Top Natural Stone Trends in 2022

Natural Stone is timeless, luxurious, and stunning no matter how it’s used. Natural Stone can be used in many different capacities to create a beautiful look in the home. Like most interior design materials, natural stone trends come and go. Check out the rest of our blog for the hottest natural stone interior design trends of 2022. 

Shades of Brown 

For years shiny white and dramatic black marble has dominated the design world but 2022 has seen the emergence of browns and beiges. Homeowners are falling in love with natural, more subtle designs as opposed to the flashy looks of the past. Darker chocolate browns are not as harsh as black marble while shades of beige make a great neutral option.

Metrology Hexagon Mosaic in Dark Emperidor Crema dark brown flooring
Metrology Hexagon Mosaic in Dark Emperidor Crema
Metrology Hexagon Mosaic in Asian Statuary Lagos Temple Gray floors
Metrology Hexagon Mosaic in Asian Statuary Lagos Temple Gray

Bold Looks 

Shades of brown might be in but we haven’t forgotten their bold counterpart. Bold marble looks are still very much “in” in the design world. Designing with marble in your home elevates your space in a seemingly natural effortless way. Bold, heavily veined marbles are gaining popularity for their visually striking features. Calacatta & Carrara marble in particular have been designer favorites for quite some time. 

Bianco Angelica 12x24 Marble Marble shower
Bianco Angelica 12×24 Marble
Marble
Bardiglio Dark 3x6 Marble in Dark Marble backsplash
Bardiglio Dark 3×6 Marble in Dark Marble

Cohesive Marble Bathrooms

This might not be a trend but it is a pro tip for a cohesive bathroom space. Designers are designing using the same stone collection to create natural tranquility for a bathroom.

Arabescata Carrara Select 6x12 Polished Marble bathroom with walk in shower
Arabescata Carrara Select 6×12 Polished Marble

Glass Mosaics

Intricate and delicate design is back with the resurgent popularity of glass tile, specifically geometric glass mosaics. Glass mosaics reflect light and enhance any space and is gaining popularity as a go to for backsplashes and accent walls in 2022. 

Picket Mosaic Natural Stone in Calypso kitchen backsplash
Picket Mosaic Natural Stone in Calypso

Indoor/Outdoor stone 

With the push for more natural design, we are seeing a convergence of indoor-outdoor living spaces. Homeowners are achieving this in multiple ways. Not only are our homeowners leveling up their outdoor space with tile and natural stone but they are also bringing the outside in with stone ledgers and choosing to go with more rustic stone or stone look floors in places like the sunroom and patio deck. 

Dolomite Dotty Mosaic Natural Stone in Bianco outside shower wall
Dolomite Dotty Mosaic Natural Stone in Bianco
Rustic II Cladding 4 3/4 x 15 1/2 Natural Stone Ledger Panel in Tropical White accent stone wall
Rustic II Cladding 4 3/4 x 15 1/2 Natural Stone Ledger Panel in Tropical White

Patterns 

Natural Stone is not immune to the pattern craze that has been a staple in the design world for a few years now. Patterns like chevron and herringbone have been popping up in design, everywhere! We are particularly fans of this trend when it’s incorporated into stone backsplashes as it creates dynamic interest in a space without being too overwhelming. 

Dolomite Chevron Mosaic Natural Stone in Bianco kitchen backsplash
Dolomite Chevron Mosaic Natural Stone in Bianco
Herringbone Mosaic Natural Stone in Bergamo Polished vanity bathroom backsplash
Herringbone Mosaic Natural Stone in Bergamo Polished

Texture 

Texture is huge this year, not only does it bring dimension to your space but it also adds some visual interest. An easy way to incorporate texture into your interior design is to add pebble stones to your space. Pebble stones come in a variety of colors and are versatile enough to fit any type of design and any room size both big or small. 

King Pebble 16x16 Natural Stone in Flores Green bathroom floors
King Pebble 16×16 Natural Stone in Flores Green
Perfect Pebble 12x12 Natural Stone in Alpine bathroom accent wall
Perfect Pebble 12×12 Natural Stone in Alpine