Ming Green is the new neutral in Marble tiles

Is it bad to play favourites?  

It’s very hard not to when you are surrounded by gorgeous products every day. You know when you want to be ahead of the curve with a trend, yet not too out there, and there are so many safe choices and far too many options, and you don’t want to live to regret your investment?

I would like to draw your attention to the subtle green/grey shade of Ming Green. Available in a  variety of mosaic styles, this neutral but not, is a fresh option to render your project simply stunning without any sense of déjà vu.

Byzantine Design have been adding to our range in this exquisite new shade with a variety of options. Perhaps you favour the small tonal ming green penny rounds or hexagon shaped mosaic tile?  Imagine the impact of a more substantial lozenge shape or the European vibe of the fan style for a feature wall.  

My current fave is the elegant elongated hexagon or lozenge layout for a unique take on a usually monochrome design. It is a shade that allows you to add depth and interest in a wall or floor without the distraction of a print which can date quickly. This shade while fresh in today’s tile trends, are nevertheless steeped in history. 

For those seeking style with some serious legacy, Ming green marble ticks all the boxes. It is a metamorphic mineral, formed only under extreme heat and pressures. This process causes a complete recrystallization of the original rock into an interlocking mosaic of calcite and/or dolomite crystals. The conditions necessary to form ming green marble, usually destroy any fossils and sedimentary textures. It was a favourite medium for the greatest of Greek and Roman sculptors and architects. The association with refinement and luxury continued through the ages and across the globe.  Green was considered the royal colour of the Ming dynasty, which was known as the last great Chinese dynasty, due largely to its flourishing arts and culture.

If understated luxe is the result you are seeking, you should certainly add Ming green marble mosaic tiles to your mood board.


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