A peculiar paradox is emerging: the higher the level of production technology, the more natural expression is given to the products. This trend is particularly evident in the fashion trends of the decoration of the current time.
Global changes in nature surrounding us encourage a closer look at it, be creative and create nature cherishing culture. In many cases, this happens intuitively, although scientists are already investigating this phenomenon and have developed an ethics, which implies expanding the boundaries of art, science, and technology, and bringing it closer to other forms of life.
The design is a language, signs that are very effective in pointing out different points of contact, using the accumulated competencies; it becomes a connecting factor and expression for different experiences.If we are talking about the design of the tiles, it is today very vividly embodying the latest technology and an approach to nature, or even a complete merger with it. Especially when the tiles are from a natural material. Finishing tile manufacturers do not need to look for new materials – clay and stone are natural materials.
The main trend of tiles fashion is nature
Prevailing natural motifs in tiles – colors, texture, and pattern. And it’s not even a hint of nature, but its direct imitation, the primary natural materials, and products from the wood, metal, stone, concrete, textiles, paper. The tiles imitating wood resemble parquet boards, wooden boards, their possible laying methods also imitate these materials.
In addition, the area of tile application has greatly expanded. The trend in recent years is marked by a unity of floors and walls, which is easy to create with tiles. Tiles like climb on the walls, they repeat the motives of the floor, become an inseparable whole as they are in nature, for example, a forest bed and trees.
The tile manufacturing technology allows you to produce thin, various sizes tiles that are superior to the actual wood, do not fully absorb water, easy maintenance.
The individual tile direction is retro. Some remind a bunch of flowers, or paper wallpapers and are used in the interior as a cozy and warm accent.
Imitation of materials made by hands, not only of wood but also of brick, concrete, stone – are especially pleasant to the interior, which gives the interior a warmth, among which there are also aged, even with time marks, with uneven surfaces, chipped edges, and similar. If you do not know, when you see the interior you really do not say that it’s tile.
In a separate group, natural stone tiles could be distinguished: marble, travertine, granite, even shale. Designers are looking for interesting natural material structures, and perhaps the look of a tile maker has shifted to the imitation of shale. Travertine, marble has been imitated for a long time, but the imitation of shale has appeared only recently. The shale is a stone with an expressive structure. The tiles succeeded in successfully replicating its interesting terrain, lines, waves.
Exclusively only natural colors
Almost nobody uses synthetic, artificial color tiles. Prevailingly natural colors – pastel, gray, pink, sandy, celestial blue, mint green, yellowish. As the possible accents of the decor can be used also not natural colors, but the whole – in quiet natural colors.