There are many ways to create interest when a space feels plain – one of the easiest ways to do so is by adding texture. The latest trend for adding warmth to your interior space is through textured walls. Long gone are the days where sponge painting came about (circa the 90’s) and now most designers are turning to faux plaster and cement, as well as textured brushstrokes. Textured walls or ceilings is an instant way to add a sensorial element to the room, in a sophisticated and timeless way.
Textured walls in the form of plaster are nothing new, and originates to the ancient times, dating as far back as 7500 BC. The earliest plaster techniques were lime based, a key ingredient in great architectural monuments all over the world from the tombs of the pyramids of Giza to the Sistine Chapel.
For those who aren’t quite ready to adorn their walls in actual plaster, a perfect solution is AKDO’s newest porcelain line, Amalfi. Inspired by traditional Italian frescoes, Amalfi emulates a plaster-look in the form of a low maintenance, high functioning porcelain tile. Available in an assortment of large formats, ranging from 16” x 32” to 48” x 48”, Amalfi delivers a vintage appearance to any residential or commercial space with its unique texture characterized by slight undulations and subtle hollows. The best part? Amalfi can not only be used for walls, but also floors applications, wet areas, fireplace surrounds, ceilings or even vanity coverings.
Explore Amalfi along with more cement-look porcelains to add texture and warmth on AKDO.com.
Amalfi 16” x 32” Calce (M)
Amalfi 16” x 32” Grigio (M)
Amalfi 16” x 32” Lapis (M)
Amalfi 32” x 32” Ocra (M)
Amalfi 32” x 32” Terra (M)