Date: March 13, 2017
Created by: Dawood Pathan

3 Hot Surface Trends for Coffee Shop Design 2017

3 Hot Surface Trends for Coffee Shop Design 2017

With the annual Surface Design Show having taken place almost a month ago, we take a look at this year’s hottest surface and material design trends to enter hospitality interiors from coffee shops to restaurants.

1) Marble

The natural trend of ‘bringing the outdoors indoors’ is still alive and kicking leading to the rise in popularity of many natural materials, most notably, marble. 2017 is expected to be the year of marble due to its ability to inject bountiful amounts of character into coffee shop spaces, be it walls or flooring. Of the many different variations, blue-veined marble has been noted as a rising trend, making for a great alternative to the traditional black and white styles.

2) Geometric and Optical Patterns

Geometric and optical patterns have carried through into 2017 and are no doubt one of the surface trends for interior spaces this year. Optical and geometric patterns when paired with contrasting colour combinations can make for standout statement floors or walls, helping to direct consumers and attract attention.

3) Textured Surfaces

Textured surfaces have made more regular appearances in restaurants and coffee shops in recent years with the rise in the industrial and natural trends. Concretestone and brick are some of the most popular materials and can be transformed into patterns with extruding shapes and varied depths to liven up any wall space. Combining textures with bold colours – for example in the form of grout – can add a new dimension to surfaces.

The industrial and natural themes show no signs of disappearing just yet with 2017 embracing some of last year’s most favoured surface trends. However, that is not to say that interior design styles will be the same as 2016. Using unusual colour and material combinations with last year’s trends can create edgy and unexpected visuals that appeal to the current consumer and increase interaction.

By Dawood Pathan

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