A Decade in Colour III

The year 2016 was a big one for many reasons: the EU referendum, the American election, the Zika outbreak, continued terror attacks, we lost Prince, Bowie, and a host of other icons, Pantone released not one, but two colours of the year, and we saw the birth of Diary of a Tile Addict. As if forseeing a tumultuous year filled with division and incohesion, Pantone’s … Continue reading A Decade in Colour III

Argila by Peronda

A Decade in Colour II

A rich take on hope, growth, and freshness was offered with Pantone’s 2013 shade Emerald. Much like 2010’s Turquoise, this natural stone inspired colour has long been present in building and decor. It was chosen to counteract our complex world, as Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute stated “Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation”. The green shade also fell in … Continue reading A Decade in Colour II

A Decade in Colour I

Last year we made a point of highlighting the importance of colour as it was warmly welcomed back into the design world. It was exciting to see the ways companies interpreted and utilised the new-found passion for pigment, from the varied use of Pantone‘s Living Coral, to the plentiful display of pastels, to the vivacious and vibrant Cersaie stand of Francesco de Maio. Now with … Continue reading A Decade in Colour I

Kaza concrete terrazzo designs

Transforming Terrazzo

A whole new range of precast terrazzo tiles has come to Kaza Concrete. Employing a curious variety of shapes and formats, this collection gives a new lease of life to this centuries old building material. The modular pieces have been designed to give freedom and a wide choice of layout possibilities. Some standard shapes, such as triangles and hexagons feature, although it is those with … Continue reading Transforming Terrazzo

Artesia natural slate hexagonal tiles

Artesia Slate

There is something comforting about this slate range from Artesia. Origami 2’s array of cool toned greys and blues have an unusual warmth emanating from the richness of the shades. The hexagonal tiles are available in three sizes (400 by 400mm, 600 by 600mm, and 300 by 600mm) and vary in tone and texture. Some classic, dark slate, some dappled and pale grey, and some … Continue reading Artesia Slate

Tile Trends 2020

As we’re coming towards the end of the year, it only seems appropriate to outline what can be expected in the tile world in 2020. We’ve scoured many trends lists, and drawn from our extensive exploration at Cersaie to compile our very own 2020 tile trends. Colour One colour in particular has been heralded as one to look out for, and its a slightly subtler … Continue reading Tile Trends 2020

Gigacer translucent textured decor tile collection

Avantime Addition

A masterful selection of colour takes over in Gigacer‘s Avantime collection. Beginning with Tonal, two distinct colour scales offer neutral tones that are both warm and cool. Rich and textured variants of these shades are shown throughout Blanc, Ivory, Braun, and Gris. The vibrant reds and greens added an enticing decorative element, but now Gigacer have added a whole new range of decors to delight … Continue reading Avantime Addition

CTD Architectural Tiles 3D relief new collection

Stripes and shapes

Line and relief play a big role in these three varied new collections from CTD Architectural Tiles. Murals Lines takes a special interest in shadow – offering a simple asymmetrical relief that varies throughout the three formats (150 by 150mm, 150 by 300mm, and 300 by 300mm). The colour palette has been carefully selected to include a range of neutrals and a bolder, brighter Brass … Continue reading Stripes and shapes

Magnified Momo

Large format slabs have been proving increasingly popular, offering an expansive and seamless look, most commonly in marble and stone-effects. Multiple companies have taken this trend a step further, providing designs that take us even closer to the veigning and intricasies of the imitated stone. For example, Bloom from Del Conca, which packs a punch with its magnified marble, making onlookers feel comparatively small. This … Continue reading Magnified Momo

B&W Marble Flor Gres Florim monochrome tile slab collection

Monochrome Marble

It’s rare to find a marble look that is entirely striking and unique, but this simple concept from Flor Gres for Florim takes marble to a whole other level. B&W Marble removes a lot of nuance often present in the waving shades and veins of the natural stone, focusing solely on the most distinct of colours – black and white. In eight styles the monochrome … Continue reading Monochrome Marble