Creative Looks to Bring an Entirely New Dimension to Your Interior Spaces
Once upon a time, porcelain tiles were boring, monotone wall solutions for bathrooms and kitchen backsplashes. But that time has passed. In fact, today’s porcelain tiles are completely redefining the world of interior design.
Fueled by new manufacturing technology that allows porcelain to be etched, printed, and textured in bold and creative ways, today’s tiles couple porcelain’s remarkable durability and water resistance with incredible, room-defining design.
Here’s a brief look at some of the new and innovative tile products you can find at Opustone right now.
Perhaps the clearest way that modern porcelain tiles are revolutionizing interior design is in bringing tile into other spaces besides just bathrooms and kitchens. Avalon’s Paper is an excellent example. Inspired by –yes, you guessed it– wallpaper, Avalon Paper is a luxurious upgrade to the room-coloring effect of wallpaper. Not only does it present much better, but it makes it easier to integrate kitchen and bath looks into the overall character of the interior.
For another example of porcelain challenging wallpaper in the creation of remarkable interior spaces with unique and distinctive characters, look no further than Ornamenta Jungle. The lush, tropical feel of Jungle’s Flora Equatoriale tiles are complemented by the simple black and white textured Spina Bianco and Spina Nero tiles. The combination of bold and sublime within the same line is invigorating, and highlights the many advantages porcelain has over wallpaper.
Another Ornamenta line that blows away convention is Camou. These unforgettably bold tiles mimic the trendy look of camouflage, with a palette of 11 different colors and styles and a denim-like texture. Perfect for cutting-edge urban interiors, Camou makes a strong statement even stronger, by building it with the durability and versatility of modern porcelain.
Size matters. Especially when your tile is challenging wallpaper in creating interior spaces with unique and distinctive character. Although paisley designs are nothing new to the world of tile, this Ornamenta line’s stunningly sublime tone-on-tone patterning and large 16-by-32 inch size is. Paisley comes in several softly muted earth tones, as well as both patterned and plain tiles, allowing you even more creative freedom in crafting unique designs.
Not all modern tile is a complete departure from traditional tile looks. But that doesn’t mean there still isn’t room for innovation. Mutina’s Tex line is a great example of how even traditional tile has evolved to offer new tools for your interior design palette. The distinctive diamond shape of Tex makes for interesting pattern creation, especially since it comes in 8 colors, and each color includes 3 different shades and 5 different textures. Tex doesn’t just allow you to be creative in your design, it practically demands it.
Another great example of evolved classical tile design is Ornamenta’s aptly-named Update line. Update takes the classical baroque Provenzale shape into the modern era with exquisite digital etching that adds greater dimension to patterns that cannot help but mesmerize.
Perhaps no tile better captures the fusion of both classical and modern as well as Ornamenta Classic. Available in two bold, yet understated, color combinations and a variety of beguiling patterns, Ornamenta Classic evokes the look of late-19th century Cementine tiles for a truly elevated, classical look. Yet the application is thoroughly modern, rendered in durable modern porcelain for walls and flooring both indoors and out.
Whether it’s challenging the world of wallpaper or stunningly updating classic tile looks, you can see how today’s porcelain is definitely changing the world of design. And these tiles shown here are just the tip of the iceberg. For more inspiring, mind-blowing, and game-changing porcelain tiles, visit opustone.com today.