Tile Trending Toward “Natural Elements”

Over the last few months, I have noticed that more rustic home decor is really coming back into style. Rustic kitchens that have a thin-brick tile backsplashes, wood counters, tiled counters, concrete look tile, wood-look tile, metal, wood ceiling beams, cottage style kitchen cabinets…materials that look like natural elements and simplistic cabinets. I’ve found some

The difference between gray, grey, warm grey, beige, greige, and taupe

The difference between gray, grey, warm grey, beige, greige, and taupe

I really wanted to share Anne-Marie’s 10 Rooms blog with you guys because it does such a great job at explaining the differences between GREY, BEIGE, AND GREIGE.  Click the link above for details.

Below is a summary of her blog:

  1. Definition of GREY: black + white = grey or black + white + green/blue/purple = grey. 
  2. Definition of BEIGE: 
    white + red & or yellow + a little blue = beige.
  3. Definition of GREIGE: white + black + red & or yellow + perhaps a little blue = greige
  4. If it’s cool, with a blue, purple, or green tint, it’s a GREY.
  5. If it’s warm, with a red, orange or yellow undertone visible, it’s a BEIGE.
  6. And if it’s warm, but contains black, it’s a GREIGE (or as so many people say, a warm grey)

I guess I liked sharing the formulas since I have an engineering background, the equations help me visualize the color combinations! πŸ™‚

Have a great early weekend!


Website (Rocket) Launch!

Architectural Ceramics is jumping into the 21st century with a new website!  I think Anna Benson says it the best, β€œIt actually feels like a rocket ship is about to launch it’s such a big deal.”  Our website allows web-surfers to browse thousands of tiles, over 80 projects done by ACI, and much more.   

Tile Shapes and Patterns

Christina Ginn discusses new trends in tile shapes and patterns.  Recently I’ve noticed some exciting patterns resurface in the tile industry.  The first pattern that I have been seeing all over is Plaid or what I like to call a Tartan.  This is one of my personal favorites because of the historical significance of a