An artist unlike any other, Frida Kahlo was also a style icon that infused her Mexican heritage with an eclecticism all her own. Surrounding herself with sumptuous layers of color, pattern, and texture, the visionary painter was the perfect muse for our latest Story, curated by one of our talented showroom designers, Sylvia Fajen.
Image: Nickolas Muray, 1938
Celebrating her love for lush florals, vibrant textiles, and whimsical folk art, Casa de Frida weaves together a tile-inspired tapestry featuring Frida Kahlo’s iconic style. Filled to the brim with rich blues, sun-kissed yellows, pastel pinks, and earthy oranges, these handcrafted hues take on an artful flair with bold geometric patterns.
Vibrant azul walls. Earthy terra cotta floors. Bright pink blossoms. Inspired by the painter's legendary digs, our La Casa de Frida Sample Pack features 8 hand-picked colors that tell her story. We're sharing some inspiration before, but if you want more, head to our Pinterest Board.
Dare to Be Bold
Feeling bold? Channel your inner Frida and opt for energizing statement colors and playful patterns (showers can be the perfect spot to show them off):
Tile Shown: Ogee Drops in Tangerine
Rustic and earthy hues are a staple in hacienda-inspired style. Warm colors like Tangerine in a playful geometric pattern infuse your own personal touch.
Tile Shown: 3" Triangles in Tangerine
In true Frida fashion, a pop of pattern is all it takes to bring personality to a space. Try mixing colorful handpainted tiles with square tiles for your bathroom floor:
Image: The Jungalow
Pair your shape of choice with a sunny color like Tuolumne Meadows for extra verve.
Tile Shown: Mini Star and Cross in Tuolumne Meadows
Frida donning one of her fabulous floral headpieces were almost as well-known as her art. Stilbite, our light pink tile, pays homage to her lush creations.
Tile Shown: 3x3 tiles in Stilbite
Cool and warm tones play off each other beautifully and pinks and greens are no exception. Go for soft pink walls and pair with Serpentine floor tiles like this:
Image: The French Eye
A Blank Canvas
White tile is the perfect canvas for layering on colors, textures, and patterns. It’s also a timeless design solution for those with an ever-evolving style.
Neutral colors like Feldspar or Pumice allow you to add bold colors, objects and textiles to your spaces.
Consider playing with pattern when choosing a white or neutral tile. Go for Chaine Homme for a subtle pop of pattern:
Tile Shown: Chaine Homme in Feldspar
Love hacienda style? Try traditional patterns like square on-point and pair it with a handpainted tile. Tile colors with high variation accentuate the artisanal look.
Tile Shown: 4x4 tiles in Tuolumne Meadows
Go Al Fresco
Create your own hacienda-inspired oasis. From outdoor fountains to patio floors, durable, water-resistant tile is the perfect way to carve out your own corner of paradise.
The Artist’s Palette
Embrace the artist in you and mix and match colors to create a dynamic color pair. Try blending warm and cool hues for a bold contrast.
Frida’s style is all about being true to yourself. Use these rich colors, painterly textures, and playful patterns to showcase your unique point of view. Rich blues and cool teals are always a welcome sight and are prominent in Mexican tiles.