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Design Trends: How to Pair Tile and Concrete

Posted by: Kali • Jan 19

Design Trends: How to Pair Tile and Concrete

Image: Wish!; Tile Color Shown: Pumice

A major component in today's modern kitchen is concrete. These grey slabs can seem uninspired and rough on their own, but supported with the right companion materials concrete is far from cold.  Poured concrete counters offer strength, style, are seemingly timeless in appearance, and tile becomes an essential balancing element.  Artfully blended the two materials exude an irresistible rustic warmth. 

Subway style white tile with grey grout, stainless fixtures and cool lighting, take this kitchen from industrial, to urban chic.

Image: Design Milk

With its icy white tint and crackle finish, Frost offers a refreshing white backdrop for concrete finishes.

Tile Color Shown: Frost

Concrete's rugged disposition and stone-like character offer a natural, organic look. A concrete surface makes a brilliant yin to the yang of our glossy, high crackle Tile glazes.

Image: Grunge Concrete; Tile Colors Shown: Ultra CreamFeather Grass, Boulder, and Foggy Morning

For a more elegant aesthetic try pairing our tile in a herringbone pattern with concrete for a look that suggests a hint of refinement.

Image: Lee Caroline

This warm inviting kitchen has it all–tile, concrete, and wood.  The combination of elements creates an elegant palette of materials.

Image: adult runway

Eye catching hexagon mosaics transform this concrete powder room sink from ordinary to sophisticated. The cohesive subdued color palette ties the contrasting surfaces together.

Image: Mod Girl

An eye-catching decorative floor elevates this double concrete farmhouse sink, creating  bright, charming, and modern country appeal.

Image: The Style Files

To get the look, try pairing concrete with our Handpainted pattern, Tarragona from the Mediterranean Collection.

Tile Shown: Tarragona Neutral Motif

Love this look?  Order free samples 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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