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Tile Color Spotlight: Cool Down with Pyrite

By Susanne Redfield

Is it gray, or green? Echoing the bespoke kitchens of an English countryside, or the tranquil modern apartments of Europe, this dark, cool tone is showing up everywhere these days. Modern and compelling, we think our new Pyrite gray tone hits the mark with just the right amount of green.

Cool grays look fantastic combined with warm wood tones, and they are not just for contemporary kitchens. This is such a clean, soothing palette–If splashy color isn't your thing, but think all-white is just too sterile, consider a color like Pyrite gray for your backsplash. In the kitchen below the wood floors and creamy walls add warmth and charm. The kitchen is lovely, clean-looking, and airy.

For a contemporary touch, choose a 2 x 8 subway tile in a stacked straight set pattern.

Tile color shown: Pyrite

The gray herringbone tiles on the floor below provide a nice cool darker floor, but because the rest of the colors in the space are light and there is plenty of natural light streaming in, they create drama without being too heavy and overwhelming.

Image: Remodelista

Pyrite is a calm hue that works well with many other achromatic shades. Try keeping the entire palette neutral, as was done here, to allow the fine materials to stand out, giving your kitchen a cool and elegant vibe.

Image: Miluccia

Pyrite is a chameleon-like neutral that pairs beautifully with natural stones like marble, limestone, and granite.

Ever popular in minimalist homes, a gray feature wall adds elegance and depth to this otherwise light and bright Nordic-inspired kitchen. Again, the warming, natural wood elements and cozy light fixtures keep the space from going too cold.

Image: Klikk

The soft gray color blended with black and white on the decorative tile below is simply elegant, and the restraint in color palette coordinates extremely well with the trend-setting stainless hood and statement light fixture. The wood ceiling simultaneously grounds and warms up the space.

Image: Design Sponge

For hours of creative fun, try designing your own decorative tile using our Color-It tool! In the pattern below we used Akoya, Whitewash, and Pyrite for an elegant, modern take on a Moorish pattern.

Handpainted Pattern shown: Moorish Knot, from our Classic Cuerda Seca Collection

Often it is the small spaces that make the room. Just a touch of gloss, color, and pattern, add the refined finishing touch in this natural stone shower. To get the look, choose from any number of our specialty shapes, and trim pieces glazed in Pyrite.

Love this look? Order free Pyrite samples 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.