31 Dec, 2019
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5 Top Tile Trends for 2020

Whether it is size, color, pattern, or texture, there is nothing more crucial than choosing the right tiles to make interiors stand out. Some tiles speak to a personality or taste, other tiles define a structure, while some elevate design elements to a different level. With a plethora of design trends to choose from, it can get overwhelming and seem (almost) like the proverbial Sophie’s Choice. But don’t fret! We have got all your tiling needs covered with a list of top tile trends to look out for in 2020. Get decorating with ideas and looks that will cater to various budgets, aesthetics, and lifestyles!

Color me, Grey

The growing appeal of minimalistic interior design will influence the choice of tile color this coming year. 2020 will be the year of warm and cool neutrals. Move over, beige and coral, and make way for those fifty shades of grey! Grey tones and textures are taking over modern ceramic tiles in 2020. Grey, white, ivory, and similar variations are some of the hot colors to watch out for this year. We can also expect to see a combination of neutrals with industrial elements like brass or metal.

Lifelike Tiles

Technology and its enabling ways have created a world of possibilities for tile manufacturers. One of the most amazing things about flooring trends in the coming year is the accuracy and illusion of lifelike tiles. The most popular tiles in this segment are traditional stone and wood. Faux wood or stone tiles instantly add rustic charm, warmth, and character to any interior! Stone looks particularly beautiful in a kitchen. Distressed looks are more realistic than ever this year, with the appearance of the most authentic scrapes, burns, and wormholes.

With fine textural details and colors, these tiles are all set to dominate the flooring market in 2020. Marble, concrete, and metal are some of the other representational looks that are here to stay.

Design trends might come and go, but the marble look is timeless. And with advancements in technology, manufacturers have perfected marble tiles that are pocket-friendly, durable, and still possess that signature elegance.

Shapes, Patterns, and Layouts

2020 is the year for experimentation with bold shapes and patterns for your tiles. If you have been toying with creative decoration ideas for your own home or a client’s, this might be the year to do it! Creative patterns, experimentation with widths, and unusual patterns – these are some of the floor and wall design innovations we expect to see in living rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms.

Go bold this 2020 with black floor tiling for a hint of glamour and drama in the living room. Make a statement with tiles of contrasting colors on the wall, across the floor, or behind the bathroom sink.

Geometric tiles will continue to make their presence felt in 2020. Choose colorful psychedelic patterns or subtle accents in ceramic, or combine bright colors for a pop of warmth on the wall.

Dimensional tiles add beautiful 3-D texture and character to any wall. A band of creative dimensional tiles will create visual interest in a monochromatic living room or a contemporary bathroom.

Size it Big

As far as tile size goes, large format tiles dominate the style trends for the coming year, especially for ceramic tiles. Large tiles work brilliantly for commercial spaces – especially as more offices are opting for minimal design and wider, open-floor plans. Large tiles in both solids or patterns and longer, wider planks are sure to bring added oomph and contemporary urban chic to any commercial space. Large-format tiles are great options to open up a space. And they look superb in any finish, whether concrete or marble.

Don’t Forget those Bathroom tiles

There is no reason why creative décor ideas should leave out the bathroom. It is, after all, one of the most personal spaces and deserves equal design attention, if not more! From art-inspired and bohemian patterns, unusual shapes and color combinations, faux wood, to colored grout – the design possibilities for bathroom tiles are infinitely exciting in 2020!

Geometric tiles are poised to be one of the most fashionable bathroom design ideas in the coming year. Whether it is a cluster of hexagons in a bee-hive shape, circles placed in an irregular pattern, or different shapes combined, these versatile patterns will blend in or stand out beautifully in any home.

If you like sticking with the classics, large marble tiles are perfect choices to take any bathroom from ordinary to majestic!

And there it is! These easy-to-implement décor ideas for the year ahead are sure to leave a lasting and stylish impression on everyone. We can’t wait to get decorating!

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Mannika Mitra

Mannika Mitra is an Arts Graduate from the Delhi University & a Post-Graduate Diploma holder in Journalism and Mass Communication. She has worked as a digital producer with new agency; ANI, NDTV & Hindustan Times before joining Orientbell Tiles as a part of their digital and content marketing team. Her interest in interior design and knowledge of tiles comes from her family of architects and Tile Shop owners. In her quest to write useful blogs that help users pick the right tiles and renovation inspiration, she frequently does research with architects, tile dealers among others. Apart from writing content for the website she loves to travel, know about various cultures and binge watch on OTT platforms.


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