11 Apr Tile Trends for 2018
Okay, so, you’ve decided that you need to redecorate your bathroom or have a new kitchen fitted. The burning questions going through your head right now are: “what are the tile trends for 2018?” and “what tiles should I choose?”
There is so much choice out there with every colour imaginable, patterns in their thousands, tile textures galore and materials you may have never heard of that you don’t know where to start!
Top 5 tile trends for 2018
To make your life that little bit easier here are 5 of the top tile trends for 2018:
Add depth to a room with textured tiles. The options are varied ranging from subtle textures to richly embossed tiles that will transform any wall, particularly effective as a feature within a room. The important, yet often overlooked, the effect of texture can be the difference between an ‘OK room’ and a room that has the ‘WOW factor‘!!
The range of replica tiles is constantly growing. There are many replica styles to choose from including steel, wood, concrete and brick. Wood effect finishes are not new but are here to stay and metallic, steel replica tiles are growing in popularity in 2018 giving your room an industrial look.
These cost-effective favourites will be a continuing tile trend in 2018. With the natural detail found in marble tiles, they add glamour to virtually any room. The hard stone these tiles are made out of can be highly polished which results in a smooth and shiny surface that reflects light and looks amazing.
Tile trends for 2018 are moving away from the pastel shades of previous years to darker, bolder colours. The use of dark colours adds a sense of luxury and opulence and who doesn’t want that? This year is the year to be “brave with colour” – according to Pantone Colour Institute (who should know what they’re talking about when it comes to colour!), 2018’s colour of the year is Ultra Violet, a blue-based purple that evokes mystery and intrigue.
Multi-sized tiles (modular)
There is a definite move towards creating interesting designs with different sized tiles. Modular tiles inject personality into a room, adding interest and breaking up, what would otherwise be, a linear, symmetrical pattern. These tiles are laid in regular and regimented patterns that allow for endless creative genius!
Whatever tiles you choose, the message for 2018 is that they should add creativity and personality to your living space. Tiles can be used to provide a cost-effective refresh to a room, without the need for complete redecoration meaning you could be just a few steps away from having the ‘Wow‘ factor!