As a company, The Piccolo Group need to be in touch with trends and fashions within flooring and interior design as a whole. These trends often include colour, style, shape, finish, texture and material, etc. We like to think of ourselves as a forward thinking company so our office is full of random samples of flooring, wallpaper, carpet, fabrics and any other interesting products we find out and about. I thought in this blog I’d review what has been popular throughout 2014, and what we look forward to seeing as 2015 approaches.
The winners of 2014
From 2013 to 2014, in terms of colour, we’ve seen a significant rise in the use of the colour grey – this has spanned from cushions to cars, from floors to fridges. Within our genre of flooring, which is predominantly luxury vinyl tile (LVT), no respectable collection would now be considered complete without at least two or three shades of the sophisticated colour. This year has also seen a boom in large or oversized planks and tiles, with some wood manufacturers showcasing daring length products on their exhibition stands.
What will 2015 bring to the fore?
- Woven Vinyl: It’s a beautiful, practical flooring product with many uses and design options.
- Wood Plastic Composite (WPC): While this has been seen around for a while, we think that 2015 will be the year that it really takes off.
- Oversized Planks and Tiles: I’m looking forward to the continuing rise in the larger shapes within flooring, who knows how big they can go?
- Blues and Creams: Pantone have predicted these colours to be big in the coming year – who am I to argue?
- Random Width Planks: We’ve seen some excellent examples of these recently; they’re surprisingly interesting and fun.
I guess we’ll see by the end of 2015 whether any of these predictions are correct, we’ll certainly reflect some of them on our stands at the Domotex, Hannover and Surfaces, Las Vegas in January. Looking forward to seeing you all there, until then, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at The Piccolo Group.