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Tile trends for 2021 from Ca’ Pietra

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Tile trends for 2021 from Ca’ Pietra

Whatever interiors projects you’re planning, it’s good to explore the newest looks. The experts at stone and tile specialist Ca’ Pietra have picked out five of their favourite tile trends to inspire your 2021 plans.

Trend 1: Mother Nature

Life became more hectic for many in 2020. Others found it took on a slower pace and provided a chance to reflect. Either way, it’s become more important than ever to recharge so it’s no surprise that green (in all its glorious guises) is proving popular for interior projects. Inherently tranquil and connected to nature, green tones can be bold and daring or subtly sophisticated, depending on the shade that takes your fancy. Top tip: team green with wooden furniture or floors. Then add textured natural materials and fibres such as rattan, sisal, cane, jute and bamboo.

Trend 2: Shape shifters

Tiles in outside-the-box shapes can instantly add impact to any space. Check out Ca’ Pietra’s new Bamboo range, for instance (see below left). It’s reminiscent of the plant it namechecks with its delicate appearance that can add the illusion of height to a room. Looking for something a touch more indulgent? Art deco-inspired scallops are still going strong and the pros at Ca’ Pietra predict this look will continue beyond 2021.

Trend 3: The art of simplicity

Many of us aspire to a simpler life and this is reflected in the trend for pared-back rooms and colour schemes with a tranquil-meets-timeless aesthetic. You can prevent this look from feeling too clinical by layering in lots of natural materials and textured fabrics to add a sense of warmth and wellbeing. A dose of greenery will also add to the down-to-earth vibe.

Trend 4: Underfoot

Why should walls get all the glory? Decorative floor tiles add instant impact underfoot and are a fantastic way to refresh kitchens, bathrooms and hallways. Pick a bold design to ignite a neutral scheme or simple furnishings and furniture. Feeling more adventurous? Create a rug effect to draw attention to a particular feature – the dining table for example – by using decorative tiles in the centre and surrounding them with a plain border or field tile.

Image of an indoor-outdoor flooring tile by Ca' Pietra
Image: Piazza Geo Antricita porcelain tiles.

Large formats underfoot will create a feeling of space. This works particularly well downstairs where you can run the same tile from the hallway to the kitchen and utility room. It can then continue into the boot room or conservatory and perhaps out to a terrace for that seamless inside-out look.

Trend 5: Easy on the eye

The year 2020 was all about thinking pink, and according to the experts at Ca’ Pietra, this will continue in 2021 with romantic shades that soothe and uplift in equal measure. The appeal of these pinks lies largely in the fact that they complement so many other colours: think blush and rose hues as well as the more unrefined look of raw plaster.

About Ca’ Pietra: Ca’ Pietra is a family business that is celebrating 30 years of being at the forefront of tile and stone design.

Featured image: Colour Pop Verde Negro square ceramic tile from Ca’ Pietra.

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