I just had a good call with B&W Tile, which has updated me that all mid century tile colors are now available again and that there are no minimum orders.
In June, info was that the classic vintage colors were being discontinued… then, that they would only be available in larger minimum orders… and it was not clear whether some colors would be discontinued. So, that was sad news for those of us who loved all those straight-from-the-40s-and-50s tile colors!
Now: Good news that all the colors are back and available. B&W says to ask about lead times, though, as they may not necessarily carry stock.
Over the years, B&W Tile has been a favorite go-to manufacturer for vintage-colored 4×4 field tile. Their Mamie Pink was just about perfect — Kate used it in her glowy wonderful bathroom. As I recall, the company once told me their colors had been in production for decades.
If you are in need of retro color square field tile, there also are a few other companies that make pastel lollipop tile colors that are either (1) pretty good or (2) close enough considering we are a niche market. My list (see the bullet below) spans mass market to high-end custom retailers. Some of these companies have tile available immediately — for example see my update story on some mid century colors from Daltile now available at Home Depot for as little as $2.50/s.f. Others have lead times. Do your research well ahead to time so you know what’s available and how long it’s going to take to get your order.
Thank you, B&W, for the update — and for continuing to offers these classic colors!
- B&W website is here <<
- Note, Clay Squared also sells B&W Tiles and has lots of info on their website.