Weathered is the final strand in the 2018 tile trend report from Kristin Coleman and the team at Novita PR in the USA. This key trend was identified following close observation of the new collections from the top Italian tile manufacturers at Cersaie 2017.
A departure from the soft, romantic effects of the other trends, weathered is a style with staying power. From stones with scratch marks and colored rustic planks to rusted tin tiles and oxidized metals, these tiles mirror an ongoing fascination with unfinished spaces, worn surfaces and vintage effects.
A good example is Treverklife from Marazzi that reproduces the look of Venice’s iconic “briccole” with signs of erosion from seawater and tiny circular holes left by wood-boring molluscs.
Additional collections include: Ghent by ABK, 20Twenty by Emilceramica, Montpellier by Fioranese, Tube by Imola, Metaline by Italgraniti, Velvet by LaFabbrica, Type by Marca Corona, Glocal by Mirage, Voyager by Refin, ColorArt by Sant’Agostino, Pierre de France by Serenissima, and Il Cotto by Tagina.
A new post by Joe Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, January 2018