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Shannon Malone

Shannon Malone

Social Media Maven

Shannon joined the team in 2013 as Fireclay's Social Media Maven. After graduating from the University of California Santa Cruz with a degree in Cultural Anthropology, Shannon pursued her lifelong passion for interior design by working as a freelance writer for Houzz. Her interest in design related content eventually led her to Fireclay where she gets to spend her day spreading the Fireclay word and help get tile to the people!

Favorite thing about Fireclay: The beautiful handmade nature of our tile, especially our new Handpainted Collections.

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Susanne Redfield

Susanne Redfield

Creative Consultant

Tile designer and ceramist Susanne Kibak Redfield merges her Danish roots and love of traditional crafts with a modern sense of restraint that brings just enough to the design without going over the top. After graduating from the University of California Santa Cruz in 1981, Susanne started her own business making ceramic tiles. She introduced Kibak Tile through Kneedler Fauchere, a revered interior showroom to the trade, then spent twenty five years in a successful relationship with Ann Sacks. "I began hearing about Fireclay Tile, their sustainable story and youthful energy really captured my imagination, I absolutely wanted to be part a company that really cares about tomorrow. Designing product for Fireclay Tile is energizing, truly inspirational.

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Green with Envy

We love this time of year. The days are a little longer, the air is a little warmer and the birds seem to chirp a little louder. 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. With so many shades of green to choose from it can be hard to find the perfect color to fit your space. Don't fret, we're here to share some pointers on this season's freshest hue.

1. The Subtle Sophisticate

Whether you're drawn to sleek and contemporary lines or design with a more organic appeal, muted shades of green are the perfect way to inject subtle hints of color into any space. Greens that are infused with blue undertones evoke the feeling of a soothing retreate. We recommend pairing these soft shades of green with light, natural finishes and clean lines to create an airy feel. The soft pillowed edge of our Glass tile, shown here in Juniper Gloss, adds a spa like tranquility to the more subtle shades of green.

Shown in Glass: 1x4 Juniper Gloss; Malcom Fearon/ Malcom Fearon Bliss Images

Tile: Fossil, Fennel and Celedon

 

2. The Bold Modernist 

If you find yourself drawn to natural finishes, clean lines and bold accent features, you will love our more saturated shades of green. These fearless colors evoke that emotional connection we all have to the great outdoors. We love the way this Texas kitchen balances cool, dark, wood finishes with the bold and confident Tile color, Spruce. Kick up the graphic punch by pairing a more saturated hue with one of our more unique Tile shapes or a contrasting grout color. Heck, why not be an over-achiever and do both.

Shown in Tile: Paseo in Spruce; De Witt Architects, Twist Tours Photography

Tile: Chartreuse, Kelp and Spruce

 

3. The Natural Industrialist

We find great appeal in an abundance of tile. If you find yourself drawn to the more industrial quality of large tile installations, set in classic patterns, you will love our long lean Tile shapes. And when paired with shades of green, a large installation will suddenly lose its cold hard edge and conjur up a more warm and grounded feeling. Take it a step further, like this Texas bathroom, and incorporate a warm rich hue for added depth and interest. 

Shown in Tile: Clover, Emerald, Cratsmen Green, and Demitasse; Photo Whit Preston

Tile Colors: Sage Green, Clover and Venetian Green

 

Green has proven to be one of the most timeless colors on the wheel, and is always a best seller. With universal appeal - thanks to its connection with nature - you can guarantee green will remain a steadfast design staple. 

Need help figuring out which level of color variation is right for you?  Simply fill out our Design Assistance Form and one of our talented Design Consultants will get back to you within 24 hours.

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