The immense wealth of nature means that we can draw handfuls from its creations. The animate world – plants and animals is a richness of colours, fanciful designs and diverse textures. The so-called inanimate world is equally rich. Water, clouds, rivers, waves, sun, oceans, sand, and rocks – this is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the artist-designer. Natural precious wood and “living” stone are beautiful but very expensive and demanding in treatment and use. Therefore, we eagerly reach for their durable, ceramic alternative. Today, we will show you 4 spectacular stone inspirations.
1. 1. Intricate lines of “living” marble
Marbles – metamorphic rocks, formed from the transformation of limestone or dolomite – belong to the most valuable architectural, sculptural and construction materials.
The multitude of shades of marble – from snow-white through pearly-grey, cream, beige, greenish, grey, graphite, brown and finally black – allows the architect to operate with colour freely. On the other hand, venation, so characteristic of each type of marble, allows the natural dynamics to enter the interior.
Precious marbles are synonymous with luxury. Therefore, huge ceramic tiles, which delusively reproduce the design, colours, and texture of marble, are so often used in contemporary arrangements of exclusive salons, lobbies, and bathrooms. They add prestige to apartments, single-family houses, hotels, and other public facilities.
2. Stone and growth rings of wood
Stone and wood is a second to none combination. The chill of the stone and the warmth of the natural wooden shades create a contrast full of attractive, internal tension. Put together, they emphasize each other’s beauty.
Instead of natural wood, you can of course use a durable, ceramic equivalent – the selection of precious wood-imitating tiles is really wide.
Stone and wood like each other not only in the bathroom. They perfectly harmonise in the living room and in the large, multi-level spaces. Skilfully used, they can become a base on which the decor of the whole house will resist.
The subdued colours of natural stone – especially beiges and greys – are a neutral background for arrangements in different styles – from traditional through eco, hygge, industrial to minimalistic one.
Subtle stone shades are also a safe option for everyone who loves frequent changes in the decor of their living spaces, because the natural colours of stones do not interfere with various patterns and intense colours of furniture and accessories. Neutral stone base allows for a quick variation of interiors with colourful textiles and decorations with a distinctive style.
3. Perfect honeycomb shape
Hexagon – a shape taken straight from … beehive, is a perfect shape – and at the same time one of the most fashionable ones. Nothing stands in the way to multiply an inspiration from nature by combining two shades of large marble tiles with smaller hexagonal tiles. This combination breaks the marble monolith.
4. Perfect uniqueness
Just like we will not find two identical snowflakes among snowy snowdrifts, so modern ceramics production technologies allow analogical uniqueness. This applies to both exclusive Paradyż My Way collections based on glazed porcelain as well as collections made of unglazed porcelain in modern technologies. For instance, a double charge (especially with dry colouration known as “Freestile” in Ceramika Paradyż) allows you to create tiles with a unique appearance, so obvious to the world of nature.
Thanks to this advanced technology, large, rectified ceramic tiles, using thin welds, look like monolithic blocks of rock and are indistinguishable from the prototype found in nature.
Do you like stone inspiration? The range of possibilities is almost unlimited.
IN A NUTSHELL:
- The world of animate and inanimate nature is an inexhaustible source of inspiration.
- Marbles are among the most used natural prototypes. Ceramics inspired by their colours and a characteristic drawing of veins, allows for arranging timeless, exclusive interiors.
- Stone combined with wood enhances the natural effect in interiors.
- Stone inspirations can be freely enriched with the perfect shape of the fashionable hexagon.
- Properly exposed motifs inspired by the richness of nature will help to give the interior an exclusive character, insulated with natural colours.
- Stones with subdued colours are a neutral inspirational base for arrangements maintained in various styles – from classic, eco, to minimalist and industrial.