Interior design is both an art and a science. Understanding the way colours, shapes, and lighting work together to craft the atmosphere and tone of a space but also leaving room for personal touches and taste requires a delicate balance and professional eye. This is as true for flooring options as it is for furniture and wallpaper. If you're mulling over changes to your commercial or residential interior spaces, have a gander at the trends that today's top designers are putting their considerable opinions behind.
Top Colour Options
For commercial interiors, designers believe that deep tones are the way to go. Opting for colours like charcoal or dark grey while balancing with stone or beige shades can give the versatile advantages of neutral hues while delivering a trendy interior space for customers to enjoy. The arrangement is best supported with a single pop of colour to round things out, and the designers are pointing to Radiant Orchid, a specific shade of purple, as the happy medium between spunk and brightness without getting too childish. The purple is best deployed in the form of wall art or in strategic flooring arrangements, and can be swapped for Exclusive Plum if you want a more muted look.
The trends in residential interior colours are not as specific as commercial suggestions but do follow a similar principle. Current designs lean towards interiors that give an air of sophistication and are both rich in surface and colour but also pared back. This translates into using smaller palettes of one to three colours, with minimal furniture pieces so that each one can be its own statement.
Current trends in commercial interiors are seeing an increase in tiles featuring geometric designs. More experimentation and innovation is seen in how offices are going for options like large rectangles in novel colours, non-matching hexagonal patterns, and super-scale geometries. Similar trends are appearing in residential interiors as well; especially the more quirky, non-matching eclectic styles that can add a stunning level of personality when used in the right manner.
Tiling trends extend to the material as well as the appearance of flooring options. For instance, tile is increasingly replacing carpets and both businesses and homeowners are leaning towards luxury-style materials for both an enhanced look and long-lasting durability. This can be seen in the rising popularity of material like luxury vinyl or laminate flooring. Additionally, modern tiles are much easier to replace since now individual tiles can be pulled out and swapped rather than requiring whole swaths of floor to be redone.
This is mostly applicable to commercial interiors, but some homeowners may find it intriguing nonetheless. Designers are leaning towards multi-purpose furniture when it comes to office spaces as a way to keep the workplace looking nice while remaining functional and comfortable. At the basic level, this involves elements like seats with adjustable head rests or rising armrests, maybe a standing desk or two to promote ergonomic health. At the high end, this trend results in multi-purpose furniture, such as filing cabinets that have slide-out seats for impromptu meetings or lounge chairs with tablet arms that change the meaning of what it means to be "at your desk."
Green is the new black, so to speak, since eco-conscious design is getting increasingly popular among both residential and commercial interior spaces. With tile, this is represented by a shift towards recyclable tiling materials, PVC and/or phthalate-free manufacturing, and surfaces that don't release volatile organic compound emissions.
How Centura Tile Helps Interior Designers
Centura Tile has been a leader in tiling since 1933. Over the decades, Centura has worked alongside countless designers and is experienced in anticipating and fulfilling the need for ready access to the year's trendiest tile types and designs.
To learn more about interior design options, different tile types, or to ask other tiling queries, feel free to contact us or visit a Centura Tile dealer near you.