Are you thinking about changing your apartment? Do not forget that the wall and the floor are the two largest surfaces of your home, which is why, together, they will have an important influence on the atmosphere and lighting of the spaces.
If you combine your floor and walls in the right way, you can give a unique, distinctive style and personality to your home, office or any space you seek to remodel. Otherwise, if they are not selected well, they will affect the harmonious coexistence of all the elements and the space will be forced.
So this does not happen, we share 9 basic and very practical tips on how to combine floors and walls to provide a space that is in harmony, balance, and includes a personal touch. Are you ready?
1. Floors and walls are equally important
We know that sometimes we tend to give more importance to a wall to create style and personality, however, we can achieve the same result if accentuated with the right type of floor.
Keep in mind that both complement each other and a decision in one directly influences the other.
In this way you will create harmony and balance between the wall and the floor in any room.
2. Remember that less is more
Do not overdo it. You should never use more than three different shades in a room. It will appear messy, saturated and sometimes generate stress in the environment, this includes your walls and ceramic floor or the material you choose. That’s right, a combination affects all this. Incredible, right?
Find combinations where you use up to three tones that are in sync; either within the same color palette or is accentuated by any of them.
Also remember to avoid recharging the space. Strong colors help to highlight and give personality to the space, but it is advisable to prioritize if you will use them only on the floor or only on the wall. When they are used in both they will compete with each other and the environment can become very heavy.
3. Get color samples
Take into account the colors you choose for floors and walls will be affected, since some can be distorted when combined. If possible, get color samples from the wall and compare how they will look with the tone of your floor. Having the color samples of your floors and walls will help you remember them and not confuse you when choosing them.
4. Wall and floor can share materials
There’s a misconception that, to create a distinctive accent on a wall, we can only do it through paintings, tapestries or special finishes. However, a worldwide trend is the use of ceramic walls to achieve this goal.
There are multiple and varied ceramic options for your wall or floor with a great personality and unique finishes that can achieve the complement, personality and the touch you are looking for.
In addition to achieving a great look by using ceramic on your wall, it’s also safeguarded from moisture and imperfections from paint and other finishes.
5. A bright idea
Now you know that using ceramic in walls is a trending style to make for more interesting spaces. Also, there is a practice that is highly recommended and used by expert architects, which is to use a ceramic floor or tile with cold tones on the wall to illuminate an area with a dark floor.
In addition to achieving a balance in the color trend, this is a good technique to make small spaces appear larger.
6. All against the monotony
Another great idea is to choose one of your walls and coat it with a tone within the same color scheme in the floor. This will give you a unique and different touch, plus it will create synchrony in the tonest with great style and elegance.
7. The contrast is the key
Do not lose the objective. Select a wall color that contrasts and complements the surface of your floor. For example, an orange color on the floor complements perfectly with a bluish tone on the walls.
Find the complementary colors by consulting a chromatic circle, look for the opposite tone to the one you already have in your ceramic floor: that is the color that you should use to create contrast. You can always check different color palettes u in case you do not have this visual knowledge.
8. Magnify the space
The color selection in floors and walls can achieve unique effects in the decoration of your home, including magnifying smaller areas.
Combine a dark floor with light walls to make a small room look bigger.
If instead you have a very high space, and you want it to feel lower, use a darker tone on the floor. You can use a style that resembles stone or ceramic wood. Dare yourself!
9. Light is an important factor
Always take into account that the light of any space will have an important influence on the way it will look.
Considering the type of light in the room, whether from natural entries, such as large windows, or from artificial sources, lamps, the cool and warm tones in the floor and walls will be affected by the different lighting.
As you can see, knowing how to combine floors and walls can revive a room, give it amplitude, create contrasts, style, personality, good taste and above all, can live in harmony creating great combinations if we take into account all these recommendations. Try it!
You will find options that are ideal for your space, lifestyle, budget, and taste , providing an environment of great style and personality.
If you want to put into practice the advice we gave you and do not know where to start, consult an expert at Southwest Custom Flooring and see our great variety of styles in ceramic floors and tile colors, to revive any room in your home with a slew of unique combinations.