Tasteful and versatile, grey stoneware is ideal for designing contemporary, trendy locations. Available in many of the vast number of effects in the Italgraniti catalogue, this colour has the potential for creating colour-neutral surfaces with unique, distinctive patterning. Enabling a very large range of combinations, grey porcelain stoneware is an ever-popular design tool for every part of the home and for indoor and outdoor commercial locations, not forgetting terraces, gardens and swimming-pools.
Grey may mean many things: in fact, between black and white there are infinite shades of a colour known for its elegance, rigour and emotional neutrality. No other colour offers such a wide spectrum of shades as grey. This is due to the never-ending success of grey stoneware floors, which has led to sophisticated hybrids, such as with beige (giving us the very popular greige, or grey with a touch of beige) or those in which grey becomes bluish, for colder, more Nordic shades, found above all in stone looks.
Many of our stone effect surfaces are grey, because many natural quarried stones are this colour. Over the years, Italgraniti has drawn on its profound knowledge of the world of minerals to create some of the most popular stone effect ceramic collections: materials of this type express their beauty in both small and large sizes, in traditional thickness porcelain stoneware and in large thin slabs. The proportions of these large slabs provide our mineral patterns with a unique breadth, giving stone effect grey stoneware a visual continuity of great aesthetic impact.
Grey stoneware: focus on textures
Since it is colour-neutral, in a grey porcelain stoneware there will naturally be an enhanced focus on the graphic texture, the combination of pattern and superficial microstructure, precisely aligned thanks to our sophisticated decoration technology, which is crucial for the realism of any ceramic effect. As well as stone looks with a unique pattern in which background texture, vein patterns, stippling and mineral clumps create a fascinating appearance, our catalogue also includes delicately tactile concrete and resin effects, with subtle tone-on-tone colour embracing the infinite shades of grey.
Finally, before designing a room it should be remembered that grey stoneware floors will influence the luminosity of an interior without affecting its colour scheme. This means that the mood of the room will be more or less intimate depending on the intensity of the grey (and the light present), but you will still be free to play around with the most widely varying colour combinations, either tone-on-tone or using grey stoneware together with touches of deeper or brighter, even brash, colour.