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Introducing Sakura, Our Newest Handpainted Tile Collection

By Shannon Malone |

introducing sakura handpainted fireclay tile collection

Sakura patterns shown: Tortoise, Brook, and River Rock

The day has finally come!  We're thrilled to announce the launch of Sakura, our brand new Handpainted tile collection!  Handmade in California using time-honored techniques, Sakura features 12 organic and contemporary patterns inspired by Japan’s iconic landscapes. Available in 3 distinct colorways, ranging from cool neutral hues to vibrant green motifs, the organic designs are ideal for creating impactful large-scale focal applications.  The collection is made on a 70% recycled clay body, handmade with regionally sourced materials, and is available in 8x8” and 6x12” sizes (depending on the pattern).

Sakura, the Japanese word for 'cherry blossom, was originally inspired by the aesthetic of Japanese art expressed in all its traditional forms, from pottery, and textiles, to lacquer, and metal work. Taking a cue from natural Japanese landscapes, the patterns are designed to influence the mood, and create a calming and serene interior by bringing a touch of the natural world and it's beauty to our everyday lives.  The serene nature of Sakura's pattern's complement a range of aesthetic styles and needs in the home or commercial environment. The large-format Sakura sizes are ideal for focal wall installations, kitchen backsplashes, baths and floors.

sakura white motif collection- brook, cypress, dragonflies, ginkgo, sensu, snow flowers, summit, tortoise, winter mountains, river rock, uni mountain, woven grass

Our White Motif features a blend of two white glazes, White Wash and Calcite,  creating the perfect tone-on-tone pattern for any minimalist design.  This motif is ideal for those who want to introduce pattern to their space, without worrying about overwhelming the design with color.  The White Motif pairs well with soft and subtle materials such as textured wood, marble, warm brass accents, and organic textiles.

sakura architectural design elements and inspiration

Sakura patterns shown: Snow Flower, Summit and Woven Grass

The Neutral Motif features subtle, sophisticated hues, ideal for creating soothing spa like environments.  Try using the motif as a feature wall or floor in the bathroom, or as a cool kitchen backsplash.  The colors used for our Neutral Motif are the same glazes used in our EDGE tile line.  The shared glaze colors and the crisp, rectified edge make Sakura and EDGE the perfect combination for any contemporary space.

sakura neutral motif collection- brook, cypress, draginflies, gingko sensu, snow flower, summit, tortoise winter mountains, river rock, uni mountain, woven grass

white and green sakura tile inspirational board

Sakura patterns shown: Uni Mountain and Sensu

Sakura's Green Motif features a fresh spring color palette, perfect for introducing natural color to your space.  The Green Motif will create major impact as a feature wall installation, pairing well with warm woods and crisp white accents.

sakura green motif collection - brook, cypress, dragonflies, ginkgo, sensu, snow flower summit, tortoise, winter mountains, river rock, uni mountain, woven grass

Interested in ordering Sakura for your next project?  Order a sample 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.