6 Ways With Colour Block
Try your own take on this playful trend, either by pairing contrasting or complementary colours.Read more
From enduring chequerboard to colourblock tile schemes, discover the trends we think you’ll be seeing
a lot more of in the coming year.
This might manifest in a space that enhances our connection to the natural world, or one that’s filled with uplifting colours and playful patterns. It could simply mean choosing to invest in high-quality materials, such as timeless marble tiles, that you know you’ll find beauty in for many years to come.
Alongside our rediscovered freedom comes a more daring approach to design, with coloured tiles proving increasingly popular. Whether its powdery pastels, energising brights or a colourful take on checkerboard tiles such as our Cardinale Di Scacchi, we’re seeing more and more schemes using bolder shades in place of neutral palettes. Intrigued? Read more on our 2023 tile trend predictions below.
For an elegant and perennially stylish tiling scheme, you can’t go wrong with marble. Whether you prefer blueish greys, jewel greens, delicate blush tones or the palest Carrara marble, this timeless and hardwearing and stone will enhance any space. While marble mostly appears to transcend passing design trends, we expect to see an increasing number of interesting patterns at play in 2023, try our Cardinale Di Scacchi or use marble tiles in herringbone, scalloped, cubed and hexagonal motifs. Alternatively try bold combinations of squares and rectangles like our Bluestone, Calacatta & Rosso. And if the real thing is beyond the reach of your budget, then explore our collection of porcelain marble-effect tiles for an incredibly realistic alternative.
In line with a rise in cheerful, feel-good interiors, the colourblock trend continues to brighten up our homes, and coloured tiling schemes are no exception. Try mixing shades at opposite ends of the colour wheel, or take a subtler approach and combine solid swathes in softer, more tonal hues. To break up stronger colours, add in white tiles for a visual pause, or choose a muted version of a bold shade for a palette that’s rich without being overpowering. Mix large-format pastels such as our terrazzo effect Toledo range seen here in Green, Blue & White. Enhance the contrasts in your colourblock tile scheme by pairing designs with different surfaces, such as textured tiles with plain, or matt with glazed finishes.
As we continue to look to nature to foster a sense of peace and wellbeing, it follows that more interiors are being designed to bring the outside in. We love nothing more than a kitchen, dining space or living area that flows seamlessly out to a garden or terrace, which is why many of our designs come in two different thicknesses. This allows them to be used as outdoor tiles as well as inside, creating a cohesive aesthetic that links both spaces. Choose from natural stone tiles like our Dijon Tumbled (used here with bullnosed step pieces) or stone effect tiles such as Puglia Ivory in complementing neutral shades.
There’s a wealth of ways to bring texture into your kitchen or bathroom, from the alluring irregularities of our Zellige 2022 tiles to linear ridged designs of Zen Decor, finger mosaics and tumbled-edge stone. Whatever your preference, we’re sure that touchable, textural surfaces will continue to enliven our walls and floors. With an organic look and feel, our Form range comprises textured tiles in earthy tones, which work beautifully when combined together. Alternatively, use any of our textured designs to create a focal point for visual interest, for example as a sink splashback, shower wall or behind a bath.
A design that’s been around for centuries, we’ve noticed that traditional chequerboard tiles are enjoying a bit of a resurgence in a variety of spaces throughout the home, from imposing entrance halls to compact cloakrooms. And while they’ve never really gone out of style, we’re tipping chequerboard floors to be a hot trend for 2023, thanks to the breadth and versatility of designs now available. If black and white tiles feel too harsh, choose softer, more tonal alternatives, such as our Fragmenta Ivory Porcelain and Fragmenta Green Porcelain terrazzo effect tiles. Or mix off-white with warm, sandy red, using our Rosso Di Scacchi Tumbled Marble tiles.