First off, thank you to everyone who commented yesterday with sympathy (we’ve all been there), suggestions, links, and offers to literally go to a distributor and find the tile for me. I ordered at least four more tile samples, and ironically, the box of 4×4 handmade tiles I ordered last week (before I was mentally stable enough to talk about this experience) showed up today.
Yesterday I was conviced this was absolutely the wrong color, but seeing it all laid out, I think it might just have the subtle taupe I’m going for.
It’s a little bit grayer than this in real life, which I think means I can safely use a light gray grout. So, what do you think… is my great tile search over?