There are numerous advantages of choosing porcelain stoneware for the kitchen. It represents the ideal worktop for the kitchen, and represents the best choice for walls.
Porcelain stoneware is an extremely versatile material, in fact it can be created by recreating various effects, from stone to wood, from concrete to resin. In general, it adapts to being positioned both inside and outside the house in the outdoor version.
It is perfect to be placed even in more particular environments that require greater attention such as the kitchen.
The kitchen worktop is generally made using large format slabs. It must be made of resistant, water-repellent materials that can be cleaned easily, all characteristics of porcelain stoneware. This material also allows for high durability, its colours are not altered over time, but remain vivid and brilliant.
Porcelain stoneware is the result of firing particular clays at very high temperatures, whether it is full body or simple porcelain stoneware is the ideal solution because it has high resistance to temperatures, it is not a porous material, a fundamental characteristic for kitchen environments , as the absence of porosity makes it impermeable to water and stains, resistant to acids and solvents. Stoneware is a durable material that is resistant to the action of any chemical substances and to the formation of humidity.
Being a versatile material, it allows you to obtain multiple effects, depending on the style of the settings. It presents a plurality of finishes and finishes that are able to satisfy even the most particular and refined tastes. From wood effect, to marble and even terracotta or concrete, it is possible to imitate any type of material to obtain the desired style, up to the effect of traditional ceramics with ad hoc created dyschromia to imitate the natural product.
The versatility of porcelain stoneware is emphasised by small sized tiles, various companies offer reduced modules, ideal for decorating kitchen walls.
Small sized tiles are once again the protagonists of the collections of many companies, which link tradition and contemporary design. The porcelain stoneware used to cover the backsplash is the ideal choice for the kitchen, in fact the absence of alterations over time is a fundamental characteristic. Whether it is with a geometric pattern or collections inspired by the elegance of stone or marble, with warm and enveloping colours, for contemporary and modern atmospheres, stoneware faithfully reproduces any type of material. Stoneware tiles are easy to clean, resistant to stains and together with the antibacterial treatment, available on request, it is able to remove 99% of bacteria.
For a refined and elegant style, it is always good to think ahead of the general kitchen project by defining the style and the selected color shades and matching the covering to the worktop, to the tone of the walls and to the finish of the doors, in contrast or tone on tone, in order not to make mistakes.
Whatever style is chosen for the kitchen, stoneware is able to satisfy any need.
In our Gallery, you can find inspiration on styles and combinations in the kitchen, always using porcelain stoneware coverings.
The combination of colours in interior design requires technical knowledge and a strong aesthetic sense.
The choice of materials and the related colour and texture palettes should not be neglected in the early stages of the project but is made in the initial design phase, so that the final result is coherent in all its aspects.
The pros rely on the Chromatic Circle, which we have already mentioned in the previous post (Go to the post “Match the colours in Interior Design part 1”). It is a device that was developed by Johannes Itten. It helps us to match colours which are divided into primary, secondary and tertiary. The primary colours are yellow, blue and red. By mixing them, you will have the secondary colours, green, orange and purple. At the outermost part of the circle we have the tertiary colours, which are the sum of the secondary and tertiary colours.
In this post we talk about how you can describe colour through the attributes of hue, brightness and saturation.
In color theory, the hue is the “pure” color perceived by the human visual system, or linked to a narrow spectrum or single emission line within the visible spectrum called optical spectrum. Red, green and yellow are examples of tints. The hues are sorted in the color wheel. In the moodboards presented, there is an example of different colours and different hues and of different colours and the same hue.
Brightness specifies the amount of white or black in the color. The most important brightness scale is the grey axis, that is the chromatic scale. In the moodboards you can find examples of different colours and the same brightness.
The third attribute of color is Saturation which is defined as the intensity of a color. A highly saturated tint has a bright, vivid color. As the saturation decreases, the color becomes more muted, dull, and greyish.
In the images we have some examples of creations using porcelain stoneware floors and walls by choosing different colours but the same tint.
We’ll still talk about color on our Blog and we’ll tackle other topics related to chromatic choices in interior design.
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