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Moroccan Tile: Modern Style (A Few of My FAV Designs)

Moroccan Tile: Modern Style (A Few of My FAV Designs)

Hola! Lately, I have noticed that I am starting to become drawn to things that I previously hated in the past. One of those things is Moroccan design. As of today...I am in LOVE with Moroccan tile designs. Well, let me be more specific, I am in LOVE with SOME of the Moroccan and Moroccan-inspired tile designs. Pretty much any design that is slightly on the subtle side and has more of a Modern edge to it. Not too busy and not too boring, ya know? Or maybe you don't...So I'll show you some Moroccan designs that are just simply beautiful to me. I swear, I cannot wait until I get a new house. I really want to do a Modern Moroccan tile design in my bathroom. AAAAHHHHHH, a girl can only dream right? So, here they are: #1 This subtle yet AMAZING purple & white Moroccan inspired patten pairs great with the brass fixtures. It's just the right amount of WOW, with a lil bit of bling. I need this in my life right now. It would be just the perfect amount of color to accent an otherwise neutral background. [caption id="attachment_1934" align="alignnone" width="700"]Photo Credit: Photo Credit:[/caption] #2 These Moroccan Cross and Star tiles would go great in almost any bathroom. I think these sky & ivory tiles are a bit more transitional & neutral and would probably fit into the style of even those who are afraid to experiment with patterns & color. How do you feel about them? Is the pattern too bold for you? [caption id="attachment_1924" align="alignnone" width="700"]Photo Credit: Kathy Kincaid Photo Credit: Kathy Kincaid[/caption] #3 This black & white geometric Moroccan tile design is very bold. Definitely makes a statement..."I am a bad a** bathroom". Even though I love this design, I am not sure that I could personally implement it into my own bathroom. This design for sure requires a person with a strong personality. [caption id="attachment_1925" align="alignnone" width="700"]Photo Credit: Photo Credit:[/caption] #4 Now this would probably be considered your basic and "safe" black & white Moroccan tile design. I like it because its simple in color & design, BUT that is what makes it so versatile. Image this black & white Moroccan backsplash accenting pink walls? or Turquoise walls? or Yellow, etc etc. It would be sooooooo perfect. Just take my word for it. But if you still have doubt, why not just try it out for yourself? There's nothing wrong with a little experimentation in design. Heck, you might realize that you've found a new favorite thing and that you've been missing out all of this time. [caption id="attachment_1926" align="alignnone" width="700"]Photo Credit: Pinterest Photo Credit: Pinterest[/caption] #5 Again, another gorgeous neutral Moroccan tile design on an all white background. The rest of the room looks great but y'all know me, I would definitely throw some bright pops of color in there. And because of the modern design of these tiles, it wouldn't really matter if some color was added. Nothing could compete with this floor!!!! [caption id="attachment_1927" align="alignnone" width="700"]Photo Credit: Pinerest Photo Credit: Pinerest[/caption] #6 This blue, brown and beige Moroccan backsplash looks good against the white cabinetry. Please keep in mind that when using these types of tiles in a kitchen you want to make sure not to choose a countertop that has a pattern that competes with the backsplash design. Normally, a backsplash is chosen to be thee accent piece or feature in the kitchen. So if you choose a Moroccan tile design for the backsplash, it would not be wise to pick a really busy granite or marble countertop to go with it. Just let the backsplash be it's own statement piece. Now, in this photo, the designer chose to use a very neutral and plain countertop with just a slight bit of veining. But it works perfectly with the Moroccan tiles. When I look at this pic my eyes are immediately drawn to the tile backsplash...which is a good thing. [caption id="attachment_1928" align="alignnone" width="736"]Photo Credit: Photo Credit:[/caption]  #7 NOW-THIS-IS-AMAZEBALLS!!!!!!! 1st off, I love turquoise. I swear, if I had a stock pile of this tile I would install it EVERYWHERE! I am so serious right now. Ok, Im done with this one. I don't have nothing else to say...I'm mad that I don't have this tile for I'm way too emotional to continue discussing it. :( [caption id="attachment_1929" align="alignnone" width="700"]Photo Credit: Pinterest Photo Credit: Pinterest[/caption]  #8 This bathroom just exudes elegance! The gold & white Moroccan inspired tile design paired with the white marble & chrome fixtures gets two thumbs up from me!! Who wouldn't love this? Perfect design for a master bathroom. [caption id="attachment_1930" align="alignnone" width="700"] Photo Credit:[/caption]  #9 Imagine a wall full of this greenish-blue patterned tile. Would you freak out? Or would you embrace the awesomeness????? Personally, I wouldn't do this design just anywhere. This belongs in a specific place...that I just can't put my finger on yet. I am thinking maybe a Spanish style house. IDK. It's nice though. [caption id="attachment_1931" align="alignnone" width="700"]Source: Source:[/caption] #10 Now this right here...this right here!!!!! Of course I saved the best for last. This design = ME x Infinity. It has color, texture and so much more. The shapes of the tiles are so unique. I am straight up jealous that I don't have this in my own bathroom. This would be one room that I didn't even need to add any additional color to. Thats just how much of a statement these tiles make. They can fend for themselves....and stand alone. They don't need no stinkin' pops of color in the room! [caption id="attachment_1932" align="alignnone" width="554"]Source: Source:[/caption] Well, that's it for now folks. I gave you a list of some of my favorite modern Moroccan tile designs. I know that I may have said that I LOVED them ALL, but please know that I really truly do. Out of the 10 designs listed, which one is your favorite? Or do you hate them all? Would you ever consider a design using Moroccan tiles? I need to know. So please feel free to leave a comment below and share your thoughts. Oh, and don't forget to subscribe to my blog. :)
Jan 20, 2017

personally i love it! i just spent a few weeks in southern spain where the andalucia region is highly influenced with a moorish/arabic/moroccan history and the decor (and tiles) are everywhere.
i am completely in love with the tiles! i was always taken with how modern yet ancient and exotic the colors, pattern and shapes are of the tiles.
although my house is not at all ‘moroccan’ in style and could never pull off the first 9 pics #10 would be my pick in my bathroom.

tracie c.
Jan 20, 2017

I’m in love with the tile/faucet combo in the first photo. I also really love Moroccan lanterns and the patterned light they cast. It’s magical.

Jan 20, 2017

Hi Tracie. Thanks!
Oh boy, I would love to go to Spain one day. Your home doesn’t have to be completely “Moroccan” in style.You can implement bits & pieces into a space and fuse it with the rest of your decor.


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