by Sara Costi
Colour takes centre stage with Atelier, the new porcelain stoneware tile collection that completes and complements the vast Casalgrande Padana range. The Atelier collection consists of large-format tiles (from 40x120 cm to 60x120 cm and from 120x120 cm to 120x278 cm) that are only 6.5 mm thick. The palette includes 8 monochrome colours that range from candid (Brume and Cristallo) to Provençal (Lavanda) and from fresh (Fiordaliso and Indaco) to warm (Rubino) and vivid (Oltremare). The 30x30 mosaic tiles, with 5x5 and 5x15 cm pieces, complete the range. Atelier brings an original and elegant touch to any room with its sophisticated play of light and colour contrasts.
Colour is a power which directly influences the soul Wassily
Atelier is a kaleidoscope of pastel porcelain stoneware tiles created to complement the concrete-effect, wood-effect, marble-effect, metal-effect and stone-effect collections. Ideal for interior and exterior walls in domestic and public spaces. Atelier porcelain stoneware tiles are perfect for large vertical, sloping, or curved surfaces, for an entire wall, or even just a portion of it. They allow you to express your creativity through original colour combinations or tone-on-tone solutions.
Atelier’s modern and versatile palette adds a personal and elegant touch to classic and contemporary settings and is spot-on for creating a minimalist, urban glamour, classic, country or industrial chic, metropolitan, or Nordic style.
Creating visual continuity with the Atelier collection is easy, especially with the new 120x278 cm format. That’s because these rectified (i.e. perfectly square) large-format tiles can be laid with minimal grout lines and without having to cut them. Their reduced thickness (6.5 mm) and vast selection of colours allow for endless creative possibilities.
Large-format wall tiles create a wallpaper effect perfect for niches and recessed bookcases, walls and flush doors, or elegant surfaces that create continuity with the walls. Casalgrande Padana porcelain stoneware tiles team up with furniture, accessories, and curtains to become a furnishing that adds elegance to your spaces.
How to choose the right floor and wall tile combination
Sometimes words aren't enough. And then we need colours, as Alessandro Baricco once wrote. Colours are archetypes and primordial forms of thought that can transform any setting with their vibrations. A colour can be calming and relaxing, cosy and intimate, energising and invigorating. It can purify or liven up a space or make it more cosy and cheerful. Choosing the right colour is not just about being on-trend. It’s about adding a unique and personal touch to your spaces.
If you want to be sure to choose the right floor and wall tile combination, you need to consider the size of the settings, their exposure to natural or artificial light, and the colours of furniture and accessories.
In addition to evoking emotions, colours determine the perception of a room, making it look bigger, wider, or higher. For example, they can make a ceiling that’s too high look lower and vice-versa. Expressive colour combinations personalise and improve spaces, pulling a scheme together.
For example, if you want to make a long room look shorter, you should choose a brighter, sharper colour for the end wall. If you want to make your ceiling look higher, you should match dark floors with brightly coloured wall tiles. Contrasting floors and walls can even help conceal defects.
Colours are not just about aesthetics. They also have a psychological effect. For example, shades of blue express calmness and harmony, which is why they’re perfect for relaxing settings, such as bedrooms and bathrooms.
On the other hand, warm shades of red have an energising and invigorating effect, which is better for living areas. Green is in-between warm and cool colours. It’s relaxing and stimulates concentration and balance, perfect for bathrooms, studies, and reading rooms.
The Atelier tile collection embodies the expressive possibilities of colour in line with the latest trends. The ideal choice for decorating, personalising, or improving any interior design project.
The Atelier collection’s captivating notes of colour will transform any setting into a haven. Delicate shades seem to spring out of a Matisse painting, creating a rainbow of unexpected sensory experiences and emotions.
The Universe dances to its infinite music, and colours are its harmony. They are a gift and one of the wonders of life.
Samya Ilaria Di Donato