Texture, Layout, and Zellige

Taking a break from traditional layouts, adding texture, and enjoying the hand-made chic of zellige tiles were all identified as being hot trends in 2020. At Cevisama it wasn’t hard to see them coming into affect. Standard formats still maintained prevalence, and it’s now a common site for them to be presented in a vertical or stack layout. These arrangementss can really alter interior appearances, … Continue reading Texture, Layout, and Zellige

Wood-look Wonders II

Companies weren’t just mixing medias in their tiles to create incredible surfaces, many played with texture and detail for covering solutions with a difference. Azulindus y Marti showcased 3D relief tiles that had the appearance of square wooden cross-sections in various natural shades. They also added faux age marks on their 125 by 250mm ranges including Sabina, Old Wood, and DecapĂ©, providing a gorgeous well-loved … Continue reading Wood-look Wonders II

Wood-look Wonders I

A favourite Tile Addict pass-time is sniffing out imitation designs taking it to the next level. Even after seeing hundreds of interpretation, wood-looks remain paticularly exciting, and Cevisama didn’t disappoint. Combining the wood-looks with other materials appears to be increasingly popular. The freedom provided by ceramics enables wacky, impossible, and delightful designs to be realised and there really seems to be no end to what … Continue reading Wood-look Wonders I

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Going for Grey

Nobody did grey quite like Azuvi whose entire stand showcased their signature stylish neutrals in range after range of textured grey surfaces such as Montana Grey, Valley Light Grey, and Dexa Dark Grey. But it wasn’t just neutral natural stone looks that Cevisama had in spades as an overwhelming amount of companies presented delightful designs and patchwork patterns in an assortment of styles and a … Continue reading Going for Grey

Everyone’s got 2020 vision

The most unmistakeable theme of this year’s Cevisama was a play on the new decade. Celebrating the roaring 20s in a stylish fashion seemed to be the priority, looking back a hundred years for inspiration. One of the most dominant and memorable aspects of 1920s design was Art Deco. Since the 2013 remake of The Great Gastby the 20s have been back in style, gaining … Continue reading Everyone’s got 2020 vision

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Capturing Cevisama

Now that Cevisama is over, we will be bringing you our take on the show. We were on the look out for expected trends, delightful designs, and Tile Addict favourites- and we weren’t disappointed. We’ll offer a little more detail in the coming weeks about what we loved, what we saw a lot of, and what surprised us, but for now here is a quick … Continue reading Capturing Cevisama

Ten Years of Tile Timber

If there’s one trend that’s skyrocketed this decade it’s wood-looks. Undeniable amounts of energy have been deployed throughout the past ten years to produce the most realistic, varied, textured, and creative ceramic interpretations of this building classic – so we’ve decided to take a closer look at how this ingenious creation has gone from strength to strength since 2010. We start with a design by … Continue reading Ten Years of Tile Timber

Surface Matter Sweet Shop

Surface Matter are making a tasty statement at this year’s Surface Design Show. Their concept is to show off various innovative materials in a sweet shop pop-up. We have covered each of their surfaces previously on Tile Addict- the memorable Bencore, Richlite, and Durat, and those visiting the show will have the chance to thoroughly explore their many properties. Bowls of miature samples encourage visitors … Continue reading Surface Matter Sweet Shop

Tile of Spain Cevisama 2020 Preview

Cevisama starts next week and it’s always good to have a little look at what to expect, even though the surprises are undeniably exciting, so we’ll keep the previews to a minimum. Tile of Spain have released a tiny amount of sneak peeks of their companies’ collections so we shall share them with you today. First to debut is the La Mine collection from Arcana … Continue reading Tile of Spain Cevisama 2020 Preview

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

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

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Extra 2020 Tile Trends

To go with Tile Addict’s take on the 2020 trends is a little selection of additional elements that we may be seeing more of in the coming year. They were not heavily prevalent in the lists of other trend spotters, but they are still very much worth a mention. One trend that we are especially hoping will take off more in 2020 is coloured grout. … Continue reading Extra 2020 Tile Trends

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

Deco Tayberry for 2020

In keeping with the tile world’s take on Pantone’s Colour of the Year – muted and dusty pinks used in place of the bright and lively Living Coral – Original Style‘s Tile of the Year is a mixture of soft pinks and berry tones. Deco Tayberry was selected for the 2020 honour in a combined effort from Original Style and interior designers 2LG Studio. The … Continue reading Deco Tayberry for 2020