Mexican ceramic tiles hand painted in terra cotta are one of the most popular colors. Terra cotta tiles come in two variations. Either they are solid color or finished with washed technique. It involves painting Mexican tiles white first and then washing them with terra cotta color paint. It makes handmade ceramic tiles rustic and antique looking. When you add to their appearance crazing effect typical for Mexican tiles, terra cotta tiles from Mexico look antique as if they were made centuries ago.