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Purple tiles? Oh yeah!


Purple and I have a difficult relationship. I don’t like to rule out any color from my home because I really do think it’s all about context, but purple…purple is tough. And believe me, I’ve tried. It says something that I never shared a picture of my house’s hallway until I got rid of the stupid purples I’d chosen to paint it.

Anyway, if you asked me if I thought purple tiles would be a good choice for a kitchen backsplash, I’d probably say no, unless you’re really into pewter wizard figurines.

And I would be so wrong, because purple can totally be done right! These photos are from the home of Danish stylist (and owner of Retro Villa) Mette Helena Rasmussen, and for real, it’s the purple that makes it. I never would have thought to pair that shade of lilac with a mauve-y pink and black, but it works so well!

Photos by Tia Borgsmidt for ALT for damerne

Rasmussen’s tiles are from Copenhagen-based Made A Mano (who will ship to the US). I can’t seem to find a US-based source for glazed terracotta tiles in these colors, though LavArte (enameled lava stone) and Fireclay (glazed recycled clay) have some other really cool options.

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  • Reply Fiona July 21, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Alright that’s the nice kitchen I’ve ever seen. The new blog design is delightful Anna!

    • Fiona July 21, 2015 at 6:11 pm

      “nicest” over-enthusiastic typo…

  • Reply Alfonso July 24, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    Made a Mano is an Italian Company, the right website is ! Thanks a lot!
    Is important that you change the link soon, thanks.

    • Anna @ D16 July 24, 2015 at 1:50 pm

      Hi Alfonso, Made a Mano is a Danish company founded in Denmark and owned by Danes that produces its products in Italy, so perhaps this is just be a question of perspective.

      If you believe someone is falsely representing your brand, you need to take that up with them. Thanks!

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