Tiles are an essential element when it comes to the interior design space. Tiles are a staple in most home spaces and they can come in various shapes, colours, hues, textures and patterns. No matter how we look at it, tiles will just be tiles to some, but through recent years, more people have come to appreciate them and see the importance of tiles and how it will affect the overall look and feel of the space. All you need is a little creativity along with a personal touch to spruce up your living spaces.
Upon further research, these are some tile trends in 2018 that were collated online. Tiles are a permanent fixture that are most commonly used for bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, or through the whole living compound. Feel free to browse through this post for more ideas and inspirations.
Let’s start off with Mosaic tiles, this is a classy design and material that is being commonly used throughout the interior design industry, it is affordable and can come in different hues and colours. What makes this popular among homeowners is that the material itself is non-porous and tough, making it the ideal tile for areas that will constantly be wet. Mosaic Tiles would be the “go-to” tile for areas such as bathrooms and kitchens. Make full use of your creativity as this tile is small enough to render a visually appealing gradient or an overall pattern to get the look and feel you want.
Mosaic Tiles can also be used as an eye catching backsplash for your kitchen or dining areas.
Peranakan tiles as the name suggests, originates from the Peranakan culture. Depending on the kind of vibe you want to emphasizes and bring out, these tiles will definitely bring about a sense of nostalgia and retro looking atmosphere. Retro, old school, and vintage are some popular themes in recent years and have withstood the test of time even when it comes to home decor. Homeowners are still looking at these Peranakan decorative tiles with ready patterns instead of the plain and common ones. Repetitive Peranakan tiles can be quite overwhelming for some due to its heavily patterned design. Hence, it is always advisable to have an appropriate mix of plain surfaces to balance the area. A general rule of thumb is to mix it with certain textured, plain coloured tiles, or even white tiles since it typically comes in squared shapes.
Peranakan patterned tiles can also be used to visually segregate the individual spaces of your homes, such as just the entrance area with a distinct pattern to add contrast.
Instead of having a floor mat that has to be washed from time to time, or even buying a new one occasionally, why not have a permanent one? Pick a ready patterned tile and just lay them around the size of a floor mat to add an unusual twist to your kitchen or bathroom entrance. This is a clever move that allows the homeowners to showcase the creativity and impress guests.
Graphical tiles are tiles that comes with ready made patterns. Similar to Peranakan tiles, are suitable for those who wants certain control over their design with what is ready to choose from. Graphic tiles have been picking up its popularity among Singaporeans as they rather settle for something that is different as compared to the plain and dull monotonous tiles. Some ways that one can go about placing graphic tiles is to form a pattern and keep repeating it.
These days, if you are bold and adventurous enough, you are able to assemble and have a good mix of different graphic tiles around with a single colour palette to ease the eyes.
For those who still wants to retain that minimalistic feel throughout the house, at the same time not compromising on the design aspect, here is how you are able to put together wood and porcelain to still retain that minimal tone, but at the same time being stylish.
Who says white tiles are boring? This is the perfect opportunity for the classic monotonous plain white tile to shine. Here is how you are able to cleverly make use of just white tiles to make your living spaces pop and stand out. The best part of it all, these plain white boring tiles are really affordable and low-priced. Talk about being financially savvy and at the same time impressive!
Tiling the walls of the bathroom is one way to do it, keeping that minimalistic and yet refined feel to it.
White tiles can also be used for kitchen table tops to add texture to a modern industrial looking house.
Not new to the industry, this is also another rustic, old school tile which withstood the test of time. Terracotta when translated from Latin, simply means “Baked Earth”. Homeowners looking for that earthy and natural setting should turn towards these tiles. Look for red and orange clayed tiles to warm up the space or mix it with a modern, contemporary themed kitchen to have a good blend of the past and the present.
ODD SHAPED TILES
Homeowners are no longer just settling for the norm, hence going bold and being different would be something that would pique the interests of most homeowners. Popular shaped tiles such as hexagons can also make a bold statement in most areas.
Getting bored of the usual shapes? Why not go for repetitive hexagons with a unique colour as a backsplash to rejuvenate your kitchen and add vibrance to it.
Geometric is all about achieving that illusionary outcome with minimal repetitive lines, patterns, and colour, but also concurrently making a statement when it comes to showcasing that particular portion of your home. Geometric tiles are sleek, elegant and eye-catching, appropriate for bathrooms, kitchens, or even bedrooms.
These are just some examples of how tiles can be cleverly used in a way to express yourself or build on the kind of ambience and overall experience you are looking for.