Carpet tiles: how to set an ambience with colours and patterns
Colours and patterns are powerful elements in interior design. But how can you use them to influence the atmosphere of a room, especially when applied to the floor?
WHY IS FLOORING A CRUCIAL ELEMENT OF YOUR ROOM DESIGN?
Flooring is the foundation of any room design. It’s the first thing we connect with, both physically and emotionally. It guides us in and around spaces, and provides an opportunity to set a mood and spark emotions. Whether you’re working, playing or relaxing, the look and feel of the floor underneath are key in enhancing the atmosphere.
CARPET TILES: A FLEXIBLE FLOORING SOLUTION FOR YOUR HOME
A floor should be practical but at the same time customisable to fit the characteristics of your room and the ambience you want to create. That’s where carpet tiles come in.
Carpet tiles are durable and versatile flooring options that not only provide excellent thermal insulation, sound absorption and easy installation and maintenance, but also open up a playground of design possibilities. Thanks to their convenient 50x50 centimetre size and wide variety of colours, textures and patterns, you can easily choose or combine different colours and patterns to match the mood of your space. You can even create your own area rug. The options are endless.
THE EFFECT OF COLOURS
Colours play an important role in setting an ambience and evoking emotional responses, affecting how a space feels. Dark and moody colours evoke a cosy and sophisticated ambience. Whereas light and tender shades brighten up and energise a space. But choosing colours for your room will do more than just set the mood, it also affects how you feel in it. Use a calming palette of greens, blues and earthy tones to make you feel nurtured and focussed in relaxation or home office areas. Or combine bold and bright colours for a dopamine rush in playrooms.
ITC’s carpet tile range, Khroma, allows you to harness the power of colours. Choose one or combine multiple contrasting or complementary shades to add the desired character to your space. From calming to energising, from cosy to playful.
THE EXPRESSIVE POWER OF PATTERNS
Next to colours, patterns also play a vital role in room design. They heighten our experience of a space as they stimulate our senses, evoking a certain feeling or atmosphere. Use subtle, organic patterns to inspire softness and calmness. Or choose the predictability of geometric and repetitive patterns, making you feel safe and secure. It’s best to use intense and busy patterns scarcely or only as a smaller surface in a larger room, because they can overstimulate our senses.
From a subtle tweed pattern with Craft, to a tranquil cloud-like pattern with Graphite, to a stronger striped pattern with Lineations, ITC’s Motiv carpet tile range has plenty to choose from to convey the emotion you prefer. With the colour palette kept neutral, it’s the textures and shapes that create contrast and depth, inviting a sensory experience and setting the mood.
CONCLUSION: THE IMPACT OF COLOURS AND PATTERNS ON YOUR SPACE
Choosing a colour and pattern for a surface as large as your floor has a great impact on the ambience of a space and how we feel in it. With ITC’s Khroma and Motiv concepts, you can use the power of colours and patterns to evoke your desired atmosphere. Allowing you to express yourself and make your home personal and unique.