2021 Style Forecast Trend
HOT, NEW & TRENDING! See our exclusive Tile of The Year Rock Salt!
Our design team travel the world many times over attending the world’s biggest tile fairs and working with global suppliers to find the best of the best for you. We buy with every budget in mind and because of our immense buying power, you’ll always get the best prices.
Our Strategic Design team uses international design and forecast tools to predict trends 12-24 months in advance. These trends are confirmed and explored at the world’s largest and most influential tile fair called Cersaie, which is held in Bologna, Italy every year.
The cornerstone of Art Deco in the 1920s, Terrazzo, is back 100 years later and bigger than ever.
Available in a wide range of scattered aggregate look chips for subtle interest or bold impact. The Terrazzo revival has gained huge popularity throughout the design world recently and we’re all obsessed with the playful confetti pattern.
Australia's leading Rapid Renovation Expert Naomi Findlay says;
"Because Terrazzo tiles are easy to clean, non-allergenic and beautifully enduring, you can use this speckled hero throughout the entire home and do away with transitions between main floors, hallways and bathrooms. This adds to the effortless flow of a home".
But don’t stop there! Make Terrazzo look tiles the focal point of any bathroom by using it on the walls too. Try Napoli Pearl on both the floor as well as a feature wall, completing the remaining walls in white matt subways to the ceiling, then finish with matt black tapware.
Our Hot Tip: Read these tips for more ways to incorporate the Vintage Style style in your home.
The New Stone Age
Increasingly high-tech lives are driving human desire to connect with nature-inspired designs. International trends show a primal instinct rising to the fore, bringing the cave aesthetic into our homes in search of balance. With their mesmerising patterns, it’s easy to see why Natural Stone looks are one of the strongest growing trends.
Beaumonts Exclusive Tile of the Year Rock Salt is the ultimate expression of this trend. Featuring defined sweeping veins, it appears to be extracted from the depths of the earth. Baz and The Living Room team even chose Rock Salt for a life-changing renovation makeover on the show.
“In my opinion, Rock Salt is the most impressive range I’ve seen in 10 years, and that’s saying something; I’ve seen a lot of tiles in over 35 years. When they produced this tile, they used all the latest technological advancements and the result is unique and absolutely remarkable.”
- Dean Booker, Beaumont Tiles National Buyer.
Our Hot Tip: Check out our Rock Salt - Tile of The Year booklet for more inspiration.
For a breathtaking bathroom, try Rock Salt Danish Smoke on the floors and Rock Salt White Gold on the walls, as seen in our Rock Salt Complete Bathroom Package. Choosing two different colours from the same range adds an extra layer of interest while keeping the look cohesive. The darker coloured floor tile anchors the room, while lighter walls give an illusion of a larger space.
What’s even better than stone looks? HUGE stone look slabs!
The height of luxury with incredible practicality. Fewer grout lines and diverse applications, slab sizes up to 3 metres such as Grand Atlantis Gold, Timeless Ceppo Di Gres and Grand Manhattan Grey Silk are just a few of our slabs that can be used as kitchen splashbacks, floor to ceiling bathrooms or as ceramic veneers to countertops and cabinetry.
Our Hot Tip: See our Contemporary Style Booklet for more inspiration.
I’m sorry, but I can’t hear you over the sound of HOW COOL TIMBER LOOK TILES ARE!
The natural wood-look with all the practicality of tiles - timber look tiles are making a serious comeback in 2021 as long planks, chevrons, parquetry and inlays.
As we long to connect more with nature, interior materials echo the scenery outside and bring the outdoors in. Thanks to advancements in technology, these beauties can be mistaken for the real deal with their intricate grain and knot details.
Timber look tiles are perfect for main floors, and Beaumonts Artwood range of complementing Timber designs allows you to get even more creative. Use a combination of planks and parquetry to define spaces such as living or dining within a large open plan room.
Using planks around the perimeters, the parquetry works the same way as a rug to visually distinguish the different zones - try the amazing Artwood plank and Artwood parquetry range. Choose sofas and furniture with raised legs to showcase the beautiful floor underneath!
The hallway is often the first impression and sets the tone for the rest of the house. For a functional and welcoming entrance, the long lengths and colour warmth of Prestige Cedar conjure up the feeling of home. Kyal and Kara love the look of timber, suiting their relaxed Scandi style to a tee!
Our Hot Tip: See Kyal and Kara's Blue Lagoon Build for even more Scandi inspiration!
The Zellige style was one of the most significant trends of 2020 and it’s not going anywhere! The trend represents a yearning for timeworn handicrafts touched by the human hand in a fast-paced, over-stimulated society.
Zellige type wall tiles have tone on tone colour variation, structured surfaces and irregular edges, emulating centuries-old craftsmanship from Morocco. The entire world can’t seem to get enough of this handmade look.
The Zellige style is perfect for covering any wall of the home to add dimension and interest. A splashback is a practical element to any kitchen, but install Atmosphere squares or subways and it becomes a delightful feature.
Or why not create a striking focal point for a living room by covering a fireplace surround in the Atmosphere range. This trend is right at home in a range of different interiors to suit different tastes, but especially Traditional.
Our Hot Tip: See our Traditional Style Booklet for even more inspiration!
Roses are red, tiles are blue… and we’re totally hooked on this trending hue!
Maybe we’re all dreaming of the oceans at faraway holiday destinations, or maybe it’s just the calming vibes of this refreshing colour we’re all drawn to. Either way, 2021 is all about blue, blue and, did we mention blue? From soft pastels and fresh minty blues to rich nautical navy, you’ll even notice blue undertones to duck egg, teal and peacock variations.
