Gray color, despite the fact that many consider it completely faceless and colorless, like any other is made up of the addition of completely certain colors of the solar spectrum. The gray ceramic tile gets its color when the red, green and blue components of the solar spectrum are present in the pigments.
The seeming despondency of the base gray color disappears under the hands of competent colorists and designers. It is impossible to name the exact number of shades of gray, although the RGB color palette contains 256 available semitones. Neymery also put a lot of effort to promote tint diversity. What are the names of colors: river pearl, feldgrau, marengo or gray dove. And this is not a complete list of possible variations on the theme of gray.
Gray tiles in the interior of residential and auxiliary premises are often considered solely in combination with contrasting white tones. The motivation in such cases is simple: dark gray shades, diluted with bright white color, do not create the sensation of darkness. Paying tribute to any taste and preferences, it is worth noting that this approach to color combinations is somewhat primitive.
The gray tile has many not only color, but also other related aspects, which have a visual and psychological impact. An important determinant component that distinguishes floor tile and wall tile is its texture, size of layout elements, and shape.
The brightness of the interior, decorated with a color of shades of gray, adds the inclusion of glass decorations and furniture, lighting design with a yellow glow of lighting. A good visual effect is obtained by the bathroom, decorated with an unusual shape and large size mirrors, especially fitted with inserts corresponding to gray tones.
Distributed mirrors with built-in lighting will make the design particularly comfortable.
Gray, contrary to the common misconception, harmoniously combines with many companion colors. The whole beige and peach palette gets along well with it, bringing velvety and a feeling of warmth.
A shaded black and brown interior imitating a gray stone acquires severity and perfection. Green, all shades of blue, lavender colors are harmonious tandem pairs in gray tones.
In the thoughtful interior of the kitchen, the light gray tile looks very nice. Special charm gives it a gray floor component with an imitation of the natural pattern of old wood. Porcelain stoneware on the floor may have another combination with gray: brown, black, white.
The value of shapes, textures and tile sizes
Design and design load along with color are other characteristics of finishing materials and decorative elements:
- the size that ceramic tiles, porcelain tiles, borders and other decorative elements have;
- the form of tiled elements;
- texture of the surface, which has a tiled finishing material.
Approximately the same situation arises if you combine a wall tile imitating natural brick with elements that emphasize the gloss of polished metal with its pattern. The popular art mosaic, which is performed with the use of ceramic tile elements, has become available for use with the advent of the production technology for small-size tiles.
Gray tiles on the floor can have very different surface textures. Traditional speckled granite is almost completely replaced by tiles that imitate a variety of materials of natural origin, creating artistic panels in the style of graffiti. Ceramic floor tiles imitating silicate brick have gained popularity among loft-style fans.
Under the brick creative personality make out as the whole kitchen, and the elements zoning its space. Tiles under granite, marble, other natural rocks, measuring like a brick, are used in the design of kitchen screens, arches, passages and local areas with imitation of a collapsed plaster. No matter how textured the tile is, the decoration of surfaces with gray brick-like tiles has its admirers. Beige or other contrast grout will only emphasize the industrial style.
The use of gray in the design of the living space with all the variety of shades, sizes and textures of ceramic tiles requires a thoughtful and attentive approach. Not always the hardware visualization of the project gives a complete picture of how the interior of the bathroom, kitchen or hallway, decorated in shades of gray, will look like. There are several reasons for this:
- indicators of natural and artificial illumination of surfaces have a significant impact on the visual perception of gray. For example, a matte tile integrated into a glossy interior softens the visual contrast of surfaces in excessively bright light;
- the design of the room in gray tones requires a careful selection of accessories and furniture of a certain color range, which is not always possible to show on the monitor. It may happen that the gray tile in the bathroom, for example, imitating brick, in the hardware image is well combined with the furniture of snow-white color, the real tandem is not so harmonious.
Gray color in the interiors, despite the existing obstacles, is in demand and popularity. Consultations of a knowledgeable designer, your own vision and color preferences will help you choose the optimal color combinations of all the elements of room decoration.