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Designer tips that bring a fresh, eye-catching face to showers and backsplashes
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CROSSVILLE - COLOR BY NUMBERS: There are lots (and lots) of colors in this collection, available in subway sizes that lend themselves to stacked or brick pattern installations perfect for mid-century style. Crossville.com
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LUNADA BAY TILE - KEMURI: Glass mosaics inspired by traditional Japanese. Lunadabaytile.com
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LUNADA BAY TILE - TOZEN: Translucent glass tile shown here in fiery Marrakech Red. Lunadabaytile.com
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LUNADA BAY TILE - TOMEI GLASS: A monochromatic glass collection with colors inspired by great modern architects Gehry, Hadid, and Mies van der Rohe. Lunadabaytile.com
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PORCELANOSA - METAL ACERO HEXAGON: Combining three major trends in tile—metals, three-dimensionality, and the retro hexagon shape—this mosaic will add major glam to a niche or accent wall. Porcelanosa-usa.com
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PORCELANOSA - CONTOUR: Available in four neutral hues, this 13x40-inch porcelain tile adds subtle, nature-inspired texture to walls. Porcelanosa-usa.com

Color is where you should make your statement if you want more drama.

 "Being from Europe, I'm not afraid of color, and MCM design was not either," Glessner says. "However, I find that with my American clients, it is sometimes best to do it in touches."

Texture, contrast with neutral colors, and natural materials can make a space very interesting.

"I am all about color! It's fun, vibrant, and refreshes a space," Secret says. "But if you are afraid of color, keep neutrals, whites, beiges, or grays in architectural finishes—and accessorize with color by adding them in your towels, toothbrush holders, a plant, art, etcetera, which you can change easily when tired of it."

 

• Written by Heath Ceramics owners Robin Petravic and Catherine Bailey, ‘Tile Makes the Room' (Ten Speed Press) is a book that celebrates the art and craft of tile through 50 projects all around the globe.

 

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