Ciot unveils 2020 ceramic and stone trends
Move over neutral ceramic and stone. The year ahead will see trendy homes outfitted with tiles and slabs that feature bold colours, luxurious patterns, surprising textures, unique shapes, metallic and lacquered finishes, richer veining and floor-to-ceiling wrapping.
That’s the message of industry leading stone and ceramic products retailer Ciot Inc. in unveiling its tile and slab trends for 2020.
“No longer are ceramic and stone products solely about functionality and durability, but rather, they have become fashion statements in themselves, elevating any decor with unprecedented character and elegance,” says Kristina Panzera, senior buyer at Ciot, adding that today’s products deliver a mix of natural elements with ultra-stylish looks, a combination consumers are after.
“The result is nothing short of a masterpiece, creating an artful, one-of-a-kind look in any room that will stand the test of time.”
According to Ciot – which has showrooms in Toronto, Vaughan and Mississauga – the hottest trends in ceramic and stone products for 2020 are:
Eye-catching colour: From pale roses and minty greens, to punches of indigo blue, forest green, burgundy and black, 2020 will be all about colour. Stronger tones add character to any room while warmer pastels remain popular for a more neutral, muted decor. Topping Ciot’s list of trending tile collections are Bowl, Crackle, Colorplay, Let it Bee and Urban Atelier.
Striking textures, patterns and finishes: Imitation cement tiles boasting colourful patterns are growing a fan base for their ability to add visual interest in the home, while neutral textures are favoured to bring a touch of Mediterranean heat or Bohemian-style loft. At the same time, more conservative tone-on-tone textures – such as Ciot’s Nextone, Evolution, and Stile – will increasingly be popular for floor tiles, used to uplift a decor without weighing it down. Bright, glossy tiles resembling a lacquered finish in which you can “feel” the brush strokes are also taking centre stage.
Dynamic shapes: Compelling shapes – from fish scales to diamonds and hexagons – are gaining traction as a fun, free-spirited way to elevate a room. Computer-generated 3D effects will also create complex tile designs that play with light and shadows for futuristic decor palettes.
Super-sized tiles: When it comes to tiles in 2020, bigger is better. The new standard is 60 by 60 cm, with large rectangular tiles – measuring 60 by 120 cm – gaining traction for upscale looks. Longer, wider planks will steal the spotlight for flooring, and used on walls, they create a sleek, modern vibe.
Metallics: Metal finishes will be increasingly stylish, with natural gold, copper and brass highlights creating one-of-a-kind shiny, reflective surfaces that glisten in natural light. Primarily used as wall coverings, deep metallic finishes – such as Ciot’s popular Diesel Metal Perf – exude a raw, organic feel. Underfoot, neutral-toned metal finishes for floors will continue trending.
Distressed looks: What’s old is new again as distressed looks continue to hold appeal for both floors and walls, imitating the look of old marble floors worn by years of foot traffic, and creating an air of old-warm charm and craftsmanship.
Stone wrapping: Elegant and sophisticated stone slabs will envelope entire rooms as consumers experiment with all surfaces for an inviting, one-of-a-kind decor. From floor-to-ceiling stone slabs on walls, to kitchen islands, to stairways and floors, stone delivers a striking, cocooning ambience.
Colour infusion: Warm whites are no longer monotone and flat, but rather, contain lively textures in hints of grey or gold. Rose, burgundy, jade green and icy blue return in 2020 as light and colourful choices suitable for all rooms. Black will also increasingly be in vogue, particularly with white and gold veining that is mysterious, deep and ultra-chic. Topping Ciot’s stone colour choices are: Dover White, Bianco Ecru, Enigma, Cosmopolitan, Dreaming Greens and Onice Blue.
Brighter, bolder veins: While white marble with light grey veining will always be a classic choice, stronger marble colours with active veins of wine red, emerald green and bright blue are starting to steal the show. Rather than hanging expensive artwork, these surfaces are works of art themselves.
Natural richness: The outdoors continues to move indoors in 2020, with the rise of honed surfaces and finishes that resemble raw materials and radiate the richness of nature. Leathered marble, terrazzo and concrete looks – found in Ciot’s Ceppo, Barroco and Onice Black Cloud – are becoming increasingly popular for their moody grey vibe.
“Whether using ceramic or stone, combining patterns, finishes and colours to create a unique look in any room is a hot trend that is expected to continue well into the future,” Panzera says.
Ciot’s full line of 2020 ceramic and stone trends is available in its showrooms at 1020 Lawrence Ave. W. in Toronto, 8899 Jane St. in Concord and 3050 Vega Blvd., Unit 1B in Mississauga. For more information, visit ciot.com.