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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Get Fresh in the New Year with Vibrant Green Hues Inspired by Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year

Burgeoning holiday cheer climaxes with anticipation of a new year, a fresh start and a renewed enthusiasm for life. No color is more appropriate to highlight this sentiment of aspirational growth like the snapping fresh color of natural green. It buds, it moves, it blossoms into nourishing food, protective shade, and living beauty. In 2017 we look forward to possibility and the benefits that abound from nurturing that which grows. To celebrate this symbolism, we highlight images that reflect the emotion featured in Pantone’s Color of the Year 2017 video for their new color Greenery.

“It’s very bold and I think it makes for a great accent color, either as a wall, an accessory, or better yet, as the name suggests, as some actual ‘greenery’. We have a large palette of colors with which to create the perfect backdrop; whether layered with additional color or as a neutral canvas that will highlight your ‘greenery’ of choice.” – Oceanside Glasstile Lead Designer, Cathy Aroz.

Click an image in the gallery below to read its description and learn more about who we are as a company and tickle your imagination with ideas for your next design project. From greenery adorned glass tile walls, to recycled glass, to Taylor’s awesome green hair, at Oceanside Glasstile we invite you to join us in welcoming the new year with open arms, an open mind and a renewed sense of optimism. Tag your green tile inspiration @OceansideGlasstile #greenery for your chance to be featured on our Instagram.

 

 

Image descriptions by row, top to bottom:

Clean LEED home: Green is more than a state of mind, it is an action, a lifestyle. Gorgeous LEED homes show off the elegance of sustainably sourced materials to manifest a personal sanctuary. In this kitchen, we see Oceanside Glasstile Geologie Collection, Merge Offset pattern with colors Silver Shine Slate and Tahoe Matte. Photograph by Jim Brady.

A fresh take on white subway tiles: This linear wall of white adorned with a natural sprig of bamboo leaves tells the story of classic design with renewed relevance. Oceanside Glasstile’s Casa California collection in 2″ x 8″ Intro in color Silk with iridescent finish. Photographer Chipper Hatter.

Green green glass: This whimsically patterned glass is a sheet of art glass manufactured to be cut into any shape to add dynamism to any space via tile or a handcrafted artist creation. Featured here is the color Living Green, part of our Devotion collection.

Showered with Jade-ation: Pops of green glass dazzle the eye in this freshly placed shower tile feature column. Incorporating pieces of the Devotion line Jade-ation color, design firm A Kinder Space leverages creative details to design timeless interiors.

Butterflies dancing on the wall: This warm brown wall with creative shapes is our Devotion collection Mariposa pattern in colors Haute, Enchanted and Grey Blue. Designer Cathy Aroz, photographer Chipper Hatter.

Bold is beautiful: Bathroom walls will never be boring with Elevations collection 1.25″ x 5″ Mini Extrados. Featured here in color Dove Iridescent, the Oceanside Glasstile Elevations collection has a variety of tactile engaging feature tiles.

White wall tile in mixed mediums: Accompanied by a cheery little vase of invigorating colors, this Kinship wall features the color Essence in the Unison pattern. Photograph by Chipper Hatter.

Color highlights in SoCal LEED home: Oceanside Glasstile was delighted to be part of a LEED certified residential property in Southern California, the Hermosa Green Idea Home. When undergoing a remodel, the eco-conscious family decided to turn their home remodel project into a case study for the world to learn more about what it takes to create a clean, energy efficient home and the lifestyle benefits surrounding their daily efforts!

We are obsessed with dogs: At Oceanside Glasstile we are allowed to have our well-behaved pups in the office with us! Here we see Lead Designer Cathy Aroz’s canine friend Trudy next to a luscious array of New Year’s spirits in front of a wall covered in the Casa California collection 4″ Flat Hexagons in the colors Infinite Iridescent and Infinite Matte. Photograph by Chipper Hatter.

More green green glass: A slight variation of green, this Jade-ation color of Devotion plays on warm and cool notes of green creating a multi-layered effect on every sheet.

Classic white mini subways: A blue countertop is a creative compliment to these fun Tessera collection 1″x 2″ pattern mini subways in color White Non-Iridescent. Photograph by Chipper Hatter.

Our people make our company awesome: Taylor works on the Oceanside Glasstile marketing team. Her spirit is as bright and lovely as her creative green hair. We love her creativity, dedication, and can-do attitude! Thank you Taylor for making our Carlsbad headquarters office brighter!

See the green glass shine: We hold the future of our planet. Each year at Oceanside Glasstile, we use over 2 million pounds of post-consumer, recycled glass in our product as a way to ensure old becomes new and nothing goes to waste. We record the levels of recycled product in each of our colors. Check out our glass tile recycled percentages chart here.

