We ask three industry experts what trends to look out for in bathrooms
Time for Terracotta
“Terracotta is a real trend, warm, organic, and full of character. But natural terracotta is rather absorbent, so not ideal for wet areas. Fortunately, we have terracotta-inspired products that are perfect for high moisture areas, including wet-room floors. They are made from porcelain, so very low absorption and have a degree of slip resistance, making it possible to create beautiful natural looking schemes with very low maintenance, and let’s be fair, we want to relax in the bathroom, not be worried about cleaning! You can also combine terracotta effect tiles with Moroccan inspired products like Zellige and Bejmat style tiles to great effect.”
–Lesley Taylor BIID, Founder of Baked Tile Co. and Member of the British Institute of Interior Design bakedtiles.co.uk
“For bathrooms we love creating a space that evokes the feeling of relaxation and indulgence, like when checking into a glamorous hotel room. Immerse your chosen space in extravagant antique mirror, marble-effect tiles or even a striking pattern such as Penshaw Black from our Odyssey range to begin creating the foundations for achieving the Chic Boutique look.
Inspired by the desire to create a unique eclectic space in our home, the Chic Boutique trend is reminiscent of luxurious boutique hotels where decadence and design rule the day. Mix together matt, mirrored and metallic surfaces, pair with velvet accessories and rich colours to create a boutique inspired space in your home. Be bold with black geometric patterns and mosaics to bring the look together.”
–Jane Addis, New Products & Design Manager at Original Style originalstyle.com
La Vie En Rose
“Interest in pink tiles has exploded as homeowners get more ambitious in their interior schemes and move away from cool whites and neutrals and start to experiment with colour.
It began with small-scale makeovers, such as the splashback areas around sinks, but pink tiles are now playing a major role in full-scale bathroom renovations.
We are also seeing a rising demand for pink tiles in classic geometric shapes, which homeowners are using to add a timeless quality to their bold colour choice. Pairing a vibrant hue with a solid geometric will give an understated, ageless finish that will ensure longevity.”
–Abbas Youssefi, Director of independent tile retailer Porcelain Superstore porcelainsuperstore.co.uk
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