Happy New Year! With the new year comes new trends in the world of tile. While it’s only January, here are our top predictions for what will be trending this year:

1) Singing the Blues: Each year Pantone chooses a color of the year, and this year it’s a blue – Pantone – 19-4052 “Classic Blue” – they describe the color as “stilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era. Timeless and enduring blue hue, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is elegant in its simplicity. Imprinted in our psyches as a restful color, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit, offering refuge. Aiding concentration and bringing laser like clarity, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue re-centers our thoughts. A reflective blue tone, Classic Blue fosters resilience.”

What does this mean for you? Well for one, expect to see lots of “things” in this hue of blue – kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, kitchen islands, paint, clothes, appliances and so much more — including #tile.

A hue like this blue lends itself to a great dark + light palet – so look for this color paired with lighter neutrals. For tile, we are seeing it in subways, cements, and small mosaics as well as in combination with other blue hues. We are a bit #tileobsessed with this color, FYI!

Beyond blue, you’ll see warm tones make a big comeback in 2020. Natural colors like beige, cream and brown will begin to replace the greys; you’ll see warmer tones in general.

2). Enter a New Dimesion: We will continue to see the growth of dimensional tile across materials and sizes – from smaller mosaics to larger format porcelains, dimension is not going away. With ceramics, porcelains and cements entering the dimensional space, there will be alot more options to choose from in the coming year.

3). Terrazo A Go Go: Terazzo has been making a huge comeback around the country in the last two years, but we here in the midwest haven’t seen much of an embrace of this tile. But get your big girl pants on because it not going away and it’s only going to get more popular in 2020. There will be larger scaled terrazo’s, as well as more mixed material terrazos (think cement + metal). While some think of it as a more industrial or commercial application, we think the trend to use it in bathrooms, laundry rooms and kitchens will only grow in the coming year.