2021 Design Trends for Brick

 In Brick & Stone News

We’re only a few months into the New Year but we’re already learning what designers and architects are imagining for their next big projects. While people are looking to keep things modern with trends like industrial and farmhouse, they’re doing it more colorfully, incorporating nature and honoring the environment with sustainable practices. And we’re loving watching how our clients incorporate brick into many of their designs. So, based on what we’re seeing, here’s our insight into 2021 design trends and how brick will play into them.

Colorful life, colorful design in 2021

While the trend of having a bright white space may not go away any time soon, people are looking to add more pops of color. We’re even hearing that some clients feel the white trend doesn’t reflect their own colorful lives.

Monochromatic color schemes

New designs are making statements with monochromatic color schemes. We’ve worked with architects who appreciate the range of brick to incorporate a crisp brick within a clean design for a very modern monochromatic look. Paired with natural stone, siding, and a gorgeous green landscape, brick is integral to every monochromatic statement.


Monochromatic color scheme brick design

Dark and moody color schemes

On the other end of the spectrum, aged brick is full of character and is still popular to give projects weight, credibility and presence. Some interior spaces are becoming unexpectedly dark and moody with the warm and rich colors of thin brick, which provides a palate of textures, colors and aesthetics.

Natural color schemes

Brick in more of a natural state, has the ability to be timeless.  We’re seeing a surge of “warehouse” walls, background for many different aesthetics – Old World, industrial, hipster, a contrast for contemporary design. Designers continue to choose brick as the perfect backdrop for changing styles.


Exterior brick accent wall

2021 design trends by space

We’re also seeing clients show a preference for statement backsplashes and accent walls – and they’re taking them all the way up the wall. Our thin brick makes a “wow” backsplash in modern bathrooms, entertainment/bar walls and kitchens. Because thin brick comes in small packs, we’re seeing people get creative. They’re blending and making unique designs by mixing with other materials like stone, glass and wood. They’re even cutting it and manipulating it into different shapes.

Outdoor rooms are expanding to include more kitchen conveniences and even outdoor ovens.

In these spaces, the brick only improves with age and weathering.

For commercial and even some residential exteriors, we’re seeing architects mix brick with other materials – metal, steel, glass and wood.  This mixed look is great for modern, contemporary design because it can mix to create so many unique looks for a series of storefronts.

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