shades of blue
by clé tile | published: Aug 10, 2023
eastern earthenware sacred river. Design: roy hospitality group / photo: Lauren Edith Andersen
cinema collection mythology: flanders duo in paste + mallard. Design: ashley ferguson interiors / photo: kieran reeves photography
how do we love blue tile? let us count the ways… all 173 of them. that’s how many of our tiles and tile bundles feature the multi-faceted hue, which is one of our most popular colors. with historical significance going back centuries in nearly every culture, it’s easy to see why blue is so beloved: universally versatile, blue can be neutral or bold, moody or merry, casual or formal, and everywhere in between.
because of this, there is no “one blue fits all,” but with the clé blue collection there comes room for endless creativity. one of the best things about blue is its ability to play well with a wide range of other colors. so whether you want to create striking contrast by pairing it with bold, bright shades or prefer a more subtle neutral look, blue can handle it all with grace.
santorini seaside, british royal, canadian tuxedo and beyond — whatever your vibe, there’s a clé blue that expresses it perfectly. here, we help you get started with a roundup of our all-time favorites.
the perfect pair (blues + whites)
we’ve covered the history of blue and white, and we have the collections to prove its legacy is strong as ever: striking cement waves, artfully hand-dipped watermark, traditionally hand-painted delft, and the singular hand-drawn work of ruan hoffman — it’s just the beginning of our love letter to blue and white.
of course, not all blue tile falls neatly under one of the categories above. if you crave more inspiring images of exemplary installations, give our lookbook a scroll. from bathrooms and pools to kitchens and patios, see the impact that blue can make. just a hint of it can brighten a home, whereas a floor-to-ceiling installation can be transportive; a subtle pattern can be elevated and traditional, while a bold one is subversive and modern. whatever your preference, whatever your personality, there’s a clé blue just right for you.