SHAPES & SIZES
Large Brick Format
Gone are the days of metro and traditional bricks – kit-kats are the slightly thinner and longer version of the ever popular format. Be on the lookout for the new size, 228 x 75mm, giving them a more sophisticated and elegant look.
Creative Tiling Patterns
In 2017 be sure to opt for innovative, exciting tiling patterns. Instead of the traditional brick bond pattern, try the herringbone style – a layout that’s set to be big in the coming year.
If you’re planning to be bold with shapes, 2017 has lots in store for you. Consider hexagons – they are going to be seen everywhere this coming season and they suit all styles of interiors.
Looking for the best of both worlds? Pick traditional terracottas – they are also making a spectacular comeback and are available in the hexagon format too.
The beauty of mosaic tiles is that they can be added to both flat and curved surfaces, making them ideal for shower rooms!
- JEWEL-LIKE TONES
Colour trends are driven by Pantone. They are the market leader when it comes to all things colour, setting the trends every year. 2017 will be all about rich, deep, vibrant greens and sultry blues, with names like Kale, Greenery, Lapis Blue and Niagara. You can find similar shades which are a true colour match for the green trend, richly toned and available in a glossy finish. These are very special products which allow you to choose from a field tile, metro tile or a large brick and add a variety of mouldings with beautiful decorative designs.
Or, if the jungle colour scheme isn’t for you, try moody blues instead. Choose tiles in Pantone’s Lapis Blue and Niagara – two blues on the opposite end of the scale. Lapis Blue is a strong colour, Niagara on the other hand is more of a grey-blue, very similar to the Dulux Colour of 2017, Denim Drift. Tiles are perfect for adding some on trend colour to a bathroom or kitchen.
If these colours feel too bold, there are some more neutral tones that Pantone recommends, such as a soft pink called Pale Dogwood, or a subtle nude called Hazelnut.
Pattern is big right now, again in both fashion and interiors. You will see modern zig-zags resembling the Art Deco style, some micro-florals and Moroccan inspirations as well. Tiles are an excellent way to add instant colour and pattern to a scheme and – quite frankly – there’s nothing more stunning than walking into a kitchen or bathroom and seeing a statement floor.
There is one main rule of thumb – keep your units neutral so the floor is the main focal point. This also works for a bathroom – keep the sanitary ware simple. Keep everything balanced or it will be too overpowering.
- CLASS & SCALE
Large format tiles are becoming increasingly popular. They are great for making a room appear bigger and if you choose light-toned tiles then they will also lighten up a room that lacks in natural light. Natural stone replicas – such as marble-effects – are both classy and timeless.
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