When choosing metal ceiling tiles for your home, your options are almost endless!
There are literally thousands of design and color combinations to choose from, and you can select tiles that best fit the character of your home. Whether you are going for a modern look or an antique look, you’ll be able to find tin ceiling tiles that are a perfect fit. Expanding on this, it’s important to remember the fact that no two projects involving tin ceiling tiles are alike. While some projects feature the same design across the entire ceiling or wall, others offer more flare by mixing and matching. No matter if you are looking to add eclectic features to your home or simply can’t decide which tile design you love the most, mixing and matching tiles is a great concept to apply to your home.
How To Mix And Match Metal Ceiling Tiles
A good theme to remember when choosing tiles is that you’ll want the tiles to be complimentary of each other. Even though you are mixing and matching tiles, you do not want the tiles to clash. Tiles that clash will be confusing. Even if you wish for your metal ceiling tile project to be a focal point of your room, tin ceiling tiles that clash will do nothing but cause disorientation and detract from your home’s character. So take some time to look at the different patterns available and decide how they could work for you.
The way in which you mix and match your tiles is entirely up to you. Some homeowners pick five to six different tile designs and hand them like a crosspatch quilt. But, you can also mix and match tiles with more consistency. A popular method of mixing and matching involves using one tile design as a border tile, and another tile design as a filler tile. The end result will be the appearance of a giant canvas that is framed by the resulting tiles.
Accent tiles are also a great way to mix and match your tiles. In this design, you would pick out two different designs. 90% of your tiles would be one design, and 10% would be another design. The secondary tiles would be regularly-spaced across the ceiling or hallway to serve as accents. These tiles can add flash or flare to a ceiling without contrasting with the overall ambiance of the room.
It cannot be stressed enough that how you choose to mix and match tiles is truly up to you. Even something as simple as rotating the orientation of the tiles can provide character that otherwise would have been nonexistent. You can have fun, and let your character truly shine through.
Which Patterns Are Best?
When visiting the Metal Ceiling Express online store, you can shop by pattern and explore the hundreds of designs we offer. There are tile options that range from standard unfinished, tin-plated ceiling tiles to tiles that are designed for repeat patterns. You can select your favorite repeat pattern and then add a few accent tiles, or pick a few of your favorites if you’re unsure which ones you love the most!
What’s most important is that the pattern of the tile matches the theme of the room. A sleek, modern ceiling tile will clash with an antique room and completely ruin the feel. The best pattern option is the one that works best for you, but remembering some general concepts will help you tie the rooms in your home together for a homey feel that you’ve never experienced before.
We offer unpainted metal ceiling tile samples on our website. Feel free to order as many as you want to get an idea of the exact pattern. Please remember that the samples may have very sharp edges so we ask that you exercise caution when handling them.
What About Colors?
The same principles that apply to patterns also apply to colors. It is easy to ruin a room’s character with colors that clash. You should look for colors that tie your room together, using secondary colors in the room’s color scheme. If you are unsure about how particular colors will work in your home, you can purchae color samples of our tiles from Metal Ceiling Express. There is no limit on the number of samples you can order, which means you’ll be able to sample the tiles until you find the perfect match. Also, remember that you have the freedom to paint the tiles as you choose. You can use your own paint, so if you have some leftover from painting your walls, you can apply them to your metal ceiling tiles for the perfect match.