As the new year approaches, there is always an abundance of advice and new proposals for interior design in the new year, particularly in the home, but also in outdoor spaces, workplaces and facilities for hospitality.
The year that is drawing to a close has seen restrictions on trade fairs all over the world, with the result that a whole series of suggestions have been presented primarily online, with photo galleries underlining the chromatic and light effects offered by solutions of great visual impact and innovative materials.
The most important suggestion for anyone about to furnish or renovate their home still remains the same: whatever the trendy colours of 2021 may be, the important thing is to create an atmosphere you can identify with, a place where you feel good.
Home design must be oriented toward everyday wellness for ourselves, our families and our guests: a place where time spent together will be enjoyable, relaxing, and always positive.
This can be the starting point for designing or renovating the home, beginning as always with the principal surfaces (such as floors, walls and work surfaces), key elements determining the style of the home.
White and neutral colours
Neutral colours (such as hues of beige and grey) have been very popular in recent years, along with white, which is always attractive with its unique appeal and innate brightness.
In 2021 shades of white and neutral colours will still be on offer on the surfaces market, because they are so easily combined with other colours and permit numerous contrasts with furniture and accessories in brighter colours.
The great versatility of these pale colours also promotes creativity and freedom of choice, making it possible to change and move furnishing accessories without sacrificing style.
But if we want to make a radical change to the style of our homes, neutral colours and white still represent an optimal cross-cutting solution, making it easy to create new custom atmospheres even while maintaining the same underlying elegance and combining perfectly with all kinds of other colours.
Indissolubly linked with nature in our minds, available in a great variety of hues and capable of infusing a natural sense of wellbeing, green is one of the most popular colours for surfaces in 2021.
Nature offers us a great variety of hues of green as the seasons change: from the bright green of Spring to the mature foliage of summer and the dark, cold hues of early autumn.
This seasonal variation inspires numerous surface coverings for 2021, without necessarily focusing on a particular shade of green.
These natural and ecological tendencies are primarily reflected in high-tech ceramic, a material with ties to nature that go beyond colour to include surface effects reproducing the principal natural covering materials, such as stone, marble, resin and wood.
FMG high-tech ceramic is universally recognised and appreciated for its top-level performance in terms of strength, inalterability, non-absorbency, easy cleaning and maintenance, making it the ideal covering material for today’s spaces.
Aosta Green Marble
is a fascinating marble with a deep green background
originating in Valle d’Aosta. Its surface reflects the colours typically associated with the ancient rocks, snow-capped peaks and dense forests of the Alps.
The result is a fluctuating composition alternating light and dark patches with plenty of irregular white veins that become its visual strong point. Refined, attractive Aosta Green Marble adds a distinctive touch of luxury to spaces of all kinds, both public and private.
also reflects a strong relationship with nature, evident in its name: inspired by the green marbles of Ireland, its surfaces "hark back to images linked to nature such as chlorophyll, water, land covered with woods and lichens, and cliffs, provoking soothing and relaxing sensations".
The collection is based on a rare ancient marble featuring countless shades of green, with subtle hues ranging from grey to sepia and light brown in veins recalling calcite against a bright green, almost acid green background. Spaces covered with Connemarble Irish marble inevitably express the energy and personality of the people who inhabit them through their imposing and original expressiveness.
is the third new marble-effect surface covering based on trendy green. This bold, evocative surface covering creates a bold warm atmosphere
featuring "a wide range of shades with traces of brown and a rich pattern of veins, from ivory to sand".
FMG’s Maxfine marble maxi-slabs all share the same practicality and beauty, making them appropriate for a wide range of different styles. The new collections fit into the category of mimetic high-tech ceramic: coverings for surfaces and furnishing that recall nature, visual culture and the skilled craftsmanship traditionally associated with the world of ceramics.