Katy Black, marketing director at Verona (www.veronagroup.co.uk) takes us through this year’s big tile trends in the home.
A blend of Scandi and Japanese styles, Japandi tiles create a calming ambience, perfect for turning any bathroom into an at-home retreat.
Drawing inspiration from luxury spas, warm neutral tones are combined with soft matt finishes, working effortlessly to create a relaxing space.
Sand, beige and natural shades work well, but monochrome can fit the bill too. Just choose a grey tile with a warm undertone.
Patterned tiles never really left; they’ve been a hit in homes for many years. Instead, the lookkeeps adapting to new trends.
Homeowners are using them in more places than ever – hallways, bathrooms, cloakrooms, kitchens, utility rooms and conservatories are all being revamped with pattern and splashes of colour, but more recently, patterned tiles are spreading out into the garden.
Black, white and grey monochrome tiles featuring Victorian-inspired patterns remain in demand as they are easier to style and are particularly popular in large hallways and garden paths, but we’re seeing bolder colour choices being introduced too.
60x120cm and 90x90cm tiles in concrete and marble-effects have grown in popularity and are increasingly in demand due to their ease of installation. They have the added benefit of creating fewer grout lines, which can make a space feel bigger, making them well suited to small spaces like cloakrooms and utilities, as well as large, open plan floors.
Polished and matt finishes are both high in the style stakes, offering different looks depending on the style of the property or design scheme. This look is not reserved for indoors. We’ve noticed a lot more homeowners searching for large format tile solutions to take on their patio and paving needs.