Blue seems to be very popular in interiors right now and I am a big fan as I love the rich and deep hues that are being incorporated into homes around the world. I’ve recently featured a post all about Delft-inspired homewares and I love the new Richard Brendon meets Patternity bone china collection. It’s no surprise though that blue is proving to be a hit this year, as Indigo was selected by Dulux as colour of the year for 2013 and as we all know it takes a while for these trend predictions to filter down to the highstreet. But I was particularly happy to see the Chateaux Collection of ceramic tiles from the Winchester Tile Company. Located right here in the heart of Devon, the Exeter-based company is renowned for producing hand-crafted designer tiles and being only an hour from my home I just had to feature them here on the blog.
The patterns and colours in the Chateaux collection are inspired by ceramics and tiles from ancient Persia and Morocco, kelim rugs from Turkey, tapestries from French castles and pottery from Andalusia. On close inspection it becomes evident that every tile is deliberately unique. Random textured effects are created by the deliberate use of glazes that ‘react’ on the surface to give a charming aged look to the tiles. Chateaux is available in five different patterns on two shades, or one pattern on 12 shades. What do you guys think about this collection?