2018 is quickly drawing to a close. This year has sped by, we can hardly believe it’s almost over. But as a new year approaches, it’s time to start thinking about what to expect from 2019. So, what are the upcoming tile trends we can expect from next year? Like any other piece of interior, tiles are driven by fashion and design trends. As renovations of this scale may only occur every decade or so, careful time and attention should be put into the design choices when deciding which tiles you want for your home.
So, here are our top tips for the upcoming tile trends to look out for in 2019.
Large Format Tiles
They say you should go big or go home; well, large format tiles are the very epitome of this phrase. Not only are these tiles more hygienic than their smaller counterparts (due to having far fewer grout lines); they are also easier to install and maintain.
These tiles have rapidly grown in popularity, and we can see this trend continuing well into the new year. They offer a sleek, no-fuss aesthetic that allows for a clean and uninterrupted finish. They can be utilised in different rooms, such as the bathroom or the kitchen, on both floors and walls for a very contemporary look. With practically any colour and material to choose from, large format tiles are a wonderfully versatile choice for the home.
Long gone are the days when the floor of a room was an afterthought, where drab, plain tiles were used to make the floor blend into the background of a room. 2019 is all about making a statement with bold, patterned tiles. The patterned design of tiles can really reflect the look and style of your home, whether it’s minimalist or intricate with no formal matching style.
Bold patterns can completely dominate a room and everything else will work around it to enhance the pattern. As a general rule, the more striking the pattern, the more neutral colours are needed elsewhere to prevent the room from looking overly busy.
Something that has been utilised well when it comes to wallpapering but can also make a statement with tiles, is the feature wall. Whether you want to make one point in a room the focal point or just make a statement, a feature wall is the perfect interior design choice to do just that. Having a feature wall in a living room could really accentuate a fireplace, for example.
Feature walls can be made from any material, colour and pattern that draws the eye, and if you want a truly eye-catching feature wall, tiles are the perfect way to do it. Dark tones can be used for a dramatic look, and if you wanted small, intricate tiles, a feature wall might be the perfect way to incorporate them into your home without the hassle of having to maintain an entire room covered in small tiles.
Geometric shapes are making a come back in 2019, and no shape epitomises this better than honeycomb (aka, hexagonal). These can be utilised for both floors and walls and would really make a splash in the bathroom. There is something so pleasing about the effortless way they slot together which is just so appealing to look at.