4 Zellige Tile Looks to Copy This Year

While 2024 is ushering in a renewed love affair with bold tile hues and graphic tile patterns (link to 2024 trends blog), we will always continue to swoon over the transfixing power of neutrals — especially when they come in the form of beautifully imperfect Zellige tile and all its artisanal glory.

Because Zellige tile is 100% handmade and based on centuries of Moroccan tradition, no two tiles are alike. So, every single application becomes a unique mosaic of delicate textures and subtle variations in shades and tones — making even neutral palettes come alive with visual interest.

Get inspired by these four Zellige tile looks to love that are sophisticatedly neutral and nuanced.

A Natural Fit


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In this kitchen from @lifeonemeraldcoast, our Natural White 2″x6″ Zellige tile adds timeless allure and so much old-world charm — especially when installed in this traditional subway layout for the Zellige tile backsplash. We love the palette of this space with the layers of neutrals, warm wood tones, and the crisp-white countertops. But what’s so interesting about this Natural White color is that it can complement a wide range of design styles and subtly reflect its surroundings.

Showered in Style


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The very same Natural White 2″x6″ Zellige tile takes on new meaning in this gorgeous primary bathroom, designed by @ahigginsinteriors and @worth_remodeling. The characteristic heritage charm of the Zellige tile shower is made for the romance of this arched architecture, amplifying the serene and elegant mood of the space. With the tile installed from floor to ceiling — and on the arch — all the slight tonal and size variations come to life to create a vision of timeless beauty. 

Clay for Days


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Quickly becoming one of the most popular Zellige tile colors, our Glazed Clay 2″x6″ Zellige is a lovely take on a richer neutral hue. It has an earthy, putty tone that adds character to a space — as in this vanity statement wall from @buildtxsolutions and @ch_design.studio. Plus, when installed vertically, it’s a fresh new take on the traditional subway tile format.

White Haute

One look at the before-and-after photos of this kitchen, and you’ll see the transformative power of our Snow White Zellige 4″x4″ tile. This white Zellige tile is a crisper and brighter interpretation than our Natural White Zellige, but that doesn’t mean it’s cold or disconnected. Here, its textural effect introduces warm radiance to the white hutch cabinets and the organic woods, adding so much depth of form to the stove wall. Stunning!

These class-act examples of Zellige tile prove that neutral hues are far from uninspired or boring. Versatile, beautiful, and easy to clean and maintain tile, this tile is well-suited for nearly any surface in kitchens, bathrooms, and beyond. You’re only limited by your imagination! 

Riad Tile was one of the first suppliers of authentic Zellige tile in the United States. We’re dedicated to the historical roots and the craft of this beautiful tile and partner with artisans in Morocco who have been making it for generations.

 Learn more about its artistry and see all the varieties here.