Many arrangements covering different styles can be easily created with the use of clinker decorative bricks. You can go for styles such as modern, retro, classic, loft, rustic or elegant. Here is a brief overview of the most interesting models on the market
Decorative brick – Where to begin?
Although clinker looks good in all forms due to its high-quality features, answer a few questions when you start your search:
- Are you looking for a clinker brick with a smooth face? Or maybe you prefer a clinker brick with unconventional face, for example with slags or irregular surface?
- Would you prefer a brick of a uniform color or a shaded one?
- Would you like to use traditional bricks or go for hand-formed bricks that are less regular?
It’s usually difficult to answer those questions as we can’t imagine the final effect. To simplify the process for you, we recommend our 2D Configurator, that will help to create the visualization of the final effect of our wall.
Decorative brick. All colors of clinker brick
Although clinker may be associated with the most common terracotta red shade, the palette of decorative brick colors available proves to be extremely wide. Firstly, there is the variety of warm shades of burnt clay – from mustard yellow (Sahara, Solaris) to orange shades (Ochra, Alfa, Starobrowarna), incredibly diverse red shades (including Alt Deco, Luna, Classic, Gotika, Tango, Lauda, Lima, Kastor and many more) and brown colors – reddish shades (Etna, Rustika), ginger shades (Alt Kraków), chocolate shades (Toba, Alt Tessin).
Here we have beige shades that are coming back in fashion – lighter (Salva, Lumi, Segre, Modo) and darker (Maro, Tauris, Vogue); mixed with warm yellow (Ebra, Irdis), brown (Vogue, Tauris) or mixed with cold gray (Maro) or white (Salva). It leads us to incredibly attractive range of gray colors – from a silver shade (Syriusz Cieniowany, Sotis) to graphite and charcoal (Tybet Cieniowany, Galaxy), with the white color of Wenus brick on one side and the black color of Neval and Carbon on the other.
Decorative brick. Depth of color, richness of shades
Importantly, decorative brick often draws the eye due to its non-uniform color. And in this respect, clinker brick offers a great variety of solutions. Variable tonal saturation, which provides visual lightness especially for large surfaces, can be achieved with the use of the red-orange Starobrowarna and Tango, light cherry Classic, gray Sotis, dark beige Maro or brown Toba. Cherry Luna, red Etna with low-key blackening, beige Modo, silver Syriusz and dark gray Tybet are shaded in a sharper way. On the other hand, Galaxy type bricks – both lighter and darker – shimmer metallically.
Decorative hand-formed brick has the most variable shades. It can be easily recognized by the marking HF (hand-formed) or by completely unique visual qualities, exactly those known from the authentic old brick, so eagerly recovered from under the plaster in historical tenement houses. Several tones and even colors of a single item’s face are offered by the red-coral Lima, cherry-graphite Izera and brown-black Tauris, among others. On the other hand, the variety of brick shades within the batch, so characteristic for old brickworks, becomes readily available thanks to series such as Lauda, Roko, Kastor (red colors) or Salsa (reddish beige), where the base color on the finished wall will be mixed with a touch of black.
Decorative brick. Beautiful face, attractive shapes
However, decorative qualities of decorative brick are not only the effect of color, but also texture and shape effects. In addition to the models with smooth faces, we can find models with a rougher finish, as well as more or less carved, especially among the hand-formed collections. The controlled, irregular shapes are also effects we can see in the HF segment. Patoka brick, clinker work for the connoisseur, includes also collections in which the smooth face of the brick receives various treatments to make look older – from shading, uneven edges made on purpose, to unique textural effects resembling etching (Alt Deco, Alt Kraków, Rustika, Solaris) or imperfection elements caused by manual production (Antika).