Design Trends from Cersaie

Nov 05, 2021

Cersaie is the International Exhibition of Ceramics, Tile and Bathroom Furnishings that opened its doors to the public at the end of September for the first time since the pandemic started.  Cersaie is an important international exhibition because it reveals the trends of tomorrow for kitchens, baths and other rooms in the home that use ceramics and porcelain.  The top trends from Cersaie that will influence renovations for homeowners are as follows:

Splashes of color everywhere.  Bold colors were found in nontraditional products such as shower bases, radiators and faucets.  This trend allows homeowners to make personal design statements, use color to escape from daily routines and bring a natural vibe indoors through earth-tones, pastels and light shades of blue.

Connecting with natural elements expanded to tiles that resembled marble.  Featured were porcelain vanity tops that mimicked different shades of onyx, Carrara, Calcutta and Verona red marble.   Additionally, there were tiles that looked like hardwood. The ability to connect with nature was also found in bathroom displays at Cersaie.  There were brightly colored floral tiles with tactile surfaces and jungle-styled décor on display.

Combining smooth and textured surfaces for countertops, cabinet doors and tile finishes was another strong trend at Cersaie.  Utilizing cutting-edge digital printing technologies, combined with a variety of glaze applications and textures transformed tile to provide the decorative and expressive qualities of wallpaper while boasting the durability and versatility of ceramic.

The use of the same tile to transition from indoors to outdoors to create continuity between spaces was another hot trend in Cersaie. 

Large format tiles as big as 10 feet by 10 feet also turned heads at Cersaie, enabling homeowners to tile an entire bathroom or kitchen wall with a single slab.  And for wow, Cersaie showcased an innovative technology that featured a chef preparing and cooking a meal on a countertop where there was no burner to be found.  Instead, this technology integrates an induction cooking system into a countertop and  transfers heat to cookware while the counter cool remains cool to the touch.  This technology is expected to come to the U.S. next year.

How will these new trends enable you to create a kitchen or bathroom of your dreams?  Give us a call or make an appointment to visit us at one of our showrooms.