Blue color causes only positive emotions, so designers like to use this tone as an auxiliary tool in the formation of complex interior compositions. Blue tiles are most often used to decorate walls or floors in the bathroom. However, the creative approach involves bold experiments and unusual combinations in other locations.
To profitably emphasize the blue tiles of all the facets of thoughtful interior, it is important to know about the properties of this palette. Celestial colors are classified as short-wave colors. Simply put, a room in blue tones allows a person to relax and relax.
To use a gentle palette is recommended for the quick-tempered and nervous people who are prone to emotional outbursts, are subject to stress and negative influence from the side. Some experts advise hypertensive patients to make out the rooms in the apartment in blue color, as it contributes to the normalization of blood pressure.
Ceramic blue or blue tiles are suitable for both spacious and small rooms. The main condition is quality lighting. Natural light sources are welcomed.
Selecting the material for the cladding
Blue tiles for the bathroom or kitchen can be completely different. It's amazing how the material is able to completely change the color, to transform the stylistics of the finish. Let's consider the most popular variants
Tile or ceramics
Tiled or ceramic wall blue tiles are the most popular in the interior of modern apartments. The material allows modern manufacturers to experiment with shades and sizes, imitate a variety of textures, decorate products with patterns, ornaments, create absolutely stunning effects on the canvas.
Tile type figured tile in a juicy bright color is ideal as a material for facing the accent wall. In the bold unusual interior of the living room or hallway, an unusual turquoise finish will take hold perfectly. Delicate natural colors, imitating the palette of the sky, in the bathroom and in the kitchen will give the atmosphere a distinctive and original feel.
Separately it is worth mentioning and clinker finishing material. Blue tile and all its possible shades are used for lining pools, shower cabins not only indoors, but also on the street. Due to extrusion, it is possible to obtain products of any, even the most complex geometric shape. Manufacturers often develop complex sets that solve all the problems with installation.
Mosaic - the immortal classic is good at all times in any color. It is used as a decor of the room, and also used as a complex rich finish in the bathroom, ennoble a spacious toilet, make an elegant hammam or sauna.
The correct combination of gray-white-blue tones allows you to decorate the ceiling, creating the most incredible patterns and compositions. Classics, which will never lose its relevance - imitation of the firmament.
Mosaic is good in that with the help of a minimum number of elements, you can create a very effective decor. For example, designers recommend decorating a bath, making out an apron in the kitchen. Complex finishing material is useful for upgrading a niche, an arch, with its help it is easy to make a bright edging for a mirror or countertop.
Porcelain is characterized by increased strength characteristics. It withstands high loads, is not afraid of mechanical damage, exposure to chemicals, temperature changes. Manufacturers often pamper their customers with a floor covering with a rough surface.
The shade of such a solid material for decoration is preferable to calm. The floor covering for the kitchen and bathroom with a pronounced anti-slip effect is most organically looked in a gray-blue or white-blue color scheme.
Glazed and non-glazed granite is found. For durability and performance characteristics, these types of finishes almost do not differ from each other. The difference is visible only from the aesthetic position.
Recently, in the interior you can find porcelain stoneware, imitating a laminate or large items that copy this or that natural texture (stone, wood). Blue tiles with pronounced cream and gray overflows with an unusual texture and an unusual presentation will perfectly fit into the concept of the stylistic trend of high-tech and modern.
Silvery or mother-of-pearl overflows of blue canvas look intriguing and exude a futuristic charm. The floor tiles will make the toilet look like a real space booth for intergalactic travel. Original accessories will support the space atmosphere, giving this location a special charm.
Glass tiles - a noble, attractive, elegant and rich material. However, this type of finishing is very delicate and fragile, rather difficult in terms of laying and care of decorative surfaces.
Glass, especially light blue or white and turquoise, gives the room an excessive coldness, therefore, fragile installations are recommended to "warm" due to the right color combinations, and also using cozy stylish accessories.
Blue tiles for kitchen and bathroom are usually made in the form of painted glass. Recently, manufacturers offer unusual options with photo printing on a glass canvas.
The apron is quite impractical in the glass kitchen, so if any processes are constantly being made on the work surface, it is better to refrain from using such a finish. Blue toned decor of glass tiles will be much more appropriate in the bathroom. In addition, the glass fits well with the classic attributes of the bathroom.
How to lay a blue tile in the bathroom?
There are several ways of laying blue tiles, each of which will allow to differently influence the interior and nuances of the layout in the room. Experts identify several recommendations:
- Toilet and bathroom can be laid out completely with tiles of the same color from the ceiling to the floor. It is better to give preference to light turquoise trim. Neutral base can be well combined with any plumbing and accessories;
- Experimenting with the colors of the blue palette, you can try vertical wall decoration. For example, to delimit zones using several different shades. If the bathroom is ideally flat "vertical" can not be formed, then the toilet can be designed quite easily. In this case, you can choose not only the classic white-and-blue solution, but also to choose more non-standard combinations. Well on a light blue background will look a chocolate or lemon tinge;
- A large bathroom can be zoned, delimiting the area with a shower, a washbasin, a toilet and a working part (where the washing machine and dryer are located);
- Do not lose its relevance "belt". At the same height, a concrete type of tile is provided, horizontally dividing the planes of the walls. This design adorns not only the toilet and the bathroom. Sometimes the "girdle" can be seen in the corridor or on the balcony. Kitchen interior, as a rule, is not complemented in this way, since there is too little space, and furniture and technology hinder the formation of clear lines and well thought-out geometry.
Blue color in large quantities can be used in a limited number of interior compositions. Usually, blue or white-blue tiles act as auxiliary accents in the room.
About traditional classical style, gothic, baroque, rococo can be forgotten. These directions do not accept celestial colors, especially in the form of tiles or glass. Blue finish will be combined with interior compositions in such concepts:
- High tech;
- Art Deco;
The blue sea-style bathroom is a pretty standard design, well combined with the usual plumbing. It is enough to add skinali with photo printing, to pick interesting accessories of oceanic subjects (fish, octopus, corals and other animals) and the situation will immediately look much more interesting.
Color solutions for kitchens
The blue kitchen is an unpopular decision. With a cold shade, you do not always want to work. However, the correct color combinations will solve all problems here.
First of all, you need to determine the basic blue color. Cozy and stylish look such shades:
- Sky blue;
- Gentle turquoise;
The apron can be decorated in the form of a multicolored mosaic or give preference to a monophonic bright canvas. Such a catchy accent will go well with other compositions in the room.
Beige and turquoise
It is a contented gentle and refined combination. Perhaps, in such a tandem it is difficult to bend a stick, experimenting with textures and semitones. Neutral beige will always give harmony and balance to the whole composition. Blue tones, in turn, will give a neutral basis more depth and expressiveness.
Blue and Green
The colors of the sky and spring greens are "neighbors" in the palette. They a
re in perfect harmony with each other. This is a comfortable and pleasant combination that can be safely used for bathroom or balcony finishing.
The union of green and yellow is often personified with a floral theme. These are bells and cornflowers in the meadow, hyacinths of the delicate frame of leaves, exotic algae balancing in the ocean. Any such combination can be beaten in the interior. For example, in a green and blue kitchen, place flowerpots with hyacinths.
Whatever the final solution, a blue palette for finishing the room will pleasantly surprise with its positive effect on the person. Thinking of new interesting design concepts, it is worth remembering that a combination of colors, textures and design techniques should provide coziness and harmony in the house.