5 ways to combine stoneware styles and finisches for a contemporary kitchen

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Decorate a kitchen with an eclectic, original style by alternating the sizes and effects of tiles in the Ottocento and Patina by Ragno collections

If you are looking for an unusual design for a kitchen covering composition, perhaps you have never considered the possibility of combining collections with a different style.

We try to consider some mix & match options starting with two Ragno stoneware collections featuring multiple stylistic interpretations: Ottocento and Patina.

Ottocento is inspired by traditional cement tiles and offers the warmth and typical design of these coverings on stoneware in a traditional size (the simple 20×20 cm). The tumbled-finish edge and the vintage patterns emphasize its retro character and its different patterns allow endless combinations, starting with a dusty and restrained range of colours.

Patina is a unique collection that reproduces the effects of different materials on the stoneware: depending on the refraction of light, it can evoke the appearance of time-worn terracotta, of a waxed or iridescent surface and of worn resin. Unique and versatile, it can cover indoor and outdoor floors and walls. The 6 solid colours are combined with irregular geometric decorations and tiny-chip mosaic that expand the collection’s expressive possibilities.

Two collections that appear stylistically distant – vintage waxed/iridescent-look cement tiles – together in a single environment? Can they really harmoniously coexist? Why not.

Here are some ways to mix them to create a kitchen that looks unique and original.

  1. Patina on the floor in a solid colour + Ottocento on the wall (Mix decor): a simple combination for an industrial/vintage style kitchen with a uniform floor covered with medium-size tiles – perhaps 60×60 cm – and a wall behind the worktop decorated with a mix of patterns in matching colours.
  2. Patina in 120×120 cm maxi-size and Ottocento (one of the 8 decors in a cold shade) combined to mark out the separation between the areas on the floor: a large open space can be divided with the use of decorative rugs that separate the kitchen area from the dining area.
  3. Ottocento on the floor (with a selection of 3 tone-on-tone shades) + Patina on the wall in wax-look tiny chip mosaic. For a sophisticated, stylish kitchen with a lively floor that brightens the interior.
  4. Patina on the floor in a decorated version (irregular geometric mix) + Ottocento on the wall in a solid colour that matches the floor. For a modern kitchen with a clean, minimalist style and a warm selection of colours.
  5. A more complex project? Ottocento (decorated and used as a rug that frames the counter) and Patina (in a solid colour) on the floor + Ottocento (with the same decoration) repeated on the kitchen counter. In this case, the decoration is concentrated around the island element, the heart of the kitchen.

As you can see, there is no limit to the combined use of these two collections, thanks to their versatility and to the ability to mix applications and sizes to create environments with a different, customized style.