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Blend-It!: How to use Basic Color Theory to Create Showstopping Glass Blends

Posted by: Kali • Apr 22

Blend-It!: How to use Basic Color Theory to Create Showstopping Glass Blends

A Glass mosaic installation featuring our colors, Morning Glory Matte, Forget Me Not Matte, Icicle Matte, Wallflower Matte, Lamb's Ear Matte, Blueberry Matte

With so many glass colors to choose from, it can be pretty difficult to blend your favorite hues into an aesthetically pleasing mosaic, so we turn to color theory for a helping hand.  With these basic rules and guidelines, creating a beautiful blend becomes an effortlessly fun experience, and our mosaic blend tool might just become your new favorite activity.  Now let's get started with some color theory 101!

For the Single Color Lover: Monochromatic

A monochromatic color scheme uses slight variations in lightness and saturation of a single color.  Monochromatic colors are visually pleasing and tend to produce a soothing, serene effect, especially with blue or green hues.  To give your blend a monochromatic look, choose a single glass color and look for other variations of that same hue.  Want to give your space spa-like qualities?  Try a single color blend in a bathroom installation!

Glass colors shown: Forget Me Not, Wallflower and Morning Glory

For the Nature Lover: Analogous

Analogous color schemes use colors that sit next to each other on the color wheel.  These colors, often found together in nature, are inherently pleasing to the eye and will give your space a harmonious aesthetic.  To achieve this look, decide which section of the color wheel you want to focus on and choose a range of colors that lie next to each other.  For added texture and dimension, play with varying shades of your selected hues.  Analogous blends look great almost anywhere you put them, no matter how large or how small the space.

Glass colors, Mint Frost Matte, Island Flower Matte and Morning Glory Matte

For the Adventurous: Split-Complementary

A split-complementary color scheme is a variation of complementary color scheme.  Instead of using a colors complement (the color directly across on the color wheel) a split-complementary color scheme uses the two colors adjacent to its complement. This color scheme has strong visual contrast, and is perfect for those looking to add a loud splash of color to their space.  A contrasting color scheme will draw immediate attention so it is best used in small doses.  We suggest using this bold blend as an accent in a playful bathroom installation.

Glass colors, Keylime, Marigold Matte and Salvia


For the Greige Enthusiast: Neutral

A neutral color scheme is not associated with any specific hue.  The great thing about neutrals?  They all tend to work well together, and don't fight each other for attention.  For a neutral mosaic blend we suggest creating interest by selecting a variety of neutrals with different texture and shade.  To add a little color to the mix throw in some cool neutrals with hints of blue and green.  Neutral mosaics make great kitchen backsplashes and accent walls.

Glass colors, Cotton, Yarrow and Ash

A bathroom installation featuring our colors, Icicle, Lamb’s Ear, Dusty Olive, Truffle, Elm, Yarrow

Ready to create your own blend?  Get started with our Mosaic blend tool!  Need some help getting started?  Simply give us a call, chat or fill out our Design Assistant Form and one of our talented Design Consultants will get back to you shortly.

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