2023 Spring-Summer Tile Trend Report

The main color, design and application proposals presented at Coverings 2023 by Italian ceramic companies outlined four main trends for this season.
By Kristin Coleman

At the 2023 edition of Coverings, the largest international ceramic tile event in North America, over 60 premier Italian brands showcased their latest tile and installation products to the market in the Ceramics of Italy Pavilion. Demonstrating the versatility and beauty of Italian tile, the following trends summarize this season’s top trends in color, design and application.



The concept of eclecticism involves the ability to draw inspiration from multiple sources and styles. As natural storytellers with hi-tech capabilities, Italian manufacturers are creating novel forms of decorative expression in tile, whether it’s the fusion of vintage and modern or a mixture of materials on digitally printed porcelain.

Geo Silver (Shape Decor) by Keope
Nesting by Del Conca
Riggiole (Bianco Mix) by Ceramica Fioranese
Level (Calacatta Picasso) by Emilgroup
Mediterranea (Amelia Decor) by Tagina
Mindwalk (Taupe) by Pastorelli
Joyce by Ascot Everytile
Onigem (Spider) by Sicis
Unique Marble (Moon Grey) by Provenza
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The Great Outdoors

The past few years have produced a ubiquitous need for people to connect with nature – not only at home, but at work, hotels, healthcare facilities and even offices. This, in turn, has created an explosion in outdoors spaces, which is where Italian tile comes in. Unlike other materials that can crack, warp and fade, porcelain tile is a workhorse that can withstand the elements. It’s frost-free, water and heat resistant, low maintenance and offers incredible anti-slip finishes. Catering to this new era of outdoor living, Italian tile producers offer a plethora of solutions for residential and commercial projects from 2- and 3-cm pavers and gauged porcelain panels for exterior cladding to pedestal systems and even induction cooktops for outdoor kitchens.

Cooking Surface Prime by ABKSTONE
Deep Wood by Ascot Ceramiche
Pigmenti by Lea Ceramiche
Lapis by Appiani
Four Seasons by Flaviker
Croatia Beige by Cerdomus
Orobica Beige by Refin Ceramiche
The Place (Cottage Dark) by Panaria Ceramica
Sensi Roma (Cream) by ABK
Pedestal Prime by Eterno Ivica
Unionstone 2 (Cedre Grey) by Ceramica Sant'Agostino
Travertino Beige by Saime Ceramiche
Deep Blue (Grigio) by Tagina
Blow Crust Dust by Blustyle
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Marine Life

While green dominated last season’s palette, marine hues have emerged as spring-summer’s top color choice in ceramic tile. From the deep blues of the sea to the bright blue and green shallow waters of island shores, a wide spectrum of blue and green ceramic tiles are available from Italian companies and can add an energizing element to any space.

Urbanica (Emerald) by Ascot Ceramiche
Iskra (Amazonite) by Cerdomus
Sobe Acqua, Teo Satin Decor, by Vallelunga & Co.
Flauti by Ceramica Vogue
Micronesia by Tonalite
Miniature Soda (Blu Galassia) by Marca Corona
MyTop Infinito 2.0 (Agate Cristal Jade) by Fondovalle
Level (Irish Green) by Emilgroup
Impronte by Acquariodue
Trigono (Oliva+Salvia) by Sicis
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As homeowners and brands look to personalize their spaces, handmade finishes are in high demand across residential, retail and hospitality design. Although most of today’s tile collections are commercially produced, Italian manufacturers are able to recreate the look of surfaces shaped by time and the hands of skilled craftspeople. From time-worn materials and hand-chiseled stone to three-dimensional surfaces inspired by plaster-making techniques and luxurious, hand-finished gold detailing, these new collections add an artisanal touch to floors and walls.

Calathea A52 Verde inglese by AcquarioDue Ceramiche
3D Wall Plaster Origami by Atlas Concorde
Bridge (Canaletto-Larice-Noce) by Ceramica Fioranese
English Stone (Natural Grey) by Ceramiche Coem
Abacus (Petrolio-Amaranto) by Ergon
Royal Travertino by Fondovalle
Bold (Symphony Decor) by Naxos Ceramica
Sublime Beige by Refin Ceramiche
Ceramica Sant'Agostino
Abacus (Orange) by Settecento Manifattura Ceramica
Magma by Tonalite
Grandiosa Preziosa (Onice Bianco Lusso) by Vallelunga & Co.
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These trend-setting products from Ceramics of Italy members, and hundreds of others from Italian tile manufacturers, are now available in the North American market through an extensive network of tile distributors and retailers.

For additional products and inspiration, visit the product gallery.

For information on individual companies across the Italian ceramic sector, visit the Italian Ceramic Finder.


May 2023

Cer Magazine International 60 | 05.2023