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CIOT: Discover Four Key Trends for Interior Surfaces in 2018

CIOT: Discover Four Key Trends for Interior Surfaces in 2018

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CIOT: Discover Four Key Trends for Interior Surfaces in 2018

1. METALLIC FINISHES

Diesel Stage Ceramic Tiles, Metallic Grey colour
Diesel Stage Ceramic Tiles, Metallic Grey colour

With the new popularity of industrial design elements, metallic finishes are getting star billing in homes. There are now ceramic tiles that mimic metallic surfaces like copper, brass, gold, and silver. Paired with a minimalist décor, these unique design statements create wonderful plays of contrasts.

Our Diesel Stage tile collection, with its raw texture and metallic finish, comes in darker, muted hues, for an ultramodern look that wraps you in a whole new ambience.


2. GEOMETRIC SHAPES STILL ON TREND

Trapez Ceramic Tiles, Talco colour
Trapez Ceramic Tiles, Talco colour

Scale Umbrella Ceramic Tiles, White and Metallic colors
Scale Umbrella Ceramic Tiles, White and Metallic colors

This year, the beloved hexagon will slowly be eclipsed by triangular shapes and combination chevron tiles. If you’ve been pondering using repetitive shapes to create fun, playful spaces, this is your chance. The possibilities are really wide open with this trend. Work with a limited range of colours for a simple, neutral space or make a statement with bold, avant garde hues. Subway tiles, which are all the rage, can be lined up into chevrons for added movement.

For a feature wall that really pops, consider our Scale Umbrella collection. The 3D raised pyramid surface plays on shadow and light to great visual effect.


3. TERRAZZO MAKES A COMEBACK

Imperial Venice Ceramic Tiles, Sale e Pepe colour
Imperial Venice Ceramic Tiles, Sale e Pepe colour

Terrazzo and mottled patterns will have major sway in 2018. In subtle hues or with pastel accents, terrazzo in particular will be a popular choice. With its graphical, vintage motif, irregular surfaces, and delicate specks, terrazzo adds a light, airy touch to any room.

Our new Imperial Venice tile collection is based on traditional Venetian terrazzo. It gets the look of marble fragments in cement just right, for a surface that’s truly unique.


4. PATTERNED CEMENT TILES

Cementum15 Ceramic Tiles, Nature patterns
Cementum15 Ceramic Tiles, Nature patterns

Petra Tiles, Mix patterns
Petra Tiles, Mix patterns

Tiles with the look and feel of raw cement in vintage, geometric, and bohemian patterns will continue to be popular. We’ll also be seeing delicately textured monochrome ceramics. Both options are perfect for a floor with real character. Use patterned tiles selectively to mark boundaries (for a reading corner or entrance hall, for example) or to create the illusion of a rug. The bespoke, artisanal effect also makes for a bold, distinctive design element, especially in bathrooms and other confined spaces.

A simple patterned surface still creates a nice effect in an otherwise neutral space. Our Petra collection is an assortment of tiles in muted and beige hues. Combined, they infuse the room with a quiet vibrancy.

 

ABOUT CIOT

Founded in 1950, Ciot is a leading importer, distributor, retailer and transformer of marble, slate, onyx and ceramic tiles. The company, which offers a one-stop-shop concept, owns showrooms in Montreal, Quebec, Brossard, Toronto (3) and Detroit, as well as a business office in New York.

 


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Top trend picks for 2018

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Top trend picks for 2018

Drama and colour will be the hot trend in home decorating

by Jo Alcorn

I love when the new trends for the upcoming year are revealed. It’s the perfect time to update your decor and freshen up your home. This year I am seeing (and loving) all things dramatic. Bronze decor, patterned wall treatments, beautifully bold pillows and all things brass. Here is a sneak peak at the trends I see emerging this year, many of which will be incorporated into my 2018 makeover projects.


This year, expect to see big and bold patterns and more items made in Canada. That’s certainly the case for my line of product, from matching dog beds and throw pillows, to the new wallpaper line, both are following these trends. Made-in-Canada and big bold patterns. Wallpaper $179, dog bed $129.99


The on-trend hosts will have brass silverware and plates. Brass is no longer just for your decor, you will now see it in table settings, flatware glasses and more. These beauties are from Wayfair.ca: cutlery $179.99


As the bronze trend continues, expect to see splashes of bronze throughout the home: on top of mantels, on media units, in wall decor and more. Looking for the perfect bronze decor? HomeSense has you covered from lamps and clocks to bookends and artwork.  Light $79.99; bowl $19.99; InstaFood sign $16.99


Look for a mix of materials in furniture pieces this year. This gorgeous multi-function piece is from Structube and it incorporates all the trends I am seeing this coming year – a mix of wood, glass and a metal frame along with drawers, making it the perfect blend of function meets style. Table $399


Step aside stainless steel because the new kid in town is Sunset Bronze. In 2018, it’s all about statement appliances. Functional and bold, the Sunset Bronze kitchen suite from Whirlpool brings warmth to any kitchen with its rich metallic finish. This statement suite of appliances is the very set I chose for my own kitchen reno (stay tuned for that reveal in early 2018). I wanted to go big or go bold in 2018, so this set met my criteria perfect. Pricing TBD


This year I am loving all things black in the bathroom. This trend is drastically different and really packs a punch when you enter the bathroom. The inky and edgy sophistication of matte black is the go-to finish for the design-savvy homeowner looking for a dose of drama in their space. From shower heads to faucets and towel bars and hooks, these black beauties from Delta Faucet are offered in a variety of show stopping collections including the Trinsic and Ara.

Delta Trinsic contemporary floor mount faucet $1,713.25

Delta Ara Monitor 17 Series H2Okinetic tub & shower trim $466.10


In addition to black and bronze, pink is red hot this year in wall colours, accessories and accent pieces. Want to add a bit of blush to your setting? Check out the super affordable ideas from Bouclair, from side tables and throws to artwork and accessories, they’ll have you tickled pink. Table 79.99; throw: 29.99


You all know I am obsessed with white. But this year it’s time for my love affair with white to take a backseat while I introduce bright, bold and powerful colours into my designs. It started slowly in 2017, but wait and see what I have in store for 2018. I am forecasting a mix of pinks and reds — used in the same space — for a few of my upcoming makeovers. Stay tuned for some dramatic and bold, on-trend makeovers. Here is one of the colours I think will be hot in 2018, Pleasant Pink by Benjamin Moore. From $49.99 gallon


Jo Alcorn is the founder and design specialist at Whitewash & Co..


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2018 Design Trends

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2018 Design Trends

A preview of the design trends we will be seeing in 2018.

 

The Ultimate Kitchen

The kitchen still remains the heart of the home — these days it’s all about innovation, high tech appliances and quality finishes


Made in Canada

Canadian made products showcasing the best of our nation’s design


Material Matters

Something really interesting happening with these hard surfaces. A harsher mixed stone look we haven’t seen as much


Light it Up

Lighting continues to shine as a big trend for 2018, Canadian designers and independent makers are particularly evident in these year’s show


Curves

The new modern shape is all about modern curves, adding soft lines to contemporary spaces


Modern Wood

Gone are the days of live edge, these wood pieces are sophisticated and sleek, a collaboration between craftsmanship and contemporary design


Statement details

Like statement jewelry pieces in fashion, we’re seeing jewelry inspired detailing in the home in lighting, furnishings, tiles and hardware such as geometric cutouts and peeks of metal detailing


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