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Fish Scale Tile Across the Color Spectrum

By Pearl |

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Images: Fiona Lynch, Mercury Mosaics, Perini

Fish scale tile is popping up in all sorts of unexpected spaces, and we couldn’t be more delighted. Taking form in our ever-popular Ogee Drop Tile, this playfully scalloped pattern is beloved by by all. What’s even better? It looks great no matter how you glaze it. Today we’ve collected some of our favorite fish scale and color combos.

Blues

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Tile Shown: Ogee Drop in Crater Lake

Designer extraordinaire Emily Henderson put our Ogee Drop Tile in the spotlight, pairing it with cool Crater Lake. These sea-inspired tile’s most natural color partner is of course blue. However, its shades come in many forms.

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Fireclay Tile Inspiration Gallery: Emily Henderson's Big Reveal

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Image: Interiorholic

This sunken kitchen backsplash’s fish scale tile mosaic seems an unlikely choice for a vintage blue stovetop, but somehow feels just right and brings an element of surprise to this charming kitchen.

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Image; House and Garden

Mixing blue and green creates an ethereal ocean effect, adding soft waves of color to this hip and rustic coffee shop. 

Greens

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Tile Shown: Ogee Drop in Sea Green

Green hues add an earthier undertone to this underwater-inspired pattern. We also can’t get enough of the Little Mermaid vibes from this cozy yet lush shower.

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Image: Flickr

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Image: DigsDigs

The green tile backsplash in this outdoor kitchen is all the lawn this patio needs. Its glossy finish also adds a lustrous contrast to the rustic wood furniture.

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Fireclay Tile Inspiration Gallery: Colorful & Eclectic Restaurant

This playful Ogee Drop installation in Chartreuse is all the more whimsical against an imaginative collection of blue and white delft plates.

Reds

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Tile Shown: Ogee Drop in Tomato Red

A sea of red fish scale tile lends an alluring oriental allure to the mix. Reminiscent of ponds teeming with koi fish, our Ogee Drop Tile in a blend of Tomato Red and Tangerine is vibrant and full of energy.

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Fireclay Tile Inspiration Gallery: Bright & Custom Backsplash

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Fireclay Tile Inspiration Gallery: Warm & Colorful San Francisco Restaurant

Opting for a more subdued but no less striking blend, this eye-catching Ogee Drop mosaic wall shapes the restaurant’s exotic ambiance.

Neutrals

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Tile Shown: Ogee Drop in Tusk

At the end of the day, you can't go wrong with neutrals. With its playful and effortlessly chic shape, the pattern speaks for itself (plus, you can match it with almost everything).

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Image: Le Fooding

 You can arrange fish scale tile upwards to bring positive energy... 

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Image: DigsDigs

...or downwards to shower your space with waves of calm.

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Image: Style by Emily Henderson

Whichever direction you choose, you can't go wrong.

Like any of the featured Ogee Drop colors? Order color samples online. 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.