Realonda, Ivy (Wall: 28.5x33cm porcelain tiles)
[Spain] Ceramic tiles afford endless different design solutions, regardless of the setting’s size or its location inside or outside the home. In addition to the varying formats, finishes and designs in which tiles come, their wide choice of colors can be highly influential in helping to achieve certain decorative styles.
Spanish tile brands offer collections in a huge variety of different colors and shades, able to bring almost any envisaged color scheme to life in triumphant style. In comparison with other materials, ceramic tiles also stand out for their high resistance and inalterability.
In conjunction with the Home Trends Observatory (the OTH according to its Spanish acronym) and the Institute for Ceramic Technology (the ITC), here are four color spectrums associated with the latest major tile trends described in the “2020/2021 Trends in Tiled Surfaces” report.
Organic colors [Trend: Natural]
This trend pays tribute to our natural origins, with tiled walls and floors that go back to basics. Organic colors evocative of nature prevail, from greens that conjure up vegetation, like moss or mint, to terracotta’s multiple shades, with its orange hues, natural wood-like shades and greyish browns. Terracotta plays a key role in this color spectrum, thanks to its natural earthy tactile appeal.
Decocer, Austin and Houston (Floor:20x20cm Austin Green Deco porcelain tiles. Wall: 10x30cm Houston Green and Green Deco picket tiles)
Keros, Heredad – Belle Epoque (Floor: 25x25cm porcelain tiles and 4.5×4.5cm insets)
Shades synonymous with wellbeing [Trend: Simplicity]
With this trend, tiled walls and floors aspire to foster a greater sense of wellbeing, and colors also play a fundamental role in helping to create the right atmosphere. In this case, the emphasis is on soft colors. They include cloudy shades of white and neutral warm colors, like beige or pink, able to generate a warm cosy feel.
AB, Abstract (Floor: 60x120cm porcelain tiles. Walls: 80x80cm porcelain tiles).
Ibero Porcelánico. Sospiro. (Floor: 59x59cm rectified porcelain tiles & 20x20cm porcelain tiles. Walls: 29x100cm rectified white-body tiles)
Natural dyes [Trend: Roots]
This trend encompasses a wide variety of different colors, with surfaces that contribute to the creation of settings with a strong evocative appeal. The colors range from muted natural shades, inspired by natural dyes or plant fibers, to more cheerful brighter yellows, blues and reds. When they are matched with their opposite colors, eye-catching bold combinations can be achieved or attention can be drawn to certain focal points.
Aparici, Corten (Floor: 59.55×59.55cm porcelain tiles).
Azteca, Akila (Floor: 60×120 & 60x60cm Akila 120 and Akila 60 porcelain tiles. Wall: 60×120 & 30x60cm Akila 120 and Akila 60 porcelain tiles).
Fading shades of color [Trend: Ethical luxury]
With this trend, fading shades of color play a key role in helping to achieve a chic sophisticated look. Dark blue and matt black, combined with certain glossy touches, are fundamental in the creation of dark settings with a sense of depth. They can be contrasted with mirror-like, brushed or galvanized metal finishes. By using oxidized designs or fading colours, surfaces with a multiplicity of effects can be achieved.
Roca, Marble Nouveau (Floor: 120x120cm porcelain tiles).
Vives, Marblelous (Floor: 119.3×119.3cm porcelain tiles).