The past few years saw porcelain tiles imitating metals (rusted iron, bronze, brass and copper). These amazing circular tiles from De Castelli actually are metal—oxidized brass with variegating gold tobronze nuanced hues that lend visual depth.
Wood also has been mimicked in porcelain tile, down to deep graining and even charring in the style of shu subi gan done on buildings in Japan. Giopagani does the real thing in modern stained wood parquetry in large formats for the wall and floor. The retro vibe of Grafiche recalls atmospheres from the ‘20s to the ‘60s.
A super matte ground in a stone-look porcelain is teamed with a glazed surface on Core Sea. The lively pattern will make you dream of the Greek islands.
Bold is a linear pattern with repeating 3D circles for a stunning effect. The look is right on trend in a matte finished mustard. The pattern comes in 40 x 80 wall tiles.
With the Segni Colore collection, traditional Italian cement tiles are reinterpreted in porcelain with on-trend colors have a bohemian vibe that suits mid-century or any modern décor.
Here, contrasting textures are at work: A ribbed grey concrete look with a dead-on fresco that appears hand troweled in an outstanding Tuscan red.