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Design Trends: Two Toned Handpainted Tiles

Posted by: Kali • Dec 29

Design Trends: Two Toned Handpainted Tiles

Did you know that all of our handpainted patterns can be customized to be in your desired color palette? Multi-color Mediterranean or Moroccan patterns are often the first thing that comes to mind when you imagine handpainted tiles, but we love the idea of simplifying a bit and sticking to two colors. Have some fun with our COLOR-IT Tool and play around with which colors work best for you and keep in mind that the dry line (the lines that create the pattern and separate the glaze colors) can be a big part of your design as well.

Below are a few of our customized handpainted tiles (all done in Basalt and Daisy) that show just how good our various collections look two toned. You can also see how much the dry line figures into the pattern. If you have any questions do not hesitate to reach out to one of our Design Consultants!

Tile Shown: Kasbah Trellis, Snow Flower and Old California 5

Below we're sharing our favorite ways to go two-toned with our Handpainted Collections. Want more inspiration? Head to our Two Tone Handpainted Pinterest Board.

Mediterranean:
Our Mediterranean patterns are classic, but gain modern appeal when they are simplified down to two tones, whether these two colors be bright or neutral is completely up to you.

Tile Shown: Malta in Cool and Neutral Motif.

These 8x8 tiles make up a beautiful pattern much like the bathroom below:

Image: Style-Files

Moroccan Collection:
From bold and simple to classic and intricate, many of our Moroccan patterns can be easily simplified down to one or two colors or tones.

The kitchen backsplash below illustrates how a bit of two-toned handpainted tiles can go a long way:

Tile Shown: Kasbah Trellis in White Motif; Design: Scout Design

This pattern works if you add a pop of color too, as you can see below with Navy Blue paired with White Wash.

Tile Shown: Kasbah Trellis in Cool Motif.

Going for simple black and white has a very graphic effect:

Image: Design Milk

For a look like the kitchen above, try our Jardin Fretwork:

Tile Shown: Jardin Fretwork in Neutral Motif

You can also mix handpainted patterns with a bit more ease when the color palette is two toned:

Tile Shown: Sintra and Persian Star (as the focal point) in this gorgeous kitchen.

Contemporary Collection:
With patterns that range from subtle and soft to bold and geometric, our Contemporary Collection lends itself to the two-toned trend.

We love the handpainted focal point on the kitchen backsplash below.

Tile Shown: Isosceles handpainted focal point with surrounding 3x6 subway tile in White Wash.

You might also try our Diamond Lattice for a backsplash or powder room floor:

Tile Shown: Two toned Diamond Lattice. Try Oyster Shell and Akoya in our COLOR-IT tool for a similar look.

Sakura Collection:
Like our Contemporary Collection, our Sakura tiles are also ideal for the two toned trend. The patterns in this collection have graphic elements that are condusive to being in a single color with a contrasting color dryline or two-toned. 

Tile Shown: Tortoise Shell and Ginko in Green Motif.

A eye-catching kitchen backsplash like the one below is easily accomplished with our Sakura Collection:

Image: My Domaine

Cuerda Seca Collection:
These classic Cuerda Seca patterns become more contemporary when their color palette is brought down to a couple of colors.

The kitchen below showcases how classic tile can fit right in with modern details and fixtures:

Image: My Domaine

For a blacksplash like the one above, imagine our Sanxenxo with a warmer white like Tusk and Akoya for the accent color.

Tile Shown: Sanxenxo in Neutral Motif.

Do you like any of the featured Handpainted patterns? Order 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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