A Guide to Combining Glazes

May 27, 2019 • McKenzie Toma

A Guide to Combining Glazes

A Guide to Combining Glazes

Decision fatigue? A visual guide to mixing and matching our glazes.
Aside from "When will there be more mugs?" the question we get asked most is, "What does this color look like next to that other color?" Scroll down to see a guide to putting together your dream combo. 




Above: 
Morel, Utah, Big Sky. This combo pops, but notice how changing the neutral base from Morel (the taupey, tan brown shown in this image) to Eggshell (the cool, blue-grey undertoned white shown in the next image) brightens things up.







Above: Utah, Eggshell, Big Sky. A lot of us at East Fork like to use Eggshell or Morel on Dinner Plates, then layer with more saturated hues in the Side Plate and Cake Plate. Which neutral you pick is totally up to you. Eggshell as a base lets each color shine individually, Morel as a base asks them to be in a bit more of a color conversation—which we love.







Above: Morel, Soapstone and Eggshell. Three of our year-round glazes that work in almost every interior. Something to note: if your kitchen is stark, bright white and your current dishes are standard bright white porcelain, Eggshell's going to look cooler and blue-grayer once you bring her home.







Above: 
Celery, Morel, Utah. We love using a Morel Dinner Plate as the background to brighter, more saturated colors. This fun palette still firmly counts as earthy.







Above: 
Eggshell, Morel and Celery. Brighter colors like Celery and Big Sky really pop against a background of Morel and Eggshell. If you have a mix of cool and warm tones in your home, Morel and Eggshell on the table together can help bridge that gap.







Above: 
Morel, Eggshell, Big Sky. Inherited your family's 100-year-old Delft collection but want to make it your own? Big Sky and Eggshell send beautiful, old blue and white Dutch pottery in a more grounded direction.







Above: Morel, Big Sky, Celery. You've got your dirt, grass, and sky. If you want to be really on the nose with bringing outside in, look no further.







Above: 
Utah, Eggshell, Morel. I haven't actually confirmed it with data, but I think we really do send more Utah to the Southwest than to any other part of the country. You desert dwellers love your red earth tones and we don't blame you!







Above: 
Soapstone, Celery, Eggshell. This is a combination I would never have pulled had it not be for the sake of this exercise, but I am feeling it. It's cool, fresh and surprising but still makes total sense. 



 


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