Hottest Pool Tile Trends for 2024

Hottest Pool Tile Trends for 2024
by Cristi Oramas

When you think of your dream pool, you probably imagine yourself relaxing in the cool water, the sun shining down on your face while a cool breeze passes over you. As you take in the beauty around, you find that you’re truly at peace. But what’s the secret ingredient that completes this idyllic scene? The perfect pool tile of course! 

Today we’ll take you on a journey through the top 10 pool tile trends of 2024. From the mesmerizing colors of iridescent tiles to the excitement of glow-in-the-dark pool tile, this list is full of options that are reshaping the visual landscape of modern swimming pools. So, sit back, relax, and let’s dive in.

Beautiful, all-glass tile modern pool overlooking a forested mountain side.

1. Tiny Tiles, Big Impact: The Rise of Small-Format Glass Tile

Good things come in small packages, and in this case, small tiles. Small-format pool tiles have become a popular trend in 2024 for their incredible versatility and charm. These tiles tend to be 5/8" x 5/8" and 3/4" x 3/4" compared to the traditional 1" x 1" format creating a modernized look with a flair of sophistication. Available in a wide variety of colors, finishes, and textures, there’s an option for everyone, no matter their individual style. 

Choosing small glass tiles, like those from renowned brands like SICISMurrine Mosaics and Trend offers practical benefits as well. Their small size makes installation a breeze as they fit nicely in tight corners and around free form, irregularly shaped pools.

SICIS small-format white glass tile used in an all tile pool.

Small-format mosaic tiles are also one of the best choices for an all-glass tile pool finish. When installed properly, glass tile is not only one of the most durable, but the most beautiful pool finishes. Using small-format tiles means there are more tile chips per square foot, which in turn, means that sunlight has many more surfaces to bounce off, helping to achieve a stunning visual affect no other format can.

Woman relaxing by the edge of an infinity pool tiled in small-format tile by Trend.

2. Shimmering Brilliance: The Magic of Iridescent Glass Tile

In 2024, Iridescent glass pool tile is on the rise as a captivating trend. It’s a favorite among homeowners and designers alike for its radiant beauty. This distinctive glass tile possesses a unique quality, reflecting and refracting light in a dazzling array of colors. As the sun shines upon its surface, this type of glass creates a breathtaking spectacle of hues, transforming any pool into a glimmering paradise.

Iridescent glass tile is incredibly versatile. For example our Blue Planet 1" x 1" by Vidrepur is not only a favorite choice for all tile pool finishes, but it is also used to create visual focal points within your pools-cape. These areas include raised spas, waterlines, feature walls and tiled sun shelves. Available in a diverse range of shapes, size, and color combinations, these pool tiles offer limitless options for any style. 

A luxury pool in the backyard of a modern home. It's tiled completely in the Blue Moon 1" x 1" glass tile by Vidrepur.

3. Illuminate Your Evening with Glow-In-The-Dark Tile

An innovation in pool tile has unfolded with the introduction of glow-in-the-dark glass like that of the Fireglass collection by Vidrepur. During the day, they seamlessly integrate into the pool’s design, reflecting light and subtle hints of color. However, when night falls, the tiles unveil their concealed enchantment, emitting a gentle, ethereal glow that transforms any area into a mesmerizing focal point.

Glow in the dark pool tile such as our Blue Fire 1" x 1" glass tile can be used to cover an entire surface or as an accent. Whether used to cover an entire surface, or as an accent, glow-in-the-dark tile casts a spellbinding ambiance over the pool area, turning any ordinary night into an extraordinary one.

Glow in the dark glass tile from the fireglass series used in a pool to mimic the stars in the sky.

Speaking of accents, glow-in-the-dark features beyond tile have become popular elements in outdoor design. From the innovative Night Vision grout collection from Litokol, to the creative and playful glow-in-the-dark pool mosaics from Element Glo, these visually stunning additions transform any pool or spa into a whimsical oasis that will enchant you and your guests for years to come.

Glow in the dark dolphin mosaics installed over glow in the dark aggregate in a pool.

4. Embrace Tranquility with Blue Pool Tile

Blue tile maintains its prominence as a favored trend in 2024. Known for its serene and calming aesthetic, blue tile is one of the most highly-sought-after colors for pool tile. The diverse range of shades available allow homeowners and designers to mimic everything from the striking color of azure skies to the inviting, glistening waters of the ocean. A trending customer favorite is the brand new Avalon Blue Mixed glass tile by Artistry in Mosaics, pictured.

mixed format, iridescent blue tile surrounding a spa

Take the 6” x 6” Turquoise glass tile from the Moonscape series also by Artistry in Mosaics. This tile is the perfect size if you’re only looking to tile a waterline but is also beautifully suited for more. Its bright, airy color and light texture create the perfect, welcoming atmosphere for any pool.

Whether opting for glass or porcelain tiles, shades spanning from rich sapphire to vibrant turquoise are available, all of which will capture the essence of relaxation and renewal.

Blue 6" x 6" tile in a luxury pool behind a large, modern home.

5. Expansive Elegance: Large-Format Pool Tile

Another significant trend in 2024 is the use of large-format pool tiles. This new trend is all about asserting a bold presence while crafting a seamless, elegant ambiance. Large tiles introduce a sleek and contemporary feel that elevates the allure of any pool and spa.

