The Hottest Tile Trends For Your Kitchen

Choosing your new kitchen can often be a labour of love, with hours spent pouring over interior magazines and browsing pinterest or Instagram. Colours, materials and finishes are high on the list of areas to think about, but one area often overlooked from the start are tiles. Tiles are actually an important factor in creating your dream kitchen, and can add that finishing element that completes your desired look.

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In our latest blog post, we explore what’s hot in tiles, as well as a selection of some of our favourite tiles right now.

Metallic Tones

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Although metallic tones such as copper, bronze and gold are still being used a lot, we’ll see these give way to more industrial-looking metals, such as burnished metals. Brass, polished nickel and steel will definitely be hitting our kitchens in the near future.

A Match Made in Heaven: Matt & Gloss Tiles

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AW18 will see us wave goodbye to combining different coloured tiles from the same range, instead one of the hottest tiling trends will see us merging matt and gloss finishes in the same colour, with white being a certain favourite.The results really are sticking, especially as you walk around the room. Light will bounce and shimmer off the gloss surfaces and the wall will instantly come to life.


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Perhaps stepping from the much-loved herringbone pattern, chevron tiles continue to be big in 2018. They’re perfect for creating a naturalistic feature wall or statement floor. Use with coloured grout for instant contrast and interest.

Why not Join Us on the Dark Side?

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We feel that this tile trend is definitely going to be like marmite; you’ll either love it or hate it, but black tiles are huge right now. Regarded as adding a luxury feel to a room it is a welcome change from white or grey tones. Contrast with light surfaces though, to ensure your kitchen doesn’t become too dark.


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Yep, you read that one right, rugging is where a rug is created using tiles, often created using patterned tiles that are surrounded by plainer tiles – creating an interesting block. It is a great way of ‘zoning off’ different areas of an open plan floor.

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