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When it comes to kitchen design, it’s the time of the tile. There are lots of beautiful new trends emerging, from irresistible touch-me textures to rich spice-market hues. So be inspired to create the kitchen of your dreams with our favourite tile trends.
All-white and neutral kitchens are losing ground to colour. The sumptuous tones of a Turkish spice market are very popular with interior designers and bloggers. Think rich scarlets, royal blues, mustards and olive greens. Dip your toe into this trend with a colourful splashback, a tiled accent wall, or create interest with vibrant mosaic tiles.
The ever-stylish neutrals will be given an update by being combined with texture and colour. Pastel blues and greens are worked into neutral designs with borders, splashbacks, floor tiles and accent walls. You’ll also see peaches, corals and purples alongside neutrals, creating a look that’s bang up-to-date.
Retro geometric patterns continue to be big this year, and will become particularly popular in floor tiles. They create the illusion of space in smaller kitchens, and give a unique designer look.
If you don’t fancy a vintage floor, accent your kitchen with a vintage style splashback, or hint at the trend with neutral patterned tiles. If you’re feeling more adventurous, try patterned tiles in bolder colours—think soft blues and greens.
Channel the Big Apple with achingly stylish subway tiles. They’re so versatile, and can be used to create looks from classic to contemporary. Go for clean and timeless white, or choose an on-trend spice-market hue and give your kitchen a cool old-meets-new feel. You can also play around with size, going for larger or smaller tiles to create exactly the look you want.
While an open-plan kitchen isn’t a new concept, we’ll see fewer cabinets in kitchens this year and next, especially above counters. Tiles and worktops will become the focus, emphasising the open space. Wickes tip: Use a splashback to draw attention to beautiful worktops.
Go sophisticated and chic with a black kitchen. People are often scared of black, but tiles now come in a range of finishes and textures, so you create the impact you want. Polished black tiles continue to be big, but if you’re planning an all-black kitchen, soften the aesthetic with aged-look black tiles in natural textures.
Tiles you want to reach out and touch are a big trend. Think raw stone effects in shades of barely there peach and soft grey, the look of marble in pale earth tones, or contemporary textile finishes. Mix and match textures for the most on-trend look.
Classic meets contemporary to beautiful effect in this trend. To create it yourself, mix and match traditional and modern elements. Tiles can be used in any way you want with this theme. Choose classic subway tiles in a bright colour, combine white ones with ultra-modern fittings and sleek worktops, or pair polished floor tiles with traditional wooden worktops and a Belfast