Ceramic Tile for Universal Design & Minimalist Trends

Interior decor trends are rarely both fashionable and functional — until now.  Minimalism and universal design are currently two of the hottest trends in home decor. While the two aren’t exactly the same, these styles have plenty of elements in common that enhance both styles. Ceramic tile’s clean lines, ease of maintenance, and design versatility…

How to Add Hygge to Your Home

The Danish design trend hygge (pronounced “hoo-ga”) involves creating a comfortable home in which to spend quality time and connect with your loved ones. Hygge is more of a concept or way of life than any one thing, which is why there isn’t an adequate English translation for the word. A hygge approach promotes well-being…

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The Tile Trends We Saw at Coverings ’20

Instagram lifestyle influencers helped us explore tile trends leading up to Coverings ’20. We explored some impressive trending tile styles: giant gemstones, nonrectangular shapes, mixed geometrics, countertops, wood looks, industrial chic, modern marble, and speckled surfaces. In the wake of COVID-19 precautions, our experience with 2020’s tile design trends at Coverings was reimagined in an expanded digital…

2020 Tile Trends: Speckled Surfaces

We’re extending our celebration of National Tile Day another week with a spectacular 2020 tile trend: speckled tile surfaces. Given postmodernism’s recent comeback in the world of design, it’s not surprising to see speckled surfaces as one of this year’s biggest tile trends. Look out for technicolor dots and specks, playful chips and fragments both…

2020 Tile Trends: Modernized Marble

We still have more 2020 tile trends to share with you in honor of National Tile Day! This week brings a contemporary interpretation of a classic favorite: marble-look tile. Marble looks and other traditionally inspired ceramic materials are adapting to the contemporary styles of 2020. Normally seen as floor tiles, marble looks are a luxurious…

2020 Tile Trends: Industrial Chic Tile

Our celebration of National Tile Day isn’t over yet! We’re extending the celebration with another look at a top 2020 tile trend.  In contrast with the warm feel of the refined natural wood looks we highlighted last week, this week brings us an emphasis on urban design and its unique aesthetic traits. Metal- and concrete-look…

2020 Tile Trends: Refined Natural Wood Looks

Our extended celebration of National Tile Day continues with another 2020 tile trend, but this week’s trend isn’t a style newcomer. The natural wood look has been a staple in the tile industry for years, and was even one of the 2019 tile trends we highlighted last year. This year, we’re taking a different approach…

2020 Tile Trends: Counter Culture

For our focus on the tile trends of 2020, we highlighted geometric tiles with mixed colors last week and now we’re graduating from intricate designs to gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs. The increasing availability and variety of these large-format tiles has seen them become a popular countertop material. Wow-factor aside, gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs are an…

2020 Tile Trends: Mixed Geometric Tile

Another week, and another 2020 tile trend to celebrate National Tile Day!  Last week highlighted nonrectangular tiles, and this week we’re looking at shapes again — but with a twist. Homeowners, designers, and architects can play with creativity in 2020 by sprinkling same-shaped tiles of another color into a layout.  The possibilities are nearly endless…

Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year: Classic Blue

Pantone has announced its color of the year for 2020, and we couldn’t be happier with the choice: classic blue.  “Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.” Pantone This timeless blue…