Timeless Kitchen Tile
Top designers in the industry recently revealed their predictions for kitchen design in 2015. There’s a little of the new, a little of the old, and a little more of the same. These updated-classic trends will help you get started creating your new kitchen.
Updated Shaker Style
Shakers valued the kitchen as the center of the home; a place where they could gather with family and friends. Use clean lines that take the eye upward and warmth-creating materials like wood-look tile or a rustic backsplash. Go for large open spaces that accommodate lots of guests.
It is easy to update this look as it goes with either classic or contemporary design. Read more about using tile in the Shaker look in the full trends forecast.
Vertical Layout Style
Vertical lines can energize and elongate. They add interest to a clean open space. Wood paneling will be especially popular this year and lends itself well to a vertical pattern. You can achieve this look with tile as easily as with wood or other types of paneling.
Color in Design
Though neutrals are a no-fail way to go, 2015 will see the extension the definition of neutrals. Don’t be afraid to use rich shades or pastels as a base for your design, especially if they have a softer, seasoned look to them. Often colors can date a space, but if you select colors with hints of gray, they will always be pleasing to the eye even when new color trends come.
The Pantone Color of the Year may be a good place to start. It is a dusky wine color that pairs will with most colors. Daltile has several tiles and mosaic blends that will work will with this shade.
Metallics are projected to be big this year. They can be either highlights or neutrals depending on the amount you use in your kitchen and how reflective they are.
The patterns of 2015 will remind you of the old-world Middle East mixed with a bit of art deco. This return to bold patterns adds elegance to your kitchen. You can easily achieve this look with a mosaic pattern in your backsplash or across an accent wall.
Open Plan Kitchens
Open plans will continue to be big in 2015. The emphasis on making the kitchen the center of activity in the home isn’t going away anytime soon. This year will take the open plan to a new level. You’ll see less cabinets above the counter and windows and open shelving in their place.
To see how Daltile makes the most of this extra space read the full trends forecast.
Look for more black in 2015. But not just any black, a softer, aged looking black is the favored tone this year. There is such a thing as too much black, however. Designers are further softening black with touchable textures and matte finishes.
Wallpaper is making a comeback. It adds to the softness that seems to be a factor in so many trends this year. If you swore off wallpaper years ago, consider using tile instead. Use textile-look tiles to soften the room without having to use any wallpaper.
Start your designs off on the right foot this year with these timeless trends. For more details, read the full trend forecast.