If our new Hawaiian inspired colors had a soundtrack…

Let the fresh feeling of the new year sink in a little deeper as you listen to this soothing Hawaiian Music Instrumental Playlist. Allow this relaxing melody to transport you to a place of serenity while checking out this design inspiration gif featuring Hawaiian scenes, new glass tile colors, design vignettes and creative glass tile color blends.

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Curious about the meaning behind the names for our new colors and blends? Check out our product release blog “New Colors Bring Home Island Vibes.”

Simply stunning. Responsibly made. Bringing joy to your journey. Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Carlsbad, California, Oceanside Glasstile is the world’s leader in luxury glass manufacturing used for glass tile and art glass. Learn more about our products, sustainable practices and community involvement at glasstile.com. 

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New Colors Bring Home Island Vibes

 

Enveloped in the warm ocean breeze, toes wiggling in the soft sand, gazing out over the waves to the horizon, the natural elements of Hawaii create a place of serenity. Standing on the shore the eye follows rolling jungle hills and clear skies onto warm sands and vibrant tropical waters. The newest colors and blends in the Oceanside Glasstile collection embody the serenity of Hawaii’s natural landscape and evoke a sense of peace and calm, transforming any space into a little piece of paradise.

“When creating the new colors we wanted to broaden the range of two complimentary spectrums, allowing for softer gradient transitions,” reflects Oceanside Glasstile Designer Cathy Aroz, “The three new colors are the result of playing with hues and shades of popular colors Clear, Bondi, and Truffle.” Looking at these three new additions together, Oceanside Glasstile’s creative team was reminded of the beauty and depths of a tropical paradise and wanted to pay tribute to the spirit of Hawaii by using Hawaiian names Nalu, Kai and Koa for the colors and Puna, Kalani and Mauna to describe three new blends created with these colors.

Nalu is Hawaiian for wave; one of Hawaii’s many seductions, these perfect curls, swirling hues of blue, create the ultimate inspiration for any ocean lover looking to add a piece of the sea to their space. In Hawaiian the word Kai means ocean. The depths and vastness of the sea remind us of the expanse of the world and bring a sense of perspective and calm to everyday life. Koa is a type of tree native to the Hawaiian islands. Its dark wood has been a popular material for centuries; used to build canoes and surfboards, Koa wood is a valuable, timeless resource symbolizing the importance of preserving natural resources so they can be enjoyed for generations to come.

These colors were used with our existing palette to form three new color blends. Puna is Hawaiian for fresh water or spring, natural water welling up from the depths to refresh the body and soul. In Hawaiian Kalani signifies Heavens. This blend is sure to transport you to a tropical sanctuary – imagine feeling the expanse of the beautiful sky, its warm sultry breeze and a mind as calm as the lulling sea. The blend Mauna – meaning mountain, highlights the rich color of Koa. The blend of colors is inspired by the highest point in Hawai’i, Mauna Kea – the brilliance of the earth teamed with light kisses of snow and ice create a stunning balance of warms and cools that make the perfect backdrop for any space.

 

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Muse Collection, Interlude Gradient inspired by Mauna. Colors from top to bottom: Platinum Irid, Koa Irid, Truffle Irid

 

Each blend is a thoughtful culmination of some of Oceanside Glasstile’s most popular colors. Here are the colors and finishes featured in each new blend:

  • Puna: Infinite (Irid, Matte), Platinum (Irid), Nalu (Irid) and Kai (Irid)
  • Kalani: Bondi (Irid), Dove (Irid), Kai (Irid), Silverlight (Irid)
  • Mauna: Koa (Irid), Platinum (Irid), Truffle (Irid)

Nalu, Kai and Koa, Puna, Kalani and Mauna invite you to experience the tranquility of the islands in your own home. Whether used in a pool water line, along shower walls, in the kitchen, a powder room, or entry way, these colors and blends transform any space into a place of serenity and balance. Play with the spirit of Hawaii online with our blend tool and at your nearest showroom. Tag #newtile #islanddreaming with the new colors, blends and your inspiration for a chance to be featured on our Instagram. Aloha!

Simply stunning. Responsibly made. Bringing joy to your journey. Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Carlsbad, California, Oceanside Glasstile is the world’s leader in luxury glass manufacturing used for glass tile and art glass. Learn more about our products, sustainable practices and community involvement at glasstile.com. 

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Oceanside Glasstile Finds New Inspiration in Familiar Places

NEW PATTERNS FROM AROUND THE WORLD JOIN DEVOTION

Carlsbad, CA – November, 2015 – With the introduction of three new Antique Mirrors to the Devotion color palette in early 2015, Oceanside Glasstile saw an explosion of interest in their art glass collection. As a result, this Fall they will launch three new patterns – Random Linear, Jali and Sirena – allowing for more creativity and customization as you journey from oceans deep to the bustling streets of Morocco.

 

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Jali in The Million Dollar Blend

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All of Devotion’s 8 water jet and 5 hand cut mosaic patterns can be found for your free-play enjoyment in Oceanside Glasstile’s “Custom Mosaic” design tool located in the “Resources” section of the www.glasstile.com. The design program allows you to render myriad color combinations, create custom blends, and email client ideas for samples. There’s tremendous functionality in the design tools for all of their mosaic patterns including both art glass and molten glass product lines.

Answering the demand for more variety following the launch of their Offset 1×6, 2×6, and 3×6 patterns, Oceanside Glasstile’s final pattern in their Fall Collection is a Random Linear. Full of life and movement, Devotion’s art glass transforms the new Random Linear pattern into a bubbling brook or rolling coastal fog. The natural variation of the art glass creates a dynamic flow, and makes it an easy selection for both traditional and contemporary design. Random Linear is all about architectural repose.

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Random Linear in Serenity

In keeping with true Oceanside Glasstile fashion, Jali is a traditional arabesque shape with a twist. Channeling a new Morocco, Jali’s interplay of large and small arabesques draw the eye in while the outlines offer a break from the standard repetitive pattern. Utilizing their water-jet capabilities, Oceanside Glasstile has created a unique network of pieces – intertwining two full body arabesques with a vine work outline. Jali is a new opportunity to create and push the limits of this traditional pattern.

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Jali in Rain Cloud

Translating to “mermaid”, Sirena is an original pattern reminiscent of the mythos it was named after. Developed by Oceanside Glasstile’s Design + Merchandising Visionary, Cathy Aroz, “The proportion and scale of the organic shape allow it to fit well as a subtle texture on a backsplash or a larger focal point as art.” As a result, Sirena’s delicate petals seem to drift on their own up and down your wall.

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Sirena in Seraphine

Oceanside Glasstile’s Devotion collection is a union of stained glass, water-jet technology and hand-cut artistry. With a color palette that ranges from bold jewel tones to earth inspired neutrals, the layering of texture, mirror and iridescent surfaces adds a three dimensional quality to any installation. Many of Devotion’s patterns have organic roots, such as Lotus and Mariposa, while hand-cut patterns City Lights and Zest play to a more modern trend. With an in-house water-jet machine, Oceanside Glasstile also has the capacity for completely custom projects. From restaurant and building signs to scaled renditions of their own patterns, Oceanside Glasstile’s design and engineering teams are ready to render special project requests.

For more information and to locate your nearest showroom, please visit www.glasstile.com or email PRServices@glasstile.com.