sides of the pillar displays the fire inside and the mosaic tiles serve as the fireplace’s border. 

Simple fireplace with mosaic designThis elegant natural gas fireplace has a glass surface that displays the fire and wood inside. The mosaic tiles bordering the glass surface add to the fireplace’s aesthetic. 

Fireplace with tile design in a room with wood flooringThis luxury home showcases an elegant fireplace, with mosaic tiles bordering the area and adding to the extravagant appeal of the room. 

Brick Tile Fireplace

Living room with fireplace, accent wall, couch, rug, wood flooring, and glass doorIf you want a more rustic style for your fireplace, you can also design your fireplace with brick tiles. In this trendy living room, the fireplace is contained using gray bricks patterned on top of each other.

The gray color matches the gray rug beneath the coffee table at the center of this chic living room.   

Unique Design Fireplace Tiles

If you want to design your fireplace in a unique way, there are quirky tile designs you can check out and use. Besides the tile designs, you can also creatively arrange the tiles in a unique way.

Here are some unique design tiles you can do for your fireplace.

Beautiful fireplace with intricate tile designThis modern fireplace showcases a sleek and large mantel and hearth. The unique design on the tiles gives this fireplace additional texture, upping its aesthetic. 

Beautiful living room with brown accent wall, fireplace, shelves, white couches, rug, staircase, and glass windowsThis luxurious living room showcases a brown accent wall integrated with a modern fireplace. The fireplace is further structured with white and brown tiles that match its design with the accent wall and the rug. 

Modern living room with fireplace, marble accent wall, couches, and recessed lightingThis luxurious living room features an extra large size fireplace structured with black granite and natural white travertine stone in big tiles.

The white tiles contrast magnificently with the dark wood floor while the white stone coffee table contrasts the dark brown rug, giving the room a more rounded look. The yellow couch and chairs provide an additional texture in the mix. 

Fireplace Wall Tile Ideas

If you want to cover an entire wall to improve on the looks of your fireplace, you can do that too using tiles. Here are some of the fireplace tiles that you may also consider as accent wall ideas in the room they are installed in.  

Living room with large picture window, fireplace, black accent wall, couches, table, and ceiling lightThis luxury living room features a black and white color scheme, where black and white are divided within the room through a black and white striped rug.

On the left is the white couch and on the right is the black fireplace with its black tiles.  

Bathroom with fireplace, tile flooring, tub countertop, drawers, and shower areaThe master bathroom is installed with a fireplace with a black border and neutral-colored tiles. The tiles have the same color and flooring as the shower tiles. 

Minimalist living room with black couches, fireplace, and floor rugThis rectangular natural gas fireplace features neutral-colored tiles that match the general appeal of the living room. The rug beneath the glass coffee table adds a certain charm to the room. 

Fireplace with yellow tile designThis chic living room showcases a rectangular gas fireplace housed within chartreuse green tiles. The green color of the tiles stands out in this room, giving it a brighter and cheerier vibe. 

Floor To Ceiling Fireplace Tile Ideas

Besides covering an entire wall, another style you can follow for your fireplace is to have the tiles run from the floor to the ceiling. Here are some ideas worth checking out. 

Living room with fireplace, sofa chairs, wood floor, and windowsThis homey living room has a fireplace with solid black tiles that run from the floor to the ceiling.

While the leather couches and furniture are in neutral tones, the color of the fireplace pops in this light-colored room. The bold color somehow adds vibrancy to the room. 

Living room with floor to ceiling fireplace, chairs, wood flooring, and ceiling lightsThis large open-concept room has a fireplace strategically installed in the middle of the gigantic space. Despite the tall height of the ceiling, the tiles of this fireplace run from the floor of this gigantic room towards the ceiling. 

Covered patio with gas fireplace, vaulted wood ceiling, table, chairs, and recessed lightsAnd to give a twist to this rustic living room, this rectangular fireplace is housed in white tiles that extend from the floor to the wooden ceiling.

The black accent wall contrasts the white tiles of the fireplace, creating a beautiful color combination. 

Living room with cathedral style ceiling, fireplace, couch, and televisionThis luxury living room houses an elegant couch set-up with a modern fireplace with yellow tiles that start from the floor towards the high ceiling. The same yellow tiles are used in the walls in the entire room. 

Living room with fireplace, black accent wall, couch, floor lamp, wood flooring, and window curtainIf you want a minimalist yet modern style living room, you might want to consider this stylish fireplace.

