b'TILE FASHIONS FROM ITALYVisual and tactile texture, speckled surfaces, terracottaand sage color combos tantalize in tileThe Fall-Winter Trend Report has emerged after Cersaie in Bologna, Italy, last fall, and it predicts what Italian tile manufacturers will be producing in the year to come, in terms of style, color and format. One of the dominant trends is a leaning towards warmer tones, including terracotta and sage, and other earthy col-ors like olive, blush, ochre and rust. And this year among the Ceramics of Italy booths, warm blush tones and muted green hues definitely took center stage. The palette included a wide variety of iterations - from blue-greens and dusty jades to rich corals and earthy oranges. Read on for more information about this trend and six others. From a design standpoint, the new collections from Italian tile producers were full of striking patterns, saturated color and interesting surface effects made possible by new technologies and collaborations with famous design studios and fashion houses such as Mendini, Lissoni, Versace, Valentino and Rubelli. Italian brands also demonstrated their expanding library of product offerings with sinks, shower floors and kitchen countertops made of porcelain tile slabs.Bas ReliefRelief is a centuries-old sculptural tech-nique, used by artisans to add depth and drama to the built environmentfrom the frieze of the Parthenon to Trajans column in Rome. This years tile collections were full of relief, from ridges and creases to more sculptural surfaces, like boiserie.Clockwise from top left: Fioranese FIO.Block; Valelunga Soffio; Made+39 Drapes; Atlas Concorde Aix862020|TRENDS'