Vibrant colors, limitless shapes, and a silky smooth surface are some of the reasons glass tile is one of my favorite materials. Using glass tiles, ordinary backs plashes, wall and floor surfaces become real works of art.
Nothing can duplicate the depth of brilliant color glass tile affords. The reason for this is that the color is on the back-side of the glass and you look at it through the glass. This dimension, combined with the apparently flawless surface invariably causes the same reaction in guests: they reach out and touch it.
You know you’ve done something right when people want to touch your kitchen.
One Color Or Mosaic
You tell me… do you like one color or mosaic better? Here is a very similar kitchen done with smaller tiles in more than one color:
I love both kitchens, but I’m partial to the all-one-color school of glass tile design.
Unless, of-course, the design on the wall is just pure out-and-out sculpture, like this picture from a post I did last year:
That’s just truly amazing to me! I’d forgotten about this picture and seeing it makes me want to run out and buy the materials to do exactly this. I love it!
Not As Expensive As You Think
While designer glass tile can still cost a bundle, a strong search effort will almost always yield great results. In other words, if you look hard enough, you can find what you want for a very affordable price. Sometimes not a penny more than ceramic or porcelain!
So, what do you think?
Small tiles or large? Solid color or mosaic? Or do you say skip the glass and go with stone!
(as always, if you have a question, technical or otherwise, let me know in the comments and I’ll answer it there)