Living room tiles – how to combine patterns and colors?
Living room tiles – how to combine patterns and colors?
7 February 2023

The decision has been made – we’re buying tiles for the living room!

We picked a product because of its high durability ratings, ease of keeping it clean and high thermal conductivity and capacity parameters when it comes to underfloor heating. Now a question remains – how do we match this element of design to the rest of the interior.

What color will be best for the living room tiles?

If you’re wondering what color tiles to use in the living room, take the time and go back a few steps in your deliberations until you settle on the design concept for the entire room.  When choosing furnishings, a proven method is to choose three base colors to work off of. This will help to narrow down the search field and will also work in the context of floor choices.

What’s the bast way to combine colors?

If you’re interested in the textbook answer to this question, then you should combine hues from opposite ends of the color palette, on the basis of contrast. It’s a safe solution that you can’t go wrong with, because your eyes and brain love balance. A proportional combination of warm and cool shades will give the room a sense of harmony with an aesthetic order. Cozy, wood-like tiles such as Listria sabbia or the darker Nickwood Marrone, when used on the floor will match the cool color of the walls. And vice versa! The floor in the living room in shades of gray, like those in Softcement white and Masterstone Silver tiles, will complement a room where wood, beiges, browns or reds carry a lot of weight.

However, if you like experiments, forget the above-mentioned rules and combine colors any which way your imagination tells you to. Contemporary trends are quashing all interior design restrictions and they’re inviting you to play with color, form and pattern. The Ceppo Nuovo tiles with the elegant Italian stone pattern or the Onix white tiles with a fashionable onyx banding used on the living room floor, will give the entire interior a specific character, and will also be a great foundation for further decorative additions.

What role does the floor play in the living room?

Another golden rule that will help support you in your decision-making process refers to theater, when you’re encouraged to first choose the main character, and then to subsequently build a scenography around him. Based on this metaphor, choose which element of décor should play the main role and then give it the character you daydream about. It can be done through the use of an imaginative wallpaper pattern, a bold colored sofa, a unique and unusual shape of a chandelier, etc. However, in order not to overdo it, the other elements should not take away attention from the lead, but rather refer to it in way of supporting roles. According to this analogy, if you put focus on a decorative floor, a richly decorated wall or designer furniture, let the other elements be more elementary. A safe solution will be a subtle concrete motif of Conrete Graphite or the warmer Concrete Beige for example.

What’s the end objective for your design?

Don’t forget that interior design, apart from the aesthetic and functional outcomes, also has great abilities to mask flaws and highlight advantages of spaces. With small, dark rooms for instance, floor tiles in light shades and with a high gloss finish, such as the Marmo Thassos, will work perfectly. If, on the other hand, we have a large area to work with, and we would like to give it a cozy and comfortable atmosphere, we can isolate various sections of the space with the help of the living room floor. The sections will optically reduce the space and clearly indicate the role each area is playing (a reading spot, a place to rest, dining area, etc.). Rooms with high ceilings can be visually lowered by creating thoughtful tile compositions on the walls.

Wall tiles in the living room – is that a good idea?

Tiles have long ceased to be a material intended only for spaces that can get wet, such as the kitchen, bathroom or restroom. Once associated with only high functionality and their resistance to moisture, today they’re available in such a wide range of colors that everyone will certainly find a product that’s ideal for them. Wall tiles in the living room are perfect for places exposed to damage or dirt, like around the fireplace, around patio or balcony doors, in the dining room, around closets or in places where wood is stored, etc. They will also be an excellent and a much cheaper substitute for marble, quartzite and other stones. The Calacatta, Brazilian Quartzite or Marquina tiles, which come in sizes as large as slabs of natural, raw materials, will make a great impression and not just on the floor.

Cerrad living room tiles are products of not only excellent quality but also with extremely precise and unique patterns. They are a great counterpart to floorboards or panels and they invite you to create a composition that goes beyond the obvious and typical ideas. They have excellent technical parameters, which makes them an extremely durable and functional material intended for finishing of floors, walls and even ceilings!