How do I Match Green 1950s Bathroom Tiles?


Houses built in the 1950s have their own design, fixtures and color palette. Homes of that decade were built with vibrant, eye-catching colors. Kitchen and bathroom tiles are one feature of the 1950s house that was often found in elaborate colors. Replacing one or more pieces of old tile can be challenging. However, it is possible to find or make tiles that closely match your 1950s decor.

Things You'll Need

  • Broken pieces of current tile, or a whole tile
  • Camera (optional)
  • Locate a tile store with a large selection of tiles.

  • Gather pieces of your broken 1950s tile or take a good-quality, well-lit picture of the tile. By taking a sample of the tile with you to the store, the clerk or tile expert will be able to match the color for the tile better.

  • Find a made-to-order tile manufacturer if the tile store is unable to match your tile.

  • Take pieces of the old tile with you to the tile manufacturer. Prices vary depending on the availability of the glaze color, with a minimum order around 2 square feet. Custom glaze to match your color exactly will cost more.

  • Order the tiles that match your green tile, and wait to be contacted by the manufacturer when they are available for pick-up.

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