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Be honest. When you woke up New Year’s Day, your first thought was, “I really need to do something with my kitchen tile,” (or bathroom tile, or living room wall tile). It was, wasn’t it? Well, you’re not alone. Plenty of Granada Tile‘s Share Designs users were thinking the exact same thing and have spent the past month experimenting with our interactive Echo Collection catalogue. WIth so much happening on the site, we thought we’d bring you some of our favorites. We’ve always had a soft spot for Estrella. It’s a bold cement tile design with a capital “B.” It’s the type of tile installation you undertake when you really want to make a statement, given its generous proportions and the way it just demands dramatic color combinations, such as the one Joseph Kozdra came up with in his rendition of the tile design.

 Joseph Kozdra went for a stunning, high-contrast color scheme in his take on our Estrella tile design. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

Emma Webb went in a different direction with her Share Designs idea. She chose Montalcino, a delicate tile design with a rustic feeling that takes its inspiration and name from the Tuscan countryside. With the pink ground Emma chose, we feel like this would make a lovely bathroom tile installation, especially in a dwelling with an informal feel.

 As its name suggests, Montalcino evokes the Tuscan countryside. Emma Web”s interpretation incorporates pink, blue and gray  shades in an elegant way. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

If you’re looking for something more geometric, why not give our Rabat concrete tile design a spin. Steve Livigni experimented with it, coming up with a palette of red, gold and green that works perfectly with its simple trellis design. We see this tile design in a kitchen tile installation—maybe as a tile backsplash—where its small scale would be at home.

Rabat, a simple trellis-style tile design, becomes more complex in the hands of Steve Livigni with the addition of contrasting colors. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

If you head over to Share Designs now, you can see there’s lots more cement tile–designing afoot! Take it for a spin yourself or enjoy others’ Echo Collection designs. The spark to refresh your own living space might be there! [subscribe2]


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