This modern fireplace is housed in elegant and bold black tiles that run from the floor to the ceiling, adding a luxurious charm despite a minimalist appeal. 

Contemporary Fireplace Tile Ideas

If you have a contemporary-style home, you may want to choose a contemporary-style fireplace. And you can use tiles to establish this style.

Here are some contemporary fireplace tile ideas you can use for your own home. 

Outdoor space with fireplace, chairs, small table, and tile flooringThis minimalist fireplace is installed in this cozy outdoor living room with a wooden center table and chairs. The fireplace is located near the chairs and table set up to give warmth to people who will sit on the chairs.

It has beige tiles housing the fireplace that make the entire area look bright and lighter. 

Living room area with couch, chairs, recessed lights, and fireplaceIn this living room, a contemporary fireplace stands out because of its creative tile color and styling. While the room is dominant in neutral colors, the fireplace tiles add the color blue to the mix, which makes it different and adds texture to the room’s design. 

Modern Fireplace Tile Ideas

Besides a contemporary style, you can also skim through modern fireplace tile ideas so that you will have more options to consider. Here are some choices you can check out.

Modern living room with a fireplace, glass window, couch, sofa chairs, rug, carpet, television, and recessed lightingThis luxurious living room has a modern fireplace housed in dark gray to black tiles reaching from the floor to the ceiling. The fireplace delivers an elegant addition to the room that contrasts with the color of beige walls and rug. 

Outdoor area with tile fireplace, wood floor, and chairsThe modern fireplace in this luxurious covered patio extends from the wooden flooring to the wooden ceiling. The fireplace tiles have this orange and black colors that wonderfully imitate the colors of fire and coals. 

Living room with tile fireplace, wood flooring, chair, lamp, and window curtainsThis luxurious living room shows a burning natural gas fireplace with a black border and housed inside dark grey brick tiles.

This dark-colored fireplace also serves as a shelf where frames, indoor plants, and small decor are displayed on top. 

Spacious living room with fireplace, tile flooring, chairs, and staircaseThis spacious and elegant living room uses neutral colors, from the gray rug and couches to the beige flooring and tan walls.

The modern fireplace is wide but not that tall and has brown tiles that cover most of the fireplace. The white marble tile accent adds elegance to the room. 

Living room with beautiful fireplace, wood floor, and furniture piecesThis contemporary style living room features a modern gas fireplace housed entirely inside gray tiles walls. The gray tiles are a bit lighter compared to the gray rug and couch, having a monochrome color combination.

The black accent in the lamps, pillow, fireplace, and table decor provides a popping color in the room.  

Best Tile For Fireplace

Admittedly, there is a variety of tile options you can use for your fireplace. The best tile would be the one that can offer you good quality and aesthetic yet at the same time won’t rob you blind because of its price.

And of course, the style of the tile must match what you have going in your home and room. Here are some of the best tiles applied in the fireplace you can check out. 

Simple space with wood table, chair, fireplace, and windowsThis modern home office features a fireplace with stone tiles and walnut veneer, offering two different looks for the room.

The walnut veneer wall has lights mounted on it, adding lighting to the room, along with foud oversized windows that reach the ceiling. The walnut veneer wall matches the wood flooring and table, unifying the style of the room. 

Bathroom with fireplace, accent wall, hanging light, tub, and mirrorThis luxurious bathroom showcases a modern fireplace housed inside light gray tiles, matching the color of the walls inside the room and allowing the white porcelain tub to pop out and stand out. 

Living room with tile fireplace, chairs, and mirrorsThis living room features a modern fireplace in the middle of the room, with a black and glass window and light gray brick tiles housing it.

The whitewashed style fireplace color of the tiles matches beautifully the color of the chairs and the rug beneath the wooden coffee table. 

Beautiful living room with fireplace tile design, wood flooring, couches, recessed lights, and windowsThis beautiful living room showcases a rustic fireplace with a golden border and is housed inside the white wall. The gold color provides both the rustic and luxury appeal for the room, and at the same time matches the color of the hardwood flooring and wooden shelves. 

Simple living room with fireplace, couches, indoor plant, and windowsThe modern fireplace in the living room is settled inside a brown accent wall that runs from the floor to the ceiling. The color of the accent wall matches the dark brown of the couches.

See more related content in our article about the best fireplace wood mantel designs on this page./

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Written by Matthew Sherborne

Matthew has been writing about interior design since 2015 when he founded He owns a design firm and enjoys working alongside interior designers and architects to share new and exciting design trends, picture galleries, and room layouts with his readers.

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