Choosing the Right White

by | May 28, 2020

Finding the right white for your tile can be difficult. It’s much like painting your walls cloud white versus simply white. To some this may seem like the same color, but the truth is that our white glazes produce a variety of different effects on the aesthetic of a space of different time periods.

Gloss White [#10] Our standard, neutral white  is straight forward, produces a beautiful sheen, and always delivers a clean and clarified look that plays well in the company of fixtures from Kohler, Toto, and many other popular brands. 

Avalon White [#14] This restoration white glaze evokes a more vintage feel, recreating American tilework of our pre-war past. Subway Ceramics’ Avalon White is the only approved tile glaze for landmark New York City Subway restoration projects. Looking for an authentic subway tile to portray the original aesthetic of your period home? Look no further.

Gloss Bone [#11] Create a mellow, intimate space with this classic warm white. Gloss Bone makes a great companion for wood finishes, stone surfaces and metal fixtures in brass or nickel.

Crackle White [#21] Watch light dance off of your gorgeous tile with this clear, translucent glaze with crazing features that reflect and refract light to create a dramatic effect. This glaze not only adds a light, bright, airy feeling to any space- it actually creates the illusion of more light in your home. The Crackle White especially shines as a backsplash with the help of down lighting from your cabinets.

Satin White [#15] This finish offers a soft satin effect steeped in the Arts & Crafts tradition. Satin White tones it down with a pure white satin surface. This soft glaze offers an easy, comfortable feel to your tiles and allows you to create an effortless, simple, and classic aesthetic that reads less formal than its glossy counterparts.

Bianco [#12] This cool white has blue undertones that lends itself well to pairings with marble. Specifically made to pair with carrara marble, Bianco is our coolest white glaze. This slick, modern, white glaze provides a clean aesthetic and speaks to the importance of matching the undertones of your tile and what you wish to pair it with. For a perfect pairing with any cool marble looks, reach for Bianco.

Victorian White [C0] Our Victorian White is another fabulous off-white option. This glaze is an opaque, white gloss with crackle glaze that we have stained to appear “vintage”. The stained crazing lines in this look give it an antique and regal feel that will transform your place into a palace.

Cottage White [C1] This quintessentially cottage-esque color is similar to our Victorian White in the sense that it has a crackle finish that has been stained for an antique feel. This slightly off-white look offers a worn in aesthetic to any space that feels charming and rustic.

With some background knowledge of where our white glaze options stem from historically and how their color impacts the aesthetic of your space, finding the right white doesn’t have to be complicated.

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