Trending: Tropical

In August we took a look at the tile world’s tropical offerings and this year at Cersaie company after company were incorporating jungle print into their collections. A large range of interpretations of the theme were presented, some with a focus on bright colourful flora and fauna, some incorporating textures and metallics, and some taking a very subtle approach. Over the next two posts, we will be showcasing the awesome variety of this theme from the show.

APE Grupo Cersaie tile Silk Collection Decor Set (3) Toucan Ocre and Graphite (400x1200mm)
Silk Collection Decor Set (3) Toucan Ocre and Graphite (400x1200mm)

APE Grupo brought the jungle theme in a variety of ways. Their Silk collection includes white 3D relief tiles, with the decors heavily reliant on tropical imagery. Decor Set (3) Toucan offers four colour options (Ocre, Green, Blue, and Graphite) and two variations in pattern (sets ABC and DEF) to enable a continuous but varied scene. A similar look is achieved with Decor Set (3) Virnia which comes in Turquoise and features a different set of tropical foliage and fauna.

APE Grupo Cersaie tile Silk Collection Decor Set (3) Biba Graphite (400x1200mm)
Silk Collection Decor Set (3) Biba Graphite (400x1200mm)
APE Grupo Cersaie tile Silk Collection Decor Set (3) Lost Paradise Green (400x1200mm)
Silk Collection Decor Set (3) Lost Paradise Green (400x1200mm)

Decor Sets Biba and Lost Paradise use only the imagery of large jungle leaves and tropical plants, with Biba taking a more colourful aproach and Lost Paradise featuring metallic accented leaves in two colours (Blue and Green). A slightly blingy tropical look is achieved in Marbella which offered a big leaf jungle print in white and gold with glittery accents.

APE Grupo Cersaie tile Silk Collection Decor Set (3) Marbella
Marbella

A service previously covered by Tile Addict is Fiandre‘s Design Your Slab which gives customers the freedom to create any pattern and design that they wish. The company’s demonstrations of what can be achieved with this service in terms of colour and detail take a lot of inspiration from jungle scenes, giving us a whole range of tropical designs to chose from.

Cersaie 2019 tropical imagery granitifiandre design your slabs

From Terratina Group Sartoria comes a range of seven tropical inspired ceramic wallpaper prints, including illustrations of flamingos, watercolour birds, and leaves. In Scenari each design is a unique take on the theme and the fun and lively colour scheme  ties the varied collection together.

Jungle tropical print ceramic wallpaper tiles terratinta parrotland
Parrotland (600x1200mm)
Jungle tropical print ceramic wallpaper tiles terratinta camaergue
Camargue (600x1200mm)

From Polis Ceramiche comes Jungle Azzurro, a delightful combination of neutral blue/grey, navy, and vibrant orange. These tiles were featured alongside a selection of similarly coloured tiles with a textured efffect, highlighting the use of tropical print as a feature next to a more toned down colour palette. The absence of green also gives this design a completely different mood, whilst the bright orange monstsera leaves give a nod to the traditionally colourful theme.

jungle print tiles polis ceramiche jungle azzurro
Jungle Azzurro (300x900mm)

Technolam takes yet anther approach, refraining from bright colour and producing the leaf effect pattern solely with stone look variations. Although the tiles do not focus on detail like many of those covered previously, the jungle theme is still very present – the dark earthy colours are not unlike those that can be seen deep in the jungle and on a tropical forest floor. The size variety of the leaf motif adds to how effective this style is at presenting the jungle theme.

Cersaie stone look jungle effect tile cersaie 2019
Geo line (1000x3000mm)
Cersaie stone look jungle effect tile cersaie 2019
Geo line (1000x3000mm)

There are many more companies and their offerings to come in the jungle print series including smaller format tiles, textured greyscale designs, and block colour foliage scenes.

APE Grupo
GranitiFiandre
Terratinta
Sartoria
Polis Ceramiche
Technolam

A new post by Hanna Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, October 2019.

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