Color isn't the only thing to consider when it comes to your glaze choice - each glaze also offers a textural element, which we call the finish. We categorize our ceramic glazes into four general finishes: glossy, satin, crackle, and matte. (If you visit our color palette page and click on a glaze, it will tell you the finish underneath the color chip image.) While we love all of our finishes, for this blog we wanted to focus on our favorite satin and matte options. These finishes give off a modern and minimal look that always results in a chic finished tile installation. It's an easy way to turn a standard tile project into a sophisticated dream with our chic matte and satin ceramic tile finishes!
Each of our 4 favorite options has a finished project example so you can see the tile in action. Each tile variation is available on our online shop.
1. Blue Opal - Matte Finish
Blue Opal is as lovely as it sounds. This glaze has a high color variation, meaning there are multiple hues within the one glaze color based on how much glaze our tile elves apply, and where the tile sits in the kiln. A dusty mixture of blues and greens, there's something about this tile that is so romantic. It's the perfect choice for any room that you'd like to have a peaceful, soft, and serene vibe. Looking at this color makes us feel like we're at a spa.
See more photos of the install below with our blog "Craftsman Subway Tile in the Arts District of NE Mpls"
2. Grapefruit - Satin Finish
We think Grapefruit is the juiciest of all our glaze colors. This pink packs a punch without overpowering a space. The satin finish only enhances the bold color, drawing you in rather than reflecting the light, as it would with a glossy finish. We think the use of this pink glaze with Moroccan Fish Scales for a shower wall is the perfect addition to this fun, personality-filled home. What better way to start your day than with this energetic color?
The project below was featured in HGTV's Stay or Sell-- isn't that cool? The dynamic duo, Heather and Brad of Fox Homes, brought Minnesota to Palm Springs by featuring local artists from the Twin Cities area throughout the home, and we are so proud to be a part of this impressive list. We actually had four tile installations throughout this home. Learn more about this project and see the rest of the tile with our blog "Palm Springs Eichler Filled with Tile"
3. Old Copper - Matte Finish
Old Copper offers the beauty of old-time charm with a material (ceramic tile) that lasts and works beautifully inside your home. Inspired by the brilliant teal color of aged copper, this hue uniquely balances saturation and vibrance for an extremely sophisticated look. To modernize it even more, we used this glaze with a mixture of Diamonds and Hexagons for floor tile. Mixing shapes is one of our favorite ways to offer you a custom look at standard pricing. See all of our unique patterns that we sell in sheets online with our Signature Patterns page.
Our tile is perfect for floor projects because it's both durable and easy to clean. Get more floor tile inspiration with our blog "13 Mosaic Floor Tile Ideas for Your Home"
4. Satin Black - Satin Finish
Last, but certainly not least, Satin Black. When you don't know what to wear you go for the little black dress right? We figure tile should be the same, and this glaze is one of our favorite go-to's when someone wants to make a statement without being too colorful. Rather than being dreary, we think this is the perfect backsplash for a room filled with bright pops of colored decor. How you decorate and design the space around your tile can help make or break the look you're going for.
Get ideas on how to stylize your tile with our blog "How to Style Bathroom Tile"
Photo by Araya Jensen.
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