After reviewing hundreds of new products from Italian tile producers at Coverings in Orlando and ICFF in New York, Ceramics of Italy has announced their top tile trends for the spring-summer season. Let’s take a look at the 6 distinct looks…
1. SKINNY FORMATS
While some designers prefer large format tiles to minimize grout lines and create a large, seamless surface, there’s been a recent swing in the other direction to emphasize the tile’s shape. Skinny format tiles offer the perfect opportunity to create a playful composition.
Regolo by Appiani Ceramics
Shift by Made+39
2. INLAID WOOD
Inlay is one of the oldest decoration techniques in the book, gracing the floors and furniture of wealthy estates for centuries. Now with advanced digital printing technology, everyone can have instant access to the charm of inlaid wood and parquet flooring for a fraction of the price.
Bio Select by LEA Ceramiche
Primewood by Ceramica Sant’Agostino
3. HUMBLE MATERIALS
Ceramic tile is an inherently humble material. It’s created from the earth and designed to last but can also be returned to the earth at the end of its life.
Moon_Stone by Ceramiche Coem
Lava by Verde1999
4. MUTED COLORS
Tiles come in every hue and tone found under the sun, but muted colors have recently taken the tile industry by storm. While vivid colors have their place, the subdued chroma of blue or sage green allows for designers to apply entire fields of color to a space.
Ossidi by Marca Corona
Materia by Ceramica VOGUE
These modern tiles with a variety of line designs help to create movement, add height, and generate visual interest, in any room.
Passepartout by Ceramica Fioranese
Segments by Decoratori Bassanesi
From rare and dreamy marble to high gloss ceramic emulating semi-transparent glass, all of these collections add a touch of glamour while possessing the functional benefits of ceramic and porcelain.