2019 thus far has been all about contrasting tile trends. On one end of the spectrum there’s a demand for energising hues such as Pantone’s Colour of the Year “Living Coral”, while also a movement towards dark, moody styles.
Here at Stone & Tile Studio, we’re welcoming the colder months with beautiful, clean yet mysterious tiles that are stylistically versatile.
The shift towards darker tones is seen predominantly in kitchen and bathrooms, and can be perfectly married with earthy green interiors or bold, brassy and gold features for an industrial feel.
Super-sized slab tiles
Extra-large porcelain and marble tile slabs took off last year and continues to be in high demand. Looks like Calcutta and Carrrara marble, while are commonly seen in the grand foyer of boutique hotels, is now used to add luxury to the living areas of the home. The 2019 Cersaie exhibition featured large format marble tiles with fine, elegant, veining in polished finishes heavily last year – on floors, cabinetry cladding, benchtops, walls and even ceilings.
If you’re looking for something a little more underground, the metropolitan deterioration style can offer an edgy, New York loft aesthetic for the living areas of your home. Designed from the tarnishing of steel and the distinct patterns on old warehouse windows, our Camden Tube range is a must-see.
Refined concrete-look tiles
Another tile at the forefront of Cersaie was the concrete look. Contrary to previous years, we’ve moved away from rugged concrete finishes and are now seeing a more refined, softer looking porcelain concrete tiles. Collections, such as Azuma, is the embodiment of a new design philosophy inspired by Japanese concept of negative space – Ma – which has been described as a pause in time, an interval or emptiness in space, which encourages feeling and energy. Azuma colours such as Gres and Nero are perfect to create a moody, minimalist aesthetic in any interior of the home.
There’s something so effortlessly chic and stylish about a monochrome palette, which is no wonder why it’s been so popular for the past few years. Our Trex 3 stone look tile comes in large format, and makes for a luxurious grand entry way or as a statement in your master suite. The trick to pulling off the monochrome look is to inject some personality and luxe features by pairing it with metallics.