Cooperation in Colorplay

Marazzi‘s new collection features a range of soft inviting neutrals designed to act in partnership with bolder hues or work with more elaborate decors. In keeping with the trend identified by Ceramics of Italy, this delightful mix of colours is on the muted side, each evoking calm. Colorplay’s base shades Cream, Sage, Taupe, and White, and the darker Anthracite and Blue have a relaxing group … Continue reading Cooperation in Colorplay

Ceramics of Italy Trends Spring/Summer 2019

In February we took a look at the five biggest trends anticipated to take the tile world by storm. Each has taken the stage over the past few months, but for Ceramics of Italy, the breakdown of Italian tile producers from Coverings in Orlando and ICFF in New York means we’ve now been treated to a slightly different set of trends. This selection of six … Continue reading Ceramics of Italy Trends Spring/Summer 2019

Too much Terrazzo?

It’s been claimed to be both a growing trend and a dying one. Interior designers don’t seem to agree on 2019’s taste for terrazzo. Terrazzo with a twist was a very big trend last year, with multiple designs creating a vast range in materials, colours, and finishes. There has been a growing trend towards Terrazzo-effect tiles and Tile Addict has been following the numerous terrazzo-inspired … Continue reading Too much Terrazzo?

Rivoli Grey, Luserna and Saboya from Mainzu (150x300mm)

Old Meets New

Both tradition and its partner, craftsmanship, are things consumers are excitedly welcoming into their homes. Whether it’s the comfort factor that comes along with natural textures and colour variations, or the uniqueness they provide that can be hard to locate in modern, sterile environments, the incorporation of artisanal interior elements is a trend that cannot be ignored in 2019. Thankfully it’s also a trend that … Continue reading Old Meets New

Prismatik from Fuoriformato (1000x3000mm)

Texture Happy

Textured tiles of all kinds are cropping up everywhere, expanding on the movement trend from 2018. Whether they are sculpted, moulded, embossed or etched, tactile tiles are going from strength to strength. Some texturised patterns that appeal to both the hand and the eye don’t necessarily make a statement of the relief. Instead they work to complement design creating a complete look with fine, tangible … Continue reading Texture Happy

Creations Big and Small

Stretching from floor to ceiling, large format tiles are here in a big way. Rather than selecting separate materials and colours for wall, countertops, cabinets and backsplashes, it’s now trendy to simply extend the floor upwards. This has a grand impact on interior spaces, especially open plan living areas, creating a clean, smooth expanse. Onice showcases this theme throughout their catalogue for Cevisama. Their large … Continue reading Creations Big and Small

Scale Garden from Realonda (307x307mm)

Shaping up Nicely

The prevailing mood is; hexagons are out. Although they were big last year, it is thought that 2019 is the time for them to make way for more creative, organic shapes. These range from the elaborate Arabesque to the simple triangle. It has also been thought this will be a big year for fish scale. Naturally, companies have a lot to offer in terms of … Continue reading Shaping up Nicely

Cementine Blanco, Cementine Ocre and Brush Ocre Deco from Mainzu Ceramica (200x200mm)

Colouration, Colouration, Colouration!

Increasingly cropping up in interior style last year, this 2019 trend isn’t shying away. Bold, lively use of colour is here to party. Both interior design and the fashion world have warmly welcomed colour back into the fold, with the former shirking classic neutrals in favour of something a little more fun, and the latter recalling the colour-blocking style from 2011. Interior designers are especially … Continue reading Colouration, Colouration, Colouration!

Shades Dawn Blot hexagons by Ceramiche Piemme

Displays of Diversity

Ceramiche Piemme will be presenting four new collections at Cersaie. Stone Concept and Freedom recreate the natural effects of stone. The Shades collection, by Gordon Guillaumier, reproduce brush strokes and veiled finishes. Majestic, the latest design from the 2018 Valentino by Ceramiche Piemme collection, was inspired by refined Italian marbles. Continue reading Displays of Diversity