The grey and white colour trend has steadily shifted as we enter 2018 into a warmer and refreshing pallet of greige, sage green, powdery peach, taupe and sultry blue hues. 2018 shades are set to be modern and simplistic but with a touch of warmth. These mellow shades are perfect to introduce colour into the interior without it being too over-whelming, and to establish an earthy organic style.
Designers are continuously seeking ways to push the boundaries to create something not yet seen before and mixing shapes with materials in a way not yet explored. This year we will see even more irregular geometric tile shapes, in rich bold shades, as well as vintage handcrafted styled shapes. The fresh geometric trend offers a fun bold style to interior designs.
We have begun to see an emergence of terrazzo tiles over the past year, and 2018 welcomes the artisanal style tiles as a key interior trend. The return of terrazzo is inspired by the popularity of concrete look tiles, with fine granules of granite, marble and cement embedded within. The terrazzo style is set to be on par with the Calacatta marble trend which ruled 2017. Discover Merlara and Cocoon porcelain tiles to create the look.
Subtle surface textures and richly embossed tiles are a growing interior trend that offer a subtle tactile look with the use of a singular colour. These tactile elements can be used to create stunning decorative impressions but with a delicate approach. Floral embossed tiles also add to the botanical trend which emerged in 2017. The tactile patterns combined with the hard surface of porcelain brings a stunning softness and feeling of nostalgia and individuality to any interior space.
Parquet floor tiling will be making a huge comeback in 2018, with more designs featuring the trend, predominantly in wood effect. Herringbone flooring adds a great sense of style and fluidity to interior settings for an incredibly modern look. Wood effect tiles have been growing in popularity for a while now, but the formats they are presented in continues to change, keeping the look fresh and interesting.
A handmade style signals a broad shift away from clean, minimal surfaces, to embrace the ‘perfect imperfection’ interior trend. The unique, tactile qualities of each tile brings a stunning, relaxed beauty to interior designs.
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