Eight key tile trends spotted by Trend-Monitor at Cevisama 2020 giving a preview of the top tile trends that will emerge over the next year.
Keen followers of international tile trends were back at Feria Valencia from 3 – 7 February for Cevisama – the most important date in the tile industry’s calendar – and this year the show had a total of 847 exhibitors and attracted around 91,000 visitors.
Clara Vicedo Peñarrubia, marketing and communications manager for ASCER – Tile of Spain, hailed the show as a great success.
Cevisama 2020 had a real buzz about it as the global tile community descended on Valencia, keen to discover the latest trends as well as new innovations.Clara Vicedo Peñarrubia
Tile Trend #1: Making a Splash
The big story at Cevisama this year was colour, and the various different ways in which it can be incorporated into tile designs.
The most daring approach was Apavisa’s Fire, Wind and Fluid collections. Inspired by nature and more like abstract paintings than tiles, these large-format creations come in a variety of different shades, with Fire and Wind comprising both décor tiles and plainer neutrals for a mix-and-match approach on both walls and floors.Tile Trend #1: Making a Splash – Large format tile creations inspired by nature and more like abstract paintings than tiles #cevisama2020 #tiletrends Click To Tweet
Tile Trend #2: Terrazzo with a Twist
Terrazzo was making it onto the trends list once again this year, but this time there was a colourful twist to it.
For a more playful interpretation, Pamesa’s Confetti collection, which is a collaboration with designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, looks like terrazzo from a distance, but on closer inspection the stone pieces turn out to be stars, spots, hearts, flowers and moons. The Confetti tiles come in square and hexagonal versions and five pastel shades, with amulticoloured version as well.Tile Trend #2: Terrazzo is making it onto the trends list once again this year, but this time there is a colourful twist to it #cevisama2020 #tiletrends Click To Tweet
Tile Trend #3: Feeling Blue
One colour that was being favoured by brands was blue, with blue marble in particular cropping up on several stands.
And Peronda had its new FS Raku collection – the latest result of its collaboration with designer Francisco Segarra – on display in blue. The wall tile features a metallic glaze that is fired at a high heat to produce a crackled surface, and is also available in Sage, Silver, Cream, White and Black.Tile Trend #3: Feeling Blue.One colour being favoured by brands at @Cevisama this year was blue, with blue marble in particular cropping up on several stands #cevisama2020 #tiletrends Click To Tweet
Tile Trend #4: Let’s go Retro
A new way to experiment with colour was to channel a Sixties or Seventies look, and Vives has embraced this trend with its new Pop Tile collection. These 15 x 15cm wall and floor tiles feature bold shapes and striking patterns in eight décor tiles, as well as eight retro colours – including Chocolate, Amber and Ochre – for mixing and matching to achieve a personalised look.Tile Trend #4: Let's go Retro – Channelling a Sixties or Seventies vibe, as well as mixing and matching to achieve a personalised look #cevisama2020 #tiletrends Click To Tweet
Tile Trend #5: In the Mix
There was an element of rule breaking in evidence when it comes to mixing materials, with woods, marbles, concretes and stones being teamed together in a variety of laying patterns.
The Seine Hexagono floor tiles from Vives can be mixed together for an eclectic look, and also come in combined multicoloured concrete and wood designs, while Arcana’s Komi porcelain tile series takes its inspiration from the intricate art of marquetry.Tile Trend #5: In the Mix – breaking the rules by mixing up woods, marbles, concretes and stones in a variety of laying patterns #cevisama2020 #tiletrends Click To Tweet
Tile Trend #6: Volumetric Vision
A major trend at the show this year was volumetric wall tile design, with many of the ranges created with new 4D technology manufacturing methods.
Geometric shapes with raised surfaces were adding a whole new dimension to a feature wall consisting of a monochromatic colour scheme, with the different effects created by the interplay between light and shadow being exaggerated and altered according to changing lighting conditions.Tile Trend #6: Volumetric Vision – Geometric shapes with raised surfaces are adding a whole new dimension to feature walls, creating interplay between light and shadow #cevisama2020 #tiletrends Click To Tweet
Tile Trend #7: Making Waves
Volumetric tiles with sinuous wave patterns were also proving popular at the show. Panel Piedra had several examples in their display, as did plenty of other brands including Vives with their Banawe tile.
The results are particularly intriguing as, not only do they create interesting effects according to the available light in a space, but they can also affect the way in which we perceive the shape of a room.Tile Trend #7: Making Waves – Sinuous wave patterns which create interesting effects according to the available light, but also affect our perception of the room shape #cevisama2020 #tiletrends Click To Tweet
Tile Trend #8: Metallic Effects
Enhancing the impact of both volumetric and flush wall tiles even further was the use of metallic finishes. These have the effect of both reflecting light, and creating an element of luxe to an interior by adding a maximalist touch. Gleaming geometric shapes, such as the Orion hexagonal tile from Bestile, shone in displays featuring gold, silver, iron and copper tones, that can also be used sparingly as accents for a unique look.Tile Trend #8: Metallic Effects – Creating impact and reflecting the light, metallic finishes add an element of luxe to an interior Click To Tweet