For lots of people, December means one thing: Pantone’s introduction of the color of the year. (You were thinking of something else?) In past years, we’ve met the brilliant orange of Tangerine Tango (2012); we’ve gone gaga for the intense pink of Honeysuckle (2011); and we’ve fallen head over heels for deep blue-green of Turquoise (2010). For 2013, though, it’s all about the jewel-like shade of Emerald.
In honor of the new superstar color, we here at Granada Tile wanted to share our own take on the hue. We must be on the same wavelength as the folks at Pantone. As you can see, Emerald, aka Pine on our palette, works beautifully with our many cement tile designs.
Go the classic route and try it on with Normandy. You can use it as the ground color or just pick out elements. Complement it with sage, a lighter shade and white. Take a similar approach with Toscano—an Italian influenced tile design—too, by using pine and adding white and sage.
Of course you can go geometric with pine, too. We love how it looks with Fez and with Ardoz. The strong shapes take well to the bold color. We could easily see either in a sunny kitchen tile installation or a chic bathroom tile installation.
Don’t forget that you can also add other colors to spice things up. We love how the mustard medallions on Rabatreally pop against the pine and white diamonds. It’s an elegant interpretation that would look great in a more formal tile installation, say in an entrance hall.
Are you already in love with the color of the year, Emerald? Then be sure to use our Interactive Echo Collection Catalogue and our custom layout tool to create your own Emerald-inspired cement tile designs. When you’re done, of course, don’t forget to share them on our Share Designs site. [subscribe2]