Back in Black—Ceiling Tiles
Written by Milan Jara on 19th Jan 2012
Classic. Sophisticated. Modern. Mysterious. Intriguing. Our all-black decorative ceiling tiles are all those and more.
From Coco Chanel’s iconic little black dress to Audrey Hepburn’s sleek black sheath column dress (complete with a classic strand of pearls) from the 1960s classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s, black has been the color of sophistication and class.
Now a new generation has made it a symbol of mystery and intrigue. Like them, the enigmatic Lisbeth Salander, also known as “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”, follows the Goth tradition of always wearing black as a sign that she is both secretive and modern.
With our black ceiling tiles, you can decorate in any style with ease. From sophisticated five-star restaurants to trendy dance clubs to intimate jazz venues, black ceiling tiles are the perfect finishing touch.
Mysterious and Intriguing
The hot Mediterranean sun beats harshly down outside, but once you pass through those beaded curtains hanging from the curved doorway, you escape into a cool, dark oasis where you dine on aromatic, spicy lamb and couscous; plump, ripe, purple grapes; golden oranges; brown figs; and thick, sweet, black coffee. For the look and feel of the Grand Bazaar in the mysterious Middle East, the number 142, Casablanca tile, which features nine curved and decorative squares much like the lattice work on a Moroccan window, is perfect.
Drop these tiles into the ceiling of your Middle Eastern restaurant, coffee shop, or hookah bar, and you’ll be right there with Al Stewart, singing, “On a morning from a Bogart movie, in a country where they turn back time/you go strolling through the crowd like Peter Lorre, contemplating a crime.”
Classic and Sophisticated
Strolling down 5th Avenue arm in arm with your significant other, you slip out of the cold into a softly lit restaurant. Small square tables are scattered around the room, covered with crisp black linen tablecloths, white napkins, and sterling silver tableware. Waiters in starched white shirts and impeccable black vests deliver trays of thick, juicy porterhouse steaks, baked potatoes swimming in butter and sour cream, and fresh, crisp tossed salads drenched with creamy thousand island and blue cheese dressing. The maitre d’ holds a black leather chair, and you slide into its buttery softness.
You know you’re in a famous five-star establishment, and your thought is confirmed when you tip your head back and see the flowery 130, Le Chateau black tiles, with its fleur de lis in the center of each side, flanked by raised curves and curlicues and surrounding eight-petaled daisies.
Intimate and Secretive
Or if intimacy is more your style, picture a dimly lit room. Plush black leather banquettes and chairs line the walls and surround shiny, round, black lacquered tables. Tiny twinkling colored lights festoon the ceiling. Ice cubes clink softly in cocktail glasses, while a sultry singer in a simple black sheath, blonde hair cascading down her shoulders and back, offers up a classic smooth jazz tune that softly caresses your ears.
Now glance up at the drop-in ceiling—those are the jazzy 106, Whirligigs tiles with their sharp lines fanning out from the center and corners.
So whether you’re looking for a look that’s sophisticated, mysterious, intriguing, or classic, you can’t go wrong if you “Paint It Black” with black decorative faux tin ceiling tiles.