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Color Spotlight: Earth Day Edition

By Pearl

In case you haven’t heard, we love the earth. And in honor of Earth Day, what better way to celebrate our planet than highlighting the rustic hues that run through California’s mesmerizing desert landscape (and origins of its rich ceramic tradition). Warm tones of sunset pink, terra cotta, and shadowy stone course through this poetic backdrop. And while we can’t bring the desert to you, you can still bring the colors that inspire us home.

Sunset Pink

Tile Color Shown: Sherbert

Reminiscent of fiery sunrises and blushing sunsets, this warm pink hue brings a playful yet cozy atmosphere to any space.

A two-toned tile floor pairing pink with terra cotta pairs retro hues with contemporary shapes.

A herringbone floor adds rustic dimension to this serene corridor.

Handpainted Tile Shown: Persian Star in Neutral Motif

This pink looks beautiful paired with patterns blending cool and warm tones.

Terra Cotta

Tile Shown: Wave in Antique

Fireclay Tile Inspiration Gallery: The Perennial

Literally translated as “baked earth,” terra cotta couldn’t be more apropos to this post. This ancient building material’s recognizable burnt red and orange hue is captured in our Antique glaze.

This vintage craftsman fireplace features a warm terra cotta-inspired facade, lending handsome character to this eclectic living room.

Tile Shown: 6" Hexagons in Bryce Canyon

Hexagon floor tile in a lighter terra cotta shade harkens back to this California bungalow’s architectural roots.


Brick Tile Color Shown: Alcatraz

Image: Anthropologie

Reflective of the cool stones that lay beneath the surface and the dramatic shadows cast by rock formations, this gray hue offers a cooler counterpart to the desert’s warm tones.

Image: Flickr

Organic-inspired decor feels all the more artful against a painted black exposed brick wall.

Tile Shown: Ogee Drop in Pyrite

Gray doesn’t have to so stone-faced--pair it with a playful shape like Ogee Drop to give it a sense of whimsy.

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