Why colourful Zelliges are the hottest tile trend right now

Moroccan Zellige tiles blend three current decorating loves (starting with the obvious) – tile, colour and the handmade. In an appealing way you can see the wonk in handcrafted Zelliges and their uneven tones mean that when light hits them, they take on a layered look as though there’s water shimmying across them. We’ve found a host of ways to go crazy with Zelliges that we’ve grouped by colour below. Starting with simple square or rectangular tiles, at the end we’ll share with you our top tile find – a design company that uses Zelliges to create a collection of really good patterned ideas too.

NEUTRAL GREYS AND BROWNS

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Image from Cle Tile

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Kitchen and image from Retrouvius

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Image from Cote Maison

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Image from Côté Maison

BLACK

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Design by Studio Toogood

Romain Ricard travail décoration

Image from Voges Paris, image by Romain Ricard

GREENS AND BLUES

 

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Kitchen by Retrouvius featured on House & Garden

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Bathroom and image from Retrouvius

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Image from Man Repeller

PINK

Image from Style Forum

Image from Style Forum

YELLOW

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Room by Retrouvius, tiles (and image) from Emery & Cie

PATTERNS

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All tiles from the Creative Collection by Ateliers Zellige

All images found on Pinterest.



Jill Macnair

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Jill Macnair has worked as an interiors journalist for 13 years, contributing to titles including Elle Decoration, The Sunday Times and The Guardian. She set up cult interiors blog My Friend’s House in 2009 with Ros Anderson and continues to run the forum daily.


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