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8 tile trends to look forward to in 2022

by Madelein
8 tile trends to look forward to in 2022

This year’s Cersaie International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings took place in Bologna, Italy, showcasing the latest and best in tile trends, new products and innovations that will be making their mark on the commercial and residential markets for the next couple of years.

Whilst the Floors Magazine team could not attend this year’s show due to Covid restrictions, we have compiled a list of the top eight tile trends as a sneak peek. We hope you enjoy it!

1. Mimic wallpaper with large format tiles

Designing with wallpaper became one of the hottest interior design trends in 2021, and this trend is not slowing down any time soon.

The latest digitally printed ceramic tiles, or glossy lacquer patterns on porcelain stoneware backgrounds give these slab tiles gorgeous wallpaper-like patterns. Unlike wallpaper, these tiles can be used in any room without the risk of water or heat damage when installed near a sink, shower or fireplace. These large format tiles have been gaining popularity as designers find new creative ways to use them – from covering entire walls and backsplashes to creating a floor design element for an entryway.

Beautifully dramatic – using the large format tiles from Novoceram to create this beautiful backdrop.

2. Tones for a Palm Springs inspired bathroom

Earth tones have been the new neutral colours for a while now because of their ability to easily transform from last year’s craze for oatmeal-coloured everything into something warm and inviting in peachy shades and cosy neutrals. The 70’s-inspired trend is still driving major design changes with these sun-baked desert hues at the forefront.

Create a 70’s inspired boudoir with these peach ceramic subway tiles as seen on display at Cersaie.

3. Subtle metallic shimmer in earth tones

Metallic tiles are the perfect solution to add instant warmth and character to any space. They bring an elegant yet rustic feel to any room, and they can be used as accent pieces or as major design elements, depending on the desired look. Metallic tiles come in a wide range of different colours and textures, but be on the lookout for warmer metallic tones like copper, gold, bronze and silver to add an extra shimmer.

@ceramic_caesar marries industrial inspired colours with rich, metallic tones.

4. Bold botanicals for Jungalow Lovers

The Jungalow design movement is picking up steam and moving to the mainstream. This focus on botanical elements – from palm frond wall treatments to bold flower patterns – allows one to walk on the wild side with jungle-inspired prints or to add a meadow effect to walls.
Botanical tiles are a natural addition to this new style. Tile colours and patterns that pay tribute to Mother Nature with botanical prints, rocking patterns, bright colours, and unique shapes will be the trendiest tiles of 2022 for the kitchen backsplash or bathroom.

This gorgeous, lacquered pattern from Fapceramiche combines both the 2022 focus on wallpaper-inspired tiles and botanical patterns.

5. Shades of green are the Colours of the Year

Tie in the colours of the year – Benjamin Moore October Mist and Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog are soothing hues of the latest paint colour of the year – green. From rich emerald to jade green, these greens are edging out blue as the most popular colour for interiors. Evoking a sense of calm, green is a natural choice for people to turn their homes – which may still be doubling as their place of work, childcare and school – into a cosy retreat.

From glossy glazed tiles for a dynamic backsplash to muted matte shades for a master suite retreat, expect to see green transforming kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, dining areas, and just about any other room that needs a refresh in the new year.

6. Striped subway tiles in a chevron pattern

Bright, colourful tiles are popping up everywhere. As the world becomes more and more digital, people are looking to bring back some of that real-life beauty into their homes. Bright, colourful tiles are perfect for kitchens and bathrooms or any other space that needs a little “pop”. Whether you’re looking for something modern or traditional, there’s no shortage of options out there.

This colourful chevron layout by Pastorelli Tiles adds a fun and vibrant way to dress up any space.

7. High impact terrazzo

In 2022, the world of home design is all about terrazzo tile. This comes as no surprise, given that it has been a popular choice for homeowners and contractors alike since its inception in 1945. The beauty of this natural material is unmatched by any other flooring option – and with new advances in manufacturing techniques, it’s even more durable than before.

Terrazzo tiles come in a variety of colours and patterns which makes them perfect for any style home you might be looking for.

8. Stone slabs

Stone slabs are here to stay. We’re talking about the beautiful, natural stone that you see in so many Pinterest-inspired homes.

Stone is a natural and timeless material that has been used for centuries. Stone can be used in many different ways, such as stone slab flooring, stone walls, stone countertops and stone veneers on exterior sidings for interior walls. With a variety of colours and textures available, there’s something for everyone. If you’ve been on the fence about adding this type of material to your home or business, now is the time!

Emil Cerámica perfectly incorporates a timeless stone look with this gorgeous natural stone slab.

Our sincere thanks and appreciation to the Cersaie team for the use of the information contained in this article.

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