Eliane Ceramic Tiles. A new porcelain series inspired by natural stone from the Atlantic Ocean's Canadian coast, Labrador tiles are available in five earthy tones: noce brown, copper, beige, ocean blue, and forest green. Main tiles are square, measuring 12 or 18 inches on a side. A collection of tumbled mosaic tiles is available to enhance any Labrador installation. 972.481.7855. www.elianeusa.com.
Walker Zanger. Create an organic, Zen-like feel with the new Mizu Umi tile collection. Available in four soothing, crackle-glazed colors (bamboo, sea, tea, and rice paper), the line features 24-inch-long tiles in 1-, 2-, 3-, or 4-inch widths. A patented firing process allows the long tiles to kiln-bake properly while maintaining their structural integrity. The result is a dramatic effect for accent walls in any room of the home. 818.504.0235. www.walkerzanger.com.
AKDO. Rid the walls of monotonous stacked squares and opt for a more well-rounded tile. The Circle Collection features patterns that range from masculine to feminine, and modern to classic, but offer an attractive twist on traditional right-angle tile designs. The collection includes a variety of round mosaics and complementary border styles. 800.811.2536. www.akdo.com.
Motawi Tileworks. In stacked or staggered orientations, cream-colored Sopwith tiles provide a sensual weave of tile texture that begs to be touched. Measuring 1 inch high by 4 inches long, with a 13/8-inch relief, the uniquely shaped arched tiles are shown framed in a Willow border and outlined in a shallow dome liner. The resulting textural element is a creative kitchen or bath focal point, and is also suitable as a border or trim. 734.213.0017. www.motawi.com.
Oceanside Glasstile. Adding to the maker's Tessera and Facets color options, three new designer mosaic blends, escape, frontier, and Mendocino (shown left to right), incorporate warm hues in iridescent finishes for subtle texture. Escape and Mendocino combine calming sky and ocean blues with warm neutrals and golds, while frontier's sunnier palette uses golden yellows. Locate your nearest showroom at the company's Web site. www.glasstile.com.