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TILE WITH STYLE
Design experts agree that it’s better to stick with neutral colors and simple profiles
for big-ticket kitchen items, such as cabinets and countertops. But backsplash tile is the
place to display some personality or even experiment with a trendy shape or color.
We scoured the local marketplace to find these products that might strike your fancy.
BY CAROLYN WEBER
Modern and retro at the same time, penny
round tiles have timeless appeal. These
little glazed porcelain gems from Daltile
come in 12-by-12-inch sheets with 13 color
choices and cost $14.98 per square foot.
Find them at Unique Tile & Marble Center
in Rockville (301-230-1425; uniquetileand
2. GRACEFUL CIRCLES
Go for glamour with these glossy, 15-by-
15-inch tiles inspired by Art Deco and
Hollywood Regency. The Paramount pattern
from Walker Zanger features interlocking
circles; is available in four colors, including
Clover, pictured; and is priced at $81.70 per
square foot through Architectural Ceramics
in Chevy Chase (301-718-8343; architectural
ceramics.com) and Rockville (301-251-3555;
3. SOPHISTICATED SPIRALS
Metal lends shimmer and shine to a kitchen,
and balances out warm wood tones. Stylish
circular patterns from Crossville also provide an element of texture. The squares are
available in a wide range of sizes and are
$71.04 per square foot through Mosaic Tile
in Rockville (301-881-2520; mosaictileco.