Top 9 Tile Trends for 2016
In the world of interior design and renovating it’s important to stay up to date with the latest trends and products on the market. We have identified 9 tile trends that are predicted to take 2016 by storm, with a strong emphasis upon textures and patterns.
- Rustic Chic
Exposed brick wall designs will continue to be a popular choice for living spaces, bedrooms and even bathrooms in 2016. Brick look tiles are a stylish alternative to real bricks and effective way to create a loft inspired environment, or incorporate elements of country living within your home or workplace. National Tiles’ Chicago Brick range is a rustic European tile that can be used to achieve this look.
- A Touch of Luxury
Emphasis upon classic and luxurious style will be a key trend for bathroom and kitchen renovations for a timeless look and feel. National Tiles’ Moroccan Lantern range is an example of a tile that creates an old world charm and sophistication. It’s important to keep this luxurious theme consistent with accessories and furnishings that compliment the elegant style.
- Sophisticated Scales
Fish scale tiles are becoming increasingly popular due to their unique shape and dramatic charm. This tile is not going out of style anytime soon, due to their highly versatile shape and ability to fill any space from kitchens to bathrooms and restaurant bars. Obviously the most popular space for these tiles are bathrooms, or to enhance water features, due to their whimsical mermaid style. National Tiles’ Fan Tiles are a sophisticated scale inspired range suitable for wall applications.
- Stay Glossy
Traditional white gloss rectangular tiles are a classic favourite for a multitude of reasons – they are clean, simple and neutral. Opting for a simple white gloss tile means that you can enhance your space with a feature colour that compliments the theme of your decor. A glossy finish is also a great choice when tiling your kitchen, bathroom or laundry for both added style and ease of cleaning.
- Embrace Patterns
Patterned tiles are set to take over floors and walls in a big way during 2016, particularly styles like National Tiles’ Exagon and Modena ranges. Patterned tiles are a great way to bring life to smaller spaces, whether it’s a bathroom feature wall, kitchen splashback or flooring in wet areas.
- Terrific Timber
Timber look tiles will continue to be a popular alternative to wooden floors (without the maintenance of real wooden floors), due to the warmth that it brings to any living space. Luckily timber look tiles can also be applied to walls to achieve a luxurious yet rustic environment – particularly in bathrooms, bedrooms, living rooms and laundries. National Tiles’ natural Taiga tile range have a linear chromatic design that evokes an unspoiled natural setting in any contemporary interior.
- Splash Some Colour
If you prefer bright colours to neutral shades, you’ll be pleased to know that bright coloured tiles are going to be popular for kitchen splashbacks or feature walls in 2016. Whether you choose to stick to one bright colour, or mosaic a selection of colours for more of an impact, there are endless tile colours available to suit your tastes and budget.
- Get Geometric
Shapes aren’t a newcomer to the design world – geometric shapes and patterns have been used to enhance the mood, tone and texture of a living space for centuries. National Tiles’ Teakwood Hexagon Mosaic tiles are available in a stone finish and suitable for creating a subtle, or bold, feature within your chosen room. Opting for a geometric tile is a contemporary design element inspired by European bathroom styles.>
- Classic Marble
If you’re after a high-end interior, marble inspired accents is the trend you should follow for 2016. A marble feature wall is a stunning way to bring class and sophistication into your home – without the hefty price tag of actual marble. National Tiles’ Carrara White Marble Hexagon Mosaics are a great way to achieve a beautiful natural feature whether you’re doing a new build or renovating.