Rustic Color Palette

The Rustic Color Palette includes all colors that are available for our Rustic and Arabesque Cement Tile lines including relief tiles, molding, and trim. Use the Rustic Palette for Rustic Cement Tiles offered in square and rectangular formats and Arabesque Cement Tiles in interlocking, geometric shapes. Your choice of color, size, format and finish will affect the final cost.

Table of Contents

Rustic Palette: Flash Colors
Rustic Palette: Plain Colors
Rustic Palette: Color Blends
Rustic Palette Tips
Rustic Price Groups
Rustic Textures


Rustic Palette: Flash Color 

Rustic Palette: Plain Colors

Rustic Palette: Color Blends


Rustic Color Palette Tips

There are two main color groups: plain or solid colors, and flash colors. Plain colors will exhibit slight variation in color that is clearly distinguishable from tile to tile; but, they will have all have the same shade. Flash colors provide moderate color variation and the amount of color may vary considerably from tile to tile.  This variation in surface color provides a weathered, worn, or antiqued look to the tile.  Additionally, blends of colors can be created using different colors and textures.

You'll notice many of the colors take their cues from the look they represent. Classic colors provide the classic look of clay bisque or terra cotta. Colors like Cotto Gold or Mission Red have the look of traditional clay bisque used to make Spanish pavers, terra cotta, and red clay tiles. Our Saltillo-looking tiles are a group of colors that provide the look of Saltillo. Our plain tiles provide a more contemporary color palette with colors like light gray, bone, and green.  By the way, the term 'rustic' refers to the style of the cement tile.  Rustic and Arabesque tiles are made with slightly irregular sizes, rough edges, facets and chips that make the tile appear weathered and aged.  The amount of color shade variation is shown in parenthesis: V2, V3, or V4.  Tiles designated as V2 exbibit slight color variation; V3 moderate; and V4 is random color variation.

Tile colors are shown with standard or smooth finish.  We recommend installing with a 1/2" grout joint to accommodate the irregular edges and dimensions.


Rustic Palette Color Price Groups

The Rustic Palette is organized into three price groups: Classic, Premium and Signature. Blends of colors will fall in the the Signature price group. Blends of colors will fall in the the Signature price group.  If you are using colors from two price groups to create a blend, the higher priced group will set the pricing for all the tiles in the blend.

Classic  Premium Signature
Cotto Dark
Cotto Gold 
Tuscan Mustard
Antique Gray
Saltillo Café
Beachwood Flash
Café Olay
City Hall Red
Desert 1
Hacienda Flash
Mission Red
Natural Gray 
Old California
Red Flash
Rosa White Wash 
Sidewalk Gray
Sonora Sunset 
Spanish Inn Red
Used Desert
Used Red
Early Gray
Spanish Cotto
Saltillo Classico
*Crémé Fraiche
Montage Gray
*Douro Blend
El Segundo
*Gray Mist
Hermosa Blend
Josie Blend
Los Angeles
*Normandy Cream 
Ocean Green Dark
Ocean Green Light 
*Portland Blend
Santa Monica
Tres Grises
*Winslet Blend

*Blend comes with texture

Rustic Color Blend Ratios

Saltillo Classico Equal parts Saltillo, Desert 1, and Desert
Crémé Fraiche Hacienda body with all flash colors (Antique Gray, Saltillo, Saltillo Café, Beachwood Flash, Café Olay, Cotto Dark, Cotto Gold, Hacienda Flash, Red Flash, Sonora Sunset, and Tuscan Mustard). All vintage texture.
Montage Gray Equal parts Sidewalk Gray, Natural Gray, Early Gray, and Charcoal
Douro Blend Equal parts Rosa, Mission Red, and City Hall Red. All vintage texture.
El Segundo 80% Saltillo Café, 10% Buff, and 10% Brown
Gray Mist Hacienda body with Limestone Texture and a Gray Wash
Hermosa Tuscan Mustard with more extreme Lighter and Darker variations
Josie Blend Equal parts Tuscan Mustard, Cotto Gold, and Cotto Dark
Los Angeles Equal parts Mission Red (Light Red), Mission Red 677 (Medium Red), Mission Red 860 (Dark Red)
Metro Equal parts Brown, Natural Gray, Charcoal
Normandy Cream Equal parts Cotto Gold, Cotto Dark, Saltillo, Saltillo Café, Tuscan Mustard. All with vintage texture.
Portland Equal Parts Sidewalk Gray, Natural Gray, and Charcoal. All vintage texture.
Santa Monica Equal parts Mission Red, Natural Gray, Hacienda, Hacienda Flash, Cotto Gold, and Cotto Dark
Spanish Cotto 80% Cotto Dark, 20% Cotto Gold
Tres Grises Equal parts Sidewalk Gray, Natural Gray, and Early Gray
Winslet Blend Equal Parts Gray Mist and Hacienda Limestone


Rustic Textures

Surface finishes like Travertine, Limestone, and Luna can be applied for additional vintage effects. 

Limestone Texture on Rustic Cement TileLimestone Texture

Rustic Cement Tile with Luna Texture

Luna Texture

Rustic Cement Tile with Travertine Finish

Travertine Texture

Rustic Cement Tile with Smooth Finish

Smooth Texture

Standard (Smooth) Standard does not need to be specified unless texture(s) is/are requested.
Limestone Features an organic, weathered appearance and generally lightens the original color.
Travertine Adds a rustic pitted surface.
Luna Our most distressed texture, inspired by the craters, seas and valleys of the moon.
Vintage Pieces feature a blend of Standard, Limestone, Travertine and Luna Texture.
Sandblast/ Acid Wash Exposed aggregate from fine to large.
Used Adds White and Black Accents to any base color. Example is Used Red.