Did you always color inside the lines when you were a kid? I did. That is why I am thoroughly impressed with those people who are able to look at things in a more imaginative way to create unique and interesting designs. In the case of our tile collections, you often see folks sticking with the traditional way of doing things and using tile designs from only one collection. It makes sense, given that the tiles in each collection are intentionally designed to work with each other.
But then you have those crazy creative ones, who can see how designs that seem very different, can work great together. A perfect example is Ana Sirota from Kitchens by Gedney in Madison, Connecticut. She worked with her client and used tiles from not one, not two, but three different StoneImpressions collections in the kitchen.
You can't see the close up detail of the tiles in these photos, so I'll list the different collections below.
Lisbon Pattern in the Brown colorway surrounded by...
The larger Altalena Listello in the Siena color is then run as a border along the bottom of the backsplash in both sections of the kitchen.
And finally, what you might call the background tile is the Color Wash Silhouettes Hourglass in the Natural color. This is a great way to add some depth and dimension to your backsplash, without adding too much of one color. The Color Wash Silhouettes tiles do come in different colors and shapes. You can see the whole collection here: Colorful Kitchen Backsplash Tile.
I would never have thought to use all of these different collections and colors together, but it absolutely works! Thanks to Sandy at Tile America New Haven for forwarding the pictures to us.