No matter whether you are planning to use metal ceiling tiles for your ceiling renovation or for another creative purpose, you should be thinking about mixing and matching tile patterns. Many people simply choose one uniform pattern for their ceiling tiles, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with going this route. However, by taking the extra time to get a little creative, you can come up with a mixture of patterns that will be visually striking and aesthetically pleasing. This process can be a little overwhelming, given the sheer number of options and combinations out there, so here are a few basics to get you started.
1. Choose complementary patterns.
It can be pretty difficult to find a good fit when choosing complementary tiles. A rule of thumb is not to choose two patterns that are too similar, as the result will be a confused and disorienting look for your ceiling or other project.
2. Run for the border.
One attractive option people are choosing is a border of one type of tile with the main tile filling in the rest. The border tile acts as a kind of frame, giving the whole project a unique and appealing look. A variation on this would be a cross pattern of one type of tile with the main tile filling in the resulting squares.
3. Embrace the accent.
Accent tiles are small, regularly-spaced tiles of a different pattern or color, and they can really add a whole new dimension to your overall aesthetic. Maybe a whole ceiling of gold tiles would be a bit gaudy, but accenting with a few can give a regal impression without going overboard. The possibilities for accent tiles are nearly endless.
4. Fun with orientation.
A slightly more advanced technique, changing the orientation of the tiles can create a very unique effect on a ceiling or other surface. Alternating between square and diamond patterns, for example, allows one type of tile to perform two very different aesthetic functions.
No matter what you decide to do to give your project the personal touch it needs, Metal Ceiling Express has got you covered with its vast array of tile patterns and painting options in many different colors.