Wise words by Leatrice Eisman: The Pantone Color Institute Executive Director comments on the inspiration behind the 2017 color of the year, Greenery. Quote image taken from Pantone’s color of the year webpage found here.

Super Boy Turns 6: In this photo is David Fatula, our Technical Services Manager, presenting a cupcake to an amazing boy named Myer. Myer is a cancer patient battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Our company cycling team, the Oceanside Glasstile Cancer Kickers, raised money to support Myer via the 2016 San Diego Padres Pedal the Cause because we believe in giving back to our community and helping those who need it most.

May your 2017 be filled with hope, with joyful adventure, with renewed excitement and blossoming opportunities. We hope that you find creative inspiration for your next home project here, whether it be a complete home remodel, a kitchen backsplash update, or a bathroom shower refresh. From our Oceanside Glasstile family to yours, may you have a vibrant New Year!

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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A Gaggle of Glass Tile Girls

In 2015 Oceanside Glasstile will be coming at you, our favorite and raddest tile fans, with more personality than ever before. Meet the faces and personalities that will be entertaining you with the best of what glass tile, interior design trends, and just good ol’ fashion fun have to offer.

Stephanie Duerden – Brand Manager at Oceanside Glasstile and OceanCare Products

You can call meSdZ! 

How long have you been with OGT: An incredibly fun 8 years.

What is your favorite thing about working with Oceanside Glasstile? That’s easy. The culture. I grew up in Hawaii and by nature I’m accustomed to a very laid back style of life. Oceanside has created a very casual work environment but you would be amazed at how much work this team will crank out. Further, the opportunities here are amazing, the executive team strongly believes in growing it’s employees and I feel I am a true testament to that – I started as an Inside Sales and Support Representative, low and behold 8 years later, I’ve had the opportunity to help lead the marketing initiatives.

What are your favorite hobbies and interests? Travel. Surf. Food. Music. Art. Crafting. Photography. Experiences. Family + Friends.

Favorite Food? If there’s Poke on the menu, I’m ordering it!

What is your favorite Oceanside glass tile? This is so hard. All these products spin my mind on the daily. If I had to pick I would go dimensional field pieces like Flight and Blink and easily the ocean color palette – Bondi, Tide, Sapphire, and Tourmaline.

What can readers expect to see from you in 2015? My goal is to provide our readership and fans with the latest and greatest that OGT has to offer. I also hope to stay on the forefront of the design trends with the help of our amazing design team here.

Favorite Quote: Dream big. Start Small. Have it all. ~Tut.com

Taylor Hori – Inside Sales Support at Oceanside Glasstile and OceanCare Products

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You can call me – Tay

How long have you been with OGT: 1.5ish years

What is your favorite thing about working at Oceanside Glasstile? They let me express my individuality!

What are your hobbies and interests? Traveling.  Reading. British men. Corgis. Tattoos. Binge watching Netflix. Concerts/festivals/raves. If there is a fandom for it I’m into it (Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, The Hobbit, Dr. Who, One Direction, Sherlock…)

Favorite Food? All of the above.

What is your favorite Oceanside glass tile? Color = equator because of how gold it can be irid and how soft green the matte is. Stratus! Love the movement.

What can readers expect to see from you in 2015? I’m new to the design world and can’t wait to explore, discover, define, and redefine the aesthetics that resonate with me and our fans. I come in open to anything and appreciating everything.

Favorite Quote: You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. ~ A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

 

Kira Ibsen – Regional Account Manager at Oceanside Glasstile and OceanCare Products

Screen Shot 2014-12-02 at 2.46.41 PMYou can call me – Tenacious K

How long have you been at Oceanside Glasstile?  4 years

What is your favorite thing about working at Oceanside Glasstile? Our team of talent I get to call my co-workers, friends, and tile family. I feel very blessed to work alongside some of the most amazing talent in our industry which has fostered great relationships & good times.  Oceanside Glasstile brings me to my highest good, and I am honored to be part of the tribe! #tilefreaksunite #tilefun

What are your hobbies and interests? Play with Cooper (our chocolate lab puppy), cooking for my family & friends, I love a good hike, and digging in the garden!

Favorite Food? Soup!  It feeds my soul.

 

What is your favorite Oceanside glass tile? Why? Hmmm, this is hard….all of the above?  Tops 3? Gradations, Kaleidoscope, and dimensional field tile…!

What can readers expect to see from you in 2015?  Readers will gain insight on regional trends as well as see various highlights from architects & interior designers (& their firms) featuring amazing installations with Oceanside Glasstile.

 Favorite Quote: “I want to be magic.  I want to touch the heart of the world and make it smile.  I want to be a friend of elves and live in a tree.  Or under a hill.  I want to marry a moonbeam and hear the stars sing.  I don’t want to pretend at magic anymore.  I want to be magic.” Charles de Lint