Kamila Swiatecka, Marketing and Brand Manager at Tile Giant explores the latest tiling trends that are suitable for projects of all shapes and size.
Paired back black
Black is making a comeback in the world of interior design. It can be easy for consumers to feel intimidated by the colour, but when combined with soft furnishings, metallic accents and light textures, it’s incredibly chic. Mixing dramatic black tiles with warm metallic hardware can lift the look of a room and introduce a sense of luxury. Brass or copper accessories such as handles or taps are a perfect example of this – providing contrast against matt or gloss black tiles, for a striking, stylish design that works in a range of different properties.
Divide & prosper
Half tiled walls are now popular in rooms throughout the home. In the past it was more commonly known as a kitchen feature, but we are now seeing the trend move to hallways and bathrooms. Whether tiles are combined with paint or wallpaper, the half and half look is set to be big in 2022. The beauty of a half-tiled room is that homeowners and designers have the freedom to ring the changes with the upper half of the walls more frequently, picking new paint colours or wallpapers to complement the tiles.
A ‘spathroom’ is all about creating ‘me time’ and designing a sanctuary where you can escape the stresses of everyday life. It’s a trend that endures and will continue to last in both residential and commercial bathroom designs. To achieve the perfect look, we suggest colours and textures that make people feel at peace. White tiles, natural materials and light wood-effects are a go-to for this trend adding a sense of spa-like luxury. Pale pinks and greens are known for their soothing effect and can also look fantastic as a backdrop in bathrooms with white furniture and lots of feel good greenery.
Biophilic by definition is ‘a hypothetical human tendency to interact or be closely associated with other forms of life in nature’. House plants have been hugely popular in the last five years with proven health benefits being a driving factor, while the colour green is known for its soothing properties which is exactly what this ongoing trend is all about. Calm and restorative shades of green work well against crisp white and natural wood details – creating a room that’s as relaxing as is it elegant. Trailing plants in hanging pots, sprigs of eucalyptus or majestic palms all complete the look and soften the edges, taking consumers back to nature.
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Slate Rock Black 30x60cm, Slate Rock Grey 30x60cm (Paired Back Black)
Metro Dark Grey 10x20cm (Paired Back Black)
Alexa Hex Mint Green Matt (Biophilic Oasis)
Subway White 10x20cm (Biophilic Oasis)
Georgia Drop Light Grey (Divide & Prosper)
Georgia Hex White, Emilia Rainbow Terrazzo 20x20cm (Divide & Prosper)
Sugar White 60x60cm (Holistic Heaven)
Bellagio Gold 30x60cm, Bellagio Gold Square Mosaic (Holistic Heaven)