Six surface material trends to look out for in 2019.
Speaking before the Surface Design Show opened in February at the Business Design Centre in Islington, trend forecaster and curator of the Show’s Surface Spotlight Live feature, Sally Angharad enthused “There are a number of distinct trends coming out of the Surface Design Show that visitors will pick up. Once again the Show sets the scene for the next year in terms of design ideas.”
2019 trends to look out for are:
Scallop shape tiles create decorative patterns in a combination of solid colours and patterned finishes. Ranges can be found at Blueprint Ceramics, Finsa and Viuva Lamego (shown below).
Warm neutrals replace grey with shades of brown adding depth to tactile surfaces. Check out SaintGobain (pictured below), Off the Wall Coverings and ITC Natural Luxury Flooring.
A combination of tile formats creates complex designs for statement features. Again Blueprint Ceramics (image below) and Viuva Lamego are reliable suppliers for this ‘look’.
Weathered metals inspire luxurious patina effects on a variety of surfaces from flooring to finishes. PowderTech (Corby) (effect shown below), MUUNA and Finsa can provide great examples of this.
Dark colours are key for glazed and tonal finishes to create dramatic yet welcoming effects. Seek out SIBU Designs (see bathroom image below), Grestec Tiles and Sterling Studios.
Organic materials translate into surfaces for walls and lighting that bring comforting textures indoors. Specialists include Freund (see lighting image below), Innerspace Cheshire and PHEE.
A range of new materials, prototypes and innovations are on display at Surface Spotlight, curated in collaboration by trend expert Sally Angharad and trend, colour and material forecast agency; Colour Hive.
Rodrigo Cardoso (top image showing green scallop wall tiles)