3 Surface Trends You Need to Know

Melbourne Café featuring hand painted tiles by Popham Design

Melbourne Café featuring hand painted tiles by Popham Design

We are finally starting to pay more attention to the concept of quality over quantity. People want to be able to experience their spaces with all senses, creating a room with tactile surfaces that evoke emotions. Aim to create a warm nest which reduces the fast pace lifestyle where you can recharge and focus.

It's time to trade marble for tiling. Take your abode to the next level with modernized forms of traditional surfacing, these are our favorite trends right now..


COLOUR

With a demand for darker interiors and lavish finishes, bold is in and minimalism is out. People are becoming more colour conscious, realizing that colour can affect our moods and thus opting for deeper, upbeat palettes. While white is slowly filtering out of our homes, don't forget about your earthy hues to keep a warm and friendly environment . 

TIP: Combine tiles of rich jewel tones with soft pastel furniture for a romantic look. 

Melbourne home by EAT Architects. Photographed by Derek Swalwell.

Melbourne home by EAT Architects. Photographed by Derek Swalwell.

Tiles by Sebastian Herkner for New York concept store, photographed by Alice Gao.

Tiles by Sebastian Herkner for New York concept store, photographed by Alice Gao.


MATERIAL

Think perfect finishes in high gloss with raw materials such as cement, wood and clay. A growing desire to reconnect with nature is evident in the current choice of surface materials - wood has become a main element in the home paired with a clean paint palette and metallic tiles. 

TIP: Blue is the colour of the season. Pair deep, luxurious blues with brass accents.

Metallic surfacing by Giles Miller, UK.

Metallic surfacing by Giles Miller, UK.

Tom Dixon showroom, Hong Kong.

Tom Dixon showroom, Hong Kong.


PATTERN PLAY

There has been a huge shift on to optical design - geometric patterns and bold colours are in with a focus on the hexagon shape . Plain, smooth textures have given way to undulating and 'gruff' surfaces. Think raw concrete as exposed walls and floors. Take your courtyard and washroom to the next level with Popham Design's handprinted, concrete tiles. 

Paris home by GCG Architects.

Paris home by GCG Architects.

Californian home by Pohio Adams Architects

Californian home by Pohio Adams Architects


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