Ann Sacks offers ceramic tile in pretty much any size you would need for a mid century Retro Renovation bathroom or kitchen and get this, there are 153 colors. This includes a nice range of pinks, blues, greens and neutrals… 8 shades of gloss white, 5 shades of matte white, and 4 crackle whites. I’m impressed. The website says that prices for field tile — I’m guessing a basic 4″ x4″  white field (wall) tile — start at $11.96 per square foot. That’s $1.30 per tile — and if the same price holds for the color tiles, that’s competitive with Home Depot. Note: Before you try to mix and match tiles from different manufacturers, always get samples to make sure that the thicknesses of the tiles are compatible/workable. Note, there is a second line of Ann Sacks tile that includes 4″x4″ – Elements, more expensive – I’m not sure, exactly, what the difference is.

Link: Ann Sacks Ceramic Basics – Caliper tile

CategoriesBathroom Tile
  1. Cindy says:

    I live in a neighborhood of 50s era homes. I just saw a pink bathroom on an open house. The floor of shower is a different pink than the sides, I suppose so that you can tell where the floor is in this Sunken Bath/Shower Combo. This is the most beautiful bath (except ceiling lighting) with Hall-Mack for tissue and toothbrushes and Thermador wall heater. Too dusty makes it look 80s in my mind. I tried finding the link online to this house but it’s not yet on MLS it appears. If you look thru the Gallery of pinks on this site you’ll see the variety.

  2. Kelly says:

    If you don’t have a showroom near you, they’ll send you samples for free. They sent us tons of large tile samples after we picked which ones we’d like to see. I believe we called an Atlanta number. It’s good looking tile and lots of nice colors.

  3. Janice says:

    I’m in the beginning planning stages of renovating a 2nd bathroom. Sometime in the 56 year lifespan of my house, someone thought it would be a good idea to PAINT over the original tile. I haven’t yet discovered what the original color was, but if it’s pink, I truly think I will die. I plan to completely redo this bathroom in an authentic 1950’s pink, but I’m not sure which shade of pink I should use. This is another GREAT resource Pam, but from your vast experience (and that of your readers), can you tell me which Ann Sacks pink is the right one to use? I like the Peony, but is that not dusty enough? Should I go more with a Petticoat Pink? I know some will say it’s a personal preference, but I want it to look as authentic as possible and not having access to a pink bathroom in which to compare, I’m very interested to hear what you all have to say. Thank you!

      1. Janice says:

        Yes, if it’s been talked about on this blog, I have seen it! 🙂 I also like several of their options, but am struggling with making sure I pick out the right pink. As I said, I’m in the planning phase so I just need to order samples and see which one speaks to me. Thank you!

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