Distinguished brand, Aquatica, has recently released their new Coral II series, and Waves II series showcasing some stunning 6” x 20” porcelain pool tiles. This line has quickly become a favorite for those looking to create a fresh new look in their swimming pool, and it’s no question why with its beautiful blend of colors! 

The implementation of large format tiles greatly reduces the amount of visual grout lines, creating the illusion of additional space, a more refined look and high-end aesthetic. Moreover, the fewer grout lines, the fewer areas for dirt and grime to collect, making cleaning and maintaining your pool a breeze.

Large-format porcelain tile used in an all tile pool

6. Black Pool Tile Returns to the Spotlight

Bold, modern, and timeless, black pool tile has made a triumphant return in 2024. Diverging from the conventional lighter hues commonly found in pools, black tiles introduce depth and contrast to your pools surroundings, adding a touch of modern sophistication. 

Edna Black glass tile by Vidrepur in a luxury pool behind a mansion.

If you're worried that black tile might darken your space too much, fear not! You can still achieve the vibrant and welcoming atmosphere you desire while embracing the striking allure that black tile is known for. By incorporating textured and 3D black tiles, you can enjoy the perfect balance of light and drama, blending the best of both worlds effortlessly. For this pool Vidrepur's Edna Black, pillow texture glass tile sets the stage.

The Black Iridescent tile also from Vidrepur is a very popular black glass tile commonly used in all-glass tile pools. Its subtly texture catches sunlight in a way that will have you feeling like you’re swimming amongst black diamonds.

An all glass tile pool with black glass tile overlooking a stunning, forested mountain side.

7. The Tried-and-True Appeal of Subway Tile

Subway pool tile continues to hold its own as a premier trend in pool design. It’s a cherished tile for its enduring elegance and adaptable, classic style. Crafted from glass or porcelain, subway tiles present a clean and sophisticated aesthetic that blends into various pool styles. Available in just about any color imaginable, this popular tile adds a touch of subtle visual interest through its sharp, angular lines.

Beyond their aesthetic appeal, subway tiles offer practical advantages. Renowned for their smooth surfaces, they resist water, fading, and staining, ensuring long-lasting durability. This inherent resilience translates into easy maintenance, offering homeowners more time to relax and enjoy their pool and less time on upkeep.

Blue subway tile in a pool waterline.

8. Traditional Style with a Modern Twist: Patterned Pool Tile

Made popular through traditional, Mediterranean styles, patterned pool tile has made the list in 2024 with a new, modern twist. Manufacturers like Aquatica and MSI have breathed new life into the classic patterned porcelain tile with new, fresh colors and modern geometric designs. They’ve seamlessly blended modern sensibilities and old-world charm and the result is a beautiful assortment of options that offer timeless style.

A 6" x 6" white and blue patterned porcelain tile in a pool waterline. The image features the pool steps that are adorned with matching step markers.

Porcelain isn’t the only option, however. Our Geometro collection by NSR has taken patterned pool tile to new heights through the production of intricate, geometric glass mosaics. Pre-mounted for easy installation, this mosaic pool tile collection is changing the game, easily becoming an eye-catching focal point in any pool or spa.

Choosing mosaic tile for your pool opens a world of possibilities for customization. Can’t find the exact pattern you have in mind? No problem! Through custom production services, you can create the pool and outdoor space of your dreams.

Geometro glass patterned tile in an all tile pool.

9. Sophisticated Simplicity: Neutral Color Pool Tiles

Neutral pool tiles are rapidly gaining popularity in 2024. Pool owners are captivated by the airy, rejuvenating ambiance that lighter colors create. Whether it’s the gentle tones of a soft pastel, the warmth of creamy neutrals, or the understated elegance of the various shades of white, light-colored pool tiles have emerged as symbols of contemporary style.

Light colored neutral tiles used in an all glass tile pool in the backyard of a luxury home.

In fact, white pool tile acts as the perfect blank canvas to create the highly-sought-after aqua-colored water found in luxury resorts around the world. Mimicking the allure of the stunning Caribbean Sea, white tiles reflect a combination of sunlight and the clarity of the blue sky, resulting in blue waters that entice the senses and will keep you and your guests outside all year long!

White tile used in a beautiful backyard pool with a gazebo.


10.  Swim in Luxury: 24K Gold Tile

Gold pool tiles epitomize luxury and opulence, elevating pools and spas to a new level of extravagance. Each tile undergoes meticulous crafting, featuring genuine 24k gold leaf that creates a breathtaking shimmer that commands attention. 

The rich, warm tones of gold cast a radiant glow across the water’s surface, transforming the area into a sanctuary befitting royalty. Used as an accent to accentuate architectural features, 24k gold pool tiles provide an unparalleled sense of glamour unmatched by any other material.

24k gold tile used in a luxury hotel pool

These pool tile trends for 2024 offer diverse options to elevate any pool into a stunning retreat. Whether you aspire to infuse luxury with 24k gold tiles or make a bold statement with black glass tiles, the trends of 2024 present endless possibilities to craft a pool paradise that reflects your individual style and preferences.

At AquaBlu Mosaics, you can find these, and many other trending pool tiles to create the pool and outdoor space of your dreams. Don't hesitate to contact us at (800) 971-1442 for help with your next pool project.