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Design & Inspiration

Stories: Metropolis

By Kali |

Metropolis, Scalene Triangles

Paying homage to its triumphant Golden Age, our newest Story, Metropolis, is a love letter to the architectural marvel that is the city. Architecture, industry, and abstraction intertwine in this homage to the city’s Golden Age. Create your own Metropolis with shades of black and gray in geometric patterns, reflecting steely landscapes and the city’s ever-shifting moods. We're sharing design inspiration here, but if you'd like more, head to our Pinterest Board


The city is yours for the taking. Our Metropolis Sample Pack includes 2x4 color samples of Sunflower, Gypsum, Iron Ore, and Basalt, plus Cravate in White Wash. Design your own urban-inspired utopia with colors and patterns inspired by the city’s distinctive architectural details and moody undertones.

Metropolis Inspiration

Gray Matter
Nothing says Gotham City quite like the perfect gray. Infuse it with rhythm and movement using our Scalene Triangle pattern.

Scalene Triangles in Iron Ore

Tile Shown: Scalene Triangles in Iron Ore

Want to showcase this shape? Go for one of our lighter shades and pair with a contrasting grout, like this: 


Tile Shown: Scalene Triangle in White Wash; Design: Hannah Collins Designs; Image: Aubrie Pick 

The Height of Style
The city is overflowing with inspiration. Consider strong geometric details and bold accent colors for your next project.


Tile Shown: 3" Triangles in Sunflower

We're big fans of the installation below. The surprise pop of yellow livens up an already impactful pattern. 


Image: Domino 

Bring the Outside In
Look to building exteriors to create an industrial-inspired look that's both daring and original.


Image: House Beautiful; Tile Shown: Glazed Thin Brick in Meteorite 

A vertical straight set pattern mimics shapes found in the city: 


Image: Wit & Delight; Tile Shown: 2x8 in Navy blue 

Reaching New Heights
Use the architecture of the city as a blueprint for your next project—look for dynamic shapes and industrial-inspired palettes.


Tile Shown: Cravate in Gypsum 

Dark and Moody
An oversized pattern like 8" Hexagons in a dark and moody palette can lend spaces a dramatic edge.


Design: Kristen Peña; Tile Shown: 8" Hexagons in Basalt 

Map Out Your Style
Cravate’s fashion-forward silhouette is the perfect embodiment of the city. Dress it up with a two-toned palette.


Tile Shown: Cravate in Basalt and Gypsum 

Duos or trios of neutruals in an organized pattern make for a statement-making floors. 


Image: SF Girl by the Bay 

Going for a bold look? Pair two saturated colors together like this: 


Tile Shown: 3" Triangles in Basalt and Sunflower

Modern-Day Neutrals
A gray color scheme can still be warm and inviting--just take cues from this fireplace's eye-catching triangle mosaic, which was actually inspired by a buidling facade. 


Design: Andrea Faucett & Lynn K. Leonidas; Tile shown: 6" Triangles in Gypsum, Halite and Pyrite

Falling for the city? Order your own Metropolis sample pack 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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