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Tile Trends - 3 Floor and Decor Tiles to Pair with the Color of the Year

Every year, paint manufacturers, home improvement experts and interior designers recognize the color (or colors) that will have the most impact on home design in the following year. Looking at 2022, soft, soothing shades of green have become the color of the year. Distinguished names like Behr, Sherwin-Williams, Benjamin Moore and the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) are in unanimous agreement on the color’s familiar, organic quality and its ability to elicit feelings of calm and a sense of new beginnings.

“Think of this ‘new’ green as a neutral,” reports design enthusiasts at Apartment Therapy. “Greens—and soft greens especially—are versatile hues that look good with almost everything and work with a variety of design styles.” Taking it one step further, Better Homes & Gardens suggests complementing the color of the year with warm, earthy neutrals and bringing in additional layers of texture with natural materials like wood and rattan.

Thanks to advances in porcelain tile manufacturing methods, it’s never been easier to bring nature-inspired, textural accents into the home. This year, homeowners can pair a soft shade of green with wood-, concrete- and fabric-look floor and décor tile collections for an effortless aesthetic that extends a restorative energy into every room throughout the home.

Wood-look porcelain tiles combine design, practicality and the timeless appeal of hardwood

With much-deserved attention turned to biophilic design, natural wood-inspired tile collections will have a place in the home in 2022 next to shades of green. Inspired by consumed and painted oak wood planks with slightly visible knots, wood-look tiles bring charm and unrefined beauty to any room. Most importantly, wood-look porcelain tiles transcend any limitations of traditional hardwood floors because of their inherent resistance to scratching, staining, chipping and damaging effects caused by moisture.

Concrete-look porcelain tiles create seamless transitions between indoor and outdoor spaces

With a highly textural surface inspired by artisan-spread chalk, rugged concrete-look tiles bring urban character and a handcrafted look to the applied surface. Well-suited for both indoor and outdoor living spaces, concrete-look porcelain floor tiles can resist water as admirably as they resist scratches. With its premium performance capabilities, a concrete-look tile installed across a patio or pool deck can visually match its flooring counterpart in the adjacent indoor kitchen or living room (the interior walls painted in green of course).


Fabric-look porcelain tiles bring natural and organic materials into the heart of a home
Given the emphasis on turning living spaces into sanctuary-like environments adorned in shades of green, textile inspired tile collections are also having their moment. Fabric-look porcelain tiles pair the aesthetic of timeworn linen fabric with porcelain’s durable, water-resistant composition to bring tactile interest and lasting style to any room in the home. With enhanced contrast and luminescence, fabric-look tiles can even mimic a metallic shimmering effect, almost like a ripple of water on a matte finish.

Looking for more ways to pair the 2022 color of the year with natural and organic material-inspired tile collections? You’re in the right place.

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