The Habitat Trends Observatory (OTH), together with the Ceramic Observatory of the Institute of Ceramic Technology (ITC), have done it again. As they do every year, their report gathers the main ceramic trends that will have an impact on the industry in the coming years.
In an interior design marked by a global pandemic, ceramic surfaces take on a balanced approach, with a predominance of neutral and raw colors playing with porous, matte, or embossed finishes. Designs that evoke naturalness without losing the elegance of the classics. All this without forgetting two clear feelings: well-being and joy, which society needs so much at this time. Designs that evoke naturalness without losing the elegance of the classics. All this without forgetting two clear sensations: well-being and joy, which society needs so much at this time.
Following this line, the OTH highlights 4 trends that mark the designs of the next 2022:
Essencial – Relación con la naturaleza Essential – Relationship with nature
Essential – Relationship with nature For this, the ceramic floor and wall tiles present a handcrafted aesthetic enhancing the beauty of nature, such as the ties of wood or the imperfections of stone.
Elegant & Refined – Restorative luxury
Without losing the search for naturalness, in this trend subtle luxury prevails. No extravagances. Y con materiales atemporales que no pierden la elegancia. And with timeless materials that do not lose elegance. As is the case with marble imitation ceramic, with its veins in sophisticated gray or gold. Another aspect of this trend is the luxury of glossy finishes such as the metal-effect ceramic trend as a differentiating touch.
Euphoric – Vibrant and positive
A trend that stands out for the search for two feelings that are needed today: joy and optimism. And what is more cheerful than colors? For this reason, within this line, the ceramic trends full of color shine, with wall tiles full of creativity, natural-inspired flooring with color or geometric games that provide great expression to the spaces.
Emotional Care – Well-being and safety
In this interior design trend, ceramics play a major role. After a society marked by the insecurity generated by the Covid-19 pandemic, homes must be safer than ever and offer peace of mind. For this reason, ceramic trends in flooring and wall tiles are designed to offer a feeling of comfort and tranquility.
The minimalist lines, with matt and muted finishes are ideal to enhance this security and clean feeling. All this as an extra added to the hygienic and antibacterial qualities that ceramic already offers and its versatility to adapt to any space in the home.