58 Zellige Tile Backsplashes With Pros And Cons

Zellige Tile Backsplashes With Pros And Cons

Zellige tiles are definitely a huge trend that is here to stay: these unique handmade tiles are very textured and their imperfections are sure to make your space one-of-a-kind. If you are ready to make a trendy injection to your kitchen creating a super fashionable backsplash that will make it stand out, this roundup is for you as we are discussing Zellige tile backsplashes. But first

What Is Zellige Tile?

Zellige is a handcrafted clay tile that originates from Morocco. Zellige tiles are known for their variations in tone, shine, flatness and depth of the glazing, its surface texture with irregularities as well as its variability in shape and size. Because they’re hand-molded, hand-cut, and hand-glazed, no two zellige tiles are exactly the same.

A beautiful vintage kitchen with dark green cabinets, a bold yellow Zellige tile backsplash, an open shelf and pendant lamps.

A beautiful vintage kitchen with dark green cabinets, a bold yellow Zellige tile backsplash, an open shelf and pendant lamps.

A beautiful white kitchen with shaker cabinets, a white Zellige tile backsplash, a statement black hood and white countertops.

A beautiful white kitchen with shaker cabinets, a white Zellige tile backsplash, a statement black hood and white countertops.

A black kitchen with brass handles, white countertops and a white skinny Zellige tile backsplash and pendant lamps.

A black kitchen with brass handles, white countertops and a white skinny Zellige tile backsplash and pendant lamps.

A blush kitchen with terrazzo countertops, a pink Zellige tile backsplash, open shelves for storage and decor.

A blush kitchen with terrazzo countertops, a pink Zellige tile backsplash, open shelves for storage and decor.

A bright kitchen with navy cabinets, a tan and beige Zellige tile backsplash and wall, a pink kitchen island and lamps.

A bright kitchen with navy cabinets, a tan and beige Zellige tile backsplash and wall, a pink kitchen island and lamps.

A chic green kitchen with white countertops and a tan Zellige fish scale tile backsplash and open shelves.

A chic green kitchen with white countertops and a tan Zellige fish scale tile backsplash and open shelves.

A chic light-stained kitchen with sleek cabinets, a green herringbone tile backsplash and a wall, shiny metal countertops and a cooker.

A chic light-stained kitchen with sleek cabinets, a green herringbone tile backsplash and a wall, shiny metal countertops and a cooker.

A contemporary blue metal kitchen with a tan and beige zellige tile backsplash and an open shelf over it is wow.

A contemporary blue metal kitchen with a tan and beige zellige tile backsplash and an open shelf over it is wow.

A contrasting kitchen with neutral cabinets, black countertops, an open shelf, a tan Zellige tile backsplash and black lamps.

A contrasting kitchen with neutral cabinets, black countertops, an open shelf, a tan Zellige tile backsplash and black lamps.

A contrasting kitchen with white cabinets, white stone countertops, a green Zellige tile backsplash and accent on the kitchen island.

A contrasting kitchen with white cabinets, white stone countertops, a green Zellige tile backsplash and accent on the kitchen island.

A cozy farmhouse kitchen with tan cabinets, black countertops, a pearly Zellige tile backsplash, stained shelves and gold fixturesHome.

A cozy farmhouse kitchen with tan cabinets, black countertops, a pearly Zellige tile backsplash, stained shelves and gold fixturesHome.

A creamy kitchen with shaker cabinets, a grey zellige tile backsplash, a hood and an open shelf.

A creamy kitchen with shaker cabinets, a grey zellige tile backsplash, a hood and an open shelf.

A customized white IKEA kitchen spruced up with neutral tan and beige zellige tiles covering two walls and adding color to the space.

A customized white IKEA kitchen spruced up with neutral tan and beige zellige tiles covering two walls and adding color to the space.

A dark green kitchen with white countertops and a pink hexagon Zellige tile backsplash and an open shelf is amazing.

A dark green kitchen with white countertops and a pink hexagon Zellige tile backsplash and an open shelf is amazing.

What Are Zellige Tile Pros?

The best thing about Zellige tile is that it’s unique, there are no two tiles looking the same, which will instantly elevate the style of your space and give it a character. A kitchen with such a backsplash will definitely stand out and such tile will add value to your home.

Experts recommend that Zellige tiles be installed as close together as possible—with no joint and no tile spacers. The final look appears grout-less: a plus for those who are driven to madness by dirty grout, which is crucial for such a space as a kitchen.

A dark-stained kitchen with terrazzo countertops, a creamy Zellige tile backsplash and an open shelf.

A dark-stained kitchen with terrazzo countertops, a creamy Zellige tile backsplash and an open shelf.

A dove grey kitchen with white countertops, a neutral square Zellige tile backsplash and open shelves.

A dove grey kitchen with white countertops, a neutral square Zellige tile backsplash and open shelves.

A grey kitchen with a neutral zellige tile backsplash, a white stone countertop and pendant lamps is chic and lovely.

A grey kitchen with a neutral zellige tile backsplash, a white stone countertop and pendant lamps is chic and lovely.

