Design tips: beige porcelain stoneware for terraces
Terraces are a design environment full of possibilities, a hybrid space between the welcome of the domestic walls and the unpredictability of the outside world. It is a stimulating playing field for the world of interior design, a space which is ever-increasingly desirable and popular in residential projects. Choosing beige flooring allows designers to create an environment (with continuity from the interior of the house, or in an unexpected contrast) designed to be lived in a harmonious and carefree manner. The ritual pleasure of the first coffee in the morning, a party with close friends, a romantic summer dinner – beige is the perfect background for convivial, relaxing and peaceful situations. A beige porcelain stoneware terrace conveys uniquely warm and familiar sensations which cannot be replicated. Combinations with the furnishings and other types of covering are easily achieved and full of possibilities. A good example is the elemental dialogue between wood and stone – natural materials which find totally contemporary applications in outdoor environments. If, on the other hand, you desire a touch of eclecticism, combining copper and concrete elements is extremely on-trend and packed with personality.
When we talk about the most suitable flooring materials for terraces, we mustn’t neglect the performance of the material. As well as the long-term durability and ease of installation, the porcelain stoneware manufacturing process allows the creation of tiles which are resistant to thermal shock and the elements, as well as being virtually non-absorbent and resistant to frost. Beige brings all the ingredients – both aesthetic and technical – into play to allow the creation of a terrace which has nothing to fear from the passage of the seasons or changes in design trends.
How to coordinate beige porcelain stoneware with the style of living areas
Beige is a winning hand which can be played in environments with the widest range of styles. It can be used for a shabby chic background, in the veining of a Scandinavian wall or in traditional flooring, or in a stone surface in perfectly minimalist style. From the contemporary vocation of glossy beige porcelain stoneware tiles to the most matte finish, from semi-polished to brushed, in a thousand different tactile and visual possibilities. There are many materials in which beige tiles can fully express their potential. As regards combinations, thanks precisely to its relaxing and neutral nature, beige goes well with shades of the same color intensity, such as cream, dove grey and sand. Combining neutral colors is a stylish and simplistic classic which is always elegant. The recommendation in this case is to look for harmony in the color temperatures: combining a warm color with a cool one makes it difficult to achieve a balanced result, and for this reason particularly cold grays and ice white shades are to be avoided. As regards bolder colors, beige tiles combine with shades of green and blue – aquamarine, Prussian blue, petroleum blue – for modern and refined contrasts, sensitive to the most enterprising design tastes.
Unique Travertine by Provenza is dedicated to the marriage of the classic and the contemporary. This collection is inspired by the textural power of travertine, in a range of solutions which evoke the charm of the most popular finishes with surprising authenticity. A neutral color palette in terms of shades (White, Silver, Cream, Chocolate), and ambitious in the design opportunities. The Vein Cut version is particularly high impact, recreating the mellow undulation typical of beige marble-effect porcelain stoneware tiles with veining. An example of the color versatility of beige, brought within the perimeter of the most on-trend design thanks to porcelain stoneware tiles.
27 July 2022