Midnight Blue has been named Original Style‘s Tile of the Year 2019, following on from last year’s Heath by The Winchester Tile Company. Given the predominance of blue as the highlight hue of choice at Cersaie, and Ceramics of Italy’s recent identification as The Blues as one of the seven hottest tile trends for 2019, blue really does seem to be confirmed as today’s accent colour of choice.
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4 thoughts on “Mellifluous Midnight”
A great choice. Blue hues are clearly very popular at the moment and these tiles bring in many of the nuances that are unique to ceramics. They remind me of the traditional English ‘Staffordshire Blue’ engineering bricks that built many of Brunel’s famous bridges back when our railways were a matter for national pride! (fortunately Ketley and Ibstock still make the bricks). You mentioned Cersaie: I was very disappointed to see that the rest of the industry is even more focused than ever on imitation stone and wood rather than expressing ceramic materials as, low and behold, ceramic materials! More on that rant here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/ceramics-dying-post-truth-to-materials-world-alexis-harrison/
Alexis. If you have read my comments over the years in TSJ, Tile Today and the blog, you will know that I couldn’t agree more. That’s why I try to bring companies like Mutina, etc, to the forefront. Glad to find a fellow enthusiast in cutting-edge ceramic tiles, Joe
Great work Joe, keep it up!