Can you believe we’re less than 4 months away from saying goodbye to 2023. As we eagerly approach the New Year, you might be considering plans to build, renovate, or simply seeking inspiration to elevate your space for the upcoming year. Below, we’ve curated our top 5 trend predictions for 2024 to guide your creative journey.
SCULPTURAL SURFACES AND TACTILE TEXTURES
Ask any good designer, texture and form are key elements in great design. Think handmade features and imperfect qualities, they can add a “lived in” look and create character to any home. Whether it’s the grain of a wooden table, the intricate weave of a fabric, or the veining in stone, texture and form invite a sensory experience that engages both sight and touch.
Our Arriva range from Italy presents a refined design embodying a sculptural style, drawing inspiration from the artistic legacy of Nino Caruso. Arriva comes in two styles which can be combined and mixed to create a unique look. Due to its unique bevelled centre, Arriva Decor naturally draws the eye making it a great choice for areas you want to spark interest, especially when combined with ambient lighting. In contrast, the unbeleved version is intentionally uneven that is reminiscent of handcrafted creations. The variations in surface elevation create an organic texture which make it ideal for any project wishing to add artisanal qualities to their project.
WARMTH AND EARTHY TONES
If black and white monochromatic colour schemes and grey bathrooms aren’t your thing, you’ll be pleased to know warmer earthier tones are predicted to dominate. The trend towards earthier shades of brown, terracotta reds, romantic mauve, and creamier shades of white, reflects a desire to “cocoon” into a home retreat. In the wake of the pandemic, people are reminded of the value of cultivating a home environment that contributes to improved productivity and overall well-being.
Grande Travertino Minimal White presents a contemporary twist on a timeless classic for its understated opulence and gentle ivory hues. If you’re on the hunt for the perfect touch of warm luxury without the overt yellow hues of traditional Travertine, you will adore its undeniable charm and timeless allure.
Pair Cementum Cotto with our Rice Natural, or Rice Bianco, to create a contemporary Tuscan feel in your bathroom and shower. Or our beautiful Naturalia tile, perfect for any floor project, especially projects that endeavour to merge the inside and out.
If there’s one tile we expect to remain in popular demand, it’s none other than the Zellige tile. No two tiles are alike and it’s this handcrafted quality that make them sought after for their character and charm. When installed randomly, these tiles captivate with a mesmerising blend of colour. For a bold and rich display of colour, choose darker colours such as blues and greens. For a softer look, opt for white and grey tones.
Our popular Zellige range offered in five colours with a glossy finish is perfect for your bathroom, kitchen, or laundry wall. If you’re looking for a matt finish, go for our D_Segni Blend range. While traditionally Zellige tiles are square shaped, why not explore different shapes and sizes in our Rice series. There are a myriad ways subway shaped tiles can be laid to create interesting patterns such as the basketweave or alternating different sizes in the same family of tiles.
Porcelain splashbacks hold a distinct allure — high impact while practically maintenance free. Continue the material onto your countertop and you’ll create an uncluttered, seamless look that enhances the pattern, colours, and texture of your chosen slab. With a wide selection of looks to choose from, there is no shortage of options to suit your preferred style.
It’s collectively known that we should minimise our environmental impact. Manufacturers are transforming their processes to be a closed cycle process, and recycle or repurpose materials where possible. The pandemic underscored the impact of our homes on our overall well-being and productivity. Not only are we trying to curb environmental impacts but do so with greater awareness on the impact of traditional materials on human health and well-being.
Our sought after resin-cement grout by Italian manufacturer Kerakoll is made with a reduced reliance on substances that are hazardous to human health and the environment. The company recycles natural minerals in their use of materials, and have developed plant extracts and natural binders rather than using petro-chemicals.
All our porcelain slabs follow European standards using a closed production cycle which favours circular use of materials, recycled packaging, and low-emission inks to reduce CO2 emissions.