Design Ovations: Erin Demuth - July 2018
By Erin DeMuth
A large part of my role as a design and sourcing manager consists of providing fellow designers with the latest trends and timeless ceramic and porcelain tile aesthetics for their designs. My colleagues and I attend the world’s largest tile show in Bologna Italy, Cersaie, and the largest North American tile show, Coverings, each year. Our goal is to identify what is trending and to assess if the trend will stick around and ultimately impact design for years to come.
At Coverings in early May, I saw a shift in the tile color palette-one that I was very excited to see because I have seen this palette in European interior designs. Over the last couple of years, we have seen pops of primary colors within the ever-present concrete grey tile-scape. This year, we’re seeing that color palette change. The primary colors are becoming softer, more saturated, and they are drawing inspiration from retro and Art Deco palettes. I see this contemporary, muted color palette as the next color shift for interior design.
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