Each year, Original Style works closely with leading designers and interior experts to apprehend what colours, styles and schemes will embrace the interior scene in the upcoming year. As one of the UK’s leading tile manufacturers and suppliers, staying ahead of the curve is imperative and we’re pleased to announce that this year we’ve teamed up with London-based interior design duo, 2LG Studio, to bring you THE top tile trend predictions for 2020…
New Heritage - a modern twist on an old classic
Think decorative details, fine craftsmanship and timeless colourways and you’ve begun to embody a New Heritage interior style. Through incorporating classic qualities of historical interior décor alongside modern influences, you can create a space that withstands the test of time whilst ensuring your home never goes out of style.
Tiles have been a staple within interiors for centuries and despite the evolution of various formats and finishes, it’s the traditional styles that turn heads time after time - from the quintessentially British Victorian Floor Tiles through to artisan glazed and decorative tiles such as Original Style’s Artworks and Winchester tile collections.
“What’s wonderful about the New Heritage trend is that you don’t have to have to a period property to embrace it! It’s all about capitalizing on momentous historic décor, such as from Victorian, Edwardian and Art Déco movements, and adapting and mixing these styles to suit your interior – think Victorian Floor Tiles in modern colourways and rich, deep glazed tiles in contemporary formations such as herringbone or stack bond. Take something old and add a modern twist – this is what New Heritage is all about.” – Jordan Cluroe & Russell Whitehead, 2LG Studio.
Iridescence – fresh, fun and vivifying
For those who enjoy being more playful with their interiors, the cool pastel shades and radiant surfaces that comprise the iridescent trend will be alluring. Taking influence from the mesmerising Aurora Borealis, you can incorporate an iridescent scheme to create your very own light show.
“Iridescent homeware has been creeping into the interiors scene of late and we predict this trend is only going to become bigger and bolder during 2020. It’s no secret that light, both natural and artificial, can make a huge difference to the look and feel of a home and through incorporating reflective surfaces and soft colourways you can help a space feel brighter and livelier.
“Embrace this look with varied intensities; be daring with the glossy glass iridescent brick tiles from Original Style’s Glassworks collection – we LOVE ‘Pink Frost’! – Or if you want to go a step further, the fish scale iridescent mosaic is a real show stopper. For a more subtle take, a square field tile with a lustre finish will also help you achieve a light bouncing, iridescent vibe.
“With people becoming more daring with their interior style, we advise our clients to incorporate design that bring them happiness and if iridescence doesn’t do that, then we don’t know what will!” – Jordan Cluroe & Russell Whitehead, 2LG Studio.
Texture Play - creating atmosphere through surfaces
Incorporating natural materials and bringing the outside in has been a popular movement within interiors for decades, but now – thanks to advancements in inkjet technology – this look can be achieved through tiles. Stone, wood, concrete and marble-effects are all available in porcelain tile for a result that’s not only realistic – honestly, they look and feel just like their original counterparts! – but also wonderfully practical.
“When it comes to texture play, it’s all about mixing up surface finishes within a space. In modern interiors, simply looking good isn’t good enough – during 2020, we’re anticipating an emphasis on how design feels. This new look, full of contrasts, is based on texture pairing; rough with smooth and matt with gloss, in order to achieve an atmospheric look and sensory experience that draws the eye and encourages touch.
“This look can be achieved through installing flooring with a matt finish, such as Original Style’s Victorian Floor Tiles or a stone-effect tile such as ‘Mediterraneo’, in addition to a wall tile with a glossy glaze. Alternatively, you can switch it up with a polished floor tile and a matt, textured wall tile such as ‘Fusuma’. It’s also important not to forget the accessories as this is another opportunity to add another texture dynamic such as with brushed metal taps and coarse fabrics” – Jordan Cluroe & Russell Whitehead, 2LG Studio.
So - there you have it, the top trend predictions for 2020! What we love about Jordan and Russell’s predictions is that they’re all completely different but equally beautiful in their own way. Research shows that people are becoming braver within their interiors and are searching for ways to inject more personality into their homes. These trends personify this movement as there’s an appeal for all characters whether classic, spirited or experimental. Which of these trends will you embrace in your home during 2020