Terracotta is a warm, rustic color with a traditional and classical look because of its earthy appearance. To add to them, we have broken down each color and design element to help you achieve the specific look or style you are going for. So read on and start exploring the possible combinations of color and design that will give you the best look with your terracotta tile!
Terracotta tiles are a classic and timeless element because they remind us of nature and the rustic Mediterranean, Spanish and Latin look. Off-white shades of white traditionally look great on walls with terracotta tile. It gives it a neutral base that balances the warmth of the reddish tile hue of terracotta.
White metal furniture has also traditionally been paired with terracotta tile floors. Plants lend to the psychological appeal of the earthy and languid breezy oasis associated with the Mediterranean, Spanish and Latin appearance.
Another good combination is green-grey which is a perfect balance to the warmth of terracotta. Blue balances the warmth and spontaneity of terracotta with its cool and calm visual effect and is excellent as an accent for window sills, sofas, colored pots, or even an accent wall. A small splash of blue on a bohemian chic deco arrangement will add life to your room. The excellent contrast between the blue-grey wall and the terracotta tiled floor can be seen above.
It harkens to the color of fruits, vegetables, and spices and has a tone-on-tone effect that gives variety with unity. You may use orange on vases, flower pots, curtains, throw pillows, or lampshades. Use vibrant yellow paired with blue as an accent color for throw pillows, lampshades, curtains, and the like. Again, it is an earthly color and is usually used for walls as they give off a neutral tone to highlight the terracotta floor.
Clean lines and obvious geometric shapes characterize the modern design. You may choose and arrange furniture, fixtures, and accent pieces in a straight-on-the-box or obvious geometric composition.
This means an inclination to show off the wood's natural grain, uncolored concrete's texture, or even the rust of metal. The Modern Design Movement arose during the early 20th century that combined elements of art and functionality. You may use sealed terracotta tiles for a non-porous surface for the floor and walls to give that warm appeal inside your bathroom. Pair it with natural grey stone, concrete, or off-white areas to create a modern touch.
Make sure to use glazed terracotta tiles for the bathroom floors and walls because it has an impermeable layer against moisture. Unglazed and natural terracotta may be used in the powder room or other areas where no water contact occurs.
Using terracotta tiles on a wall is also an easy project that can transform an otherwise ordinary room into an interesting one. The kitchen sink backsplash is a common area where you'll see terracotta tiles being used.
For the classic Mediterranean, Spanish, or Mexican look, colors found in nature will work well. For a more modern aesthete, monochromatic and complementary colors, in addition to the geometric and precise line arrangement of furniture, are the key.
So use the above as a guide instead of a solid rule, and most importantly, enjoy your home as it is one of the best pleasures you will have in life!