BlogOff: My Favorite Colors

If you’re not familiar with a BlogOff… I’m going to offer a quote describing it from one of my favorite bloggers and one that I follow regularly, Mr. Paul Anater at :

“Every two weeks, the blogosphere comes alive with something called a Blog Off. A Blog Off is an event where bloggers of every stripe weigh in on the same topic on the same day. The topic for this round of the Blog Off is “What’s your favorite color?”

Thanks Paul.  Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Reading several of this week’s Blog Off entries, I got thinkin’. What IS my favorite color? For years, it was obviously and beyond a doubt, green. Any shade, any hue, anything in the green category. Green surrounded me in my house, my clothing and nearly every facet of my life FOR YEARS.  Green is enveloping, cozy, comfortable. Especially the muted brown-greens that I gravitate towards remind me of my favorite time in Minnesota: early Autumn when the grass is drying out, the air is getting crisp and the leaves are just starting to change colors. That’s probably why you will find so many of these greens in the laNeva color line (Lichen, Mist Crackle and Oregano).

#92 Mist Crackle

#90 Oregano

#71 Lichen








Recently I’ve felt a shift. Slowly and subtly, I am moving towards yellow. I even spent this past weekend painting my daughter’s bedroom a beautiful shade of lemony yellow that is sunny and happy and perfect.  Not that green is forgotten, not at all. Green will surely have a stronghold on my wardrobe for a long time. The grass and  leaves and moss that inhabit in my happy place are now complimented with early evening sunshine,  the last warmth of summer and the leaves turning golden before they are caught up in a warm autumn breeze.

(color palettes via

So that is my first, intended-to-be-unofficial-but-now-made-official Blog Off entry. Paul, don’t worry, I’ll work on my own version of your perfectly succinct BlogOff description for next time. I’d better get started now :)

If you want to see more color posts or follow future topics, check out these Blog Off stars:


Lineal Border Launch: Day 3

Monday we introduced you to the Lineal Collection of borders and our first design, Bamboo Forest.  Yesterday we featured another transitional design, Herringbone Classico.  Enough of the standards, we’re here today to wow you! Announcing our ultra-mod pattern, Marching Orders.

Graphic in nature, this pattern cries out for bold colors and lots of contrast. The block design, in its full repeat creates an undulating “wave” (1″x1″ tiles up to to 4″x4″ and then back down again) that is not evident at first glance and prevents this baby from getting too square.  Marching Orders is shown here using the following laNeva Solid Colors:

  • 1″ x 6″ horizontal liner bars used at the top & bottom: #31 Snow
  • 1/2″x 6″ horizontal liner bar at the bottom: #24 Steel
  • 1″ x 1″ body: #84 Siren
  • 1″x 1″, 2″x 2″, 3″x 3″ & 4″x 4″  Accent: #31 Snow

Finished with a sand colored grout.

This border measures approximately 9-1/2″ tall, 3/8″ thick and is sold mesh mounted in 12″ lengths.  There is a 24″ pattern repeat on the body of the design.

Unlike yesterday, where we suggested an alternate color scheme to add some pizzaz, today’s alternate should create an option to tone this wild child down a bit. For a more subdued but just as fabulous look, try a random combination of #71 Dune and #90 Oregano (shown below) in place of the red or choose any of laNeva’s Solid Color tiles.

If you didn’t catch yesterday’s release, check out the luxe beauty of Herringbone Classico. Want to see where it all began?  Here is Mondays post, with the release of Bamboo Forest. And finally, if you want the Cliff notes on our Lineal Collection, here’s how it works:

laNeva Tile’s “Lineal” border collection is a series of 6 pre-designed, mesh-mounted borders of our most popular patterns. Since you choose the colors and combinations, your border can be as contemporary or traditional as you’d like.

We provide the detailed drawings and the color examples and you personalize the design with our choice of any of our solid color glazes. It’s still a custom design made just for you, but with no pricing surprises and a faster lead time. What’s not to like with that?

Another Lineal Collection border will be featured tomorrow, and each day this week. Stay tuned. We’re just getting started!


laNeva’s Slick New Numbers

Always growing and evolving, the decision was made to re-number the laNeva tile colors. We’ve had problems with transposing numbers (I’ve even done it) and while the old numbers made sense to us, it was more than a little confusing to others. Really, why do you need, 2, 3 and 4 digit item numbers in a line that contains only 12 colors? So, with that, we introduce a 2-digit system whose numbers are easier to remember and cannot be transposed to create another tile’s number. Please, hold the applause-

#92 Mist

#95 Lichen

#90 Oregano

#24 Steel

#61 Sky

#68 Twilight

#31 Snow

#84 Siren

#73 Butter

#75 Curry

#77 Café

#71 Dune