A grey kitchen with white countertops, a white Zellige skinny tile backsplash, black upper cabinets with glass doors.

A grey kitchen with white countertops, a white Zellige skinny tile backsplash, black upper cabinets with glass doors.

A grey Scandinavian kitchen with open shelves, white countertops, a neutral Zellige tile backsplash and potted plants.

A grey Scandinavian kitchen with open shelves, white countertops, a neutral Zellige tile backsplash and potted plants.

A light-filled stained kitchen with a white square tile Zellige backsplash and white countertops plus a large hood.

A light-filled stained kitchen with a white square tile Zellige backsplash and white countertops plus a large hood.

A lovely creamy kitchen with shaker cabinets, a pearly Zellige tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances and open shelves.

A lovely creamy kitchen with shaker cabinets, a pearly Zellige tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances and open shelves.

A lovely retro kitchen with black cabinets, a bold green Zellige tile wall, bold green touches and neutral dining furniture.

A lovely retro kitchen with black cabinets, a bold green Zellige tile wall, bold green touches and neutral dining furniture.

A minimalist kitchen with sleek stained cabinets, a white Zellige tile backsplash, a black hood, white countertops.

A minimalist kitchen with sleek stained cabinets, a white Zellige tile backsplash, a black hood, white countertops.

A modern farmhouse kitchen in soft creamy shades, with a white zellige tile backsplash and white stone countertops.

A modern farmhouse kitchen in soft creamy shades, with a white zellige tile backsplash and white stone countertops.

A modern farmhouse kitchen with grey shaker cabinets, white stone countertops, a white zellige tile backsplash and open shelves.

A modern farmhouse kitchen with grey shaker cabinets, white stone countertops, a white zellige tile backsplash and open shelves.

A modern farmhouse kitchen with neutral shaker cabinets, black stone countertops, a pale green zellige tile backsplash.

A modern farmhouse kitchen with neutral shaker cabinets, black stone countertops, a pale green zellige tile backsplash.

A modern farmhouse kitchen with stained cabinets, a black kitchen island, open shelves and a pearly Zellige tile backsplash.

A modern farmhouse kitchen with stained cabinets, a black kitchen island, open shelves and a pearly Zellige tile backsplash.

A modern green kitchen with white stone countertops, a white Zellige tile backsplash, an open shelf and a tile floor.

A modern green kitchen with white stone countertops, a white Zellige tile backsplash, an open shelf and a tile floor.

A modern grey kitchen with a zellige tile backsplash, open shelves, a hood and black knobs for a catchy detail.

A modern grey kitchen with a zellige tile backsplash, open shelves, a hood and black knobs for a catchy detail.

A modern kitchen with navy cabinets and a kitchen island, grey stone countertops, a tan Zellige tile backsplash.

A modern kitchen with navy cabinets and a kitchen island, grey stone countertops, a tan Zellige tile backsplash.

What Are Zellige Tile Cons?

It’s impossible to get a batch of Zellige tiles in the exact hue. Your backsplash or wall will be more ombre or pointillist than solid-colored, and for some home owners it may be important.

Installing Zellige tile is tricky and requires special care. You will need an expert and this will be extra cost.

Installed on a wall, the tiles appear more fluid or rippled than flat; it can make the tiles trickier to wipe down, and as a kitchen is quite a busy, dirty and damp space, it might be a big disadvantage.

A modern stained kitchen with white stone countertops, a grey Zellige tile wall and a hood is a creative and chic space.

A modern stained kitchen with white stone countertops, a grey Zellige tile wall and a hood is a creative and chic space.

A modern white kitchen with butcherblock countertops, a neutral square zellige tile backsplash and open shelves and a bold rug.

A modern white kitchen with butcherblock countertops, a neutral square zellige tile backsplash and open shelves and a bold rug.

A neutral kitchen with shaker style cabinets, black countertops, a tan Zellige tile backsplash, open shelves and black countertops.

A neutral kitchen with shaker style cabinets, black countertops, a tan Zellige tile backsplash, open shelves and black countertops.

A neutral modern kitchen with fluted cabinets, a zellige tile backsplash, open shelves and a wood clad hood.

A neutral modern kitchen with fluted cabinets, a zellige tile backsplash, open shelves and a wood clad hood.

A plain dove grey kitchen with gorgeous mother of pearl zellige tiles covering the whole wall and the hood for more interest.

A plain dove grey kitchen with gorgeous mother of pearl zellige tiles covering the whole wall and the hood for more interest.

A refined modern kitchen with sleek greige cabinets, matching countertops, a greige Zellige tile backsplash and coral walls.

A refined modern kitchen with sleek greige cabinets, matching countertops, a greige Zellige tile backsplash and coral walls.

A refined modern kitchen with sleek grey cabinets, a Zellige tile backsplash, a hood and open shelves, black fixtures.

A refined modern kitchen with sleek grey cabinets, a Zellige tile backsplash, a hood and open shelves, black fixtures.

