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Prepared for the future?

posted: February 2018

Introducing 2018’s key colour, texture and pattern influences, according to the Amtico design team.

Three key areas are pushing us to create new products that meet the needs of an evolving world of architectural projects and consumers’ needs this year.


This year we recognise a need for a more mature palette.  Louder ‘pop’ colours move to more muted tones, such as diffused pastels.  Colour balances a space through a drive towards harmony and wellness.


Realism in surface texture is important: people want to connect with the tactility as well as the look of products.  We consider a naturally derived texture the ideal, layered with evidence of craft – look for carved imprints, drags and a finish that leaves evidence of the hand on an objects’ texture.


Possibly one of the most interesting trends for us, decorative geometrics are more prevalent than ever.  Now though, historical mimicry will change slowly to pattern that’s voluminous and even modular.  This is a pattern built up through woven textures, in woods with converging grains.

Discover more design inspiration on our Pinterest boards []

Image credits (from top left clockwise): Amtico Form, Artwork, Print by Anne Ligtenberg, Interior by Axel Vervoordt, Amtico Signature French Weave DC275, Amtico Designers’ Choice Muralist DC291, Amtico Signature Varied Block, with Amtico Carpet Atlas and Sierra Fog.

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