Kitchen design trends that last: Moroccan style

26 02 2009

When you’re in the market for a new kitchen floors or Kitchen backsplash there are a variety of styles and ‘looks’ to choose from. But how do you know which kitchen design trends will last the distance and which will go out of fashion?


While there are no hard and fast rules for trends in design, and predicting what looks will still be ‘in’ from one year to the next isn’t an exact science, there are a few kitchen fashion tips to bear in mind if you want to set your new kitchen on the right track:  


Less is more in kitchen design

A sure-fire way to pick a style that will quickly date is to choose one that involves clutter. This means everything from busy, country-style kitchens to styles that call for highly textured or patterned finishes – things like cabinet doors with ‘worked’ or ornate panels, patterned benchtops and mosaic-tiled splashbacks.

On the flip side, the less clutter there is, the less able you’ll be to ‘visually date’ the room a few years down the track. Experts agree that trends in design look favorably on aesthetics that are based on clean lines and low fuss; these kitchen fashions are much more likely to stand the test of time.

Kitchen design trends favour colorful territory

Colours are the key in kitchen design. Moroccan tiles also known as Moorish tiles, Zillij, or Zellige are the best fit for your kitchen backsplash as well as your kitchen floors due to their organic and unique colors such as red, yellow, green, cobalt blue, white, brown, tan hues that make the Moroccan tiles timeless and works beautifully in traditional and contemporary interiors. When tilling your kitchen with Moroccan tiles you are not just adding tiles to your kitchen but you are adding style, and piece of the Moorish arts and history to your home.

4″ x 4″ glazed Moroccan tiles are the new trend for kitchen backsplash because they look stylish and they are much easier to clean.


You may also use the glazed Bejmat tiles which are the Moroccan version of subway tiles. Bejmat tiles comes in 2″ x 6″ x 3/4″ tiles in several colors, but the most common colors of the bejmat tiles are the Moroccan white, cobalt blue, emeral green, red, Moroccan yellow, and cofee brown colors. Same as the glazed Moroccan tiles, Bejmat tiles are durable and much easier to clean.

Another type of Moroccan tiles is the Zillij mosaic or Zellige are available in 12″ x 12″ x 1/2″ mosaic sheets in endless selection of geometric pattern . Zillij brings a centuries old tradition into a fresh new spotlight, use them in your next contemporary installation or historical reproduction.

To learn more about Moroccan tiles, please contact:

Saint Tropez Boutique

25 Evelyn Way

San Francisco, California 94127

Phone: (415) 513-5920







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