Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Series Episode III: Ellipse's Three Choices



Ellipse Collection
Ellipse Kitchen Backsplash

The Ellipse collection has a total of three color schemes: Chrome Grey as featured in the above kitchen backsplash, Noire Black, and Azure Blue. Ellipse’s embossed texture and continuum of diamond to circular shapes moves the pattern outside of each 12” x 12” tile and integrates the pattern on a larger scale. As you can see from the backsplash, Ellipse stretches from counter-top to cabinets without missing a beat.


Ellipse Collection
Ellipse Noire Black




Ellipse Noire Black is bold and glossy which creates strong definitive artwork for your home.




Ellipse Collection
Ellipse Azure Blue
  


 





Ellipse Azure Blue is a subtle matte suitable for bringing out light and soothing colors.














Ellipse comes on a large 12" x 12" Carrara stone. Come check out the Ellipse collection here or visit ArtisanStoneTile.com to see the rest of our collections.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Designworks with Drew: Creating Patterns with Custom Color

One of the greatest things about our product is that it can all be customized in nearly limitless ways! In a special new series, Drew, our go-to guy for all things custom, will discuss current or past favorite custom projects to give our readers a glimpse into his process!

On this job for Tile Market of Vero Beach, Florida, our client requested to change the colors of the Artisan Stone Tile Lena pattern using the colors seen in one of our StoneImpressions Clermont murals.

 
     Lena Pattern                                           Clermont Mural in Azul

The way I decided to approach this project was to take the Lena pattern and make four versions of it; one of each of the four colors that I sampled from the Clermont mural, and then I layered the different versions on top of each other.



I then applied "masks" to each of the layers so that each layer only showed the portion of each color that I wanted to be visible. This is also a helpful approach because if the client changes which areas they want colored a certain way, I simply have to reapply the masks differently, rather than redo the design.

Lastly, the client requested that some of the blank areas get filled in with some additional color, which I then added on top of the 4 layers, resulting in the finished product printed on our Durango tile:

 
Lena Pattern Original Color  &   Lena Pattern Custom Color


Using the same process, I recently did a similar custom color job for Mission Tile West in South Pasadena, California. This customer was interested in changing the colors of the Caprice Pattern to incorporate both gold and grey:

        Caprice Pattern in Carbon         Caprice Pattern in Custom Colors


-Drew

Custom colors can be done on any of our patterns! Colors may be pulled from our designs, matched to paint chips, fabrics, etc., or custom created based on a client's needs!