With 2017 more than halfway through, we’re already looking ahead at next years big interior trends. This year saw metro tiles, patterns and hexagon shapes rising to popularity, but 2018 is likely to be offering something very different. The team at Tile Monkey are here to explain which tile trends are most likely to take off within the next year.
With industrial and vintage looks still very much in the designers eye, there are a lot of tile effects that are set to be huge next year. Look to concrete and wood effect tiles to achieve this look. With homeowners focusing more and more on combining both style and practicality, these mixed material tiles continue to grow in popularity. These tile are great for achieving a range of styles including Scandinavian and industrial chic. Similarly, limestone and marble effect tiles are included in this as they offer you those same great looks for far less money and maintenance hassle.
Following on from the Scandinavian and industrial looks, metallic tiles are also on track to become a staple piece of any home. Their ability to reflect light can make a room feel more spacious and luxurious in an instant. They can bring that shabby chic aesthetic to a bathroom or kitchen and when paired with the right colours and accessories you are guaranteed to create a stunning design.
Matt and Gloss
Typically, when choosing a tile, a buyer would choose either a matt or a gloss tile. This gives a seamless look that is constant and easy on the eye. However, expected to start cropping up on 2018 is a combination of the two. Creating an almost mosaic design using both gloss and matt tiles gives a dynamic wall or floor that can build a strong sense of dimension to a room. The contrast between the two can create and almost sparkle effect with only some tiles shining from different angles. Definitely a look if you’re wanting to stand out.
Gone are the all to familiar and tired neutral shades, it is now the turn of darker and bolder colours to take the limelight. Safe colours from the natural palette including anything from white to taupe are out and in their place are the stronger, bolder spectrums. Tiles that are darker in colour offer a rich and cosy atmosphere to a room while allowing you to further branch out in to colours in the home. Don’t be too worried about making a room feel small and drab by using darker colours. Plan your tiles meticulously, thinking about the light availability in the room, the size of the room and the accompanying colours so you can create a truly professional looking space.
This past year has seen an incredible surge in popularity for tiles thanks to their constant developing and manufacturing. Their many different materials, finishes, colours, sizes and shapes makes them possibly the most versatile building and design material choice for you home. Don’t overlook your tiles. They are the blank canvas to building and developing your dream home.