After attending the most recent Cersaie trade fair in Bologna, Italy, Beaumont Tiles believes it has uncovered the global tile trends for 2018.
The resurgence of terrazzo and square format decoration, as well as the celebration of organic imperfections were out in force at Cersaie.
Terrazzo is trending because of its quirky colour combinations, the clash of materials and unique sense of movement and vibrancy. It represents a mix of natural stone and cement with big or small chips of marble, granite, quartz and glass in tones of red, green or black.
The emergence of the perfect square (20 x 20mm) decorative tiles embrace design styles from retro, 60s and 70s as well as geometric, heritage, metallic and encaustic cement. They mix design and materials from natural stone to timber-look-a-like.
Massive tiles continue to trend with a modern design twist – large slab tiles with fibreglass backing bending around curves were all the rage.
Forest greens, earthy blues, timber hues, and stone are all making an appearance in 2018. Also gaining attention is the large format tiled kitchen benchtops.