One of the trends seen at Cersaie this year was a tremendous amount of geometric tile. Geometric tile is a visually stimulating way to incorporate tile into the home, and some of the patterns we saw were absolutely breathtaking and creative. It is an excellent choice for a small or large project and is available in many colors, shapes, and sizes.
Geometric Tile 101
So what are some of the popular (and maybe not-so-popular) geometric shapes seen in tile? Well, you may be familiar with rectangles, chevron, or herringbone design, but how about the use of fragments? According to BDC Network – many Italian ceramic companies are creating fragmented patterns on square and rectangular tiles – and by mixing and matching geometric shapes, the tiles pop with vivid, kaleidoscopic effect.
Whites and grays are still top of the list when it comes to what is hot with tile, shapes, and design.
This is not to say that colors are not to be embraced when it comes to geometric tile designs.
The beautiful part of geometric tile is that whether you choose a solid, muted color – or one with bright colors or patterns – the shape of the tile is enough to look good, regardless of choice! There are some great examples on Houzz and Pinterest if you are looking for some inspiration!
One step up from the geometric tile trend is adding a 3-D aspect to it. Accent walls are made to pop, and by using literal dimension to achieve a distinctive look – it means you are making a statement for that area. Think bubbles, ripples, or waves. With so many textures and random (or planned) patterns… the options are numerous!
What are some shapes or styles that you may have seen? Is geometric tile something that you could see in your house – on a small or large scale? We think that this design trend may stay around for awhile. It will be exciting to see how it all unfolds!