Week of June 24th, 2019

Is white a color? Of course! Well, at least in the world of interior design. White provides an excellent backdrop for more dramatic colors or can work to create a clean, minimal look. Not only is white extremely versatile thanks to being the most neutral of neutral colors, it also evokes all sorts of emotions

Feeling Groovy with Dimensional Tile

Whether you prefer the song’s original version by Seals & Crofts or the 1974 remake by the Isley Brothers, both Summer Breeze hits reached the Top 100 charts when they were released. Today, the song still blows through our mind when thinking of the perfect summer playlist. Summer breeze, makes me feel fine, blowing through

Week of June 17, 2019

From finding the perfect purpose for that spare room in your house to open, contemporary office design – here are our top design picks for the week. 1. Finding Purpose for that Spare Room Our Room of Requirement, Lauren Liess Sometimes there are spaces that we just aren’t sure what to do with and it

Think Outside the Box: Rethinking the Square Shower Niche

The shower niche. It’s not going away, but we want to know – where is it going next? Time and time again, a square shower niche is recessed between two wall studs, above the water controls and below the shower head, but let’s stretch conventional thinking. At Architectural Ceramics, we love the look of stretching

5 Ways to Wear White After Memorial Day

Fashionistas will tell you, it’s only acceptable to wear white between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The fashion industry often influences retailers; did you see our post about the 2019 PANTONE Color of the Year? Now that Memorial Day Weekend is here, it’s time to kick off the unofficial start of summer with 5 tile

Celebrating Distinctions in Mexican History and Tile

Mexico is a country whose customs are rich in tradition, be it celebrating a day in history like Cinco de Mayo with an elaborate festival, or hand-crafting Saltillo tile almost the same way today as was done at its conception decades ago. Americans often mistake Cinco de Mayo for Mexico’s Independence Day. Because we can’t

4 Ways to Brighten Up Your Kitchen for Spring

At Architectural Ceramics, we often collaborate with local architects and interior designers to craft well-designed and personalized spaces. When working with Sagatov Design + Build, that meant creating a modern, rustic and bright farmhouse kitchen perfectly suited to their client’s style. Let’s break the project down, one element at a time, to see how you

A Dozen Ways to Lay Subway Tile

It’s Easter weekend. How are you celebrating with friends and family? If you have young children, they’re likely taking part in an Easter egg hunt. If you’re hunting for ways to update your traditional subway tile, then look no further. Architectural Ceramics is ready to hop to it, with a dozen EGG-cellent subway tile patterns

Design Trends: The 2019 PANTONE Color of the Year

Remember Rose Quartz? That was so 2016. Really. In 2016, PANTONE’s Color of the Year was Rose Quartz 13-1520. Three years later, we’ve come full circle with another pink hue, but now in a much more lively option: Living Coral. Learn more about how the PANTONE Color of the Year is selected, this year’s color:

Design Trends: Going for Gold

Happy Holidays!  Architectural Ceramics hopes you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving surrounded by family and friends. Now, it’s time to transition from trimming a turkey to trimming the tree.  Christmas is almost here! Children everywhere want to spot Santa sliding down the chimney. Until then, we’re here to get you in the holiday mood with two