The Versatility of Montpellier Taupe: Natural Inspiration
Montpellier Taupe porcelain tiles are used with great success on their own and in combination with other surfaces to achieve very different looks. To help with interior schemes’ choices, we have compiled two very different mood boards – the first of which we explore here – to illustrate which surfaces, colours and textures work well with this incredibly versatile surface.
Our first mood board ‘Natural Inspiration’ centres on achieving an effortless interior scheme with Montpellier Taupe.
Seduced by the simple yet beautiful designs of Liaigre – illustrated so well in the book Christian ‘Liaigre’ by Jean-Philippe Piter, we’ve used a palette of neutral shades, bold blacks and gentle greys – so prominent in everyday life, to create a mood board with a fresh, clean visual appeal.
Montpellier Taupe, the background to our mood board above, blends seamlessly with luxury surfaces such as lateral striped Silver Travertine Vein (1) and wonderfully opulent Fior di Bosco (2) marble. A popular choice for interior walls and floors, these natural stones are imbued with variations in colour tone, markings and texture, bringing subtle luminosity to a scheme.
A decorative, beautifully nuanced glazed tile such as Bronze Mirror (3), brings a hint of real drama. While an encaustic effect tile with an aged look, such as Old White (4) porcelain or one of the many shades of Old Black (5), softens the look.
Decorating walls and woodwork in a dark shade such as Farrow & Ball’s Railings (6) is very popular at present. These tones look fantastic set alongside Montpellier Taupe. Alternatively, try breaking up a large surface area by introducing a different type of texture such as a wood-effect porcelain. The carbonised finish of Fusta Sapporo (7) adds drama to an interior scheme while retaining a natural feel.
Montpellier Taupe is a new-generation porcelain, however, if it simply has to be natural stone, or you wish to complement Montpellier Taupe with a limestone tile, we have two options. Genuine Antique Barr De Montpellier Limestone has exceptional provenance and is reclaimed from 18/19th centrury homes in Montpellier, France. Alternatively, New Montpellier is a newly-mined brushed limestone at a more affordable price-point.
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GENUINE ANTIQUE BARR DE MONTPELLIER LIMESTONE
SILVER TRAVERTINE VEIN
FIOR DI BOSCO