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Color Spotlight: Freshen Up Your Space With Kiwi

Color Spotlight: Freshen Up Your Space With Kiwi

With warm weather and spring flowers in full bloom we are feeling inspired by our fresh and colorful glazes, especially our lightest and brightest green, Kiwi.  Kiwi creates a refreshing escape with its minty green tint, showcasing an artful crackle glaze and cool, glossy wash.

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Color Spotlight: Go Rustic Chic with Birch

Color Spotlight: Go Rustic Chic with Birch

Inspired by peeling bark and the light wood grain of our favorite bare trees, Birch has us dreaming of the outdoors.  Highlighted by a rustic crackle glaze and a creamy white undertone, this nature-inspired hue is the perfect starting point for any neutral interior, creating a sense of casual elegance sure to calm the senses.

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Fireclay on Color: How to Go Au Naturel with Neutrals

Fireclay on Color: How to Go Au Naturel with Neutrals

Neutrals often get a bad rap for being boring or flat, but we couldn't disagree more!  With the right level of variation in shade and a carefully crafted balance of texture, a neutral interior creates a sense of understated sophistication that will match any style.

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Green with Envy

Green with Envy

With an extra skip in our step we can't help but notice the budding trees and sprouting foliage all around us. Those first hints of spring make for a color infusion sure to calm and energize your spirit all year round.

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Color Spotlight: How to Choose the Perfect White

Color Spotlight: How to Choose the Perfect White

Doesn't it seem odd that white, the simplest hue, is one of the most complicated tile colors?  With a variety of tints and undertones, each shade of white has a very distinctive look, so it is important to figure out which white is going to work best in your specific interior.

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Color Spotlight: Scarlet Red

Color Spotlight: Scarlet Red

Our fiery red Glazed Thin Brick color, Scarlet is not for the faint of heart.  With subtle touches of variation and rich, weathered texture, our red brick is sure to make a bold statement.

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Color Spotlight: Designing with our Icey Cool Hues

Color Spotlight: Designing with our Icey Cool Hues

With the 2014 Winter Olympics gearing up to start, we have found ourselves inspired by the icy cool hues of winter.  These winter tones offer a sense of calm and tranquility to their surroundings, so we figured, why not incorporate these colors into your home for a similar effect?  As always, we are here to help, and put together some advice on how to successfully transform your space into a refreshing respite with a winter cool color palette.

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Color Spotlight: 4 Tips for Using Contemporary Neutrals

Color Spotlight: 4 Tips for Using Contemporary Neutrals

As part of our new handpainted collections launching this Spring, we will be introducing a contemporary collection emphasizing clean lines, geometric patterns, and one of our favorite neutral color schemes, gray and white.  Follow these 5 tips when using this clean and fresh color combination and you're guaranteed to achieve the perfect amount of contemporary cool.

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Contrast: Pattern Found in the Grout Joint

Contrast: Pattern Found in the Grout Joint

After hours, days, maybe even months of contemplation, you have finally narrowed down your tile, your color, and your pattern, but now you find yourself asking, “well, what about the grout?  For those of you pattern lovers, we suggest thinking outside of the box, literally, and try a contrasting grout joint.

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Color Spotlight: Chartreuse + Cyclone

Color Spotlight: Chartreuse + Cyclone

Chartreuse is not a color for the faint of heart.  Appropriately named after its resemblance to the green tinged French liqueur made by the Carthusian Monks, this yellowish-green hue is bold, its bright, and it demands attention.  So how do you make chartreuse stand out without feeling outlandish?  Try pairing the bright hue with a muted neutral color palate.  One of our favorite combinations is Chartreuse and a smokey charcoal gray such as our color, Cyclone.

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Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2014 is Announced!

Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2014 is Announced!

For the color obsessed, December means one thing, the reveal of Pantone’s color of the year!  And here it is, drumroll please...the color of 2014 is Radiant Orchid!  According to the color mavens at Pantone, Radiant Orchid is “an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones.  Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.” We are loving the bold choice, and can’t wait to see it making it’s mark on the design world in 2014.

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Jason’s “Crush”

Jason’s “Crush”

If you read the previous post, you may believe that you have a good understanding about Jason and his role at Fireclay.  Before transferring to Aromas, Jason worked in the glass factory in San Jose.

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Fireclay Tile Design for Grocery and Restaurant Areas

Fireclay Tile Design for Grocery and Restaurant Areas

Fireclay Tile has been fortunate over the years to be specified in over 100 high traffic grocery stores and many restaurants and food prep areas. In 2010, we have produced tile for already two grocery stores with several more being worked on, as well as numerous restaurants.

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Inspirational Fireclay Tile Shapes and Colors!

Inspirational Fireclay Tile Shapes and Colors!

We love when our exclusive Fireclay Tile dealers come up with their own creative ways of displaying tile designs. Today, we received some photos from one of our favorite showrooms, Urban Archaeology. Without further delay...

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Ciao Bella Chooses Fireclay Tile for Ferry Building Location

Ciao Bella Chooses Fireclay Tile for Ferry Building Location

Last week we had the honor of attending the opening launch party for Ciao Bella Gelato's remodeled Ferry Building location in San Francisco, CA. In the Spring Ciao Bella solicited Fireclay Tile for the backsplash tile, focusing on Fireclay's huge range of bright, vibrant colors. This is what they came up with!

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Sweet Sweet Glaze Colors Oh How I love Your Beautiful Variation!

Recently the Ceramicists at Fireclay have been talking a lot about glaze color variation and how it impacts our fired ceramic tiles. Our recent blog post on The True Beauty of Color Variation in Fireclay Tile was meant to educate customers about the beauty of color varation and describe the mechanics of how it happens, and today we take the next step to actually showing you color variation and how it impacts each of our colors.

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