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Four global design trends impacting tile industry 

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Tile manufacturer Crossville has released its annual Design Trends Look Book. The digital publication showcases four macro trends that are presently influencing interior design, including accompanying tile collections that answer these trends in interior environments.

Looking at ongoing events in tandem with modern fashion, four notable focus areas are present in contemporary design: 1970s-inspired Bright and Bold, 1970s-inspired Bohemian Spirit, Bio-Feel-‘Ya, and Touch Points.

Bright and Bold – that 70s Show providing not only nostalgia and comfort but also creativity and play with lots of glossy, bold, and bright hues. Style goes prismatic—optimistic in colour, eclectic in pattern, liberal in mix of materials.

Bohemian Spirit – the “other side” of the 70s style, more earth-inspired with natural elements. This style is fluent, unconventional, and comfortable—an idyllic answer to work-from-anywhere sensibilities.

Bio-Feel-‘Ya – much more than just bringing the outdoors in; truly embracing a love for all things natural. Grounded in natural elements, this style converges interiors with the outside environment, creating spaces that are sensory and sincere.

Touch Points – all about texture and tactile experiences. Dimensional handcrafting and the character of touch are key components of experiential spaces.

These macro trends are researched and compiled by Crossville’s vice president of marketing Lindsey Waldrep. In developing the list, Waldrep employed a holistic perspective that considered broad societal and fashion influences that are guiding current aesthetics for both commercial and residential design.

She first presented her findings as part of a global trends presentation at the Coverings Expo in Orlando, Florida, on behalf of the Tile Council of North America.

 

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