Photo – Metropolitan Ceramics Raven #710 used in The Kitchen Table at the Modern – Credit Ellen Silverman.
Is black a color? Some say yes, some say no. In color theory, the mixture of black with a color is called shading – a reduction in lightness. When discussing colors, black is both described as the absence of color and absorbing all color. To an artist, black is often seen as a coloring agent the same as the rest of the colors in a palette and is considered a color.
Whether you think of black as a color or shade, the absence of color or absorbing all colors, one thing is for sure, shades of black are still essential options in the world of design.
All types of industries use black and shades of black, from fashion to automobiles to building design and interiors. The introduction of black in design can create many positive responses.
Black can represent a number of emotions and characteristics including authority, power, sophistication, mystery, stability, strength, intelligence, seriousness, and power. Black is so essential in the fashion industry that “the new black” refers to any new color trend. Sports franchises incorporate black in their uniform designs to indicate power. Black automobiles are the leading sellers in the luxury category.
Interest in black finishes has gained even more popularity in the last few years. In the floor and wall tile category black and near black are used in conjunction with other materials as part of a pattern, as an accent, and in full coverage applications. Commercially, restaurants, for example, are adding intimacy and elegance to their spaces with designs incorporating black elements. Building exteriors too are turning to black cladding to create industrial and modern motifs.
In keeping with the requests from designers and architects for black product options for their projects, Metropolitan Ceramics has both tile and thin brick colors available in black shades.
Metropolitan Ceramics’ Raven color is a through-the-body black quarry tile available in 4” x 8”, 8” x 8”, and 6” x 6” size. Raven has the same properties as Metropolitan’s other quarry products. Raven is perfect for adding the character of black to an installation without compromising slip resistance and durability.
Metropolitan Ceramics’ also offers black thin brick in modular size wire-cut and smooth finish as part of the Fast Ship product offering and in queen size tumbled thin brick as part of the Royal Thin Brick product line.
Available to all Metropolitan Ceramics’ distributors, black quarry tile and thin brick offerings are used for walls and floors – indoors and out, this kind of versatility is especially appealing.to the end user.
Black is an important color in interior design and architecture. Metropolitan Ceramics offers both quarry tile and thin brick in black to meet the demand with products that combine the aesthetics designers need with the durability the job demands.