Arlington, Va.—Coverings, the largest international tile and stone exhibition and conference in North America, released the top 10 tile trends for 2022. Each tile trend was gathered and forecasted by the three leading international tile associations and sponsors of Coverings: Ceramics of Italy/Confindustria Ceramica; Ceramic Tile Manufacturers Association of Spain (ASCER)/Tile of Spain; and Tile Council of North America (TCNA).
The release of the tile trends commemorates National Tile Day, which is Feb. 23, 2022. The trends also provide a sneak peek of the immersive tile displays at Coverings 2022, which is set to take place April 5-8, 2022, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Alena Capra, owner of Alena Capra Designs, certified master kitchen and bath designer and Coverings spokesperson, along with a panel of tile industry insiders, will present this year’s new and unique tile trends from around the globe during the Coverings Connected online seminar “2022 Tile Trends,” Feb. 23, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST.
The live session will explore this year’s ceramic tile trends from Italy, North America and Spain, which will be discussed and shown for residential, commercial, hospitality, interior and exterior applications, according to show organizers.
Capra, who worked closely with the tile associations to identify the tile trends, will offer her personal insights about the popular tile designs and applications. “National Tile Day and the annual release of the top ten tile trends is an opportune time to celebrate the many benefits of ceramic tile,” Capra said. “From sustainability, safety and hygienic properties to the durability, stylishness and beauty of tile, the benefits are limitless, making tile the optimal material choice for any indoor or outdoor setting.”
Registration to attend Coverings Connected is complimentary, including three different learning sessions throughout the day. Related topics will include the core benefits of specifying tile, learning appropriate specification and innovation applications and identifying procedures for successful tile installation through case studies.
The following tile trends summary was provided by Coverings and provides a sneak peek of the newest and trendiest styles that will be reviewed during the event.
In the 17th century, the Baroque style dominated European art and architecture, defined by a sense of movement and grandeur. Many tile manufacturers are producing dramatic marble looks with striking colors and heavy veining while others offer luxurious tiles with gold detailing and reflective surfaces.
From rounded edges that simulate ancient stone to low relief that add depth and structure, manufacturers have invested heavily in new technologies this past year to create ceramic and porcelain tiles that break through the third dimension.
Captivating Colors, with three palettes:
- “Celebrating Ceramics in Color” – This celebration of ceramic roots plays beautifully with preceding trends and is often seen in soft color tones like greens with twilight undertones, peachy and chestnut-brown terra cotta hues, creamy tans, sandy beiges and even Santorini blue.
- “Earthy Jewel Tones” – Jewel tones that can be found in nature, including amber, brick, emerald and aquamarine hues, are popular palettes for tile in 2022.
- “Pastels” – Ceramic manufacturers are incorporating pastel colors like sage, mint, rose and sky blue to their collections, which add a soothing and organic effect to interiors.
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During this new era of ceramic design, smooth compositions, hushed textures and minimalistic patterns will lend a sense of balance.
A nod to organic shapes while retaining the straight gridlines of a tile matrix, these curves bring a sense of whimsy and approachability.
Many manufacturers offer large portfolios of patterns to choose from, including large florals and historical patterns like toile, chinoiserie and damask, showcasing the artistic capabilities of designers combined with the durable advantages of porcelain.
The textural appearance and subtle color variations that replicate the artistic layering of plaster bring an immediate warmth and richness to walls as well as an artisanal touch.
While white marbles still reign supreme, this new approach retains the organic variation of a veined stone with an overall aesthetic that is more homogenic with a symphony of texture, finish and effects.
As last year brought oversized hexagons, 2022 brings various other oversized shapes, such as triangles, diamonds and parallelograms, as well as their counterparts: pocket-sized hexagons and polygons.
With the general warming up of color palettes the past few years, it should only follow that stone looks are also heating up, color-wise.
Coverings 2022 is complimentary and offers attendees opportunities to experience North America’s largest international tile exposition, attend educational sessions with free Continuing Education Credits (CEUs), see live demonstrations, network with industry peers and enjoy the world-famous Las Vegas nightlife.
Register for the in-person event here.