If you favour trends, here is what’s coming to a tile store near you…
PATTERN Patterned encaustic tiles can be a knockout bathroom feature. If block colour is more your taste, try a different lay, such as basket weave.
COLOUR “Colour is making a comeback in bathrooms,” says interior designer Naomi Nimmo. The popularity of blue is going to rise further moving into 2018, predicts Beaumont Tiles’ Rachel Gilding. “Pair blue tiles with bronze, crisp whites and natural-look tiles such as timber or stone,”
she says. “Bring it all together with either gold or brushed bronze tapware for a serene area which will stand the test of time.” TEXTURE Different textures and materials make for key atmosphere makers. Think moody metallics for a modern edge, or smooth marble, with its timeless swirls and calm hues, for classic sophistication. CREATING SCALE “Large-format options are increasingly popular for a seamless look, while tiny tiles such as penny rounds and finger tiles can help to create a big impression,“says Rachel.