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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Santa, baby, Hurry down the chimney tonight!

The Holidays are in full swing, and fireplaces are taking center stage! So why not impress that jolly man with your very own sexy fireplace. Here are a few from our glittering vault to inspire your next home project!

 

Beautiful color combinations are achieved using the Oceanside Glasstile Blend tool. Shown here is our perspectives pattern in a custom placement.

Beautiful color combinations are achieved using the Oceanside Glasstile Blend tool. Shown here is our perspectives pattern in a custom placement.

A fresh clean palette of Tessera 1x1 in our veil blend brings focus to the rooms heart without overpowering the space.

A fresh clean palette of Tessera 1×1 in our veil blend brings focus to the rooms heart without overpowering the space.

HGTV with a tasteful mosaic of Tessera 1x1 in Sandstone Iridescent graces this soft, boho style living room.

HGTV with a tasteful mosaic of Tessera 1×1 in Sandstone Iridescent graces this soft, boho style living room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HGTV ups the ante by adding a linear pattern to the front of this fireplace. Pairing our Tessera 1x1 in Cane and Harvest iridescent adds another dimension to this focal point.

HGTV ups the ante by adding a linear pattern to the front of this fireplace. Pairing our Tessera 1×1 in Cane and Harvest iridescent adds another dimension to this focal point.

Glitz and glam make this bar top fireplace a big WOW factor for this home. Shown here 1.25" x 10" Extrados in Rainbow.

Glitz and glam make this bar top fireplace a big WOW factor for this home. Shown here 1.25″ x 10″ Extrados in Rainbow.

A stunning application of our dimensional Blink glass tile in Bronze Iridescent gives this statuesque fireplace a touch of beautiful refinement.

Deep River Partners chooses the glistening Incense color to accent this fireplace specifying the 1" x 4" Weave collection from Walker Zanger.

Deep River Partners chooses the glistening Incense color to accent this fireplace specifying the 1″ x 4″ Weave collection from Walker Zanger.

A simple accent of 1.25" x 10" Extrados in Cane Iridescent gives this fireplace face a nice hint of sparkle.

A simple accent of 1.25″ x 10″ Extrados in Cane Iridescent gives this fireplace face a nice hint of sparkle.

Astleford Interiors opts for a pop of Cobalt Blue in the Tessera Series 1x1 mosaics to bring a focal point to this living space.

Astleford Interiors opts for a pop of Cobalt Blue in the Tessera Series 1×1 mosaics to bring a focal point to this living space.

This photo by Robert Caruso captures the beauty of mixing our glass finishes. The combination of Bronze and Black Matte in our Elevations 1.25" x 5" Pendulum.

This photo by Robert Caruso captures the beauty of mixing our glass finishes. The combination of Bronze and Black Matte in our Elevations 1.25″ x 5″ Pendulum.

Glitter and shine illuminate the outside of the fireplace using our Moroccan Desert blend while fire warms the home.

Glitter and shine illuminate the outside of the fireplace using our Moroccan Desert blend while fire warms the home.

A little heat in the bedroom was never a bad way to end the day. They added a little extra spice to this space using our Elevations 1.25" x 10" Extrados piece in Incense.

A little heat in the bedroom was never a bad way to end the day. They added a little extra spice to this space using our Elevations 1.25″ x 10″ Extrados piece in Incense.

Tessera 1x1 in Tropical Reef brings a beautiful hue to this room.

Tessera 1×1 in Tropical Reef brings a beautiful hue to this room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Santa, baby, you can hurry down our chimney tonight!