Avant Life: Style Series – Trends in tiles


In the first edition of the Avant Life: Style Series, we’ve spoken to Jane Addis from Original Style on the hottest tile trends of the moment.

It’s about this time of year that I head back from Europe’s biggest tile fair feeling enthused, inspired and very tired!

This year was my 13th year of attendance and I can honestly say I never tire of spotting the latest ceramic trends, colours and new technologies that enhance the industry.

I’ve worked in the ceramics industry for 14 years now and feel very lucky to be working in such a creative industry and also dealing with such fabulous companies like Avant Homes! One of the many reasons I love working with Avant is our shared design vision and its passion to give customers exciting, bold and creative tiling schemes.

Herringbone tiling, fully tiled bathrooms, bold and striking colourways are just a few of the amazing statements Avant is happy to make!

The most exciting part of the show for me? Identifying trends that mirror our trend predictions and new specification for Piastrella. What will you choose? Here are the latest trends to try.

Trend 1: Twilight

Dark, bold and dramatic, this trend brings atmosphere and ambience to any room. Deep grey and near blacks teamed with rusty tones, paired with heritage style geometric prints, this look is super stylish and utterly on trend!


Trend 2: Botanical

Gorgeous green leafy prints, tropical palms, luscious leaves and pretty repeating patterns. If you want to bring the outside indoors then this trend is a perfect choice!


Trend 3: New Heritage

Patterns with a historical influence and feel, lovely rustic finishes, cool white plains with timeless and classic appeal. This trend will stand the test of time!


It’s your time to shine, it’s #MyAvantStyle!

Every month, we’ll be searching for Avant homeowners who show off their unique style as part of our new Avant Life: Style Series.

Use the hashtag #MyAvantStyle and tag us in your snaps on Facebook using @avantnewhomes and Instagram using @avant_homes to show us how you make your tiles pop! 


About us

Piastrella is a bespoke tile collection created for Avant Homes by Design Works Tiles which provides stunning versatile tiling solutions to housebuilders, architects and contractors throughout the UK.