D'Autore Donna from Natucer tile trend 2020

Cevisama Curiosities III

These exciting design tid-bits are one of our favourite things about these events, and there are still more curiosities to share from the show. One stand that had some wonderfully inspiring designs was Natucer whose collections repeatedly that stood out to us. Their 130 by 130mm D’Autore Dolce is unbelievably gorgeous, a textured mixed-glaze marvel that can be personalised to a client’s specification. Presented at … Continue reading Cevisama Curiosities III

Weaving and Panelling

Continuing our look at some of the mini-trends from Cevisama are two that lean towards the old-fashioned, replicating classic materials with ceramics. Tile textures have been all the rage for the past few years with companies exploring what can be done, and tactile surfaces adding an enticing element to interior design. At this year’s show there was one such surface that was especially appealing – … Continue reading Weaving and Panelling

Ike Summer from Codicer 70s retro tile trend 2020

Hot and Cold with 70s Retro

There were a few trends around Cevisama that didn’t make it to the big list, but they’re still worth a mention. Florals didn’t stop at quaint and delicate or bold and tropical, for many companies they simply went hand-in-hand with their retro revival designs. Exaggerated curves and cartoonish shapes paired with earthy browns, yellows, pinks, oranges, greys, and blues to create a 70s style. Continue reading Hot and Cold with 70s Retro

tiles from vernis grey tild trend 2020

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

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. Continue reading Ten Years of Tile Timber

cerasarda pastel nautical marine collection cersaie 2019

Pretty Pastels

The bold colour trend of the year has definitely not disappeared, however some companies have preferred to take a gentler approach. Incorporating pastels in a range of ways, these soft collections add a graceful air to interiors. Fabresa is using pastels in a variety of ways throughout their collections, from the watercolour look purples and greys of Vita and delicately coloured Spatule, to one collection … Continue reading Pretty Pastels

Trending: Tropical II

Paul Ceramiche presented one of the most colourful selections of jungle print tiles at Cersaie with their Yes! Collection – offerring a whole range of bright colours in variations of green, blue, red, orange, and yellow, and a pattern that was solely leafy in nature. It was one of the most effective presentations of a jungle themed range, with demonstrations of its use in interior … Continue reading Trending: Tropical II

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 … Continue reading Trending: Tropical

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. Continue reading Creations Big and Small

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. Continue reading Colouration, Colouration, Colouration!

Patina Party Participation

Inspired by factories and urban lofts, and translated for residential and commercial interiors, each of Caesarstone’s Metropolitan surfaces has been created to reflect the authentic textures of raw manufacturing, such as oxidized steel, poured plaster and raw concrete. Using cutting-edge technology, weathered patinas have been achieved in quartz for what is claimed to be the very first time. Continue reading Patina Party Participation

Rondine Inwood 3D Multicolour

Walking In A Wooden Wonderworld

Rondine’s Inwood range features ceramic surfaces with a charmingly rugged feel to both sight and touch.

 The six colour options, with their attractive warm tones, have been selected to bring out the natural essence of wood in all its beauty and imperfection. The tiles’ shade variations are capable of creating different moods depending on how they are laid.

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Woven Wonders

A well-chosen range of decors, mosaics, and trims further extends Ceramica Sant’Agostino’s FinaArt range’s design scope. The woven-effect decor is particularly impressive; making this range the ultimate expression of the fabric-effect tile trend. Continue reading Woven Wonders

Turning Back The Years: Pt 2

Tile surfaces resembling natural textures have been around for some years now. One influence remains natural fibres, such as seagrass and coir, but the relief surfaces have become subtler, with new decoration techniques giving a false perception of depth of relief: thereby improving the cleanability of the tile’s surface. Timber effects are still surprisingly prominent. The look now is more towards simulating distressed and aged timber floors, and the darker hues of heat-treated woods and exotic rain forest timbers. In terms of format, the trends is away from parquet-effects towards larger planks – just as it is in the actual wood flooring market today. Continue reading Turning Back The Years: Pt 2

Brooklyn Beauty

Refin’s new Voyager collection of faux tin tiles offers beautifuly aged and patinated finishes in a porcelain tile that closely resembles the beautiful tin ceilings so popular in New York at the turn of the last century. Continue reading Brooklyn Beauty

Mandarin's Paintbox Raspberry Gloss in 400 by 100mm

Palette Psychoanalysis

While greige, taupe and buttermilk are clearly the dominant palette in today’s homes, there is still plenty of scope for more vibrant, optimistic, hues: and for accent colours that celebrate life rather than withdraw from it. Continue reading Palette Psychoanalysis

A selection of genuine Antique Terracotta floor from Lapicida.

Trending: Antique Terracotta

Lapicida, which offers a wide selection of original antique terracotta tiles, salvaged from 18th and 19th Century buildings, mainly in France, reports that terracotta floors are now gracing some of the smartest interiors with their warm, natural appeal. The epitome of relaxed living, they come in a wide range of pinks, reds and creams – reflecting the clays native to the regions from which they hail. Continue reading Trending: Antique Terracotta