Colour has been one of the key elements influencing tile design of late, with four key shades set to make their mark on surfaces next year. Rich, inky blue, delicate pastel pink, energising green and modern grey are expected to form the core colour palette in 2022, bringing colour and decoration to walls and floors.
With blue hues spanning the full spectrum from tropical turquoise to steel grey-blue, the sky’s the limit with this colour choice, however tones have shifted from light, breezy shades to darker colours which create bold, dramatic living schemes. Expect to see more heritage patterns incorporating blue shades to bring colour to monochrome designs, while gloss finishes will be popular to transform blue shades as the light changes.
Green helps to evoke a sense of wellbeing, calm and tranquillity – making it particularly well suited to relaxed spaces such as the lounge, bedroom and bathroom. Whether it’s soft sage green or a deep emerald tone, there will be a green shade for every space teamed with natural textures and wood to complete the look.
The modern magnolia, grey has become the go-to shade for creating a timeless space. With its many different guises, from warm greige tones through to dramatic cool charcoals, it will continue to dominate interior design schemes. Grey tile designs will span the full spectrum from contemporary geometrics and Victorian-style patterns, through to stone and wood-effects, all designed for maximum visual impact in the modern home.
Soft rose and blush tones will feature in many design schemes, not just as accent colours, entire surfaces will be adorned in pretty pink pastels. These delicate shades soften the look in kitchens and bathrooms and can now be seen in classic formats with matt and lustrous pearlised finishes, as well as on-trend hexagonal tiles and shapes.
When it comes to formats, there has never been a more exciting time to use tiles. With endless possibilities, homeowners have complete creative freedom to create showstopping, one-of-a- kind looks.
Shape is one area where there is the most innovation, with tiles now available in a variety of designs for a fresh take on a traditional square tile. Hexagonal, scallop and elongated rectangle formats are making a huge impact as they can be used in a number of ways. Tessellated hexagonal layouts that cascade down the wall and onto the floor are extremely striking or use a shaped tile sparingly as a small splashback or border to give a room star quality.
The classic Metro tile reigns supreme with its simple shape delivering a whole host of design possibilities. Whether it’s a contemporary family home, period property or industrial open plan apartment, Metro tiles are highly versatile and can be arranged in so many different ways to create a unique look. They make a fantastic splashback or upstand above a bathroom sink and can be used horizontally or vertically for something really different.
Supersized surfaces have become mass market. Not only do they work well in open plan living spaces and family bathrooms, they also suit smaller areas as minimal grout lines create the illusion of a larger surface. For a light and airy design opt for soft beige or silver shade to bounce the light up from the floor, or for places with heavy footfall choose a graphite concrete-effect to cover any imperfections from daily use.
With homeowners investing heavily in creating a garden space they want to spend time in, porcelain tiles have soared in popularity thanks to their unrivalled design potential. Ideal for creating walled gardens, patio extensions with bifold doors, and outdoor seating areas, outdoor porcelain tiles offer an easy to maintain living space compared to natural stone and real timber, and are easy for anyone to install, plus they can be coordinated with indoor tiles to connect outdoor and indoor spaces. Purpose-made for outdoor use, they can withstand all weather conditions, and offer a growing range of designs from minimalistic concrete-effects through to imitation timber planks and intricate patterns.
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