Bologna, Italy— This year, more than 100 Spanish ceramic manufacturers unveiled their latest offerings in a preview for what’s to come in 2020 at Cersaie, the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings, held here.
Coming out of the show, Tile of Spain companies forecasted five tile trends for 2020.
Traditional inspired ceramic materials such as marble have been modernized to adapt to the contemporary styles of 2020. Highly sought-after, luxurious designs typically reserved for floor tiles have been converted into large ceramic slabs now used for countertops, bathroom vanities, walls and more.
Wood Look Reinvented
The natural wood look has been a staple in the tile industry for years. Thanks to innovations in ink and frit technology, collections mimicking natural lumber will remain popular in 2020. This year, tile manufacturers will reinvent the look in an abundance of colors, details and applications for a one-of-a-kind look.
In contrast to the warm rustic feel of wood look tile, we start to see an emphasis on urban design in 2020. Concrete and stone-look tile enriches environments with a chic aesthetic while opening the door to endless unique style options.
For years, the demand for tile was focused on minimalism and simplistic designs. In 2020, we will see a shift towards ceramic tiles with big, bold patterns that instantly catch the eye. Available in a multitude of shapes and color schemes, large pattern tiles are perfect as an accent piece in an understated space, turning surfaces into true works of art.
A Return To Color
To match the rise of the large-scale patterns, we return to a stage in which the ceramic acquires a more decorative dimension and color becomes the true protagonist. So long are the days of neutral color pallets and muted monotone spaces, 2020 is all about doses of blue, pink, yellow and green.