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What are this year's home ceramic trends?

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton
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If you thought the only way tiles differ from each other is colour, prepare to be utterly astounded by the upcoming ceramic trends for 2017.

Every facet of ceramic home design looks set to be turned on its head, with patterns, shapes and finishes being the boldest and most beautiful they've ever been. 

Interior designers have long been using tiles in every room (not just bathrooms and kitchens) in order to liven up an aesthetic. If you've been considering doing the same, don't buy a single tile until you see what's hot this year! 

1. Eye-catching mosaics

Shower & Mosaic Wall : modern Bathroom by Lisa Melvin Design
Lisa Melvin Design

Shower & Mosaic Wall

Lisa Melvin Design

Mosaics have been around for a while but they're now really coming into their own. 

Increasingly cool colours, luxurious materials and contemporary effects are being created and we still like nothing more in a shower enclosure or as a unique splashback.

2. Subway style

White Metro 20x10 Tiles:  Walls & flooring by Walls and Floors Ltd
Walls and Floors Ltd

White Metro 20x10 Tiles

Walls and Floors Ltd

You can't have possibly missed the news that subway (or metro) tiles are en vogue again and look set to stay so. 

Gently bevelled edges and a simple rectangular design gives them timeless appeal. Plus, the range of colours they come in now is astounding!

3. Checkerboard floors

We're so glad this looks set to be a revived trend this year.

Black and white checkerboard floors are a staple in period properties and they naturally add sophistication and class to any space they're laid in. These simple tiles won't break the bank either!

4. Rustic patterns

If you love a strong pattern but don't like to be confined to a prescribed style, mismatched rustic tiles will be a trend you enjoy this year.

For a cohesive look, keep the colours coordinated but go wild with the patterns and find a few that look good together.

5. Coloured and glossy

Aqua Marine Turquoise Glass Metro Tile Kitchen Splash Back:  Walls & flooring by Alec Buchan
Alec Buchan

Aqua Marine Turquoise Glass Metro Tile Kitchen Splash Back

Alec Buchan

A fresher take on the subway tile trend, glossy (almost glass-like) finished rectangular tiles in a pastel shade are stepping into the limelight. 

They're perfect for small kitchens that still want to be stylish!

6. Natural slate effect

 Walls & flooring by ItalianGres
ItalianGres

Gres porcellanato effetto pietra Piana Grafite 16x42

ItalianGres

Not everyone has the opportunity to install brand new walls just to be able to use a statement finish, but tiles are a great solution to that. 

Slate tiles look incredibly realistic and seamless, instantly giving the look of a natural wall for a fraction of the cost!

7. Brick aesthetic

Tempted by a natural wall effect but not smitten with slate? 

How about choosing these incredible brick-effect versions instead? They offer all the charm and warmth of real brick without requring any plaster removal or new wall building.

8. Fabulous shapes

The intricate shape of these tiles is beautiful, then add in some funky patterns and you have a really lovely display.

More intriguing than simple square designs, we can see why they're set to be super popular this year. The best part is that they're perfect for floors or walls!

For more wall finishes to die for, take a look at this Ideabook: These 11 walls have the power to transform your home.

Which of this year's tiles trends are you sold on?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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