If you have chosen metal tiles for your next home renovation or remodel, then you have probably already come to realize the vast assortment of metallic colors and combinations there are for you to choose from.
Have you thought about a wall paint that will coordinate nicely with your metal tiles? Wall paint happens to come in a variety of different color options as well. When you are ready to proceed with your design, you will choose some metallic shades and then find some wall colors that will coordinate with them.
Don’t worry. We have found a few combinations that work well and will help take the guesswork out of choosing the right one for your space.
When choosing tile and paint, you want to be sure that the two complements each other otherwise the clashing designs may be a bit confusing and distracting.
Let’s look at how to coordinate metal tiles with solid wall colors.
The Allure of Metallic Colors
Metallic colors have a certain amount of strength and richness to them. They promote a sense of durability but can also provide you with a more elegant and luxurious feel which is why they are becoming such a popular choice for design.
Aluminum works best with cooler colors and is a good choice if you are looking for more of a modern aesthetic for the space. Cool colors are often considered blues, greens, and purples because they evoke a cool feeling reminiscent of water or even grass.
Pairing these solid colors with aluminum ceiling tiles offers the ideal aesthetic for a fun and more modern space but is also a very flexible color combination that can work in a variety of different applications.
Brass is seen as more of a warm, rich, and durable material which means it will pair well with warmer colors. Warmer colors include reds, yellows, and orange shades that evoke a sense of warmth reminiscent of fire or even the sun.
This combination can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to a space and makes a bolder and more vivid expression. The same palette applies to bronze as well.
Copper tiles can complement an assortment of different solid colors including neutral colors like white or olive or more muted and soft colors like pink, light purple, and violet. This combination is also good for expressing a touch of elegance while keeping it natural and toned down.
Tin or Pewter
Tin and pewter are often considered very muted shades of grey and the shades can vary from light to medium tones. If you use tin or pewter tiles, you can opt for a solid grey wall paint color, and you can then incorporate accents of color within the design.
For example, natural wood tones make for the perfect backdrop for grey and tin, but you can also use small pops of red against this background for more emphasis and dramatic appeal.
Other Metal Types
Antique brass is a darker shade and will work very well with almost any color you can find including warm and cool colors.
Gold is typically paired with earthier and natural tones but also goes well with cooler pastels. There are also different shades of gold you need to keep in mind when going with this option.
Silver is one of the most versatile metals and looks good with several different color palettes, so the wall colors are seemingly endless when you choose a silver plated metal tile for your design.
Choosing Your Combo
When choosing which wall color will pair well with your choice of metal tiles, you should remember a few things. Always balance your cool and warm metal hues, choose only one dominant metal type at a time, and mix up the metal finishes if you want for more effect.
Additionally, it is best to keep your design limited to only two to three metals at the most and remember that you can use mirrors to reflect the beauty and feel of the metallics which is also very complimentary to the wall color you choose for each type.
Finally, if you choose to stick with one type of metal tile and one solid wall color, remember you can always add a brighter or more vivid pop of color with smaller accent pieces strategically placed throughout the space.