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Mosaics in 3 Neutral Gears

Posted by: Kali • May 27

Mosaics in 3 Neutral Gears


Image: Desire to Inspire

The perfect way to pump up a neutral palette? Mosaics. Whether you’re shuffling a variety of shades or opt for a textured monochrome, mosaic tiles give these mild hues just the right amount of personality they need. Plus, neutrals are always a solid design choice that seamlessly blends with a variety of styles. We’ve collected our favorite neutral mosaic tile installations and organized them into 3 color families--cool, white, and warm. Which one does your style do you fall under? Scroll on to find out.

Cool


Image: Home Design, Etc.

Tile Shown: Small Diamond in Nickel

Effortlessly and utterly sophisticated, cool neutrals can make any room feel grown-up and modern. The Hexagon plus Diamond Mosaic Tile above is arranged into a blue, gray, and white ombre palette to give this urbane palette artful intrigue. 

Fireclay Tile Inspiration Gallery: Neutral and Transitional Bathroom

A border of neutral tiles with blue and tan undertones is all this bathroom wall needs to unify the space.


Image: Style Files

This shower tile's gray monochrome mosaic is exactly where we would want to tame the senses after a long day. 

White


Image: Apartment Therapy


Tile Shown: 2x2 Field in White Wash

Pure white can be a color statement all its own. Incorporating a small pattern and subtle color variation can add depth and dimension to this otherwise pure palette. It also makes it easy to highlight bold decor, like the thickly striped black and white rug above. 


Image: Domino

Look for white or light gray tile with high color variation to create a marble-inspired look. The smaller the tile, the more pronounced the effect.


Image: Coco Kelley


Tile Shown: 3" Hexagons in Frost

This white hexagon tile is topped off with square trim, creating a clean border between the monochrome mosaic and warm greige wall above it.

Warm


Fireclay Tile Inspiration Gallery: Sakura River Rock Kitchen

For those who like to keep a low color profile, warm neutrals effortlessly straddle the line between classic and contemporary. These naturally transitional neutrals make it easy to try your hand at more imaginative mosaic patterns. You could even opt for one of our Handpainted tiles to get the same mosaic look like the River Rock installation above, skillfully hand-glazed in our Neutral Motif.


Image: HGTV

Tile Shown: Ogee in Birch

A neutral mosaic of arabesque tile brings out the pattern beautifully without overwhelming the space. Cool blue tiles can help to add just the slightest hint of color.


Image: Birmingham Home and Garden

Tile Shown: 1x6 tiles in White Wash

Blend our glazed Thin Brick into a warm neutral mosaic to create a rustic look. This kitchen’s exposed brick backsplash showcases it beautifully in an elegant herringbone pattern.

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