Most people want to experience a variety of cultures. Whether through travel, food, literature, or something else, the world is now more accessible than ever. Unfortunately, most home and business owners don’t know how to make culture an organic part of their building. They see building materials as a means to sturdiness and protection, rather than multicultural education. However, embossed tin ceilings and paneling can create a colorful and culturally enlightening environment. Let’s examine a few world cultures and how to make a tin ceiling relevant to them.
Hispanic culture is one of the fastest-growing influences in the United States. If you come from a Hispanic family or operate a business catering to this clientele, try an ancient Aztec or Inca motif. Copper and bronze ceiling tiles are a great choice for this, as are tiles with pinkish or reddish hues. You might also try patterns that invoke the sun, flower petals, or cacti. Metal Ceiling Express carries a wonderful blue and gold tile, Georgia Color, with a pattern reminiscent of sun rays.
African culture permeates almost every part of American life from music to cookery to literature. To bring African influence to your establishment, opt for tiles with gold, silver, or clay overtones. Seek out intricate designs such as leaf designs, face designs, or those reminiscent of pottery. Enhance your metal ceiling pattern with decorative touches that pick up the pattern and tone, such as dark woods or multicolored wall hangings.
European cultures may seem common, but they’re also full of possibilities. If you’re a homeowner with English or Irish ancestry or a business owner hoping to give guests a Medieval experience, consider using a metal ceiling to do so. Ceiling tiles can be made with patterns like shamrocks, crests, fleur de lis, and more. Use gold or bronze for colors, and try ceiling tiles with a textured, Old World look.
Discussions of Italy, Greece, and the islands immediately put guests in a relaxed mood. Capitalize on that with appropriate ceiling tiles. Metal Ceiling Express carries several options in blues and greens, such as Key West Color, that will call ocean waters to mind. To invoke an Italian or Greek villa, opt for tiles in white, light bronze, or soft browns resembling wood. Look for textured or “distressed” patterns, or those that use interlocking shapes like flower petals.