We’ve been out and about again, hunting, gathering and soaking in everything that’s NEW in tile and stone products at the Coverings 2018 event. Just a stone’s throw away at the Georgia World Congress Center, we spent the day admiring ceramics from all over the globe from countries like Spain, Italy and Brazil to name a few. There was a lot to see but we did hone in on a few trends we’ll share with you… As much as we covet white tiles and chic white marble surfaces, there are a lot of exciting mosaics, shapes and colors just exploding with character.
Lots of pattern. Beyond simple tile with bold color, we have seen patterned and mosaic tile making a splash. Consider a patterned mosaic with white grout, or even a decorative tile to add a bit of swag to rooms with neutral designs and quiet color palettes.
Shapes. Ogee Drop, Hexagons, Moroccan, Half Hex Waves and Twists, Star & Cross, Paseo…and so many more. Mix it up even more with finishes, colored grout or metallic liners for enough possibilities to make your head spin. Not to worry, we live to help you sort this out.
3D. We saw a lot of these faceted tiles that flirt with light and shadows that project from their three dimensional shape. It’s definitely an interesting and unexpected surface, with a huge presence as a trend in the industry.
Texture. These “perfectly imperfect” tiles are designed with an appreciation for natural craftsmanship. Chalky color and surface textures embrace the charm of antiqued terracotta. It’s no wonder we love it.
Sooo much inspiration in a day…we felt like this sweet pea who found a nice cool and very fashionable floor to curl up on. At the end of the day, follow your heart for the look that represents your style. Our advice? Go ahead, satisfy that creative urge to incorporate YOUR statement.
Thanks to Coverings 2018 and all the incredible artisans of tile and stone from around the globe that inspired us and for the images shared on this post: Equipe Ceramicas, wowdesigneu.com, Catlin Wilson Interior Design, estudioceramico, Zellige, Walker Zanger, Tonalite,