A refined neutral mid-century modern kitchen with a grey zellige tile backsplash, white stone countertops, a hood and open shelves.

A refined neutral mid-century modern kitchen with a grey zellige tile backsplash, white stone countertops, a hood and open shelves.

A rich-stained kitchen with a tan Zellige tile backsplash, white countertops, a white hood and a lovely bent stool.

A rich-stained kitchen with a tan Zellige tile backsplash, white countertops, a white hood and a lovely bent stool.

A serene kitchen with stained cabinets and a kitchen island, white countertops, a square Zellige tile backsplash and a white hood.

A serene kitchen with stained cabinets and a kitchen island, white countertops, a square Zellige tile backsplash and a white hood.

A sleek black kitchen with black countertops, black fixtures and a white Zellige tile backsplash.

A sleek black kitchen with black countertops, black fixtures and a white Zellige tile backsplash.

A sleek matte black kitchen with a pearly scallop tile backsplash, a white stone countertop and open shelves.

A sleek matte black kitchen with a pearly scallop tile backsplash, a white stone countertop and open shelves.

A sleek minimalist kitchen with white cabinets, black countertops, a pink scallop Zellige tile backsplash and an open shelf.

A sleek minimalist kitchen with white cabinets, black countertops, a pink scallop Zellige tile backsplash and an open shelf.

A sleek white kitchen with butcherblock countertops, a green Zellige square tile backsplash, open shelves and pendant lamps.

A sleek white kitchen with butcherblock countertops, a green Zellige square tile backsplash, open shelves and pendant lamps.

What Zellige Tile To Use For A Backsplash?

You may rock Zellige tile in any color you like (remember it will be ombre and not solid-colored), and any size and even shape, yes, Zellige tiles today come in plenty of shape, too. Zellige tile always brings the texture, and if you rock some bold color, it will be even cooler! I totally admire fish scale Zellige tiles, which look like absolutely mermaid scales as there’s literally no grout visible.

A small tan kitchen with butcherblock countertops, a white skinny Zellige tile backsplash and some lovely decor.

A small tan kitchen with butcherblock countertops, a white skinny Zellige tile backsplash and some lovely decor.

A soot kitchen with white countertops and a warm beige and taupe Zellige tile bakcsplash plus blooms.

A soot kitchen with white countertops and a warm beige and taupe Zellige tile bakcsplash plus blooms.

A stained kitchen with white countertops, a pink Zellige tile backsplash, a window and open shelves over it.

A stained kitchen with white countertops, a pink Zellige tile backsplash, a window and open shelves over it.

A stylish neutral kitchen with light green cabinets, a black kitchen island, white countertops, a white tile backsplash and pendant lamps.

A stylish neutral kitchen with light green cabinets, a black kitchen island, white countertops, a white tile backsplash and pendant lamps.

A tan farmhouse kitchen with black countertops, a neutral Zellige tile and planked backsplash and open shelves.

A tan farmhouse kitchen with black countertops, a neutral Zellige tile and planked backsplash and open shelves.

A two-tone kitchen with neutral and stained cabinets, a white countertop and a beige Zellige tile backsplash.

A two-tone kitchen with neutral and stained cabinets, a white countertop and a beige Zellige tile backsplash.

A vintage-inspired kitchen with tan cabinets, white countertops, a white Zellige tile backsplash and brass lamps.

A vintage-inspired kitchen with tan cabinets, white countertops, a white Zellige tile backsplash and brass lamps.

A wabi-sabi kitchen with open cabinetry, a reclaimed wooden beam covering the hood, concrete countertops and a neutral zellige tile backsplash.

A wabi-sabi kitchen with open cabinetry, a reclaimed wooden beam covering the hood, concrete countertops and a neutral zellige tile backsplash.

A welcoming kitchen with light-stained cabinetry, a white Zellige tile bacskplash, chic dining furniture.

A welcoming kitchen with light-stained cabinetry, a white Zellige tile bacskplash, chic dining furniture.

A white kitchen with white countertops, a pink skinny Zellige til backsplash and open shelves, gold lamps and hardware.

A white kitchen with white countertops, a pink skinny Zellige til backsplash and open shelves, gold lamps and hardware.

A white planked kitchen with butcherblock countertops, a blue and green Zellige tile backsplash.

A white planked kitchen with butcherblock countertops, a blue and green Zellige tile backsplash.

A white Scandinavian kitchen with stained butcherblock countertops, a white Zellige tile backsplash and cool gold knobs.

A white Scandinavian kitchen with stained butcherblock countertops, a white Zellige tile backsplash and cool gold knobs.

An airy contemporary kitchen with stained cabinets and a kitchen island, open shelves, a grey zellige tile backsplash.

An airy contemporary kitchen with stained cabinets and a kitchen island, open shelves, a grey zellige tile backsplash.

An ethereal white kitchen with shaker cabinets, white stone countertops, a neutral Zellige tile backsplash and a skylight.

An ethereal white kitchen with shaker cabinets, white stone countertops, a neutral Zellige tile backsplash and a skylight.