Ocean colours set the scene for a tranquil bathroom and Wanderlust styling. Pair white and soft blue for a bright and breezy palette where city stress fades away, or up the opulence with dark navy Atmosphere. Try this deep hue on a wall opposite the vanity, then use large mirrors to reflect this feature wall and create a sense of balance.
Don’t feel the need to only pair this colour with neutrals either. We’re seeing the hottest trends complement blues with coral and terracotta, amber and moss green. Complete the look with a wall hung vanity with his and her sinks and must-have gold fixtures.
Patterned encaustic decors are HUGE right now and bring a ton of fun to the home! You’ll find this trend in a wide range of colours and designs, covering vintage florals, tessellated geometric shapes, Moroccan motifs, arabesque patterns and more. These tiles are the heart of the ultra-popular and super gorgeous Mediterranean interiors trend.
There’s something special about these patterned tiles that connect us to a different place and a different time. Check out our Majorca range for oodles of inspiration, and don’t forget to BOOK YOUR FREE ONLINE OR IN-STORE DESIGN CONSULTATION and get started, we’re here to help!
These gorgeous tiles will make a statement and can be used almost anywhere in the home on walls and floors. Just remember to create rhythm and repetition through colour or pattern.
In the kitchen, balance bold patterns with plain cabinetry in one or two colours. Try Majorca Classic Petal to the kitchen floor with a Majorca Floral splashback and emerald green cabinets.
Or in the bathroom, allow the Majorca floor tile to take centre stage. Pair with a matching or complementary plain coloured subway so it doesn’t vie for attention. One of the most popular places you’ll see motif patterned tiles are in the laundry!
Our Hot Tip: Check out Kyal and Kara’s Blue Lagoon Build.
Neutral floors are setting the scene for contrasting trending bright accessories in the design world right now. Creamy whites such as Brazillian Slate Oxford White are gaining momentum with the desire to calm, cleanse and purify our homes. Mid-tones of cool and warm grey provide the perfect foundation and decorative freedom to build upon, think grey concrete of District Iron Grey or taupe stone looks of Omni Stone Tan.
Neutral floors also move towards a deep charcoal palette with cocooning effect. Design brothers Shannon and Simon Vos know the power of colour and say;
"It’s not just what you see – it’s the mood you create. We find it so hard to pick a single favourite out of the awesome Beaumonts range but, Rome Shadow and Omni Stone Charcoal are definitely up there. Combine with matching walls and dark cabinetry for an ambience that wraps around you”.
This trend makes for the ultimate main floor, especially suited to the Industrial style. Choose the largest size tile available in the look you love, together with a matching grout to visually expand the space. Then go all out with your favourite colour furniture, accessories, artwork and plenty of greenery.
Our Hot Tip: See our Industrial Style Booklet for even more inspiration!
Elongated Subways & Fingers
The shape of 2021 is long and lean. Keep an eye out for sleek linear forms taking over interior design this year. Tiles mirror the aesthetic in the form of elongated subways and finger mosaics.
Our Hot Tip: Check out Simon's Coffs to Cali Build.
Kitchen and laundry splashbacks and bathroom walls are the most popular spots to use elongated subways and finger mosaics. Extend Logic or Addis tiles to the ceiling on all walls for a bathroom that’s both practical and sophisticated. Lay the tiles vertical stack bond to draw the eye up and make ceilings appear higher.
Beaumont Tiles Design Specialist Christie Wood says;
"Choose elongated subways with a contrasting grout to accentuate the tile shape, then pair with Motif patterned floors for Australia’s coolest bathroom combination. Or for a pop of colour to a Modern style bathroom, my go-to has to be Peacock Fire Fingers”.
With the environment and world around us at the front of mind, botanical prints on tiles burst onto the tile stage in 2020, and in 2021 they continue to gain momentum reflecting our broader social desire to connect with the environment.
Having achieved great popularity on homewares and soft furnishings, a variety of leaf designs are now being produced on tiles. The whimsical effect of this trending print on tiles is hard to resist.
Have you done Beaumont's What's My Style Quiz yet? Perhaps you discovered your unique style is Coastal? Then this look is totally you. Create your very own holiday paradise in your bathroom with our Aussie made Palm Beach range. Featuring a glistening sheen over the tropical leaf-inspired design, it’s a beautiful way to add subtle interest in place of colour. Like this tile? You’ll love Beaumonts Palm Beach Complete Bathroom Package.
Powder rooms are an often-neglected design opportunity, but they are the perfect place to experiment with bold colours and patterns. Surprise guests with all four walls in Atmosphere Jungle Mix décor.
Smart Tiles - Microtec
The future of flooring is here! Microtec is the latest and greatest technology making one tile suitable for BOTH indoors and outdoors. Applied during the manufacturing process, this innovative glaze is smooth to touch and safer when wet, so it’s simple to cater to the indoor-outdoor home designs and lifestyles we love so much.
Microtec ensures better consistency across finish appearance and a harmonious link, where the interior becomes a continuation of the garden and the patio and extension of the living room. It’s no wonder this trend is the next big thing.
Tiles with Microtec finish are the ultimate flooring choice to create flow through the entire house. Especially through to the back yard, erasing borders between the exterior and interior.
Planning a new home or renovation with structural changes? The bathroom is no longer a secluded place closed off to its surroundings. Imagine a courtyard off the bathroom with French doors opening up to the outside rather than a window. Use Lagoon Almond to the bathroom floors as well as the courtyard for a fluid connection and bliss bathing experience. The Lagoon range comes in a range of colours to suit all styles, but Naomi Findlay’s favourite is the warm almond colour, perfect for a Farmhouse styled interior.