Tile Color Inspiration: Single-Hued Projects

Tile Color Inspiration: Single-Hued Projects

Does thinking about a color palette for your remodel make your head spin? You're not alone. Coordinating multiple hues throughout a space is a talent, and some of us prefer managing something that's a little more simple. For this blog we're showing you that single-hued tile projects can be just as exciting, bold, and beautiful as tile with multiple glazes. Here are 7 ways that you can make the most out of only one tile color with these single-hued tile projects.

1. Make a Pattern  

There's no need for extra bells and whistles when using one of our Signature Pattern options! We have three unique layout patterns that are tried and true ways of making one glaze color shine: Herringbone, Hexagon + Diamond, and our Star Pattern. Each of these options will add interest and a major "wow-factor" to your install that is sure to please everyone. The example below is our Herringbone pattern--  a contemporary classic that is as versatile as it gets! If you don't see what you're looking for in our Signature Pattern collection, we have endless custom options to create together! Reach out to our sales team to talk about your tile dreams and we'll make it a reality. 

Learn more about our signature patterns with our blog "Custom Look, Standard Price: Our Signature Patterns

Herringbone Teal Kitchen Backsplash

2"x6" Subway Tile in Herringbone - 75 Emerald. Photo by @pencilshavings.

2. Try Organic Edging 

This creative finishing technique is so unique, your project will shine no matter what color you choose! Rather than adding trim like bullnose tile or pencil liners, simply let your tile installation end with the natural shape of the tile. This flowing look has been a huge hit with our clients for years, adding instant style and movement to any room. To accomplish this look, simply let our sales team know your plan for organic edging. We will glaze the exposed sides of the tile edge for a perfectly polished transition to the wall. 

See more ways to accomplish this link with our blog "Creative Tile Finishing Ideas with Organic Edging"

White Diamond Tile Shower Wall

Medium Diamonds - 11 Deco White. Photo by @nsbuilders

3. Play With Mixed Shapes 

Mixing and matching tile shapes is one of our favorite things to do right now. It creates a modern mosaic look that we absolutely adore. The stunning geometric patterns created will make your tile look like a custom piece of art whichever color you choose! 

Find other styles with this look by reading our blog "7 Modern Ways to Mix and Match Tile Shapes"

Avocado Green Kitchen Backsplash Mixed and Matched TileGeo-Hex Pattern - 134 Spanish Moss. Photo by @shed_tinyhouse.

4. Use a Contrasting Grout Color 

It's the little things that make a big difference, right? That's certainly true with grout color. If you're opting for a single glaze color, we think it can look exceptional to use a contrasting grout color. By using a significantly different shade, you can get your tile shape (and entire installation) to pop, enhancing the natural beauty of your tile.

Learn more about grout with our blog "How to Choose Grout for Your Handmade Tile"

Contrasting Grout Color With Tile

Medium Diamonds - 11 Deco WhiteDesign - Vitae Interior DesignPhotography - Pura Soul Photography.

5. Go Bright & Bold

We're known for our bright and bold tile options, and we wouldn't have it any other way. Since the inception of our company, our handmade tile has always been about expressing yourself and your personality through tile. What better way to do that then with a color that is as fun as you are! 

Get more colorful floor ideas with our blog "7 Custom Colorful Tiled Floors We Love"

Warm Orange Moroccan Fish Scale Floor Tile

Medium Moroccan Fish Scales - 65W Amber. Photo by @plaidpoppy

6. Opt for Glazes With High Variation

One of the most unique aspects of our tile is the different levels of variation that exist across our color palette. This is the result of how we apply our glazes and the differing levels of heat that our tile is fired at. Each of our glazes has a ranking from low to high variation, so you will know what to expect from each glaze color. A glaze with high variation means that you may see brush strokes, plenty of saturation variation, and sometimes up to 8 or more hues in one batch of tile. Low variation means the color will be consistent, saturated, and flat throughout. 

Learn more about variation and which glazes you can try to achieve this look with our blog "A Complete Guide to Handmade Tile Variation"

White Herringbone Shower Tile

2"x6" Subway Tile in Herringbone - 130 White. Photo by Joinery and Design Co. 

7. Cover the Entire Space!

Go big or go home! There's no need to have a ton of color to feel like a maximalist, and this statement shower is proof of that. By simply covering the entire space in these Large Hexagons, this shower was transformed into a dreamy tile oasis. We know they say less is more, but clearly, sometimes more is more. 

Liking this color and shape? You'll love this blog "Best Bohemian Tile: Deep Teal, Bluegrass Hexagons"

Hexagon Teal Shower Tile

Large Hexagon - 1036W Bluegrass. Photo by @rdstudioinc.  


Order tile samples to see, touch, and fall in love with our handmade tile in person. We would also love to hear what inspires you! Tell us more about your future project and get the ball rolling

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