Mid-Century Influenced Wall Tiles

One thing that characterizes life in the mid-century, at least in the UK, was the upsurge in DIY.

This began a trend, which exists to this day, for householders to modify, convert or beautify their homes with everything from simple wallpaper or paint all the way to major structural alteration and additions. Whilst this is not for all, something that many people have attempted is to create a tiled wall in perhaps a kitchen or a bathroom.

The pattern for these tiles is similar to the wide variety of tiling patterns which were introduced during the 1950s and 1960s in the UK.

This tile was created with Processing in a matter of minutes and the code, such as it is, is shown below. It is obviously easy to create tiles in different colors and on our Flickr page, which is here, you can see one other color scheme and a two color version.

color eu ;
void setup() {
 size(1000, 1000) ;
 eu = color(#44d7a8) ; // crayola eucalypus
 background(eu) ;
fill(eu) ;
 stroke(255) ;
 strokeWeight(25) ;
 int s1 = 250 ; // size large
 int s2 = 200 ; // size small
 ellipse(250, 250, s1, s1) ;
 ellipse(750, 250, s1, s1) ;
 ellipse(500, 250, s2, s2) ;
 ellipse(750, 500, s2, s2) ;
 ellipse(750, 750, s1, s1) ;
 ellipse(500, 750, s2, s2) ;
 ellipse(250, 750, s1, s1) ;
 ellipse(250, 500, s2, s2) ;
noStroke() ;
 fill(eu) ;
 rect(250, 250, 500, 500) ;
}

About Mike
I design and create 3D interiors and mid-century inspired surface patterns

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