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Color Spotlights

Tile Color Spotlight: Loving Loch Ness

By Shannon Malone |


Tile Color Shown: Loch Ness

If you're looking for the perfect charcoal gray, Loch Ness could be the answer.  A shadowy gray-black lends Loch Ness depth and mystery, while its high-crackle finish infuses it with misty dimension. No matter which layout you choose, Loch Ness will add sophisticated texture and drama to your space. We've hand-picked some of our favorite ways to use this perfect gray (you can find more gray tile inspiration on our Pinterest Board).


Tile shown: 3 x 6 in Loch Ness


Tile shown: 3 x 6 in Loch Ness

The kitchen above complements the tile color perfectly with warm wood, brass hardware, and navy blue cabinetry. A marble countertop provides a lighter surfaces to help balance the color palette. The use of open shelving against the Loch Ness tile offers another contemporary touch, and mirros the clean lines of the straight set layout.


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Tile Shown: 2x8 in Loch Ness

Karen Nepacena of Destination Eichler used our 2x8 tile in Loch Ness in this midcentury modern-inspired kitchen renovation, adding depth and drama to its bright and open layout. When you compare it to the previous Loch Ness installation, it also shows how lighting can make a big difference in bringing out the tile's natural colors.


Image: DecorPad

For an impactful look, pair Loch Ness with a contrasting white grout line. This classic kitchen's subway tile bacskplash highlights the tile color with a white grout line, but also highlights the overall pattern to add an architectural focal point to the space.


Tiles Shown: Small Diamonds in Daisy, Blue Spruce, and Loch Ness

Loch Ness is also a beautiful addition to gray tile mosaics, offering a dark contrast to lighter hues. We love the pairing of playful patterns with neutral color palettes, like the Small Diamonds above.


Image: Tile Ideaz

Tile Shown: 6" Hexagons in Loch Ness

This hexagon floor tile is also a great example of a gray tile mosaic. Consider mixing glossy Loch Ness with matte tile like Sugar and Gypsum for an interesting blend of textures and sheens.


Image: Decoholic


Tile Shown: Loch Ness in Ogee Drop

Here's another great example of dark gray floor tile, here taking on a playful twist with an Ogee Drop pattern. Design tip: A simple, two-toned palette like white and gray gives you more chances to play with pattern without overwhelming the space.

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