Sunday, May 23, 2010

Find the Right Color Palette to Work with Your Tile

Color. We love it when it works. Hate it when it's wrong. You can always repaint the room; but you can't do that with tile.

The intricate patterns with multiple colors found in handmade cement tile and especially many of our Cuban Heritage cement tile are amazing. I often hear, "I love this tile. But, what colors would I use this with?" One solution I used to offer folks is, "Here's the colors used to make the pattern." Helpful, but that doesn't really answer the question. I want to make sure you love, can live with, and grow with the color palette (and the pattern). Remember, Cement tiles are amazingly durable and will last the life of the home.

Cuban Heritage Design 110 2B

There are two very helpful online tools. They offer flexibility in creating a color pallet to help you decide if the tile is going to work for you. All you need to do is enter the url of the image of the tile and the Color Palette Generator will show you the colors and their Hexadecimal Color Codes for HTML (used by web designers to create colors for a web site). Color Hunter allows you to create and find color palettes from images as well. Once you decide on the colors, you can use that to help you find paint matches and to finalize other color decisions.

Here's an example using one of my favorite tiles the Cuban Heritage Design 110 2B.

Color Palette for Cuban Heritage Design 110 2B

Have fun and create a tile and color palette you love.

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