2019 Ceramics of Italy Spring-Summer Tile Trend Report

 

Ceramics of Italy announces its Spring-Summer Tile Trend Report. These top trends were culled after reviewing hundreds of new products from Italian tile producers at Coverings in Orlando and ICFF in New York. From humble to opulent designs and inlaid wood to skinny formats, the following six themes demonstrate the expanding versatility of ceramic tile and how Italians lead the way in design and innovation. These products from Ceramics of Italy member companies are now available in the North American market for all types of residential and commercial projects. See below or visit the Ceramics of Italy Product Gallery for more inspiration!

 

SKINNY FORMATS

While some designers prefer large format tiles to minimize grout lines and create a large, seamless surface, there’s been a recent swing in the other direction to emphasize the tile’s shape. Skinny format tiles offer the perfect opportunity to create a playful composition.

Skinny tiles

Skinny tiles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clockwise from top left: Appiani Regolo, Made+39 Shift, Ceramica Bardelli Pittorica, Marca Corona Lagom

 

 INLAID WOOD

Inlay is one of the oldest decoration techniques in the book, gracing the floors and furniture of wealthy estates for centuries. Now with advanced digital printing technology, everyone can have instant access to the charm of inlaid wood and parquet flooring for a fraction of the price.

Inlaid wood

Inlaid wood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clockwise from top left: Ariana Storm, Lea Ceramiche Bioselect, Sant’Agostino Primewood

 

 HUMBLE MATERIALS

Ceramic tile is an inherently humble material. It’s created from the earth and designed to last but can also be returned to the earth at the end of its life. With these collections, Italian companies pay homage to the beauty of imperfection and humble materials found in nature.

Humble materials

Humble materials

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clockwise from top: Ceramiche Refin Creos, Del Conca Boutique, Coem Moonstone

 

 OPULENCE

On the other end of the spectrum are tiles that exude opulence. From rare and dreamy marble to high gloss ceramic emulating semi-transparent glass, all of these collections add a touch of glamour while possessing the functional benefits of ceramic and porcelain.

Opulence

Opulence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clockwise from top left: LaFaenza Bianco, Versace Ceramics Marble, Fondovalle MyTop

 

MUTED COLORS

Tiles come in every hue and tone found under the sun, but muted colors have recently taken the tile industry by storm. While vivid colors have their place, the subdued chroma of pale pink or sage green allows for designers to apply entire fields of color to a space.

Muted colors

Muted colors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clockwise from top left: Casalgrande Padana Opus, Ceramica Vogue Materia, Blustyle Country, Decoratori Bassanesi Tartan

 

LINES

Lines can do miraculous things to a room: create movement, add height, or at the very least generate visual interest. It’s no wonder that companies are using this essential element to create striped patterns, metallic inserts, linear mosaics and more.

Lines

Lines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clockwise from top left: Emilceramica Tele di Marmo Reloaded, Dom Ceramiche Pura Alta, Decoratori Bassanesi Segments, Ceramica Fioranese Passepartout