Top Tile Trends That Are Hot Right Now

As we all get more adventurous with our colour choices and our love for bold wallpaper, I’m also seeing a lot more courage in our choice of tiles. Tiles are no longer just a practical application to protect our walls from grease and water. And no longer just a sensible option for floors that get a lot of dirty wear and tear. Tiles are another fabulous excuse to flex our design bravery, show our personality and throw caution to the wind. Even homeowners and designers who are still favouring old faithfuls, are finding new ways to use them. Plus, there’s a whole lot of stunning designs to choose from. These are my top tile trends for anyone who is looking to create a scheme that reflects them, their style and no compromise.

Bold as Brass

Top Tile Trends That Are Hot Right Now

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Bolder colours are making a splash. Even black. It was only a matter of time before our colour choices for paint transferred to bathroom tiles. And this bathroom steals more than just colour from our living room schemes. A black feature wall has translated into a shower enclosure, and a picture-rail effect has been created with blue and white tiles. Dark colours like this benefit from copper or brass accessories to ramp up the sumptuousness.

Botanical Greens

Top Tile Trends That Are Hot Right Now

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You know a decorating trend is here to stay when it starts appearing on tiles. The ever-popular trend for anything botanical is a case in point. By keeping the design subtle it’s possible to mix with other colours and styles too. So here we have green fronds appearing almost as wallpaper, with a block of millennial pink. Two trends in one, just as any other room in the house would mix them.

Hot Metal

Top Tile Trends That Are Hot Right Now

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Tiles that mimic the effect of metal sheets are very hot right now. They are best as large scale tiles so that grout lines are kept to a minimum, and add a sophisticated but rough edge to urban bathrooms. Pairing with other metals works, but they could look just as sensational juxtaposed with traditional white bathroom fixtures too. Add soft fluffy towels to counterbalance the hardness, and enjoy the effect of industrial hardness with no flakes of rust.

Arty Artisanal

Top Tile Trends That Are Hot Right Now

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Our penchant for pattern hasn’t gone away but today’s choice is moving more towards tiles that have a slightly aged, worn looking surface. Some even have chipped edges giving them an authentic air. The effect is one that imitates chic European city style and an interior that has evolved over the years, rather than started life on a designer’s moodboard.

Shining The Light

Top Tile Trends That Are Hot Right Now

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Highly glazed tiles with an iridescent quality will bring a hint of glamour to the most utilitarian of bathrooms or kitchens. The high gloss will reflect light and add an air of elegance. Effective as a splashback but sensational when covering an entire wall and adding an understated wash of colour too.

The Warmth of Wood

Top Tile Trends That Are Hot Right Now

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Tiles that mimic wooden planks and even parquet flooring are almost indistinguishable from the real thing these days. They allow the homeowner to enjoy the warmth and beauty of wood in areas that the real thing might not be too practical. Use a dark grout if you want the deception to be more effective and layer rugs as you would in any other room of the house.

 

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