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The autumn edit


The autumn edit

As summer's bright and verdant greens give way to the deep reds, burnt oranges and rustic brown tones of autumn, we are very pleased to share with you a selection of design ideas, tile colours and patterns to ease the transition.

Whether you're planning a complete kitchen or bathroom renovation before Christmas, or are simply pondering a quick DIY update one coming weekend, we hope this piece will offer some seasonal inspiration.

So grab your cosiest knit and a hot cup of something, and settle in...


Warm & inviting

Let us begin by introducing a tile from our recently refreshed Contemporary Classics collection. Field Mouse Brown is a beautifully warming, soft grey-brown, with gentle pink undertones that add warmth. The colour seems to be infused with the cosy comforts of the season. Tiles from this collection are available as bricks or squares, and feature a gently undulating gloss surface with a crackle glaze that will reflect light around your space beautifully, however gloomy the weather might be outside.

This shade makes for a wonderfully moody counterpoint to intense paint colours such as Little Greene’s Ashes of Roses, and Farrow & Ball’s Elephant’s Breath, Charleston Grey or London Clay.

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Rich tones

The perfectly proportioned and aptly named tiles shown above are Autumn Fall bricks from our Seasons collection. With their decadent, shining deep burgundy tones, they bring to mind the vivid turning leaves of a Copper Beech and look simply beautiful alongside warm, earthy paint colours such as Farrow & Ball's Tanner's Brown and London Clay, or Silt by Little Green.

In the image above, the tiles have been paired with jasmine grout, which brings out the richness of the shade.

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Fallen leaves

If you ask us, the tiles pictured above are simply synonymous with the season. Firstly of course because of their colour – we'll come to that momentarily. But secondly because of their organic texture and rustic tile body which is infused with the sweet nostalgia of the season.

To make the tiles, raw clay is pressed by hand into a specially designed frame, creating a thick, characterful tile body with rough edges and an organic finish. After initial firing, the glaze is poured directly onto the tiles in several layers, which pool across the contours of the biscuit, creating wonderful tonal variation. As a result of this process, no two tiles are exactly the same.

The tiles shown above are moody green-brown Packhorse, from our Ullswater collection and toffee-toned Ochre from our Halcyon collection. What could be more Autumnal than that?


Dark & moody

We love dark and moody kitchens any time of year, but they really come into their own this season. Here we've paired kitchen cabinetry in deep navy blue with skinny metro tiles in Iona, from the Isles collection.

Each colour within this collection has rich tonal variation,; Iona is made up of lush evergreen shades with viridian undertones, evocative of the trees, moss and lichen that pepper Scotland’s rugged landscapes.

The tiles feature a handmade body with an organic finish, rich with the textural irregularities that are a feature of stoneware, such as flecking and speckling. These processes mean that each tile is unique. The overall effect is extraordinary – abundant with visual interest, depth and heritage character.

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Playful creatures

Our hand painted Wilding collection answers our craving to get back to nature, and has a touch of Autumnal nostalgia to it. The collection features nine untamed and playful animals from British wildlife, individually painted by hand in the traditional Delft blue on our rustic biscuit, and finished with a crackle glaze.


Whether you are considering a big change or simply looking for small ways to refresh your space, your choice of tiles can be truly transformative. Whatever the scale of your project, we hope you’ll find the inspiration you’re looking for here.

And if you’re not sure where to start, we encourage you to get in touch with our design team – we take great satisfaction in helping our customers create a look they love.



As featured in…

House & Garden
The Telegraph
Homes & Gardens
English Home
Elle Decor
Country Homes
Period Living
Country Life
Country and Town House
Architectural Digest
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