Design with dark, dramatic Emser Tile

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While pale grays and neutral colors remain popular, there’s a renewed interest in contrast—adding dark elements, large or small, to a room’s design conveys a timeless air of elegance. Emser Tile has new additions to achieve that look: Brique Charcoal, Kumito Black Chevron and Passion Nero.

A blending of moody and light tones has the same sophisticated vibe that marble with deep, dark veining creates—it’s critical that a balance is struck so that the overall effect isn’t overbearing or claustrophobic. When done correctly, dark, dramatic rooms in the home can create a powerful statement.

The Details

Brique Charcoal

Brique is a stylish design that emulates the look of natural brick, one of the world’s oldest building materials. Inspired by the Modern Industrial and Authentic Materials trends, Brique adds visual texture and dimension to any space with its durable, glazed porcelain construction that can be applied to both floors and walls. It’s now available in five neutral shades.

Kumito Black Chevron

Kumito is a timeless ceramic chevron mosaic tile that comes in two distinct colors. The classic choice for both traditional and contemporary design schemes, Kumito provides a simple and clean look with a matte finish. This chevron mosaic is the perfect accent to any wall.

Passion Nero

Passion is a great alternative to traditional subway tile with its artisan visual appeal that adds movement and interest to a space. This stunning glazed porcelain tile is completely on trend with its handcrafted look and its impressive color variation. It has a V4 shade variation rating. Therefore, we suggest viewing several tiles together to see the true beauty of this unique design.

The Look

While deep tones like these are bold the looks can be nothing short of amazing. Consider:

  • Black and other deep, rich hues add modern drama and sophistication to kitchens, baths, and beyond while creating a cozy and intimate atmosphere.
  • Dark charcoal, espresso, and ebony palettes add glamour, luxury, and depth to the space.
  • Matte black kitchens and baths coordinate especially well with a variety of wood tones and other colors.
  • These dark shades become luxe and inviting when coordinated with textured wood cabinets, rich metal hardware (cabinet pulls and plumbing fixtures), appliances, and dramatic tile shapes and sizes in a variety of finishes.

Additionally, grout combinations can bring a truly unique appearance to floors and walls when working with a dark and dramatic color palette. Depending on the statement that one is trying to achieve, a darker grout such as a black or charcoal will add less contrast to the tile surface and therefore will create a softer, more subdued look. However, a lighter grout such as white or light gray when paired with dark colored tiles will make the pattern standout by adding bolder interest to the space.

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