5 Trends in Natural Stone Tile and Countertops
The elegance of stone is a standard in design no matter what your style. The options for color, movement, texture, and shape are broad with natural stone and the design applications, creative. Here are some of this year’s hottest natural stone products available and how designers are using them.
Natural Stone Wall Texture
Stone is a feast for the eyes. It invites a closer look and often a touch. Stone finished with a honed, antiqued, or leathered surface creates plenty of texture and visual impact that works on the floors, walls, and countertops.
Up-and-coming trends introduce even more texture with surfaces in scraped, brushed, and hammered finishes. They are great choices for wall mosaic, especially in mixed finishes. Center City, a collection of limestone and marble mosaic tile, offers mixed texture for the wall in a linear shape that’s right on trend.
Feature Walls in the Bedroom or Living Room
Stone brings a natural flair to any space, but the bedroom and living spaces are increasingly becoming places where stone tile is more at home in the design. In a time when biophilic elements are in demand, stone answers the call for rustic charm, distinguished elegance, or relaxing ambiance. Some designers use slab on the walls as striking pieces of art created by mother nature herself.
Stacked Stone offers a highly textured and mid-century modern feel. Natural stone slab on the wall is beautiful, especially in a book-matched arrangement. Anything from unique stone mosaics to extra-large format in natural stone is the perfect selection for feature walls, fire places, and more in the bedroom and living room.
Shaped Mosaics for Upscale Style
What could make natural stone even more beautiful? A great shape. Go for a contemporary feel with a graphic mosaic in natural stone. Or up the elegance with a curvy, lantern shape. No matter the shape, the effect is the same—it livens up the room and keeps the eye moving and engaged.
Parksville Stone tile collection features classic mosaics as well as shaped mosaics that help you achieve beautiful walls and floors. Available in the neutral colors and classic features of marble, limestone, and travertine.
Stone in Black and White
Classic styles evolve with the trends and black and white is one that is ideal for a new emphasis on natural stone. Marble in black and white is the go-to for this style, but consider other options like slate or granite in dark colors alongside limestone or travertine. This stone tile offers not only the right color scheme, but visual and textural interest.
Dark countertops are an excellent place to start in a black and white kitchen. Soapstone, once a favorite in centuries past, is coming back into popularity. It is a unique stone that adds a softness to an otherwise high-contrast design.