It’s hard to believe, but soon we’ll be ringing in the new year, and with it an abundance of new interior design and tile trends! If you’re planning a remodel in 2017, now is the time to explore your options to see which of next years’ hottest trends resonate with you. Here’s a sneak peak at what experts say to expect!
1. Turn the Heat Up a Notch
In 2017, the design world will take a turn for warmer colors. While cool grays and pastel palettes have been on trend over the past year or so, hues of brown, reds, oranges, and textures of natural stone are coming back. But that doesn’t mean to expect a dull, dark return to the forest. Expect bling in the form of brightly colored natural stone, such as opal, and semi-precious stones or petrified wood. Warm metallics like copper and brass will stay in the limelight as well.
2. Get Ready for a Splash of Color
High-contrast designs like Moroccan painted tile and one-of-a-kind handpainted tiles offer a crisp counterpart to white tile backdrops. Larger tiles on walls and in showers and tubs, not just floors, are also making a comeback. These larger tiles also offer the perfect opportunity to feature tiles that steal the show without spending your entire budget on specialty tiles from floor to ceiling.
3. Embrace Your Earthy Side
Wood-look tiles aren’t new, but they’re definitely growing in popularity in bathrooms and throughout the home. Because they’re so much more durable than real hardwood, they’re a popular choice for many homeowners. Wood-look tiles also add a traditional or edgy modern vibe to a space, which complements a wide variety of up-and-coming design trends.
4. Opt for Glistening Metallics
Subtle metallic floors are popping up in some of the most unexpected places, and they look amazing. From gunmetal gray to glowing amber, metallics make a bathroom feel warm and cozy. They also create a gorgeous accent when used in conjunction with other tiles or even to travel up a wall. Experts predict this trend will be a fleeting one, not a new classic, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make it part of your home this year if you love the look.
5. Go Uptown
Marble floors aren’t just for palaces and McMansions anymore. The right marble-look tile can add elegance and a fresh, crisp look to practically any space. This is especially true when coupled with the spare, clean style that’s so popular among minimalists today. Just take a look at this spellbinding bathroom to get an idea. Marble is certain to remain a classic for decades, and it will instantly upgrade the feel of your great room, entryway, living or dining room if you give it a chance.
To explore your options in person, feel free to stop by one of our showrooms! With more than 250 design options in stock, chances are good you’ll find exactly what you’re envisioning for your next remodeling project. We’d love to put our expertise to work for you so you get the perfect flooring for your family and your style.