5 Trends for Kitchen and Bathrooms in 2017
What a year! 2016 has seen many great trends and stunning tiles. We've been brainstorming and researching and there are some major tile trend predictions we have made here at Exclusive Tiles. Think bold colours, dark walls and the return of the square...
TREND FORECAST #1: Less white, more colour.
White tiles have been a staple for years and years in the tile industry. While they are still very practical and economical, in 2017 we predict a bigger move away from white walls and a move towards dark shades of grey, black and navy blue.
Dark colours, when done right, have impact, are extremely tasteful and give a sense of warmth in a bathroom or kitchen.
TREND FORECAST #2: Emerald City
Here at Exclusive Tiles we love the colour green. Emerald green is a beautiful, rich and surprisingly flexible colour to use as an accent, or even main colour in a kitchen, pool, bathroom or even as an outdoor feature wall. We have some beautiful emerald green subways and square hand-made tiles here in store.
TREND FORECAST #3: Au Naturale
A beautiful way to accent a minimal bathroom or kitchen with lots of natural light is using lush greenery to give life to the room. Beautiful, natural plants go perfectly with our timber-look tiles, encaustic tiles and concrete-look tiles.
TREND FORECAST #4: Be there.. AND Be Square
For at least five years rectangles have dominated the market in kitchens and bathrooms. With the uprising trend of beautiful encaustic square 200 x 200 tiles, other porcelain tiles are following suit and top designers are opting to the square wall tile to stand out from the masses. A small 200 x 200 square tile on the wall laid on a brick pattern creates great impact without going overboard.
TREND FORECAST #5: Pick 'n' Mix
Being able to rock clashing prints and patterns has always been a skill left to the designers, fashionista's and models... But in 2017 we expect that the huge range of geometric tiles will combine and create some brilliant patterns in bathrooms especially. Just like in this bathroom we saw on Houzz.com.