With many of us still favouring white and neutral kitchens, one way to add a burst of colour or texture is with tiles – whether it’s a glossy striped splashback or an intricate design underfoot, it’s an easier and less permanent way of bringing personality and pizzazz into the room. The latest tile trends, as spotted as the recent Cevisama 2013 fair in Valencia, include vibrant glossy colour, patchwork patterns and muted earthy tones.
Tile of Spain is the voice of the Spanish tile industry, encompassing more than 100 tile manufacturers. Manufactured in Spain and widely available in the UK, these products are rich in heritage, craftsmanship and cutting-edge design – here are just some of my favourites…
The Spanish ceramic industry brought a sweet shop flavour to the event with candy colours, liquid finishes and decorative textures.
A key trend is for mixing and matching vintage-inspired ceramics and the application of a patchwork effect, which will add character and a traditional Mediterranean feel to your home.
Something for traditionalists here, with ceramics reinvented in muted earthy tones, handmade effects and subtle, nature-inspired or folk-influenced prints.