CROSSVILLE, TN – American porcelain tile manufacturerCrossville®has announced the launch of "Shades by Crossville™," a new line of porcelain tile offering a fresh, urban look in a sleek range of minimalist colors.

The line's contemporary palette is a mix of nine inviting, refined tones with linear detailing. Six shades of gray, ranging from warm to cool, are complemented by both warm and cool white hues and a rich, not-quite-black selection, as well. The colors stand alone to create monochromatic looks or mix-and-mingle for versatile, patterned designs. The subtle linear details can be installed in directional harmony for a clean expansive appearance or placed randomly to add interest and visual dimension.

Rectified and designed for modularity, "Shades" comes in 24- x 24-inch, 12- x 24-inch and 6- x 24-inch tiles. As part of Crossville's "Get Planked" program, the line can also be produced in custom sizes for extended versatility and truly custom applications. "Shades" modern, decorative accents -- 1- x 3-inch honed, stacked mosaics in warm, cool or white combinations and internationally-sourced metallic mosaics -- offer stylized finished designs.

Manufactured at Crossville's plant in Crossville, TN, "Shades by Crossville" is produced with a minimum 20% recycled content. The line is suited for residential and commercial installations and may be used on interior floors and walls, as well as exterior walls.