Loving Pearlcore? Bring 2022’s Biggest Style Trend Home

A new season means a new style; and this spring it’s all about Pearlcore. Pinterest predicted pearlcore as 2022’s leading trend, and defined it as embracing iridescence in all its forms. Whether it’s as an accent, a showstopper, a furnishing, or fashion accessory, the year of the pearl is upon us. Pearls remain timeless despite their trending status, and we’re here to give you some tips on bringing pearlescence into your home where its ageless beauty can endure.

Tip #1: Utilize Zellige

Our biggest tip for Pearlcore? Embrace Zellige. The glaze on Zellige evokes pearls with its unique shimmer, and brings depth and dimension to a tiled space. And just like natural pearls, each Zellige tile is one-of-a-kind. We like to call Zellige “perfectly imperfect,” an adage that is equally embodied by the singularity of a pearl.

 

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Tip #2: If you want to ease in, keep it small:

If you want to test the waters of pearlcore before running in headfirst, start by integrating pearl tones into small spaces. Breakfast nooks and coffee stations are a great way to introduce pearlcore into your home, as seen below. Then, if you like the feel of an opaline alcove, feel free to expand its range.

 

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Tip #3: For a special twist, stray from White

Maybe pearlcore intrigues you, but you’re not a fan of white. If that’s the case, we have great news: pearls come in many colors, and you can invoke them in almost any hue. Take a look below, and don’t be shy to go for an off-white, blush, sea-green, iron grey, or steel blue look.

 

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Tip #4: Embrace the Shape

If you’re all about pearlcore but not keen on a pearly glaze, you can always focus on the gem’s unique and precious shape. Our Luna Putty Cement Tile elicits all the wonder of a pearl with a matte finish.

If, on the other hand, you’re ready to embrace the look for everything it’s worth; well, we can also help you with that.

Look #1: In the Kitchen

We love how our Snow White Zellige looks spread across a backsplash or kitchen wall. The shine and unique texture take on a new look when they’re allowed an expansive space, and bring a brightness to your kitchen that is unparalleled. Check it out below:

 

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Look #2: In the Bathroom

Speaking of expansive spaces: no area is off-limits for Zellige when it comes to a luxurious washroom design. Whether in the shower, on the walls, or both, any bathroom will feel like an extravagant spa with this glow.

 

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Look #3: Make it Pop

While Zellige is often separated by thin grout lines to accentuate its ongoing sheen, there’s always room for experimentation. Take a look at the two examples below, where thicker grout joints make the tile pop in an entirely different way.

 

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We’re extremely excited for this wave of pearlcore, and are eager to help you embrace it. Whether in smaller accents or statement rooms, this trend is sure to keep you shining far past 2022.

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