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GIO’s Greatest Product Picks of the Year

It’s hard to believe we’re reaching the end of another year amidst a pandemic. Following a tumultuous 2020, as the world began to slowly adapt to and emerge from the pandemic, health and wellness became top priorities across the design industry, sustainability has become a bottom-line concern, and virtual technologies have become a more mainstream as a way of doing business. It’s been a tough couple of years — there have been highs and lows, and there are still many challenges being faced across the globe. But it’s clear the interior design industry is on a strong path to recovery, and the underlying sentiment is one of optimism, hope, recovery, and reinvention.

As this year comes to a close, we’d like to highlight our top 10 products of ’21. These lines all launched in 2021, and we feel they are representative of the “best of the best.” As always, feel free to reach out to us for complimentary samples (to the trade).

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We wish you all a healthy and happy new year! We’re so grateful for each and every one of you, for the dedication of our interior designers, and the persistence of our contractors. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your commitment to GIO.

 

 

COLOR STUDY: The Year for Blue Hues

Following Sherwin-Williams’ announcement of its 2020 Color of the Year, a bold navy blue called Naval, Pantone named Classic Blue as its Color of the Year for 2020. It’s no surprise that these blue shades were selected as colors of the year. One of the calmest colors in the spectrum, blue is a world-wide favorite, evocative of the sea and sky, offering classic appeal in all areas of design.

Blue’s range of hues offers so much diversity, simultaneously bringing us the depths of the ocean along with the light and airiness of clouds above. Blue stands for integrity, trust, power, tranquility, and health. Beneficial for both mind and body, the color blue promotes healing and understanding and can help us turn to a more mindful temperament. Reliable and familiar blue is a calming color we turn to in times of unease.

For interior designers and their customers, classic blues are a welcome return to calming, relaxing tones that are universally embraced.

When it comes to blue hues, GIO’s got you covered.  Let’s take a look at some of our tile offerings from the blue spectrum.

With our new ROMBO floor and wall line, you can create a range of cool pattern options. The tiles are available in four moody hues in antiqued gloss or matte finishes, including two beautiful blues, Cobalt and Sky.

Rombo on walls in cobalt, antiqued and glossy
ROMBO in Coblat
Rombo tile
ROMBO in Sky

 

A lean 2″ x 14″ format characterizes our PIGMENT collection, a new floor and wall line that blends “handmade” and “modern age” with six on-trend hues, including this soft Navy.

Pigment Floor and Wall Tile
PIGMENT in Navy

 

HARMONY offers the richness of rosewood’s striations interpreted in porcelain wood planks awash in four modern hues, including Blue.

Harmony Floor and Wall Tile
HARMONY in Blue

 

FLUID for floor and walls is a marble-look porcelain tile of a different stripe, available large-format sizes, plus a mosaic, in three luxe hues (including this very cool blue).

Fluid floor and wall tile by GIO
FLUID in Cobalt

 

Our MODA wall tile collection offers a modern twist on subway tile —over-sized  (5″ x 13″), 10 vibrant colors, bright finish, plus a decoria package. Shown here is Dark Blue.

GIO Moda Dark Blue & White Decoria

 

Many more GIO collections offer blue-toned options. Check out ARTÉ in Cobalt, RIVEL in Sky Blue, Stainless Glass & Stone in Sapphire, Stained Glass in Blue Pearl or Azul, Vein in Cobalt, HEX_AG in Aqua, HANDMADE in Blue, GLASS & STONE in Blue Ice and Blue Marine, and VINTAGE in Medici, Vecchio, and Machiavelli.

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Color Trends to Watch for in 2019

While color trends in commercial design tend to have some longevity, that doesn’t mean that each year doesn’t bring exciting new colors to the design table. Here at GIO, we strive to bring you on-trend, up-to-the-minute looks in tile styles. Here’s a look at the upcoming color trends we envision for 2019 and some of our products that align with them.

Chalky Pastels

In contrast to 2018’s trend toward strong and bright hues, chalky pastels are poised to be a favorite in the coming year. The muted tones work in general neutral spaces and common areas, and are a warm backdrop for minimalist design schemes. The look of weathered paint of our Paintwood porcelain tile does double duty as it embraces the chalky pastel trend along with the trend toward reclaimed, vintage materials.

Paintwood in Vintage

Greige

With colors trends warming up in 2018, greige is the neutral to take notice of in 2019.  A combination fo grey and beige, greige delivers the soft neutral tones of grey, with the beige undertones infusing warmth.

Vintage look. Check. Patterned tile. Check. Greige. Check. Our Vintage Stars in Greige has it all!

 

The Blues

The blues came on strong last year, and we see no signs of it slowing down in 2019.  No matter the shade, it is a calming and inviting color for both residential and commercial interiors alike. With its zen-like striations, our rosewood inspired Harmony in Blue is at once soothing and dramatic, with a very modern vibe.

Harmony Floor and Wall Tile

 

Earthy Hues

Earth tones are emerging as a top trend and will continue to be strong in 2019. In addition to the warmed-up neutrals and earthy tones like caramel and brown, expect to see richer earthen colors such as terracotta, deep greens, and darker blues in the coming year.

Our earthy Glass & Stone collection is comprised of linear and square mosaics with sleek streaks of stone and glass in a range of natural color collections. The colorway shown here is Olive.

Glass & Stone Collection by GIO

 

GIO is your gateway to beautifully designed, strategically selected collections of floor and wall tile sure to fit your demanding specification requirements and unique style. We look forward to working with you!