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Natural stone tiles: 2016 predictions

At The Stone Gallery we like to keep abreast of interior trends, as well as the latest applications for natural stone tiles and flooring.

In this blog article we're taking a look at the forthcoming trends for utilising beautiful natural stone in your home in 2016 and beyond – we hope you find our suggestions inspiring and helpful!

Kitchens with natural stone tiles and surfaces

Kitchens are an interior focal point, since they are social spaces which act as a gathering place within the home, and should be appealing as well as functional. 

When it comes to 2016 kitchen design trends, sleek white or grey cabinets are set to remain popular with homeowners and interior designers alike.  Moving away from darker tones and the 'safety' of mid-range neutrals, we will see more demand for pale quartz, granite and white marble worktops, splashbacks and flooring.  Natural white stone looks crisp and fresh alongside sleek grey or sparkling white units and lends a pleasing organic texture and contrast.

Fixtures and pendant lights in copper and other warm metallics, such as rose gold, are on trend and add glamour when paired with stunning grey and white marble tiles, island tops or splashbacks.

Add interest and individuality with natural stone tiles in bathrooms

Natural stone tiles will deliver a luxurious edge to bathroom floors and walls – choose from marble, slate or travertine, depending on whether you seek a high-glam look or understated, rustic elegance.

Bathroom counters and sink surrounds with clean angled, mitred corners are also destined to be popular in 2016 and beyond – they add a pleasing contemporary polish for a sleek yet organic look.

Stylish living spaces with stone tiles

In 2016 the eclectic look is set to grow even more popular and interiors which incorporate vintage or traditional elements with more modern components will continue to be popular, especially in living spaces. Pairing the texture of natural stone tiles with other materials – such as exposed brick, natural timber or porcelain – can create a stylish and unique character in the home, whether it's used on the floor, fireplace surround or for a feature wall.

Garden trends for 2016

Of course, stone tiles are not solely for interiors – they are also ideal for garden landscaping projects.  In 2016 we will see stone, such as rustic slate, being utilised in the creation of spectacular garden water features with a modern twist.

Stone paving slabs and rock walling are perfect for enhancing smaller courtyard gardens and the addition of matt black paint on timber fences and planters will make for a sophisticated, elegant and cutting-edge style.

Specialists in natural stone tiles and flooring

Natural stone is appealing, enduring and very versatile; stone flooring and tiles can be used to complement a wide range of different looks, from traditional and vintage through to modern and contemporary styles.

For natural stone tiles and flooring please visit our spacious Camberley showroom to see our broad range of products, or alternatively, please call us on 01276 691 501 – our knowledgeable team will ensure that you find just the right product for your requirements

 

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