With the new year rapidly approaching, we thought it was the perfect time to round-up the top trends we saw in 2015 and take a look at some of our bestselling tiles for the year that are set to stick around well into 2016!
Shades of Grey
We've added a huge array of grey tiles to our range and the colour has become a go-to shade. It's been heralded as the ‘new neutral' and looks set to be a firm favourite for years to come. Combining various shades of grey with other neutrals, or black & white, results in a finish that's contemporary yet timelessly elegant.
Our Variato Grey tiles have been near the top of our bestselling charts all year. Produced in the UK exclusively for Topps Tiles, these large format ceramic tiles allow you to create a natural stone inspired look for a fraction of the cost. Each tile is unique, creating a striking and varied appearance with a modern marble-effect look in any room of the home.
Brick-effect tiles have remained popular for the last few years and show no signs of slowing down. They're perfect for creating a traditional Victorian-inspired look but with a modern twist. Adding contrasting grout or even changing the laying pattern to something on-trend like Herringbone can transform the traditional brick-effect tile and create a stunning feature in your home.
Brick-effect tiles have seen an injection of colour with our Attingham range. Exclusive to Topps Tiles, these unique ceramic tiles feature a subtle surface effect allowing you to beautifully blend different tones together. Each tile features shade variation which creates a unique look and adds depth to a room.
Mixing and matching different neutral tones and textures together creates an effortlessly stylish look in a room which can easily be updated with accessories, wall hangings and prints for example. In tiles, we've seen our Regal range adorn the walls and floors of thousands of homes, from bathroom walls to kitchen floors. This range is a collection of polished, matt & textured tiles and can be used together to create a seamless look from room to room – perfect for those wanting a simple, minimalist look with a modern edge.
Another range that's seen a surge in popularity is our concrete-effect Tekno. By incorporating concrete effect tiles such as our Tekno range into your home, your surface will have timeless appeal and be versatile enough to complement any decorating decisions you make in the future. If you're feeling daring, go for a distinctive kitchen splashback by mixing and matching contrasting concretes in a vertical format, or mix them with other materials such as natural stone and copper for an eclectic fused feel.
Influenced by recent trends popular in fashion, patchwork and pattern continues to be a key trend in surface design. With many of our tiles featuring everything from bright and bold patterns to subtle and delicate designs, we're here to help you incorporate some pattern into your home. Introducing pattern into your home can be daunting, especially if you're redecorating a whole room. But fear not, a splash of colour or decorative design can really transform a space and create a look that's unique to your home.
Whether you're planning on creating a statement feature wall or a simple hint of pattern, they key is to choose a style that reflects you and your home, and will also stand the test of time. There are many ways to weave pattern into interiors to create a distinctive look, with walls and floors being the key areas these styles can work really well.
Our Henley range is inspired by the classic encaustics of the Victorian era - achieving a timeless yet on-trend look.
Looking for a more subtle statement? Take a look at our exclusive Nayara range, a firm favourite of 2015. A collection of wood effect porcelain tiles with a highly polished glazed finish, these hardy tiles work well on both wall and floor in most living spaces including hallways, kitchens and bedrooms. Mix and match the three colours to create a contemporary herringbone finish that evokes luxury.
We hope you've enjoyed our round up of the top trends and tiles of 2015. If you're still unsure which tile is the one for your next project, try our Visualiser which will give you a fantastic idea of what your finished room could look like. Alternatively, pop into your local store and speak to one of our experts who will be happy to help.