Tiles of mixed textures and finishes have always been popular, but on glass tiles the light plays in such a way that the variety truly pops. These variations are what make glass mosaic tile so much fun: you really can get any look you want by getting the right colors, choosing the right texture, and placing them in the right light.
Our Tessera Alaskan View is proof positive of that. Shades of ice blue and deeper blue complement each other while the various finishes add dimension. Just in one sheet, you’ll find frosted glass, smooth glass, and glass rippled like drops of water. Bright white matte tumbled stone throws a snowy element into the mix, accomplishing a chilly, soothing look.
I took this with my cell phone to give an idea of the textures:
And here’s a professional photo to reflect the wonderful color variety in this mesh-mounted mosaic:
If you’re hesitant to use such a seemingly bold tile in your space, consider the palette: it’s been discussed before that blue and shades of it are versatile and soothing, and the Alaskan View is no exception.
Here it is as an accent in a shower niche. It breaks up the pattern in the wall and works really well with the glass wall enclosing the shower!
If you’re looking for a large expanse of glittery, textured beauty, take a look at some examples.
This tile is quite similar to the Alaskan View, and when used as a main wall installation, the other fixtures (plumbing, cabinetry, et cetera) either tie into the tile or directly contrast it. The dark cabinets look so striking in this bathroom!
And let’s not forget the fantastic potential it has as an accent. Though this is not the Alaskan View, it has a similar palette. It’s in an unusual location (the face of the stairs) which is why it’s so captivating- it’s difficult to realize what a focal point stairs are until they look absolutely marvelous, like these do. The Alaskan View could certainly fill this purpose!