Zellige Tile: Trendy or Timeless?

Beautiful Moroccan Zellige tiles are definitely trending. We’ve used them in our last few projects and are seeing them in many Instagram favorite spaces. The handmade glazed terra cotta tiles are so pretty and add incredible dimension to a space. Love the look but worried that they are “too trendy?” Don’t worry, go ahead and embrace them. Here’s why we think Zellige tiles have timeless appeal.

Handmade Zellige creates a Refined Artisan Look

Family Ties Custom Build / Rebekah Westover Photography

Zellige tile is a work of art. Each tile is hand crafted in Morocco in a process thats been around for thousands of years. There is inherit beauty in a handmade, high quality, history-filled product. Installing it in your home will always have artisan appeal even after the trend has moved on. For the best bet that you will continue to love the look for years, we do think sticking with the real deal (skip the cheaper mass-produced options) in a neutral color is a good idea.

In the kitchen of our Family Ties custom build, we chose Cle Tile’s 2″x6″ Zellige in Sea Salt. We wanted the space to feel crisp and airy, but the Zellige ensures that it also feels warm and layered with texture. It’s a hint of Old World that adds refined depth to our new build.

Zellige Works no Matter the Style of your Home

Torina Project / Brynn Alyson Photography

Zellige isn’t tied to only one trending home style, it looks good in both traditional and modern homes. It’s like an elevated subway tile in its versatility. Pick the shape, color, and installation pattern that works for you and creates the look you love. Right now we are loving the textured tile paired with woven pieces and rustic accents. The combination helps create the modern organic vibe of our coastal Torina Project above.

Zellige Makes a Statement throughout the House

Family Ties Custom Build / Rebekah Westover Photography

Zellige isn’t just for the kitchen. We’ve seen it elevating outdoor spaces, fireplaces, floors, shower ceilings, and walls. Here, Zellige tile creates a laundry space you want to spend time in. We used Cle Tile’s 4″x4″ Zellige in Weathered White. The white wall of tile makes a statement while maintaining an open airy feel.

Family Ties Custom Build Pantry / Rebekah Westover Photography

While it is impossible to predict that you will never outgrow a look you now love, we think Zellige is a trend that has staying power because of it’s versatility and artisan craftsmanship. How are you using it in your home? Share with us! #BeckiOwensFeature

Happy Monday!



11 thoughts on “Zellige Tile: Trendy or Timeless?

  1. Theresa says:

    Hi Becki! Thank you for the post 🙂 could you share what light was used in the Family Ties Custom build laundry, the flooring in the pantry, the countertops in the kitchen (island & perimeter) as well as the light over the island? Thank you, I hope you are well. Theresa

  2. Karen Joh says:

    Hi there! Would you be able to share the grout used with the Sea Salt and the Weathered White Zelliege tiles? Thank you!

  3. Lee says:

    Hi Becki,
    I’m in love with zellige tiles and wanted to use the squares I’m my kitchen reno. However, it is an open plan space with the living room end, casual but also slightly formal and the tiles didn’t work. Do you think a stacked rectangular would be a bit more formal and less cottage looking than the small squares? I would add a photo but not able to do that on here. My kitchen has been in almost a year and I’m so exhausted by choosing a tile 🤣

    • Becki Owens says:

      Hi – A stacked Zellige is a pretty more modern look that can elevate a space. Good luck selecting your tiles:)

  4. Josie Dove says:

    I am wanting to use cle Zellige in my kitchen along with a hand painted decorative tile above the stove. I’m worried about how thick the Zellige tiles are. Everyone seems to be using them wall to wall vs up against another tile. Have you ever seen them look good against another tile?

    • Becki Owens says:

      That’s a great question, I haven’t, but I would order a sample of both to see the thickness and to lay it out. Thank you

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