It is no secret that at Darceramica we love tiles and designs with all the trends that are out there for 2018 more color and shape and pattern than ever before. Reflecting on the past year, and looking forward to the future, here are eight tile trends I predict will be big in 2018.
Cement tile has been big on the interior design scene for some time, but the cement tile we’ve been seeing recently has even bolder colors and wilder patterns. To which I say: bring it on.
Squares and rectangles and hexagons are lovely, of course, but 2017 saw an influx of tiles in shapes you haven’t seen before. From diamonds to crosses to these tiles shaped like little Hs, these new tiles are sure to remind you of geometry class, but in the best possible way
Terracotta tile isn’t new, but it is at the first swell of a new wave of popularity. Today’s terracotta tile is a bit less shiny and orangey than the variety that graced so many kitchens in the ’80s, and it’s available in glazed varieties, as well as ones fired from darker clays.
Color is making a comeback in interior design, a particularly welcome change in the kitchen and bathroom. Look for tiles in brighter, bolder colors, and start with a backsplash or accent wall if you’re not sure about taking the plunge.
Color is wonderful, of course, but white tile doesn’t have to be boring. One of my favorite new tile trends is tiles with a subtle texture, styles that are handmade (or just look it). Use them to add a stylish touch to a neutral-toned kitchen or bath. If you still love subway tile shapes, this is a nice twist on that trend.
Also experiencing a resurgence: tiny hex tiles, and the tiny square tiles that were so popular (albeit in slightly different forms) in the late ’70s and early 2000s. Because they’re so small, these tiles spread almost as a subtle texture, rather than as tile per se.