Terranean Tiles have the power to change the look and feel of a room. With so many colours of tiles available, we know it can be a hard choice, so we’ve put together some design tips for deciding on the colour of your floor tiles and wall tiles:
Never use more than three different shades in one room. It will look cluttered and overcrowded.
Colours will be affected by other colours and some colours will distort others. Take tile samples into the room and see how they look with the other colours in there.
Don’t use strong colours on both the wall and the floor at the same time.
Colours on the blue and green side of the colour wheel are cool colours.
Colours on the red and orange side of the colour wheel are warm colours.
Neutral colours include beiges, whites, blacks and greys.
Cool coloured tiles can make a room look bigger.
Warm coloured tiles can make a room’s walls seem much closer in.
045-abstract-tiles-background-vector-graphics.pngTo create space, use cool colours in large tile sizes. The larger the tile, the greater the impression of space. Use large tiles in cool colours to brighten up a small dark area.
Different lighting – morning, afternoon, direct, halogen, fluoroscent – can give your floor and wall tiles and colours a different look. You’ll also need to consider the direction your room faces since light from the North, South, East and West can be very different.
Look at the angle you will be laying your tiles on i.e. against the wall. Depending on the light direction, they may look lighter or darker.
There is no such thing as right and wrong when it comes to designing your room. You’ll know when you walk into a room that, if it startles you or something sticks out, then it’s not working for you. Just remember that your room should look good and match your tastes.
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