Shinju Tile

From: Lunada Bay Tile

Shinju Tile Captures the Essence of the Ocean

Lunada Bay Tile’s latest ceramic collection offers an ideal aesthetic for modern-coastal tastes


(Harbor City, CA, April 18, 2016) In response to growing consumer preferences for looks inspired by seaside settings and the ocean itself, Lunada Bay Tile offers Shinju, a ceramic tile collection with colors and textures reflecting those of the deep sea and the creatures within. Shinju, which means “pearl” in Japanese, translates the ridges of mottled oyster shells, the shimmer of the pearls inside, the earthy brine of the sea, and the movement of waves into a modern, elegant tile collection ideal for coastal-themed bathrooms.


Patterns include Tide, with a lined texture that reflects the rising and falling of the sea; Hex, with a slightly raised center reminiscent of the crest of a wave; Swell Mosaic, a mosaic of multi-sized tiles inspired by rolling waves; and Reef, a contemporary blend with a coarse texture similar to its craggy namesake. Smooth tiles also are available.


The textures combine with five shimmering colors—Kumamoto (white), Kushi (light silver), Moonstone (dark silver), Pacific (chocolate brown/bronze), and Olympia (dark copper)—to complete the effect.


“To develop Shinju, we drew inspiration from the mysterious depths of the sea, whose vast palette of rich colors and intricate textures translated into elegant forms and glimmering visuals,” says Feras Irikat, director of design and marketing for Lunada Bay Tile. “The effect is one of modern elegance, of coastal inspiration with a nod to nature’s artistry.”


Shinju can be used alone or in combination with Lunada Bay Tile’s glass collections.


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