We’re halfway through 2017, and we’ve been keeping track trending tile design thus far. What we’ve seen is upward growth in personalized design throughout homes including in bathrooms, kitchen and utility rooms. We also see luxe material tiles that offer functionality and fresh versions of classic tiles in higher demand. Buyers are opting for both new and traditional combinations to create dimension. Here’s an overview of the trending aesthetic that has our tiles flying off shelves.
Into the Rustic
One of the biggest trending tile design aesthetics that we’ve seen is the continuation of wood-looking tile. Manufacturing and design advances have increased the authentic look and feel of wood and woof-grain tiles. It continues to be a top seller. Wood offers a rustic design that easily combines with additional aesthetics in a cohesive and dynamic design. We’re seeing more non-traditional shapes like hexagons and sizes like a resurgence in mid-century modern narrow dimensions and also in oversized tiles. We also see fresh effects of wire-brushed wood-like tiles with pronounced texture and white wash.
More than One Dimension
Three-dimensional tiles are gaining popularity as a result of the depth offered (which can be deepened by fume glaze) and their modern appeal. Clean lines stand out against rich shadow effects, giving life to a room. These tiles come in all shapes (angular to curved) and styles and offer endless combinations for distinctly unique design aesthetics. We’ve seen great products from Kaza, a new concrete tile collection with tactile, three-dimensional elements.
Works of Art
Murrine tiles, a Venetian technique of colored patterns or images created by colored glass rods, are an example of a fresh interpretation of a classic and gaining popularity. The unique design reveals with the cutting of the glass into cross sections. Accordingly, murrine tiles are a composition tile series of hand-cut, artistic glass mosaics. “These precious and unique works of art are derived from real blowups of murrine designs, converted into artistic mosaics to create new decorative and stylish options, specifically designed for contemporary settings.” – TileLetter
Stone Mason’s of Tile
We’re seeing a growing trend in masonry that has been building in the recent years with designers embracing interpretations of classic mason like brick and concrete with surfacing and combination materials (like concrete and metal) to create texture. Bluestone is increasingly popular as blue-hue design trends heavily in 2017, while terra-cotta is making a comeback. Marble continues to be a best-seller and this year sees fresh variations on classics like marble brick, mosaics and striking herringbone patterns.
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