That’s it. Winter is definitely here. That balmy Summer has long gone and as I write this, today is the worst weather we’ve seen in a while. However the cold and damp does really make us appreciate our home comforts…fires lit, Winter stew in the oven, socks on, oh yes these dark days can feel pretty good if our homes are cosy.
I definitely lean towards the less is more approach when it comes to interiors and colour-wise it’s still the greys, whites and taupes that I favour. I find they provide a good base layer, where warm, rich shades can be thrown in on top. However lately I’m more and more drawn to these luxurious colours, questioning if they could provide the perfect base-layer?! Maybe it’s the time of year, after all they do provide a real pick-me-up. Combined with this, there’s some seriously gorgeous interior inspo on Instagram and Pinterest lately, where the sassy deep greens, burnt oranges and dark blues offer real eye-candy. They draw you in and take hold, making you question everything.
Take our ‘Paintbox Avocado’ glazed wall tiles. Now I thought these were pretty special when we first introduced them a few years ago, but it’s taken until now for these luxurious rich green shade to become on-trend. Used in kitchens or bathrooms, they look fabulous.
A slightly different twist on metallic tiles is our matt-finished ‘Furnace’ porcelain collection. The ‘bronze’ shade really hits the top spot for offering a subtle warm shade and is available in large format too, suitable for both walls and floors.
Taking the metallic theme one-step further is our ‘Verdigris’ porcelain. This striking large format tile replicates the blue-green patina formed on copper during oxidation. Since its launch earlier this year it has proved most desirable.
To conclude, this little tile combination has been grabbing attention on Instagram and Pinterest as of late, proving that our desire for colour is right up there. Perhaps those grey and white patterned tiles in the downstairs cloakroom need to go after all!