2019 Tile Trends
This year, expect immersive palettes, artisanal textures, and classic comebacks to take over 2019 and beyond. Our creative director, Jamie Chappell, is sharing her top five tile trends on the blog today, but if you want even more tile inspiration for the new year, check out our Pinterest Board.
1. Monochromatic Palettes
We’re noticing a shift back towards more neutral palettes in 2019 but when people do invest in color they’re investing big. We’re finding statement colors that go all the way. You might see a wall color show up on a cabinet or vanity and then carry over to the tile or moldings in the room. Materials on their own are asked to play a back seat to an emotion that the design evokes.
2. Dark Greens & Deep Mustards
Green has been trending for the last couple of years and 2019 doesn’t appear to be slowing down. Ranging from more sage-y grey greens to deep forest greens our clients have been head over heels for greens like Venetian and Hunter.
Tile Shown: 3x9 tiles in Venetian Green
Adding to the love of greens this year are mustardy warm yellows like Falcon which will warm up and add unexpected interest to any space.
3. Textural Neutrals & Natural Variation
There’s a big move towards natural stones and finishes such as terrazzo, that really celebrate texture and variation. We’re noticing simple installations that feature glazes with higher variations. Blue Spruce and Salton Sea have always been crowd pleasers that are sure to stand the test of time and of trend.
Here's a closer look at Salton Sea:
Tile Shown: Hexite in Blue Spruce
Mandy Moore's bathroom features incredible terrazzo floors alongside another textured glaze: Rosemary.
4. High Impact Tile
One of the trends that we’ve been enjoying as tile makers is the trend of MORE TILE. Tile is being used as a design element more so than just a functional treatment, and designers are really putting their signature on spaces using tile.
As bathroom design shifts to be more impactful and the five piece bath more common, we’re seeing really beautiful applications of tile that sometimes even wrap ceilings.
5. Glass is making a comeback
We know, we know, we know - eh - glass right? But we’re putting our stake in the ground that glass is making a comeback for several reasons. Partially because it can take more without showing its age (steam showers, pools, exteriors) and a lot because it renders color oh-so beautifully.
Out are the old mesh mounted glass mosaics, in are combos of gloss and matte field sizes that create a beautiful texture when paired together (added bonus - one color, two finishes). The sheen contrast allows for more subtle design elements that lend to that natural variation trend.