Hollie lives in Sacramento, California. She is an associate member of the IACC-NA and has been involved in interior and exterior color and material selection for commercial projects for 7 years. She also dabbles in developing residential palettes for color-challenged friends and family. Her current obsessions include cork flooring and paint colors named after delicious foods.
Vetrazzo tiles: More Than Just a Pretty Face
Looking for a new way to bring some dramatic color into your kitchen or bath? Check out the recycled glass countertops by Vetrazzo. Made from recycled glass mixed with concrete, Vetrazzo is as environmentally friendly as it is beautiful.
image sourceWhen you think about the glass that you find in curbside recycling bins, you usually think clear, right? But what about the green and amber glass used for some beer bottles? Or the deep blue of some fancy brands of water? Throw in some red, yellow and green from de-commissioned traffic lights and you can start to see why Vetrazzo is such a colorful choice.
Look at this color, called Charisma Blue. It calls to mind a day spent at the beach in a tropical paradise with its blues, greens, and golds.
image sourceBut look what happens when a patina is added to the concrete mix. The same colors are transformed evoking a completely different mood. This one makes me feel like I’m spending the night out on the town, maybe having a cocktail at a sophisticated jazz club. I think this color would be a great choice in a restaurant or nightclub as a bar or tabletop surface. Mixed with understated wood tones, it would also be beautiful as a kitchen countertop.
image sourceAnd this is just the beginning! Vetrazzo has 16 colors currently available, and their collection is always evolving. But the most important color associated with Vetrazzo is, of course, “green.” Eighty-five percent of every countertop comes from recycled glass. The glass mainly comes from curbside recycling, but can also come from post-industrial usage, stained glass, or demolished cars and buildings.
Not all of Vetrazzo’s color schemes are so dramatic. Hollywood Sage has a soothing, monochromatic look, while still having the textural light-catching quality of its counterparts. Because it evokes both serenity and luxury, it would be the perfect choice for a day spa or residential master-retreat style bathroom.
Helping the earth while still looking fabulous…what’s not to love about that!
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