Balancing colours with small format tiles; cool vs warm

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Small format tiles. Cool and warm tones

 

Balancing colours when selecting small format tiles can be a real challenge with so many options available to you but it can also reap thrilling rewards. Your selection needs to feel 100% right for you and although it’s a balancing act as well as a big commitment, if executed properly, it can really steal the show!

 

Cool and warm neutral colours are hugely popular in both residential homes and more commercial spaces.. That said, too much of a neutral and conservative look can be boring and get tiresome…. We should not let them rule our homes!!!

 

Cooler colours are blue, green, purples, and greys as cool neutrals. ‘Calming cools’ can often be associated with creating seriousness, privacy and concentration. Business suits and shirts are regularly worn in these tones and therefore in terms of spaces, bedrooms, offices and even nurseries are generally more coolly dressed. That said, cool colours don’t necessarily mean cold and unfriendly! Interior designers utilise a myriad of methods when trying to create colour balance in a room or space making possible mixes of cool tranquil shades with more vibrant and energetic cool shades of light green and turquoise..

 

Warm toned tiles can really give a space coziness.. For this reason these shades are used in more social areas of the home like the lounge, kitchen or dining room..

 

We as humans are healed by warmer tones, we crave them, they act as soother for our emotions. Warm toned tiles can really give a space coziness.. For this reason these shades are used in more social areas of the home like the lounge, kitchen or dining room.. Popular warm stimulating colours are red, orange, yellow, and cream, beiges perhaps, even brown all being warm neutrals… These colours should always have a dash of cool however, as ‘too’ warm can cause a confined, claustrophobic feel. A fine example are wood floors, these are mostly warmer colours so beige or other warm walls are going to be too much..

 

Whites can be either warm or cool depending what undertones are applied.

 

Mix&match small format tiles

 

When deliberating on which Pissano tile combination to go for, we recommend you aim for a mix of warm and cool colours, these can be neutral in shade and spice it up a little with some of the Moroccan patterned tiles on a privacy wall, backsplash or windowsill?? Blues and greys with a pinches of orange and brown can balance the cool colours?? A crisp black and white bathroom???

 

Happy designing!! 😉

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