How to choose colored tiles for terraces and balconies
Outdoor spaces are also ideal for the contemporary charm offered by colored tiles. The benefits of pastel colors do not end inside the house, they also apply outdoors: colored tiles for terraces and balconies are becoming more and more popular.
Terraces, balconies and the like are ideal spaces for experimentation, for expressing personality without the design limitations which can be present inside the house. They are versatile, dynamic environments often perfectly suited to colors.
Here are some of the most popular solutions for choosing the most suitable tiles for terraces and balconies. Shades of red are an audacious choice which can be refined by choosing pastel colors, in order to warm up the area and contrast with the cool of the outdoors – for example the familiar and intimate sensations offered by terracotta colors, the solidity of brick, and amaranto and ciliega reds. On the opposite end of the color spectrum, shades of dark blue and green are an elegant and refined choice for colored floors in outdoor areas, ideal for conveying a feeling of calm and harmony, for a balcony or porch in which relaxation takes a leading role alongside urban and modern esthetic taste.
Pastel colored tiles in commercial locations: the success of an international trend
Pastel colored tiles are a winning design both in residential and commercial environments. The desire for a relaxing, balanced and harmonious environment also applies to the walls and floors of shops, boutiques and other commercial premises.
From a marketing perspective, it is key to provide a positive sensation to customers, and the chromatic balance of pastel colors provides an excellent background to make people (and customers) feel at ease. Pastel colors are not limited to wall and floor tiles, but can also be used on countertops, shop counters and display surfaces. Pastel colored porcelain stoneware tiles are an excellent choice for commercial premises due to the technical properties of the material: it is resistant to impacts and wear from foot traffic, is anti-slip and easy to clean, as well as providing almost limitless esthetic possibilities.
The perfect balance between technical performance and design is provided by the colored tiles in the TotaLook by Emilceramica collection: a range with an urban spirit which offers resin and brick finishes to create original and exclusive surface coverings. Resin becomes the raw material of a unique ceramic experience, ideal for creating colored flooring with great personality and a real vocation for design. The catalog features five different colors and three decorative versions to explore all the color and material properties of resin.
How to combine pastel flooring and walls
Pastel flooring is an excellent starting point for selecting the temperature of the room, in order to set the stage for the widest range of design projects, from the most classical to the most theatrical. Choosing tiles in pastel shades expresses the personality of the color without being too overbearing in terms of the esthetic economy of the environment.
Let’s take a look at some of the most effective colors and combinations to bring out the best in an environment.
Light blue is a very on-trend color, in the baby blue or avio blue avio shades. Combining pastel flooring in these tones with neutral white or cream colored walls makes the space feel bigger and fresher, evoking the element of water as well as being very on-trend. Dark green matches perfectly with a gray wall or with wooden finishes and cladding. Pink color tiles are excellent for creating a shabby chic environment, in combination with white and lighter grays. The general tip when choosing colored floors is to pay attention to the color balance, staying within the wide range of possibilities offered by neutral colors in terms of the walls, or making use of complementary colors for a more spectacular effect.
Pastel colored tiles have the advantage of allowing for knowing design choices in any environment, bringing with them brightness, new esthetic possibilities and harmony.
27 July 2022