Beaumont Tiles has 112 outlets across Australia making it our biggest retailer of tiles. So when it comes to redecorating and home renovation you know they have the expertise to help you.
When it comes to thinking about decor colour most people may immediately think of paint. Whilst paint is a great way to freshen decor and create unique spaces, tiles can also provide great options for adding colour. Many home decorators shy away from colour instead opting for something safe… and white. Yes, colour options can be overwhelming but with some expert help you can add colour in perfect proportions and combinations.
According to Beaumont Tiles Strategic Designer, Rachel Gilding: “Colour is an integral part of our lives and tiles can offer renovators easy, cost effective options to brighten their homes. Australia is a nation known for its spectacular landscapes and colourful culture. However, colour choices can be a bit overwhelming so we steer clear of adding colour. With a bit of preparation and expert advice, colour can also be a big part of our home decor”.
Whilst daunting, colour can be very rewarding especially when you are careful about it’s application and balance it so it feels comfortable. Rachel recomends renovating from your heart, and I have to agree. Have you ever thought of using tiles instead of paint to reflect the real you? You can express your personality and create a home to be proud of with some expert tips from Rachel Gilding on adding colour with tiles.
Determine the effect you want to achieve
Firstly, decide how much colour you will be comfortable having in your home. Will colour dominate your room? Do you want a focal point to create emphasis such as a colourful mosaic splashback, bath hob, or a shower wall?
Colour can be used to create pattern and geometry. Using colour in a patterned feature tile, shaped tile, or by laying a pattern such as brick-bond or herringbone is a nice way to inject colour into your home without domination. Coloured wall or floor tiles can liven up spaces such as the laundry, lifting the area and injecting energy and excitement. Beaumont Tiles have a huge selection for any purpose in the home, indoor and outdoor.
Take the time to select your colours
As a starting point, look in your own wardrobe. People are more inclined to feel good about colours that look good on themselves. They become favourites and we tend to like to see them in their surroundings. Warm colours, such as red, orange and yellow, are vivid and energetic and can spark emotions of happiness, optimism and energy.
Cool colours, such as blue, green and purple, can give an impression of calm and soothing. Blue, in particular, is very popular now ranging from aqua tones expressing nomadic influences and beachside retreats to navy blue offering a more traditional influence. The experts at Beaumont Tiles will take time to advise you on the perfect colour combinations for the results you need.
Do your homework
Using a colour wheel is an excellent way to choose colours that work together. Being able to use colours consciously and harmoniously can help you create spectacular results. Colours that have different tonal values to each other work well together, for example, navy & gold or blue & mustard.
Colour isn’t all about being bright and bold. Another beautiful and less invasive way to use colour is to combine neutral colours that have contrasting base tones with natural materials, for example, a cool grey used with a warm tan or timber hue. This organic touch adds colour and warmth without being too dramatic.
Consider your surroundings
The colours of nature are often the best combinations for easy interiors. Look differently at the colours that are reflected in your geographic area and see if they will suit your decor in some way. For example, aqua blues in Queensland, greens in lush tree filled areas, browns in rugged surroundings.
When renovating a bathroom, add replaceable accessories such as colourful towels, scented candles, luxurious packaged creams, and beautiful soaps. Accessories that can be changed out are a great way to complement your colourful tile selections.
Scatter colourful cushions or statement wall art throughout your living spaces, and add bright coloured appliances in the kitchen. These are easy and stylish ways to add to your colourful look. Colour can create rhythm – your eyes can be lead around a room by placement of colour.
Bear in mind the 60/30/10 rule where one colour or tonal hues make up 60% of the room, another colour is 30%, and a third colour is 10% – perhaps on trims or as a vignette of vases on the mantlepiece.
About Beaumont Tiles:
Beaumont Tiles is Australia’s biggest retailer of tiles and bathroom with 112 outlets across most states. An innovative market leader Beaumont Tiles buyers travel the globe to bring back the best in tile designs. Beaumont Tiles has company-owned and franchised stores servicing trade, home builders and renovators, and the commercial sector. www.tile.com.au
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