Crossville, Tenn.—Crossville, Inc. has launched its new Shades 2.0 porcelain tile collection. The unique appearance of the line carries the cachet of the original Shades by Crossville even further with 13 elemental hues, patterned accent tile and a range of size formats, the company said.
“We created Shades 2.0 to answer the evolution of design,” explained Lindsey Waldrep, Crossville vice president of marketing. “With so many colors and sizes complemented by very unique patterned tile, we’re bringing more creative choices for designers to achieve incredible results.”
According to the company, the overall look of the collection features a subtle, linear graphic that gives a nod to the biophilic design trend. The visual is interpreted in both unpolished and semi-polished finishes.
The Shades 2.0 contemporary palette is a mix of 13 modern neutrals. The options cover the gamut from cool to warm and light to dark: Frost, Vapor, Ink, Midnight, Mist, Ash, Thunder, Fog, Clay, Haze, Foam, Camel and Russet. Similar to the original Shades collection, the colors in Shades 2.0 can stand alone to create monochromatic looks or mix-and-mingle for interplayed designs, the company said.
Designers may choose to install the surface visual’s soft striations in the same direction for a clean, continuous look or alternate directions to create a more varied, textural appearance. As part of the design evolution, Shades 2.0 also offers a multi-directional graphic in a new patterned accent tile. This option, according to Crossville, adds visual interest within a configuration or may be installed singularly for maximum impact.
“The striation coupled with the patterned accent option give designers great solutions for creating custom looks,” Waldrep said.
Shades 2.0 is offered in an expansive array of sizes, all rectified, providing more design possibilities. The interior field tile sizes include 24 x 48, 24 x 24, 12 x 24 and 6 x 24. Additionally, there is a 12 x 12 right triangle for creating a bold aesthetic. The collection also offers smaller sizes in the 2 x 2 unpolished solid mosaic and the 1 x 3 semi-polished mosaic in the cool and warm hues. Finishing options include a 4 x 24 bullnose or 6 x 12 cove base.
Shades 2.0 is made in the USA using Crossville’s EcoCycle Tile Process and is Green Squared Certified. The line is covered by Crossville’s porcelain tile EPD, HPD, Declare Label and sustainability report—all of which can contribute to LEED, Well, LBC and other green building rating systems, the company said.