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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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Now That’s a Bright Idea: Saturate Your Space With Color

Kitchen installation featuring our 2x4 Tile in Daffodil; Design: Rick & Cindy Black Architects; Image: Whit Preston

Those neutral chic interiors gracing the pages of your favorite design magazines are great, but sometimes you just need a little color!  Whether you can't pass up a cheerful sunny yellow or a vibrant fiery red, designing with brights is a quick and easy way to energize your space while showing off your colorful personality.

The best way to get started with brights is to try out a hue before making a commitment.  Try a colorful textile or another decorative accent to get a feel for the color in your space and how you react to it over time.  Once you decide on your winning hue follow these tips for successfully designing with color.

Combine Brights

If you're undecided on one specific color try creating a look that pairs a few brights together.  This way you'll be less likely to tire of a single color over time, and the use of multiple hues will add much more dimension than you could achieve with a single hue.

Kitchen backsplash installation featuring Ogee Drop in Tomato Red, Sorbet and a custom Tangerine

Our Tile Colors Orange Zest, Claypot, Tangerine and Tomato Red

Pardon the Interruption

Breaking up your bright with a band of accent tile is a great way to give your eye a break from your dominantly bright hue.  A Handpainted accent offers a contrasting break in color as well as pattern giving your design added visual interest.

Bathroom installation featuring our 4x4 Tile in Tuolumne Meadows

Go for it!

With our typical "less is more" mindset, we normally suggest using bright hues sparingly to create the biggest impact, but this bathroom has us head over heels for loud all over color!  Slight variation in color combined with an interesting pattern make this colorful shower wall unique and eye-catching, while the ample light and white interior keeps the bight-hued tile from overwhelming the space.

Design by MCK Architects photo credit: Steve Back Photography

The benefits of white

With a little planning a white interior becomes a blank canvas for color, opening up endless possibilities for applying your personal touch. This kitchen takes advantage of their white interior by pairing it with a vibrant yellow tile backsplash.  The use of white directs your eye to the yellow tile making it the immediate focal point of the space.  And who wouldn't want yellow to be a focal point?  It is the happiest color there is, after all!

Image: Pinterest

Our Tile colors Bright Yellow, Lemon Cream and Daffodil

Ready to brighten up your space?  Shop brights now.  Need some help?  Simply call, chat or fill out our Design Assistance Form and one of our Talented Design Consultants will get back to you shortly.

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