Looking to redecorate? Why not borrow these outdoor tile design ideas for your own home?
- Be striking with black, white, and shades of gray.
- Make it monochrome.
- Find symmetry in geometry.
- Have the tiles command the space.
- Use standing tiles as conversation pieces.
- Mix and match tiles for eccentric flair.
- Go for bestselling crowd favorites.
Handcrafted cement tiles are truly iconic pieces of home design. The thought, detail, and craftsmanship that go into each tile represent over a century’s worth of history, and their customizable features make them ideal for any room of the house.
Cement tiles can also be used beyond the four walls of a humble abode. These tiles acquire a subtle natural patina with age, thanks to their exposure to the elements. So while we don’t recommend their use in fully outdoor areas, they’re great for semi-outdoor places like patios, porches, entryways, gazebos, or lanais.
If you’re looking for designs for outdoor tiles in the Philippines, look no further. We’ve got a few design ideas inspired by our very own Machuca tiles chosen by our clients!
Be striking with black, white, and shades of gray
Black and white are far from boring when used in intricate, noteworthy designs that showcase the creativity of our designers and the keen attention to detail of our craftsmen.
Whether you opt for flowy curves and smoothed edges, or sharp angles and patterned shapes, there’s a whole gallery of options of black and white tiles available for you!
The best part is that they are understated while still making a statement, striking in appearance yet simple by design — just take a look at our client Gubat In The City patio with our 040 tiles. Not all tiles can boast the same thing!
Make it monochrome
Matching your floor tiles to your walls, furniture or other home fixtures is a tried-and-tested way to achieve a symmetrical and perfectly balanced aesthetic.
You can stick to one tile pattern — just as Circa 1900 chose for this semi-outdoor area — or mix and match tiles in the same shade for more flair.
A great example of this is these exclusive custom stair riser tiles we installed in Maremegmeg Beach Bar in El Nido — inspired by native Palawan tribal hieroglyphics.
Just like the grayscale option, monochrome is far from boring when done right. Best of all, it always makes for an elegant, clean-looking sight.
Find symmetry in geometry
Shapes come in all angles, curves, and sizes, and we can’t get enough of them. Geometric patterns on tiles provide a sense of order and stability to any kind of outdoor setting. They’re also great for blending into the background and providing understated elegance to your patio, porch, or lanai.
To offset loud or intricate patterns, we recommend using plain or simple furniture that doesn’t clash to maintain balance — see what Gunita Villas & Pavilion did with our tiles and their décor for some inspiration!
Have the tiles command the space
Conversely, your tiles don’t always have to blend with the background. In fact, they can be the center of attention. Understated or plain furniture and décor direct the attention towards the tiles for a modern, sophisticated look that’s still classy and timeless.
Our tip: you can use these tiles with contrasting decor like in the first photo, or with furniture of a similar shade like in the second one from La Vie Parisienne, Cebu (credits to @rhonnelts)
Use standing tiles as conversation pieces
Intricate tiles don’t have to stay beneath your feet. Use standing tiles to line your walls or gardenscape features, adding a rustic feel to any outdoor scene. They’ll make a striking statement for anyone who happens to glance their way, and we guarantee those passersby will stop for a better look!
You can see this style implemented beautifully at the private cafe Mrs. Saldo’s — amongst the lush foliage are these bold, brightly colored tiles that instantly draw your eyes to the accent wall.
Mix and match tiles for eccentric flair
We’ve stuck with repeating patterns of tiles so far, but all rules are meant to be broken. Nowhere has that statement rang truer than in putting together similarly-colored or aesthetically-similar tiles to form a hodge-podge statement wall, just like in this photo taken by @famella_mama.
Trendy and whimsical, this style idea works for floors, too. The idea is so good, you just might find it featured among your guests’ photos the next time they come over!
Go for bestselling crowd favorites
Still not sure what tile to use? Why not put these tips together and opt for a tile that, somehow, has managed to worm its way into everyone’s hearts (and apparently, everyone’s establishments)?
Our special feature for this section of the article is Tile 115, a bestseller from our square tiles collection. You can find it in its original black and white coloring — just like The Nest by the Sea did for their laundry room — or opt for another color like in the second photo above (photo credits to @jaxtersuarez007!)
Outdoor tile designs in the Philippines can transform any kind of space from plain to exquisite. If you’re considering our tiles for landscaping some areas of your home, we’d love to direct your attention to these intricate, elegant designs that are lovingly crafted by our skilled artisans.
For more tile designs, view our catalog. If you want an idea of how these tiles look when in use, you can also check out our gallery or Instagram page. Make sure to tag us in your Machuca Tile photos—we’d love to see how our tiles beautify your space!