Slate has such variety of color that it is a tempting choice for many homes. However this wall of rectangular slate tiles shows how texture alone can create a dramatic look. Although slate’s colors can range from something simple like this grey to a variety of colors such as rusty red, gold and browns in one piece, it’s the texture that captures the eye in this situation.
It’s all about light here – the cuts and planes of each stone catch the light differently, leading to the feeling that there are different tones of grey on this wall. Actually each tile is the exact same color.
In contrast, the photo below shows a wall with some differing tones of grey. The pattern is more constructed, with rectangles surrounding small squares of stone. This pattern has additional emphasis from the darker toned slate tiles added to the design.
The end result is more eye-arresting than the wall above while still staying color neutral. Slate’s versatility allows it to play a role both inside and outside the home. It works on walls as an extra architectural touch and also can be used on floors.
Generally, slate floors don’t show this level of texture. Slate can chip so it’s important to keep the surface smoother when it will receive wear to avoid that.
If you love the natural look of stone, slate will fit the bill. Come on in and discover how slate may work to add personality and drama to your home design.