IF you love interior design and are not afraid to use bold colours and patterns, you would have been in your element at this year’s Cevisama.

The only annual ceramic tile trade show which tracks European trends, statement-making designs were the clear star of the show, held in Valencia a few weeks ago.

“The trends for 2018 and 2019 follow the path they opened during last year’s trade fairs: risky products where colour and decoration are once again on show,” said a Cevisama spokesperson. “Small or large, the material is the protagonist: marbles, granites, large veined stones, flecked.. It is a good time for raw and also polished materials that are strengthened thanks to the growth of the worktops and projects sector.”

Here we have rounded up some of the most on-trend looks from the expo to make you smile as you restyle with tile.

Marble marvel

The mottled surfaces and subtle veins of marble create a room that lives and breaths.

Tile déco

Hark back to the Art Deco era with a modern take on classic designs from the 1920s and 30s.

Dark and brooding

Dark, shadowy and watercolour effects on surfaces create spaces with an air of decadence and sophistication. Neutral, grey  and black tones combine with cold white and blue to create dreamlike atmospheres.

Brutalist chic

Raw and rough, this industrial style takes its cue from geological rock formations of old and modern block design. Tiles featuring stone fragments, volcanic stones and igneous rocks such as granite are bang on trend right now.

Restored tiles

Simple but creative designs which see classic ceramics and tiles revived for use in very unique ways.

Mid-century colours

A clear nod to pop art influences from the 1950s and 60s, this trend pairs vibrant coloured tiles with dark wooden furniture.

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