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Style Spotlight: Moroccan Tile

By Kali |

Moroccan style conjures images of spaces filled with bright, saturated colors, intricate geometric patterns, and layer upon layer of texture. And what better way to add these elements than with tile? We're sharing how to incorporate Moroccan style into your space on today's style spotlight, but if you need help bringing this look home, fill out our Design Assistance Form to be connected with one of our Design Consultants. 

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Tile Shown: Mini Star and Cross in Sorbet with custom Isfahan and Elephant Star

Pattern: 
Echoing the curved and often elaborate motifs in Moroccan architecture, tile patterns like our Ogee Drop, Ogee, Paseo, and Star and Cross (available in both a Mini and Large size) add eye-catching dimension. 

Evoking the archways found in Morocco, the beloved Ogee Drop can be set in three ways: Straight Set (below), Teardrop or Moroccan

Sister act Justina and Faith Blakeney infuse their parent's master bath with their signature global flair.

Tile Shown: Ogee Drops in Nutmeg // Design: Faith Blakeney // Image: Justina Blakeney

Paying homage to Moroccan tile and Spanish Colonial Revival architecture’s rich history, our Ogee gives shape to a time-honored design motif: 

A horizontal Ogee pattern in a refreshing Turquoise hue give this clean and contemporary kitchen a playful splash of color.

Tile Shown: Ogee in Turquoise // Image: Kirsten Kaiser Photography

Our Paseo tile is a nod to historical design while looking right at home in everything from classic to contemporary to eclectic spaces: 

This Nantucket kitchen's main feature is a dreamy Aegean Sea backsplash in our sinuous Paseo pattern.

Tile Shown: Paseo in Aegean Sea // Design + Image: Kaity Farrell

An interlocking 8-pointed star and cross design lends artisanal beauty and global inspiration to classic and contemporary spaces alike.

Highlight our Mini Star and Cross pattern with two colors for a bolder look.

Tile Shown: Mini Star and Cross in Turquoise and a custom color // Design: Fired Earth

Available in both a Mini and Large size, the classic Star and Cross pattern has become a Fireclay favorite: 

Featured in Chelsea Foy's master bathroom remodel, this bright and dreamy floor tile in Tuolumne Meadows aims for the stars.

Tile Shown: Tuolumne Meadows in Large Star and Cross // Design + Image: Lovely Indeed

Handpainted: 
One way to add Moroccan flavor to your space is with our handpainted tiles (specially our Moroccan Collection). Inspired by the intricate mosaics that adorn the walls of riads, traditional Moroccan homes, and beautiful Mosques, our Handpainted Tiles showcase timeless motifs like medallions and stars.

Moroccan inspired tiled fountain.

Tile Shown: Mini Star and Cross in Sorbet with custom Isfahan and Elephant Star

Evocative of a luxurious spa experience, the handpainted tiles in this bathroom are paired beautifully with colorful field tile and arched niches for a truly Moroccan inspired look: 

With a little help from our Color-It! Tool, designer Justina Blakeney takes on a second bathroom remodel with her signature Jungalicious flair.

Tile Shown: Custom Elephant Star with2x8 tiles in Tidewater // Design + Image: Justina Blakeney

You can go for a handpainted Moroccan look without going for bold color: 

Designer Patti Wagner gives boho style a blank slate, pairing classic subway tile with our Handpainted Kasbah Trellis pattern in a refreshing white palette.

Tile Shown: Kasbah Trellis in Neutral Motif // Design + Image: Patti Wagner

On a budget? You can still make an impact by choosing your favorite design and incorporating it as a focal point. Backsplashes and showers are a great place for featuring decorative tiles.

Anchored by an intricately designed behind-the-stove backsplash, this kitchen's blend of Handpainted and Star-and-Cross Tile serves up Spanish Colonial-inspired vibes.

Tile Shown: Mini Star and Cross in Ivory with Madrid in Neutral Motif // Design + Image: Tracy West

Rich Color: 
Morocco is imbued with a richly saturated color palette and Moroccan inspired interiors often reflect desert of ocean hues (sometimes both)!  

A rich color in a shape like Star and Cross screams Moroccan style.

Tile Shown: Mini Star and Cross in Adriatic Sea // Design + Image: Justina Blakeney

Justina Blakeney choose a bold blue in two patterns to create a hammam-like feel for her masterbath: 

Designer, artist, and queen of the Jungalow™ Justina Blakeney uses our deep blue Hexagon and Mini Star and Cross tile to create an unforgettable master bath oasis.

Tile Shown: Mini Star and Cross with 8" Hexagons in Adriatic Sea  // Design: Justina Blakeney // Image: David Tsay

Pair both cool and warm tones to make an even bolder statement with color: 

Interior designer Kyoko Jackson gives her very own studio cottage kitchen a vibrant splash of life with our Ogee Drop Tile in Celadon.

Here's a closer look at our Ogee Drops set in a Moroccan pattern:  

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Tile Shown: Ogee Drops in Celadon // Design: Yumi Interiors // Image: Michele Lee Willson

Pair colorful tile with patterned textiles and woven or rattan pieces to add more Moroccan flair to your space: 

Inspired by their mother's favorite color, sisters Justina and Faith Blakeney took their parent's kitchen to new heights with a showstopping Mediterranean-inspired backsplash in Sea Foam.

Tile Shown: Paseo in Sea Foam // Design: Faith Blakeney // Image: Justina Blakeney

Don't forget about warm tones! A warm and colorful accent wall featuring Ogee Drop makes a statement in this San Francisco restaurant: 

A warm and colorful accent wall featuring Ogee Drop makes a statement in this San Francisco restaurant.

Tile Shown: Ogee Drops in Sunflower, Tomato Red, Gardenia and Bryce Canyon // Design: Shirin Richens | NOMADIKA DESIGN STUDIO // Image: Brandon McGanty

This dreamy entryway lined with Paseo floor tile transports its visitors: 

Designed by Sara and Rich Combs of The Joshua Tree House, a dreamy entryway lined with Paseo floor tile transports members of wellness studio The Assembly to an om-filled space.

Tile Shown: Paseo in Feldspar and Sunflower // Image + Design: Sara and Rich Combs 

Keep it neutral: 
Moroccan tile typically lends itself to highly saturated vibrant hues, but it's not a must! A Moroccan inspired pattern and shape in a neutral color can express this style too. 

Moroccan style can go neutral too, as this Star and Cross bathroom proves.

Tile Shown: Mini Star and Cross in Tusk // Design: In Honor of Design // Image: Rustic White Photography

Thanks to the folks behind The Joshua Tree House, a Mini Star and Cross backsplash welcomes members of The Assembly seeking extra refreshment.

Tile Shown: Mini Star and Cross in Tusk // Design: Sara Combs + Rich Combs // Image: Margaret Austin

A fresh and inviting neutral palette is the perfect backdrop for this kitchen's  Ogee Drop backsplash: 

A fresh and inviting neutral palette is the perfect backdrop for this kitchen's eclectic Ogee Drop backsplash.

Tile Shown: Ogee Drops in Tusk // Design: The Cabinetry // Image: Tara L. Callow

Inspired by Moroccan design? Order color samples online now. Need some help? Simply call, chat or fill out our Design Assistance Form and one of our talented Design Consultants will get back to you shortly. 

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